This Joomla 4 override allows you to display a list of articles in a calendar layout by simply using Joomla's mod_articles_latest module. At the bottom of this article, you can download the files of the override.

Joomla 4 frontend rendering

PhP markup

<?php
	/**
		* @package     Joomla.Site
		* @subpackage  mod_articles_latest
		* @author	   web-eau.net
 		* @copyright   (C) 2006 Open Source Matters, Inc. <https://www.joomla.org>
 		* @license     GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
	 */

defined('_JEXEC') or die;

if (!$list)
{
	return;
}

?>  
<div class="latestnews<?php echo $moduleclass_sfx; ?> list-unstyled">				
	<?php foreach ($list as $item) : ?>			
	<div class="d-flex media my-4">
		<div class="flex-shrink-0 calendar-list mr-3">
			<span class="month-list"><?php echo JHtml::_('date', $item->created, "M"); ?></span>
			<span class="day-list"><?php echo JHtml::_('date', $item->created, "d"); ?></span>
		</div>
		<div class="flex-grow-1 ms-3 media-body">
			<h5 class="mt-0 mb-1"><a class="mod-articles-category-title <?php echo $item->active; ?>" href="<?php echo $item->link; ?>"><?php echo $item->title; ?></a></h5>
			<p class="description"><?php echo JHTML::_('string.truncate', $item->introtext, 50, false, false) ; ?></p>
		</div>
	</div>	
	<?php endforeach; ?>
</div>

CSS

.calendar-list {
  width: 60px;
  height: 60px;
  border: 3px solid #216e69;
  border-top: 20px solid #216e69;
  position: relative;
  /*margin: 50px auto;*/
  font-family: sans-serif;
  text-align: center;
}
.calendar-list:before,
.calendar-list:after {
  content: '';
  position: absolute;
  width: 0;
  height: 0;
  border-style: solid;
}
.calendar-list:after {
  bottom: -5px;
  right: -5px;
  border-width: 0 0 19px 19px;
  border-color: transparent transparent #fff transparent;
}
.calendar-list:before {
  bottom: -3px;
  right: -3px;
  border-width: 15px 15px 0 0;
  border-color: #216e69 transparent transparent transparent;
}
.month-list {
  position: absolute;
  top: -21px;
  left: 0;
  right: 0;
  color: #fff;
  text-transform: uppercase;
}
.day-list{
  display: block;
  margin: 5px 0 0;
  font-size: 20px;
  color: #216e69;
}
sup {
  position: relative;
  top: -0.5em;
  font-size: 75%;
  line-height: 0;
  vertical-align: baseline;
}

This Joomla 4 override allows you to display a list of articles in a calendar layout by simply using Joomla's mod_articles_latest module. At the bottom of this article, you can download the files of the override.

Joomla 3 frontend rendering

PhP markup

<?php
	/**
		* @package     Joomla.Site
		* @subpackage  mod_articles_latest
		* @Author	   web-eau.net
		* @copyright   Copyright (C) 2005 - 2018 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved.
		* @license     GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
	*/
	
	defined('_JEXEC') or die;
	
?>  

<ul class="latestnews<?php echo $moduleclass_sfx; ?> list-unstyled">				
	
	<?php foreach ($list as $item) : ?>			
	<li class="media my-4">
		
		<div class="calendar-list mr-3">
			<span class="month-list"><?php echo JHtml::_('date', $item->created, "M"); ?></span>
			<span class="day-list"><?php echo JHtml::_('date', $item->created, "d"); ?></span>
		</div>
		
		<div class="media-body">
			<h5 class="mt-0 mb-1"><a class="mod-articles-category-title <?php echo $item->active; ?>" href="/<?php echo $item->link; ?>"><?php echo $item->title; ?></a></h5>
			<p class="description"><?php echo JHTML::_('string.truncate', $item->introtext, 50, false, false) ; ?></p>
		</div>
		
	</li>	
	<?php endforeach; ?>
	
</ul>

CSS

.calendar-list {
  width: 60px;
  height: 60px;
  border: 3px solid #216e69;
  border-top: 20px solid #216e69;
  position: relative;
  /*margin: 50px auto;*/
  font-family: sans-serif;
  text-align: center;
}
.calendar-list:before,
.calendar-list:after {
  content: '';
  position: absolute;
  width: 0;
  height: 0;
  border-style: solid;
}
.calendar-list:after {
  bottom: -5px;
  right: -5px;
  border-width: 0 0 19px 19px;
  border-color: transparent transparent #fff transparent;
}
.calendar-list:before {
  bottom: -3px;
  right: -3px;
  border-width: 15px 15px 0 0;
  border-color: #216e69 transparent transparent transparent;
}
.month-list {
  position: absolute;
  top: -21px;
  left: 0;
  right: 0;
  color: #fff;
  text-transform: uppercase;
}
.day-list{
  display: block;
  margin: 5px 0 0;
  font-size: 20px;
  color: #216e69;
}
sup {
  position: relative;
  top: -0.5em;
  font-size: 75%;
  line-height: 0;
  vertical-align: baseline;
}

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