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SJ Slideshow Pro Userguide

First of all, make sure you always download the newest version. When you buy the module, you already have the last version.
The following documentation applies to the module version 2.5 and later. 


- Joomla! v1.7.x and Joomla! 2.5.x latest stable version are highly recommended.

(VM Slideshow Pro: Compatible with VM v2.0.2, v2.0.6, v2.0.8)


1. Please refer to installation in administrator of module on Joomla! v1.7.x as following:
  • In your Administrator page, go to Extensions -> Extension Manager
    In this page, click on Choose File button, choose our module (zip file; unzip first if it is indicated in the filename) then click Upload & Install

  • Go to Extensions -> Module Manager, click on Select Type box and choose SJ Content Slideshow Pro (this is for Content Component, the same for other components)
  • And you can change params for your idea hereafter.
2. And now, please preview module with layout of SJ Content Slideshow Pro for example: 

  • Navigation Panel: The first image of articles to preview, click to choose a article.
  • Information Panel: Show title, description, thumbnails and Show Detail link of article chosen
  • Main Image: Main image for the article chosen from the thumbnails in the right information panel.


Let's examine all the detail settings of SJ Content Slideshow Pro on Joomla! v1.7.x

The parameters are divided up into the following areas:
  • Basic Options
  • Main Image Options
  • Navigation Options
  • Information Options
  • Effects Options
  • Advanced Options
  • Module Class Suffix - Please refer here
  • Module Width - Allow you to change width for the module
  • Module Background - Allow you to change color of module's background
  • Module Border - Allow you to set if module has border line OR not
  • Open link - Set target for links clicked:
    • Sample window
    • New window
    • Popup
  • Data Source - Choose the category of content that be used in this module to show
  • Include Subcategories - Allow you to choose if sub-categories (of data source - parent categoty above) shown OR not
  • Sort Order By - Allow to sort the order of articles by:
    • Recently Added
    • Most Viewed
    • Recently Modified
    • Ordering
    • Title
    • Random
  • Source Filter - Allow to show only articles that meet some factors:
    • All Articles: Show all featured AND not featured articles
    • None Frontpage: Only Articles that are not featured
    • Only Frontpage: Only Articles that are featured
  • Number of Items - You can set the number of articles to be shown
  • Image Width - Allow you to set the width of the main image
  • Image Height - Allow you to set the height of the main image
  • Show Link on Image - Allow you to set if image could link to article OR not
  • Show Next Previous - Allow to show OR hide the next AND previous
  • Show Navigation - Allow to show OR hide the navigation panel
  • Style Navigation - Allow to choose style of navigation panel:
    • Images: Use a thumbnail images as navigator
    • Numbers: Use ordinal number as navigator
    • Bullets: Use two bullets as navigators
  • Image Width - Allow to set the width of the thumbnail image in navigation panel
  • Image Height - Allow to set the height of the thumbnail image in navigation panel
  • Image Background - Allow to set the color background of image
  • Image Mode - Allow you to choose the mode of image resizing (illustrations by hovering over the Image Mode text):
    • None
    • Center
    • Fill
    • Fit
    • Strech
  • Position of Information - You can set the position of information panel in the left or right of the main image
  • Panel Width - Set the width of this information
  • Show Thumb Images - Allow to show thumbnails OR not
  • Max Sub Thumbnail - Allow to set the numbers of thumbnails in information panel
  • Width Sub Images - Allow to set the width of each thumbnail
  • Height Sub Images - Allow to set the height of each thumbnail
  • Show title - Show the title of over thumbs OR not
  • Max Length of Title - Allow to set the length of article title
  • Color Title - Allow you to set the color of the article title
  • Show Link Title - Allow you to set title links to article OR not
  • Show Description - Allow you to show article description OR not
  • Keep HTML - Strip HTML tags in description or keep them
  • Max Length of Description - Allow to set the length of article description
  • Show Detail - Show the Detail button OR not
  • Hide Images - You can have a set of image that must be hidden here
  • Effect - Allow to choose effect on showing the main image
    • Random
    • Slice Down Right
    • Slice Down Left
    • Slice Up Right
    • Slice Up Left
    • Slice Up Down
    • Slice Up Down Left
    • Fold
    • Fade
    • Box Random
    • Box Rain
    • Box Rain Reverse
    • Box Rain Grow
    • Box Rain Grow Reverse
  • Number of Slices - Allow to set the number of slices handled with Slice effect
  • Box Cols - Allow to set the number of columns handled with Box effect
  • Box Rows - Allow to set the number of rows handled with Box effect
  • Include jQuery - Allow to choose include jQuery
  • 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
    • ...
    • ArticleID_1, ArticleID_2,... are ids of Articles. 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:
  • 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

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