SJ Amazing Slideshow

This guide is intended for all Amazing Slideshow Joomla extensions, whichever components can be applied.

When you buy the module the first time, you will have the latest version. After the first release, we will update this module regularly, then please check newer versions when informed


1. Joomla! 3.x, latest stable version is recommended.
2. Specific component; Content, VirtueMart component reflects the name of module.


1. Prepare your module package (zip file; please UNZIP first if it is indicated in the file name)
2. All steps are in administrator backend of Joomla!:

  • In your Administrator page, go to Extensions -> Extension Manager
    In this page, click Choose File, select module package.
  • Then click Upload & Install
  • Please wait for module being installed, usually within several seconds
  • Now go to Extensions -> Module Manager, click Select Type box and choose the module you have installed
  • Then click the module listed below to configure it as SETTINGS part hereafter


1. This module with sample layout is below:

  • Main Image: Showing the main large image, configured under Image Options
  • Thumbnails with active: Showing number of thumbnails as you set up, with one active; configured under Items Options
  • Description and links: Detail of articles, configured under Items Options

2. The parameters are divided up into the following areas:

  • Basic Options
  • Source Options
  • Items Options
  • Image Options
  • Advanced Options


  • Select a theme – Allow you to select a theme available
  • Article Start – Allow you to set numbers of articles to be shown for the first time
  • Auto Play – Allow you to set autoplay for slideshow
  • Stop when Hover– Allow you to stop slide when being hovered
  • Delay Time – Allow you to set time to stop between sliding
  • Slideshow Effect – Allow you to set effect for slideshow: slide or fade


  • Data Source – Choose the source of content that is used with this module
  • Child Category Articles – Allow to show articles from sub-categories OR not
    • Include: Include all sub-categories
    • Exclude: Exclude all sub-categories
  • Category Depth– Allow to set the depth of sub-categories that are included
  • Featured Articles – Allow to show articles that meet some factors:
    • Show: Show all featured AND not-featured as well
    • Hide: Only those that are not featured are shown
    • Only: Only those that are featured are shown
  • Aticle Field to Order By – Allow to choose the criterion for order
    • Article Manager Order
    • Featured Articles Order
    • Hits
    • Title
    • ID
    • Alias
    • Created Date
    • Modified Date
    • Start Publishing Date
    • Finish Publishing Date
  • Ordering Direction – Allow to choose: Ascending or Desending direction to order
  • Count – Allow to set number of articles visible


  • Title display – Show the title of article OR not
  • Title Maxlength – Allow to set the length of article title
  • Show Description – Allow you to show article description OR not
  • Description Maxlength – Allow to set the length of article description
  • Readmore link – Show the Readmore OR not
  • Readmore text – Allow to set custom readmore text
  • Link target – Set target for links clicked:
    • New window
    • Same window
    • Popup window
  • Thumbnails Display – Allow you to show thumbnail images OR not
  • Count Thumbnails – Allow you to set number of thumbnails to show


Get Images From Image Intro

    • From Image Intro– Allow you to get image from image intro OR not

Get Images From Image Fulltext

    • From Image Fulltext– Allow you to get image from image fulltext OR not

Get Images From Inline Introtext

    • From Inline Introtext– Allow you to get image from inline introtext OR not

Get Images From Inline Fulltext

    • From Inline Fulltext– Allow you to get image from inline fulltext OR not

Get Images From Extend Folder

  • From External– Allow you to get image from external folder OR not
  • External Path– Allow you to set path to external image folder
  • Order to Get– Allow you to set order of loading image: image_intro,…
  • Resize Mode – Allow you to choose the mode of image resizing
    • None
    • Center
    • Fill
    • Fit
    • Strech
  • Output Format – Allow to set format for all output file:
    • Default – if you want to keep original format
    • GIF
    • JPEG
    • PNG
  • Keep Transparency – Allow to keep images transparent, for PNG and GIF format
  • Image Width– Allow you to set the width of the main image
  • Image Height– Allow you to set the height of the main image
  • Background – Allow to set the color of image background
  • Placeholder – Allow you to use a placeholder image when article’s image is empty
  • Placeholder Path or Url – Allow to set path to placeholder image


  • Module Class Suffix – Allow you to choose another CSS class that suits your template
  • Anternative layout – Allow you to choose another layout available
  • Include jQuery – Allow to include jQuery lib OR not
  • Pre Text – The content to show at the top of module
  • Post Text – The content to show at the end of module
  • Caching
    • Use Global: Turn on caching
    • No Caching: Turn off caching
  • Cache Times – The time to cache