SJ Categories Tabs for K2

This guide will help you install SJ Categories Tabs for K2 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.

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 “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.
  • Prepare to perform Module Configuration


3.1 Module Demo

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 Tabs for K2to configure.SJ Categories Tabs for K2 module is configured in 6 main groups of parameters as following:

  • Module.
  • Source Options.
  • Items Options.
  • Image Options.
  • Effect Optionss.
  • Advanced.

Let’s look at the parameters in detail:


  • Link Target – Set target for links clicked
    • New window
    • Same window
    • Popup
  • # Column – Allow to set number of column for each device:
    • For devices have screen width from 1200px to greater.
    • For devices have screen width from 992px up to 1199px.
    • For devices have screen width from 768px up to 991px.
    • For devices have screen width from 480px up to 767px.
    • For devices have screen width less than or equal 479px.

Source Options.

  • Retrieve items from categories
    • Category filter – Allow to choose type of Category filter: All/Select.
    • Select one or more categories – Allow to select one or more categories for which you want to filter an items list.
    • Fetch items from children categories – Allow to fetch items from children categories or Not.
    • Category Preload – Allow to choose Category Preload
    • Item count – Allow to set total of items to be shown by module.
    • Item ordering – Allow to choose items show on frontend.
Item Options.

  • Category Title Maxlength – The maxlength of category’s title can be showed. Set “0″ to show full title
  • Display Title – Allow to show/hide title of items.
  • Title Maxlength – The maxlength of items’s title. Set “0″ to show full title.
  • Ending Character – Ending Character when using the truncating the title.
  • Display Date – Allow to show/hide date of item.
  • Display Views – Allow to show/hide views of item.

Image Options.

  • Get Images From K2 Image
    • K2 Image – Allow to show K2 items image OR not.
    • K2 Image Size – Allow to choose size of image: original/Extra Small/Small….
  • Get Images From Inline Introtext
    • Inline Introtext – Allow to show image inline introtext OR not.
  • Get Images From Inline Fulltext
    • Inline Fulltext – Allow to show image inline fulltext OR not.
  • 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.
    • User Default Image – Allow to choose User Default Image or not.
    • Place holder Path (or Url) – The path or URL of Default Image.
  • Image Options
    • Resize Mode – Allow to choose the mode of image resizing.
    • Output Format – Output Format after resizing.
    • Keep Transparency – Allow to keep images transparent, for PNG and GIF format.
    • Width – Allow to set width of image.
    • Height – Allow to set height of image.
    • Background – Allow to set the color of image background.

Effect Options.

  • Auto Play – Allow you to set autoplay for slideshow.
  • Auto Interval Timeout – Allow to set the speed of timer. Larger = Slower.
  • Pause on Hover – Allow you to set pause being hovered OR not.
  • Auto Play Speed – Allow to set speed of auto play.
  • Effect – Allow to choose the effect for the module..
  • Duration – Allow to set how long animation will run (Lager = Slower).
  • Delay – Allow to set a timer to delay the excution of the next item in the queue (Lager = Slower).
  • Pagination Speed – Allow to set Pagination Speed for slider.
  • Navigation Speed – Allow to set Navigation Speed.

Advanced Options.

  • Alternative Layout – Set custom layout for this module.
  • Module Class Suffix – Allow you to choose another CSS class that suits your template.
  • Pre-text – The content to show at the top of module.
  • Post-texl – The content to show at the end of module.
  • Caching – Select whether to cache the content of this module.
  • Cache Time – The time in seconds before the module is recached.
  • 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 extension. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please send us via: Submit a Ticket

Thanks so much!