Sj Cool Showcase for K2

This guide will help you install SJ Cool Showcase for K2 module step by step.

When you buy this K2 extension 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


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

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 Cool Showcase for K2 to configure

SJ Cool Showcase for K2 module is configured in 6 main groups of parameters as following:

  • Module Options
  • Source Options
  • Item Options
  • Image Options
  • Effect Options
  • Advanced Options

Let’s look at the parameters in detail:

Module Options

    • Module Width – Allow to enter the width of the module.
    • Module Height – Allow to enter the height of module for Theme3 and Theme4.
    • Theme – Allow to select a theme.
    • Link Target – Allow to set target for links:
      • New Window.
      • Same Window
      • Popup Window

Source Options

  • Category filter – Allow to choose all or only selected categories.
  • Select one or more categories – If above choice is “select”, you must to select categories that are used in this module.
  • Fetch items from children categories – Allow to get data from child categories or not.
  • Featured items – Allow to show/hide/show only featured items.
  • Item ordering – Select the item ordering way:
      • Oldest first (by date created)
      • Most recent first (by date created)
      • Most recent first (by date published)
      • Title Alphabetical

  • Item count – Allow to set number of articles which will be displayed in the module. Set value “0″ if you want to display all articles.

Item Options

    • Display Title – Allow to display title of product OR not.
    • Title Maxlength – Max length of title by characters. Enter value 0 if you want to show all. Please enter integer number >= 0.
    • Display Description – Allow to display description of product OR not.
    • Description Maxlength – Max length of description by characters. Enter value 0 if you want to show all. Please enter integer number >= 0.
    • Tags Display – Allow to display Product Image or Not.
    • Display Readmore Link – Allow to show/Hide Readmore Link.
    • Readmore Text – Set text for Readmore link.
    • Border Image – Display border of image or not.

Image Options
Get Image From K2 Image

  • K2 Image – Allow you to get image from K2 image tab OR not
  • K2 Image size – Set size for k2 image tab

Get Image From Inline Introtext

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

Get Image From Inline Fulltext

  • Inline Fulltext – Allow to get image from Fulltext OR not

Get Image From Extend Folder

  • Extend Folder – Allow to extend folder or not
  • External Folder – Set path to external image folder used by option above
  • Order to Get – Set order: k2_image, inline_introtext, inline_fulltext, external OR external, inline_fulltext, inline_introtext, k2_image
  • Resize Mode – Allow you to choose the mode of image resizing
  • 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
  • Width/Height – Allow to set width/height of image
  • Background – Allow to set the color of big image background.This is applied for showing images without full background. If the image with full background, you can see nothing to change.
  • Placeholder Path or Url – Allow to set path to placeholder image

Effect Options

    • Auto Play – Allow you to set autoplay for sliding or not
    • Stop when Hover – Allow to stop sliding when being hovered
    • Max Items Visible – Allow to enter value less than value (limiation -2)
    • Slideshow Speed – Allow to set slideshow speed on each slide
    • Auto Play Iterval – Allow to set the speed of timer. Larger = Slower.
    • Mouse Wheel – Allow to show mouse wheel or not
    • Show Shadow – Allow to show shadow for theme 1 and theme 2
    • Show Direction Navigation – Allow you to show direction for navigation.
    • Style Direction Navigation – Allow to choose style for Direction Navigation
    • Show Direction Navigation When – Allow to Show Direction Navigation When: Hover or Always
    • Button Navigation – Allow to show Button Navigation or not
    • Distance – Allow to enter distance between 2 items

Advanced Options

  • Module Class Suffix – Allow you to style module with specific CSS suffix.
  • Alternative Layout – Allow to choose one custom layout for module.
  • 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.
  • Module Tag – Set wrapper tag for module.
  • Bootstrap Size – Set width based on bootstrap for wrapper of module.
  • Header Tag – Set tag for module title.
  • Header Class – Set class for module title.
  • Module Style – Override module style.

4SUPPORT – Back to top

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Thanks so much!