SJ Zoo Mega Items

First of all, make sure that you downloaded the newest version of this 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 check lastest version when informed.
Please follow this documentation to use this module, applied for version 2.5 and later.

REQUIREMENTS

– Joomla! v1.7.x or Joomla! 2.5.x latest stable version is highly recommended.

– Zoo component, with Page and Blog application.

INSTALLATION

1. Installation process for this module happens in administrator of Joomla! as following:

  • In your Administrator page, go to Extensions -> Extension Manager
    In this page, click Choose File, select module package (Zip file; please UNZIP first if this is indicated in the file name)
  • Then click Upload & Install

  • Please wait for module being installed, usually within several seconds!
  • Now go to Extensions -> Module Manager, click Select Type boxand choose SJ Zoo Mega Items.
  • Then click one instance of the module listed below (with this module, there is only one instance, but not for other module).
  • You can change parameters as the SETTINGS part hereafter.

2. Please preview module with layout 1 of SJ Zoo Mega Items for example:

  • Category block: Appearance here is affected by Category Options
  • Item block: You set options with Items part.
  • Image and Links can be shown OR not

SETTINGS

Let’s examine all the detail settings of SJ Zoo Mega Items on Joomla 2.5.x

The parameters are divided up into the following areas:

  • General Options
  • Category Options
  • Item Options
  • Image Options
  • Advanced Options
GENERAL OPTIONS

  • Module Class Suffix – Please refer here
  • Select a layout – Allow you to choose 1 of 3 themes available
  • # total columns of module – Allow you to set 1 to 6 columns
CATEGORY OPTIONS

  • Zoo Application – Allow you to choose Page or Blog application
  • Zoo Category – Choose the source of content that is used with this module
  • Subcategories – Allow you to choose if sub-categories (of parent categories above) also shownOR not
  • Title Max Length – Allow to set the length of article title
  • Category link target – Set target for links clicked:
    • Sample window
    • New window
    • Popup
  • # total columns of categories – Allow you to set 1 to 6 columns
ITEM OPTIONS

  • Source Filter – Allow to show items that meet some factors:
    • All Items: Show all featured AND not-featured items as well
    • None Featured: Only items that are not featured are shown
    • Only Featured: Only items that are featured are shown
  • Sort Order By – Allow to sort the order of items by:
    • Recently Added
    • Most Viewed
    • Recently Modified
    • Ordering
    • Title
    • Random
  • Limitation – Allow to set number of items visible
  • Title display – Show the title of article OR not
  • Title linkable – Allow you to set links to article from tilte OR not
  • Title max Length – Allow to set the length of article title
  • Description display – Allow you to show article description OR not
  • Description maxlength– Allow to set the length of article description
  • Strip HTML Tags– Strip HTML tags in description or keep them
  • Item readmore link – Show the Readmore OR not
  • Item readmore text – Allow you to set text for Readmore link
  • Show all items – Show the View all link OR not
  • Show all text – Allow you to set text for View all link
  • Item link target – Set target for links clicked:
    • Sample window
    • New window
    • Popup
IMAGE OPTIONS

  • Image Display – Allow you to show image OR not
  • Image linkable – Allow you to set links to article from images OR not
  • Image Width – Allow you to set the width of the main image
  • Image Height – Allow you to set the height of the main image
  • Image Background – Allow to set the color of image background
  • Image function – Allow you to choose the mode of image resizing (see illustrations by hovering this text):
    • None
    • Center
    • Fill
    • Fit
    • Strech
ADVANCE OPTIONS

  • Media Elements – Allow to set which elements of HTML which images can be fetched from
  • Description Elements – Allow to set which elements of HTML which description can be fetched from
  • Custom URL – This param allows you to customize the link of each article. If you do not want to go to the detail page of article, you can change the link to another. In the textarea of Custom HTML, please use the following syntax::
    • ArticleID_1:New_URL_1
    • ArticleID_2:New_URL_2
      With:
    • ArticleID_1, ArticleID_2,… are ids of items. You can see the Id column in Article Manager page in VirtueMart Component.
    • New_URL_1, New_URL_2, New_URL_3 are links which you want to replace the orginal links. Format: http://www.smartaddons.com
  • 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