SJ Extra Slider for SobiPro

This guide is intended for SobiPro Extra Slider – SobiPro extension.

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!, supported versions are listed in our intro page.
2. SobiPro component.


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:

  • Entry with details: Configured under Field, Entry and Image Options
  • Title and Navigation: Configured under Basic Options

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

  • Basic Options
  • Source Options
  • Field Options
  • Entry Options
  • Image Options
  • Effect Options
  • Advanced Options


  • Module Class Suffix – Allow you to choose another CSS class that suits your template
  • Select a Theme – Basic OR spotlight to be chosen
  • Control Position – Place where navigation buttons are: Top of module OR under it
  • Open Link – Set target for links clicked:
    • Parent window
    • Same window
    • Popup


  • Select Section – Choose the source of content that is used with this module
  • Section ID – ID of the SobiPro section chosen above
  • Category Filter – Allow to show entries that meet some factors:
    • None: Show all entries of section chosen above
    • Include: Only those that are from categories below
    • Exclude: Only those that are NOT from categories below
  • Select Category – Choose the category of section that is used with option above
  • Order Entries By – Allow to choose the criterion for order
    • Popularity ascending
    • Popularity descending
    • Creation date ascending
    • Creation date descending
    • Last update date ascending
    • Last update date descending
    • Expiration date ascending
    • Expiration date descending
    • Random
  • Entries Limit– Allow to set total of entries to be used by module
  • # Rows– Allow to set total of rows of entries
  • # Columns– Allow to set total of columns of entries


    • Description Field– Alias of a SobiPro field that you want it to be entries’ description (fields of SobiPro section that you chose above)
    • Price Field– Alias of a SobiPro field that you want it to be entries’ price
    • Image Field– Alias of a SobiPro field that you want it to be entries’ main image

Syntax for image field above: field_alias/@attribute_name With:

  • field_alias: Alias of a SobiPro field that you want to set
  • attribute_name: One of 4 values: original, icon, thumnail, image
  • Ex: Default value of Image field is field_image/@original


  • Show Title of Slider– Allow to show title of module OR not
  • Title of Slider– Allow to set text for title
  • Display Title – Show the title of entries OR not
  • Title Maxlength – Allow to set the length of entries title, set 0 for unlimited
  • Display Description – Show entries description OR not
  • Description Maxlength – Allow to set the length of entries description, set 0 for unlimited
  • Display Price – Show the price field OR not
  • Display Read More – Show the Readmore link OR not
  • Read More Text – Set text for Readmore link
  • Show Navigation – Show navigation buttons OR not
  • Display Image– Allow to show images for entries OR not


  • From Image Field– Allow you to get images from image field configured above OR not
  • From External – Allow you to get images from external source OR not
  • External Path (or Url) – Set path to external image folder used by option above
  • Order to Get – Set order: field_image,external OR external,field_image
  • 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 big image
  • Image Height – Allow you to set the height of the big image
  • Background – Allow to set the color of image background
  • Placeholder – Allow you to use a placeholder image when entries’ image is empty
  • Placeholder Path or Url – Allow to set path to placeholder image


  • Auto Play – Allow entries to be automatically slided OR not
  • Stop when hover – Allow to stop slider when entries are under mouse hover OR not
  • Effect – Allow to choose one of two types of effect used for entries sliding: vertical OR horizontal


  • Alternative Layout – Allow you to choose custom alternative layout
  • 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