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SJ Mega K2 News Userguide

This guide is intended for SJ Mega K2 News - Responsive package of Joomla 2.5.
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 in here


1. Joomla! v1.7.x, Joomla! 2.5.x or Joomla! 3.0, latest stable version is recommended.


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


1. Here is sample layout of module:

2. The parameters are divided up into the following areas:
  • Source Options
  • Items Options
  • Image Options
  • Advanced Options
  • Category filter - Allow you to select available categories
  • Select one or more categories - Select one or more categories which you want to filter an item list
  • Fetch items from children categories - Allow to show articles from sub-categories OR not
  • Columns of Categories - The amount columns of category (Theme 3)
  • Item count - Limit number of item to show in module
  • Item ordering - Allow to choose the criterion for order:
    • Oldest first (by date created)
    • Most recent first (by date created)
    • Most recent first (by date published)
    • Title alphabetical
    • Title reverse-alphabetical
    • Ordering
    • Most popular
    • Highest rated
    • Last commented
    • Last modified
    • Random ordering
  • Featured items - Allow to show items that meet some factors:
    • Hide: Only items that are not featured are shown
    • Show: Show all featured AND not-featured as well
    • Only: Only items that are featured are shown
  • Time range (if ordering is set to "most popular" or "most commented" - Allow to choose one of all time range available in this option
  • Fetch only items with media - Allow to show items that have media or not
    • Yes: Allow to show only items that contain media
    • No: Allow to show all items (have media or no-media)
  • Category Limit Title - Allow to set the number of characters in category title
  • Title - Show/hide title of category
  • Title word limit - Allow to set length of title. Enter value 0 if you want to show all
  • Introtext - Show/hide introtext
  • Introtext word limit - Limit number of characters in introtext
  • Read more link - Show/hide read more link
  • Read more Text - Allow you to alter the text for Read more...
  • Show all items - Show/ not show all items
  • Open Link - The opening window for links:
    • New Window
    • Same Window
    • Popup Window

    Get Image From K2 Image
  • K2 Image - Allow you to get image from K2 image  OR not
  • K2 Image Size - Allow you choose image size:
    • Original
    • Extra Small
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
    • Extra Large
    • Generic
    Get Images From Inline Introtext
  • Inline Introtext - Allow you to get image from inline introtext OR not
  • Get Images From Inline Fulltext
  • Inline Fulltext - Allow you to get image from inline fulltext OR not
  • Get Images From Extend Folder
  • Extend Folder - Allow you to get image from external folder OR not
  • Extend Folder - Set path for external image folder used by option above. Using {id}.jpg is for getting the id of image. Using {name}.jpg is for getting the name of image.
  • Priority - Allow you to set order of loading image if you choose getting images from more than one option: image_intro,...
  • Resize Mode - Allow you to choose the mode of image resizing
    • None
    • Center
    • Fill
    • Fit
    • Strech
  • Image Type -  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
  • Width/Height - Allow you to set the width/height of the main image
  • Background - Allow to set the color of image background
  • User Default Image - Use default image if item have not image
  • Default Image Path - Allow you set path for default image used by option above
  • Module Class Suffix - Allow you to choose another CSS class that suits your template
  • Device Class Suffix - Class for responsive
  • Alternative Layout - Allow you to choose another layout available
  • 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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