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Xing Team
Normally, you need not a module, because it is just a linked image.

But my aim was:

  • to select the image
  • to determine the position
  • several of them on one side, or distributed on several domains.

First, categories are created, in these categories then the XING profile(s). With the XING-Lister, you can select the category that are used. Each front-end module can be assigned their own template. Three different templates are included. (see "Using")
Thus, it is then possible, the categories to distribute on several layouts or several domains. Are there more than one profile in a category, all profiles will be shown from this category. Thus it would be e.g. possible to show the profiles of a whole team.

Name of the developer Glen Langer (BugBuster)
Developer Website
Version of the extension C3 3.1.0 / C4 1.0.0
Compatibility with Contao Version from 2.9
Link to Extension Repository /
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Link to Tracker /
Comment Version for Contao 3 and Contao 4 are online


Questions about the Xing module will be answered in forum:
English: Forum
German: Forum

Errors and requests can be reported in the Issue Tracker. (Links see above.)

Installation in Contao 3

The installation of the module occurs about the extension Repository in back end of Contao.
A manual installation is possible. Download the ZIP file from Extension Repository, unzip and transfer it.
A directory should have been created "/system/modules/gl_xing".
Then call /contao/install.php - Perform Update Database.

Installation in Contao 4

Installation is performed using Composer. Details see Readme on GitHub.

Contao 3: Xing Update version 1.x to version 2.x

Caution.png Caution: Version 2.x is not fully compatible with previous versions, an update is possible.

What is to be observed, can be found here.


The Xing module contains a back end and a front end module.
In the back end, there are "Xing", for the front end "Xing list".

Back end


Xing Module Backend


For the front end module, a CSS file is included as an example:

  • mod_xing_fe.css for a normal, line-by-line output.

Xing Banner

The simplest variant, only the linked image:
Xing Banner

The more complex variant, several Xing banner of a team, with team name and names of team members.
Xing Team


First, create a new category. In the category create the Xing profile(s).
Then, create a front end module and build it into the layout of the page.
Here are the steps, each with the default values. Technical details will be explained later.

Create the category

To create a new category, just click on the left in the back end in 'content' to 'Xing'. In the main area click on the button 'New category'.
Xing - New category

There, enter the name of the category. The front end module will later use this name. Then you click on "Save and close".
Now you can see the category overview. By clicking on the pencil in the line of the category and repeated clicking on the pencil in the head of the category you return to the settings of the category.

Create Xing Profile

In the category list now clicking on Edit (pencil) of the category.
Now, either click the 'New profile' and then the arrow icon, or click the plus in the head of the category:
Xing - neues Profil

Now, some information are needed:

  • XING Profile, e.g.: John_Doe, explanations are provided in the help. (Help Wizard)
  • XING Layout , explanations are provided in the help. (Help Wizard)
  • activate "Published"

Then you click on "Save and close".

Front end Module

A new front-end module is create with:

  • Layout -> Themes -> (Front end) Modules -> Add module (Contao 2.9 and newer)

At first, enter the title, and only then select in "Module type": 'Xing' - 'Xing list'. It changes the form fields.
In 'Xing Category' now select the previously created category, then 'Save and close'.

Now, the front end module must be included in the layout:

  • Layout -> Themes -> Layout -> Edit the used layout (Contao 2.9 and newer)

Include in 'Included modules' the just-created front end module (e.g. to left)


As mentioned above, is provided a CSS file for presentation.
For the first tests you should copy the file mod_xing_fe.css from /system/modules/gl_xing to /tl_files / /files.
Then import them over the back end and activate it in the layout.

Technical Details

Technical details are inside of the category and in the constructed front end module feasible / adjustable.

Technical Details inside of the category

Team Profile

In the category, you can create multiple Xing profiles.
Use would be for example an overview of all team members.
Depending on the template selection in front-end module, the category name is the team name.
See the next section, as it could look like then.

Technical Details in the front end module definition

XING Template

Is defined in the category only one Xing profile, the following two templates are useful:

  • mod_xing_list, it shows only the linked graphic
  • mod_xing_list_profile, it shows the linked graphic, including the profile name (underscore is removed)

If several Xing profiles defined in the category to represent a team, the following two templates are useful:

  • mod_xing_list_profile, it displays the graphics linked with each other, each including the profile name (underscore is removed)
  • mod_xing_list_team, as mod_xing_list_profile, in addition displays above the first graphic the team name (category name)

You can save your own templates in the folder /templates or in the template folder of the used theme.
Template names must begin with mod_xing_list and must have the suffix .tpl / .xhtml / .html5. ( e.g.: mod_xing_list_club66.xhtml )

Company Template

For a company profile, XING has a different destination URL. Therefore it was created a custom template. Please select the template "mod_xing_list_company" for a company profile.

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