SJ News Scroller

This guide will help you install SJ News Scroller 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 News Scroller to configure.SJ News Scroller module is configured in 7 main groups of parameters as following:

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

Let’s look at the parameters in detail:


  • Module Class Suffix – Allow you to choose another CSS class that suits your template
  • Link Target – Set target for links clicked
    • New window
    • Same window
    • Popup

Source Options.

  • Data Source – Choose the source of content that is used with this module.
  • Child Categories Articles – Include child categories OR not.
  • Categories Depth – Set sub-categories level to include.
  • Featured Articles – Include featured articles OR not
  • Article Field to Order By – Allow to choose the criterion for order
    • Title
    • Date
    • Hits
    • Date Created
    • Date Modified
    • Random
  • Ordering Direction – Choose the ascending or decending for sorting articles
  • Count – Allow to set total of articles to be shown by module

Items Options.

  • Title Options
    • Display Title – Allow to show/hide title of items.
    • Title Maxlength – The maxlength of items’s title. Set “0″ to show full title.
    • Position Top – Set position for title.
    • Position Left – Set position for title.
    • Transition – Set effect for title transition.
  • Description Options
    • Display Description – Show short description OR not.
    • Description Maxlength – Allow to set the length of description, set 0 for unlimited.
    • Tags Display – Show tags OR not.
    • Position Top – Set position for description.
    • Position Left – Set position for description.
    • Transition – Set effect for description transition
  • Readmore Options
    • Display Readmore Link – Show Readmore OR not.
    • Readmore Text – Allow to set text instead of “Readmore”.
    • Position Top – Set position for description.
    • Position Left – Set position for description.
    • Transition – Set effect for description transition.

Image Options.

  • Get Images From Image Intro
    • Image Intro – Allow to show image articles OR not.
  • Get Images From Image Fulltext
    • Image Fulltext – Allow to show Image Fulltext OR not.
  • 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.
    • Order to Get – Order to Get image.
    • Extend Folder – Set path to external image folder used by option above.
    • User Default Image – Allow to use Default Image or not.
    • Place holder Path (or Url) – The path or URL of Default Image.
  • Big Image Options/Small 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.

    • Effect – Allow you to select one from main effects for sliding.
    • Auto Play – Allow you to set autoplay for slideshow.
    • Pause when Hover – Allow you to set pause being hovered OR not.
    • Keyboard Navigation – Allow you to use arrow key for navigation.
    • Touch Navigation – Allow you to use touch/slide for navigation.
    • Start Slide – Allow you to set first slide.
    • Strips – Allow to enter the number strips for strip animations.
    • Block Cols – Allow to enter the number of block columns for block animations .
    • Block Rows – Allow to enter the number of block rows for block animations.
    • Animation Speed – Allow you to set how fast slideshow to slide, larger is slower.
    • Interval – Allow you to set time to stop between sliding, larger is slower.
    • Navigation Style – Allow you to choose one of 3 styles.
    • Direction Navigation – Allow you to show direction for navigation.
    • Control Navigation – Allow you to show control for navigation.
    • Navigation Tooltip – Allow you to show tooltip for navigation.
    • Timer Options
      • Display Timer – Allow to show small clock over big image.
      • Timer – Allow to choose one of 3 styles for timer.
      • Timer Position – Allow to set position for timer.
      • Timer Background – Allow to set background for timer.
      • Timer Color – Allow to set main color for timer.
      • Timer Opacity – Allow to set transparency for timer.
      • Timer Diameter – Allow to set how big is timer.
      • Timer Padding – Allow to set padding for timer.
      • Timer Stroke – Allow to set stroke for timer.
      • Timer Bar Stroke – Allow to set bar stroke.
      • Timer Bar Stroke Color – Allow to set color for bar stroke.
      • Timer Bar Stroke Style – Allow to set style for bar stroke.

Advanced Options.

    • 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 – 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!