SJ Mega K2 News Userguide

This guide will help you install SJ Mega K2 News 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.x and 3.x
  • Support Component K2 2.6.x. 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 modules package that are situable 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 Extension -> Module Manager and find SJ Mega K2 News to configure.

SJ Mega K2 News module is configured in 5 main groups of parameters as following:

  • General Options
  • Source Options
  • Item Options
  • Image Options
  • Advanced Options

Let’s look at the parameters in detail:

General Options

  • Link Target – Allow to set target for links:
    • New Window
    • Same Window
    • Popup Window
  • #Column – Allow to set the number of column for each screen resolution.
Source Options

  • Source – Allow to choose one of two
    • Retrieve items from category.
    • Select specific items.
  • If you choose : Retrieve items from category, you need to fill params below:
    • Category filter – : allow to select one or all category in component.
    • Select one or more categories – Choose the category which you want to show in this module.
    • Child Category Articles – Allow to choose children categories OR not.
    • Item count – Allow to select the number of items to display. Set “0” to display all items.
    • Item Ordering – Allow to sort order by Title Alphabetical, ect.
    • Featured item – Allow to show/hide or show only featured item.
  • If you choose : Select specific items, you need to fill params below:
    • Add item – Add item – Allow to choose items from item list in K2 component.
    • Drag and drop to re-oder item – Allow to drag and drop to re-oder item.

Item Options

  • Display Title – Allow to display title of item OR not.
  • Title Maxlength – The maxlength of item’s title. Set “0” to show full title.
  • Display Description – Allow to display description of item OR not.
  • Description Maxlength – The max length of item’s description can be showed.
  • Display Count Comments – Allow to show/hide count comments of item.
  • Tags Display – Allow to show/hide item’s tags OR not.
  • Display Readmore Link – Allow to display link for readmore OR not.
  • Read More Text – Allow to insert the text for readmore link.
  • Display View All Link – Allow to display view all link OR not.
  • View All Text – Allow to insert the text for view all link.
  • Display More – Allow to display more items OR not.
Image Options

  • Get images from K2 Image.
    • K2 Image – Allow get image from K2 component or Not..
    • K2 Image Size – Allow to choose image size in combobox.
  • Images from Inline Introtext
    • Inline Introtext – Allow to show/hide image of item.
  • Images from Inline Fulltext
    • Inline Fulltext – Allow to show/hide image of item.
  • 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.
    • Keep Transparency – Allow to keep transparency of image OR not.
    • Width – Allow to set width of image.
    • Height – Allow to set height of image.
  • Width, Height for Class One Item
    • Width – Allow to set width of image for class one item.
    • Height – Allow to set height of image for class one item.
  • Background – Allow to set the color of image background.
  • Place holder Path (or Url) -The path or URL of Default Image.

Advanced Options

  • Module Class Suffix – Allow you to choose another CSS class that suits your template.
  • Alternative Layout – Set custom layout for this 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 – 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 module. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please send us via: Submit a Ticket

Thanks so much!