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Name: Fewest Read Content - Version: 3.2.3 / / - Type: Module - License: GPLv3
Description: Displays the fewest or most-read articles in Joomla! with many features - Joomla! Extensions Directory

Overview of all downloads of the extension: FRC - Fewest Read Content Downloads

Lists articles with the fewest or most hits in a module

Module: Fewest Read Content - FRC
Function: Lists the fewest or most-read articles depending on selected parameters
Languages: English and German

This module shows a list of the currently published articles which have the fewest or most number of page views. FRC is also able to create article lists sorted by date, by which most needed use-cases are covered to display articles on module positions.

The module is based on the original module "Most Read Content". The original module was extended by 2 parameters. Show articles with a minimum number of visits and / or after a certain time.

I have published the version for Joomla! 2.5 on 08 April 2012, after I have received many requests for a Joomla! 2.5 version. This version is based as well as the Joomla! 1.5 version on the core module "Popular Content" and has been extended with the required functions. You can also specify the minimum number of days and hits that an article must have in order to be listed at all. Additionally, the number of hits can be displayed in the front end.

Version 2.5-2 has been greatly enhanced and provides several new features: set the sorting of articles (the module can now be used as an extended "Popular Content" module), set time interval of the creation date, display the creation date in various formats and cut the title length to a certain number of characters.


  • List articles with the fewest or most hits
  • Additional parameter: minimum number of hits
  • Additional parameters: minimum and maximum age of the article in days
  • Set number of displayed articles
  • Select category or a set of categories
  • Order by hits or date
  • Set sorting direction (ascending or descending) - you can use this module as a extended "Popular Content" module
  • Show number of hits in the front end
  • Show creation date
  • Show introtext
  • Date format individually
  • Shorten title / introtext to any number of characters
  • Languages: English and German


Install the module int the backend and adjust it in Extensions - Module - FRC - Fewest Read Content.

Update: You can install a newer version directly over the old installation. You will not lose any data.

Usage of the module

Adjust the settings of the module and publish it on a module position. You should set the number of days and hits which the articles should have to be listed in the front end.


+ = Added - ! = Removed - ^ = Changed - # = Fixed

Joomla! 4.x

Version - 2022-10-17

  • + Added Pro Security Token validation check. The Pro package contains a token file with an individual security token linked to the user account and checked against the validation server for authenticity.
  • ^ Multiple internal code optimisations.

Version - 2021-11-14

  • + Added the built-in Download Key Manager support to enter your Pro Update ID without installing the update helper plugin.
    Important: Please copy your personal Pro Update ID using the second copy button in the Pro ID Manager and enter the key in System - Update - Update Sites - Select the entry of the Pro extension and enter the ID into the Download Key field.
  • ^ Code optimisations

Version - 2021-09-16

  • + First Pro release for Joomla! 4.x based on FRC Pro version

Joomla! 3.x

Version - 2021-06-12

  • ^ Maintenance release
  • ^ Changed the version number specification. The first number stands for the supported major Joomla! version. The following three numbers follow the Semantic Versioning Specification (SemVer), as it used to be previously.
  • ^ Updated custom field
  • ^ Code optimisations

Version 3.3.1-PRO - 2021-01-16

Version 3.2.3 - 2019-07-13

  • + Added Custom Field - Pro Button
  • ^ Updated Custom Fields
  • ^ Updated Project Page URL

Version 3.3.0-PRO - 2019-05-16

  • + First Pro release based on FRC version 3.2.2

Version 3.2.2 - 2018-04-02

  • + Show Article Age (In Days) - Shows the age of the articles in days. Tip: You can also change the format (e.g. hours, weeks, months, years etc.) using another format character in a template override! See here for more formats: http://php.net/manual/de/dateinterval.format.php
  • ^ Improved Output
  • ^ Updated Custom Fields

Version 3.2.1 - 2016-03-04

  • + Code Refactoring
  • ^ Updated Language Files

Version 3.2.0 - 2015-12-04

  • + Order by date - The article list can be sorted by date instead by hits.
  • + Introtext - Introtexts of the articles can be displayed under the titles.
  • + Maximum introtext length - Maximum length of the introtext can be set.
  • + New layout: Normal - Articles are not displayed in an HTML list. Select this layout in the "Advanced" tab - "Alternative Layout".

Version 3.1.0 - 2015-08-01

  • + Donation Code Validation Process - Improved the validation process with a new server (HTTPS request) plus an independent, separated fallback server (HTTP request).
  • + New Download Server - Download packages are located independently of the project website on a new download server.
  • https://downloads.kubik-rubik.de/
  • ^ Semantic versioning - Switched to semantic versioning, see http://semver.org/ for more details. Please update manually since the core update server functionality will not recognize the new version!
  • Version 3-2 - 2015-02-09

    • + Update Server - Added the Joomla! core functionality for the update checks
    • ^ Updated Donation Code field - Uses the HTTP API for the requests and calls the check script via HTTPS
    • ^ Links in the language files - Updated outdated links to the JED (Joomla! Extensions Directory)
    • ! Removed Version Check field

    Version 3-1 - 2014-07-15

    First public release for Joomla! 3.x

    Joomla! 2.5

    Version 2.5-5 - 2014-01-25

    ^ Updated custom fields
    ^ Updated language files
    ^ Code optimization

    Version 2.5-4 - 14-Sep-2012

    + Implemented Versioncheck - Stay uptodate with the great new feature! The latest version can be checked once per session or on every load of the settings page.
    ^ Optimized Donation Code System - The entered donation code is checked only once per session.

    Version 2.5-3 - 07-Jun-2012

    + Implemented donation model

    Version 2.5-2- 22-Apr-2012

    + Sorting of articles - ascending or descending
    + Set maximum age of articles in days
    + Show creation date - different formats
    + Set maximum title length

    Version 2.5-1

    + First release for Joomla! 2.5
    + Show number of hits

    Joomla! 1.5

    Version 1.5-3

    - Erstellungsdatum anzeigen lassen
    - Format des Datums individuell
    - Titel k├╝rzen auf beliebige Anzahl Zeichen

    Version 1.5-2

    - Einblendung der Zugriffe im Modul (optional)

    Version 1.5-1

    - Artikel anzeigen mit wenigsten Zugriffen
    - Artikel erst ab einer eingestellten Anzahl Hits anzeigen
    - Artikel erst ab einem eingestellten Alter (in Tagen) anzeigen
    - Anzahl angezeigter Artikel
    - Eingrenzung auf bestimmte Kategorien und Bereiche


    Overview of all downloads of the extension: FRC - Fewest Read Content Downloads