In addition to the previously mentioned modules there are some others left we categorized under Miscellaneous. They deliver different functions as explained below.
With the Flash movie module you can easily add any .swf file to be displayed on your site. This might come in handy if you would like to display web banners, Flash menus or any other kinds of Flash visualisations. Several options allow you to define the appearance of the Flash movie such as width and height, the transparency mode (wmode), FlashVars and if you want to trigger an internal or external source.
The module "article list" shows all articles of an selected page (or all if empty) from a specified column. In the example above you see all articles of the home page in the main column.
The module "random image" displays randomized images.
Reload the Page to see another random image
The Custom HTML module is plain and simple. You get a text area input field that renders all your HTML content as a module. You can use it for all kinds HTML tags. Custom HTML
HTML content as a module
The RSS reader module offers the possibility to integrate XML-feeds into your website. You can add multiple feeds, define the number of news items to be displayed, set the items per page to activate a pagination or tell the module how many news items you would like to skip.
Every year, the Contao Core development team meets twice for a short code sprint of three days.
There are some exciting prospects ahead - and not just in retrospect.
Contao version 4.8.0 is available. The release contains new features such as deferred image resizing, 2-factor authentication in the front end, splash screens for YouTube and Vimeo videos, service tagging with annotations and a lot more.