This Joomla 4 override allows you to display some latest articles simply using Joomla's mod_articles_category 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_category
		* @author	   web-eau.net
		* @copyright   (C) 2010 Open Source Matters, Inc. <https://www.joomla.org>
		* @license     GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
	*/
	
	defined('_JEXEC') or die;
	
	use Joomla\CMS\Helper\ModuleHelper;
	use Joomla\CMS\Language\Text;
	
	if (!$list)
	{
		return;
	}
	
?>

<section class="blog-me pt-100 pb-100" id="blog">
	<div class="container">
		<div class="row">
			<div class="col-xl-6 mx-auto text-center">
				<div class="section-title mb-5">
					<h4>Latest blog</h4>
				</div>
			</div>
		</div>
		<div class="row">	
			<?php foreach ($list as $item) : ?>
			<div class="col-lg-4 col-md-6"> 
				<div class="single-blog">
					<div class="blog-img">
						<?php
							$article_images  = json_decode($item->images);
							$article_image   = '';
							$article_image_alt   = '';
							if(isset($article_images->image_intro) && !empty($article_images->image_intro)) {
								$article_image  = $article_images->image_intro;
								$article_image_alt  = $article_images->image_intro_alt;
							}?> 
							<a href="<?php echo $item->link; ?>">
								<img class="" src="<?php echo $article_image; ?>" alt="<?php echo $article_image_alt; ?>" >
							</a>
							<div class="post-category">
								<?php if ($item->displayCategoryTitle) : ?>
								<span class="mod-articles-category-category">
									<?php echo $item->displayCategoryTitle; ?>
								</span>
								<?php endif; ?>						
							</div>
					</div>
					<div class="blog-content">
						<div class="blog-title">
							<h4>
								<?php if ($params->get('link_titles') == 1) : ?>
								<a class="mod-articles-category-title <?php echo $item->active; ?>" href="<?php echo $item->link; ?>"><?php echo $item->title; ?></a>
								<?php else : ?>
								<?php echo $item->title; ?>
								<?php endif; ?>
							</h4>
							<div class="meta">
								<ul class="list-unstyled">
									<li>
										<?php if ($item->displayDate) : ?>
										<span class="mod-articles-category-date">
											<?php echo $item->displayDate; ?>
										</span>
										<?php endif; ?>
									</li>
								</ul>
							</div>
						</div>
						<?php if ($params->get('show_introtext')) : ?>
						<p class="mod-articles-category-introtext">
							<?php echo $item->displayIntrotext; ?>
						</p>
						<?php endif; ?>		
						<?php if ($params->get('show_readmore')) : ?>
						<p class="mod-articles-category-readmore">						
							<a href="<?php echo $item->link; ?>" class="box_btn mod-articles-category-title <?php echo $item->active; ?>">
								<?php if ($item->params->get('access-view') == false) : ?>
								<?php echo JText::_('MOD_ARTICLES_CATEGORY_REGISTER_TO_READ_MORE'); ?>
								<?php elseif ($readmore = $item->alternative_readmore) : ?>
								<?php echo $readmore; ?>
								<?php echo JHtml::_('string.truncate', $item->title, $params->get('readmore_limit')); ?>
								<?php elseif ($params->get('show_readmore_title', 0) == 0) : ?>
								<?php echo JText::sprintf('MOD_ARTICLES_CATEGORY_READ_MORE_TITLE'); ?>
								<?php else : ?>
								<?php echo JText::_('MOD_ARTICLES_CATEGORY_READ_MORE'); ?>
								<?php echo JHtml::_('string.truncate', $item->title, $params->get('readmore_limit')); ?>
								<?php endif; ?>									
							</a>
						</p>
						<?php endif; ?>
					</div>
				</div>
			</div>	
			<?php endforeach; ?>
		</div>
	</div>
</section>					

CSS

.pb-100 {
	padding-bottom: 100px;
}
.pt-100 {
	padding-top: 100px;
}
.mb-100 {
	margin-bottom: 100px;
}
a {
	text-decoration: none;
	color: #333;
	-webkit-transition: .4s;
	transition: .4s;
}
.section-title {
	position: relative;
}
.section-title p {
	font-size: 16px;
	margin-bottom: 5px;
	font-weight: 400;
}
.section-title h4 {
	font-size: 40px;
	font-weight: 600;
	text-transform: capitalize;
	position: relative;
	padding-bottom: 20px;
	display: inline-block;
}
.section-title h4::before {
	position: absolute;
	content: "";
	width: 80px;
	height: 2px;
	background-color: #d8d8d8;
	bottom: 0;
	left: 50%;
	margin-left: -40px;
}
.section-title h4::after {
	position: absolute;
	content: "";
	width: 50px;
	height: 2px;
	background-color: #FF7200;
	left: 0;
	bottom: 0;
	left: 50%;
	margin-left: -25px;
}
.blog-img {
	position: relative;
}
.blog-img img {
	width: 100%;
}
.post-category a {
	display: inline-block;
	background-color: #FF7200;
	color: #fff;
	font-size: 15px;
	padding: 5px 20px;
}
.single-blog:hover img {
	opacity: .85;
	-ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(Opacity=85)"
}
.post-category {
	position: absolute;
	left: 0;
	bottom: 0;
}
.blog-content {
	padding: 30px 20px;
}
.single-blog {
	border: 1px solid #eee;
}
.blog-title h4 {
	font-size: 20px;
	font-weight: 500;
	margin-bottom: 5px;
}
.meta ul {
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
	list-style: none;
}
.meta {
	margin-bottom: 20px;
	opacity: .85;
	-ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(Opacity=85)";
}
.blog-content a.box_btn {
	display: inline-block;
	background-color: #FF7200;
	padding: 5px 15px;
	color: #fff;
	text-transform: capitalize;
	margin-top: 20px;
}
a.box_btn::before {
	position: absolute;
	content: "";
	width: 100%;
	height: 100%;
	background-color: #CC5B00;
	left: -100%;
	top: 0;
	-webkit-transition: .5s;
	transition: .5s;
	z-index: -1;
}
a.box_btn {
	overflow: hidden;
	z-index: 2;
	-webkit-transition: .5s;
	transition: .5s;
	position: relative;
	text-decoration:none;
}
a.box_btn:hover::before {
	left: 0;
	z-index: -1;
}
 

This Joomla 3 override allows you to display some latest articles simply using Joomla's mod_articles_category 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_category
		* @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;
	
?>
	
	<section class="blog-me pt-100 pb-100" id="blog">
		
		<div class="container">
			
			<div class="row">
				<div class="col-xl-6 mx-auto text-center">
					<div class="section-title mb-5">
						<h4>Latest blog</h4>
					</div>
				</div>
			</div>
			
			<div class="row">	
				<!--
				<ul class="category-module<?php echo $moduleclass_sfx; ?>">	
					
					<li>-->
						
					<?php foreach ($list as $item) : ?>
						<div class="col-lg-4 col-md-6"> 
							<div class="single-blog">
								<div class="blog-img">
                      
                      				<?php
										$article_images  = json_decode($item->images);
										$article_image   = '';
										$article_image_alt   = '';
										if(isset($article_images->image_intro) && !empty($article_images->image_intro)) {
										$article_image  = $article_images->image_intro;
										$article_image_alt  = $article_images->image_intro_alt;
									}?> 
	
									<a href="/<?php echo $item->link; ?>">
										<img class="" src="/<?php echo $article_image; ?>" alt="<?php echo $article_image_alt; ?>" >
									</a>
						
									<div class="post-category">
										<?php if ($item->displayCategoryTitle) : ?>
										<span class="mod-articles-category-category">
											<?php echo $item->displayCategoryTitle; ?>
										</span>
										<?php endif; ?>						
									</div>
								</div>
								<div class="blog-content">
									<div class="blog-title">
										<h4>
											<?php if ($params->get('link_titles') == 1) : ?>
											<a class="mod-articles-category-title <?php echo $item->active; ?>" href="/<?php echo $item->link; ?>"><?php echo $item->title; ?></a>
											<?php else : ?>
											<?php echo $item->title; ?>
											<?php endif; ?>
										</h4>
										<div class="meta">
											<ul class="list-unstyled">
												<li>
													<?php if ($item->displayDate) : ?>
													<span class="mod-articles-category-date">
														<?php echo $item->displayDate; ?>
													</span>
													<?php endif; ?>
												</li>
											</ul>
										</div>
									</div>
									
									<?php if ($params->get('show_introtext')) : ?>
									<p class="mod-articles-category-introtext">
										<?php echo $item->displayIntrotext; ?>
									</p>
									<?php endif; ?>		
									
									<?php if ($params->get('show_readmore')) : ?>
									<p class="mod-articles-category-readmore">						
										<a href="/<?php echo $item->link; ?>" class="box_btn mod-articles-category-title <?php echo $item->active; ?>">
											<?php if ($item->params->get('access-view') == false) : ?>
											<?php echo JText::_('MOD_ARTICLES_CATEGORY_REGISTER_TO_READ_MORE'); ?>
											<?php elseif ($readmore = $item->alternative_readmore) : ?>
											<?php echo $readmore; ?>
											<?php echo JHtml::_('string.truncate', $item->title, $params->get('readmore_limit')); ?>
											<?php elseif ($params->get('show_readmore_title', 0) == 0) : ?>
											<?php echo JText::sprintf('MOD_ARTICLES_CATEGORY_READ_MORE_TITLE'); ?>
											<?php else : ?>
											<?php echo JText::_('MOD_ARTICLES_CATEGORY_READ_MORE'); ?>
											<?php echo JHtml::_('string.truncate', $item->title, $params->get('readmore_limit')); ?>
											<?php endif; ?>									
										</a>
									</p>
									<?php endif; ?>
									
								</div>
							</div>
						</div>	
						<?php endforeach; ?>
					<!--	
					</li>
					
					</ul>-->
				
			</div>
		</div>
	</section>

CSS

.pb-100 {
	padding-bottom: 100px;
}
.pt-100 {
	padding-top: 100px;
}
.mb-100 {
	margin-bottom: 100px;
}
a {
	text-decoration: none;
	color: #333;
	-webkit-transition: .4s;
	transition: .4s;
}
.section-title {
	position: relative;
}
.section-title p {
	font-size: 16px;
	margin-bottom: 5px;
	font-weight: 400;
}
.section-title h4 {
	font-size: 40px;
	font-weight: 600;
	text-transform: capitalize;
	position: relative;
	padding-bottom: 20px;
	display: inline-block;
}
.section-title h4::before {
	position: absolute;
	content: "";
	width: 80px;
	height: 2px;
	background-color: #d8d8d8;
	bottom: 0;
	left: 50%;
	margin-left: -40px;
}
.section-title h4::after {
	position: absolute;
	content: "";
	width: 50px;
	height: 2px;
	background-color: #FF7200;
	left: 0;
	bottom: 0;
	left: 50%;
	margin-left: -25px;
}
.blog-img {
	position: relative;
}
.blog-img img {
	width: 100%;
}
.post-category a {
	display: inline-block;
	background-color: #FF7200;
	color: #fff;
	font-size: 15px;
	padding: 5px 20px;
}
.single-blog:hover img {
	opacity: .85;
	-ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(Opacity=85)"
}
.post-category {
	position: absolute;
	left: 0;
	bottom: 0;
}
.blog-content {
	padding: 30px 20px;
}
.single-blog {
	border: 1px solid #eee;
}
.blog-title h4 {
	font-size: 20px;
	font-weight: 500;
	margin-bottom: 5px;
}
.meta ul {
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
	list-style: none;
}
.meta {
	margin-bottom: 20px;
	opacity: .85;
	-ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(Opacity=85)";
}
.blog-content a.box_btn {
	display: inline-block;
	background-color: #FF7200;
	padding: 5px 15px;
	color: #fff;
	text-transform: capitalize;
	margin-top: 20px;
}
a.box_btn::before {
	position: absolute;
	content: "";
	width: 100%;
	height: 100%;
	background-color: #CC5B00;
	left: -100%;
	top: 0;
	-webkit-transition: .5s;
	transition: .5s;
	z-index: -1;
}
a.box_btn {
	overflow: hidden;
	z-index: 2;
	-webkit-transition: .5s;
	transition: .5s;
	position: relative;
	text-decoration:none;
}
a.box_btn:hover::before {
	left: 0;
	z-index: -1;
}
 

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