SJ Categories for VirtueMart

This guide will help you install SJ Categories for VirtueMart step by step.


1REQUIREMENT – Back to top

At the basic level, this module will require the following conditions:

  • Compatible with version Joomla: Joomla!2.5, Joomla! 3.x and Responsive layout.
  • Compatible with Virtuemart Version 3.0.0 Component. Download Here

2INSTALLATION – Back to top

Prepare your module package

  • Firstly, you need to UNZIP file that you have downloaded. Please note that you should choose module package that are suitable with each Joomla version which you have just downloaded.
  • Secondly, install main module (extracted mod_ file):
  • In your Administrator page, go to Extensions -> Extension Manager. In this page, click Browse, 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.

  • Prepare to perform Module Configuration


3.1 Below is module layout

3.2 Module Configuration

Note:We used the images of module’s installation on Joomla 3.x to illustrate.

After installing, go to Extensions -> Module Manager and find SJ Categories for VirtueMart to configure.

SJ Categories for VirtueMart module is configured in 5 main groups of parameters as following:

  • Module.
  • Source Options.
  • Category Options.
  • Image Optionss.
  • Advanced.

Let’s look at the parameters in detail:


  • Module Class Suffixt – Allow to input class suffix.
  • Device Class Suffix – Allow to Displays the number of columns on devices with different sizes.
  • Theme – Allow to choose 1 of 4 theme:
    • theme1.
    • theme2.
    • theme3.
    • theme4.
  • Open Link – Allow to set target for links:
    • New Window.
    • Same Window.
    • Popup Window
  • Tab event(For theme 4) – We support two events when active on tabs (Click and Hover).

Source Options.

  • Category – Allow to choose categories which you want to show..
  • Count – Allow to select the number of sub categories to display. Set “0″ to display all sub categories
Category Options. 

  • Category Options
    • Display Title – Allow to display title of category OR not.
    • Title Max Chars – The maxlength of category’s title. Set “0″ to show full title..
  • Sub Category Options
    • Display Title – Allow to display title of product OR not.
    • Title Max Chars – The maxlength of sub category’s title. Set “0″ to show full title..
    • Show Total Product – Allow to show/hide total sub categories of categories.

Image Options.

  • Get Images From Product Image Category
    • Image Category – Allow to show/hide Image Category.
  • Get Images From Product Description
    • Images Description – Allow to show/hide images from category’s description.
  • Get Images From Extend Folder
    • Extend Folder – Allow to show/hide Extend Folder.
    • Extend Folder – Set path to external image folder used by option above.
    • Order to Get – Order to Get image.
    • Resize Mode – Allow to choose the mode of image resizing.
    • Output Format – Output Format after resizing.
    • Keep Transparency – Allow to keep transparency of image OR not.
    • Width – Allow to set width of image.
    • Height – Allow to set height of image.
    • Background – Allow to set the color of image background.
    • Place holder Path (or Url) – The path or URL of Default Image.


    • Alternative Layout – Set custom layout for this module.
    • Include Jquery – Allow you to include Jquery OR NOT.
    • Pre-text – The content to show at the top of module.
    • Post-texl – 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.
    • Module Tag – Allow to select the HTML Tag for module.
    • Bootstrap Size – Allow to set the number of columns that module will use.
    • Header Tag – Allow to select the HTML Tag for module header/title.
    • Header Class – Support the CSS Class for module header/title.
    • Module Style – Select module style.

4SUPPORT – Back to top

Thank you so much for purchasing this plugin. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please send us via: Submit a Ticket

Thanks so much!