SJ SobiPro Slideshow III

This guide is intended for SobiPro Slideshow III module

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

REQUIREMENTS

1. Joomla! v1.7.x or Joomla! 2.5.x, latest stable version is recommended.
2. Specific component; SobiPro component reflects the name of module.

INSTALLATION

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

SETTINGS

1. This module with sample layout is below:

  • Navigation: With two styles and two types, configured under Navigation Options
  • Main Image: Large image to show with module, configured under Image Options
  • Entries Details: Title, Description and Price, configured under Field and Entry Options

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

  • Basic Options
  • Source Options
  • Field Options
  • Entries Options
  • Navigation Options
  • Image Options
  • Effect Options
  • Advanced Options
BASIC OPTIONS

  • Module Class Suffix – Allow you to choose CSS class that suits your template
  • Module Width – Allow you to set width for module
  • Theme – Allow you to choose one of themes available
  • Link Target – Set target for links clicked:
    • New window
    • Same window
    • Popup
SOURCE OPTIONS

  • 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
FIELD OPTIONS

  • 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
ENTRIES OPTIONS

  • Description Style – Allow to choose one of styles available for description
  • 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
NAVIGATION OPTIONS

  • Navigation Show – Allow to choose navigation: by image OR by title
  • Navigation Type – Allow to choose navigation: type 1 OR type 2
  • For Navigation Show = Title

  • Title Maxlength – Allow to set the length of entries’ title, set 0 for unlimited
IMAGE OPTIONS

  • 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
  • Placeholder – Allow you to use a placeholder image when entries’ image is empty
  • Placeholder Path or Url – Allow to set path to placeholder image
  • Big Image Options

  • 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
  • Small Image Options (image of navigation)

  • 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 small image
  • Image Height – Allow you to set the height of the small image
  • Background – Allow to set the color of image background
EFFECT OPTIONS

  • Entry Start – Allow you to set numbers of entries to be shown for the first time
  • Auto Play – Allow you to set autoplay for slideshow
  • Stop when Hover– Allow you to stop slide when being hovered
  • Pager Event – Allow you to paginate module by hover or by click
  • Slideshow 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!
  • Slideshow Effect – Allow you to select one from 30 effects for slideshow
ADVANCED OPTIONS

  • 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