SJ Slideshow for VirtueMart

This guide will help you install SJ Slideshow for VirtueMart 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.
  • Compatible with Virtuemart Version 3.0.x Component. 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 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 Slideshow for VirtueMart to configure.

SJ Slideshow for VirtueMart module is configured in 6 main groups of parameters as following:

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

Let’s look at the parameters in detail:


  • Module Class Suffix – Allow to input class suffix.
  • Theme – Allow to select a theme for the module (Theme1/Theme2/Theme3/Theme4).
  • Open Link – Allow to choose one of three:
    • Same window.
    • New window.
    • Popup window.

Source Options.

  • Category – You can choose categories which you want to show.
  • Child Category products – Allow to include or exclude products from child categories.
  • Category Depth – The number of child category levels to return.
  • Featured Products – Allow to select to show, hide or only display Featured products.
  • Product Order By – Allow to choose 1 of 7
    • Product Name.
    • ID.
    • Best sales.
    • Latest.
    • Ordering.
    • Product price.
    • Random.
  • Ordering Direction – Select the direction you would like products to be ordered by.
  • Limitation – Maximum number of products to display. Enter “0” for unlimited.

Product Options.

  • Display Title – Allow to show/hide title of product.
  • Title Maxlength – The maxlength of product’s title. Set “0″ to show full title.
  • Display Description – Allow to display description of product OR not.
  • Description Maxlength – The max length of product’s description can be showed.
  • Display Price – Allow to show/hide price of product.
  • Display Add To Cart – Allow to show/hide button add to cart.
  • Show Read More – Allow to show/hide link for readmore.
  • Read More Text – Allow to insert text for link of read more.
Image Options. 

  • Get Images From Product Image
    • Product Image – Allow to show image product OR not.
  • Get Images From Product Descriptionn
    • Description – Allow to show image description 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.
    • Resize Mode – Allow to choose the mode of image resizing.
    • Output Format – Output Format after 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.
    • Background – Allow to set the color of image background.
    • Place holder Path (or Url) – The path or URL of Default Image.

Effect Options.

    • Pause On Hover – Allow slideshow effect stop when hover OR NOT.
    • Auto Play – Allow you set for slideshow auto play OR not.
    • Speed – Allow you to set how fast slideshow to slide (by miniseconds).
    • Timeout – Allow you to set time to stop between sliding (by miniseconds).
    • Swipe – Set to true to enable swipe gesture support for advancing the slideshow forward or back.
    • Progress Bar – Allow to show/hide progress bar.
    • Progress Color – Allow to set main color for progress.
    • Effect – Allow to select effect style.
    • Animated Captions and Overlays – Allow to select Fade/Slide(up or down)/None.

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.
      • 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 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!