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SJ Category Showcase 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 is applied for packages from version 1.0 of SJ VM Category ShowCase (for Virtuemart Component), SJ K2 Category Showcase (for K2 component) and SJ Category ShowCase (for Content component) module.
Refer guide for Joomla!15 packages here

REQUIREMENTS

1. Joomla! v1.7.x and Joomla! 2.5.x latest stable versions are highly recommended.

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 of Joomla!:
  • 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
  • Then click the module listed below to configure it as SETTINGS part hereafter

SETTINGS

Let's examine all the detail settings of SJ Category Showcase on Joomla! v2.5.x

1. This module with sample layout is below:

2. The parameters are divided up into the following areas:
  • General Options
  • Content Options
  • Image Options
  • Effect Options
  • Advanced Options
GENERAL OPTIONS
  • Module Class Suffix - Allow you to choose another CSS class that suits your template. Please refer more here
  • Module Width - Allow to set width of module
  • Theme - Allow you to choose one of 4 themes available
SOURCE OPTIONS
  • Category - Allow you to select a category available
  • Include Subcategories - Choose article in subcategories OR not
  • Sort Order By - Allow to choose the criterion for order:
    • Recently Added
    • Most View
    • Recently Modified
    • Ordering
    • Title
    • Random
  • Source Filter - Allow to show articles that meet some factors:
    • All Featured
    • None Frontpage
    • Only Frontpage
  • Item Count - Allow to set number of article visible
  • Number Column - The Param uses for Theme 3 and Theme 4. It's number of columns which you want to show article
CONTENT OPTIONS
  • Show Category Title - Show/hide the Title of Category
  • Link Category Title - Enable/Disable link for Title of Category
  • Category Title Max Chars - Allow to set the number of character for category title. Choosing -1 if you want to show full title.
  • Category Title Color - Allow to set color for category title
  • Show Title - Show the title of article OR not
  • Title link - Show link of title OR not
  • Title Max Chars - Allow to set the number of character for article title. Choosing -1 if you want to show full title.
  • Title Color - Allow to change color of the title
  • Show Author - Allow you to show Author OR not
  • Color of Author Name - Allow to change color of author name
  • Show Desc - Allow you to show article description OR not
  • Desc Max Chars - Allow to set the number of character for article description. Choosing -1 if you want to show full description.
  • Description Color - Allow to change color of description
  • Background Color - Allow to change background
    color of article column
  • Strip Html Tags - Strip HTML tags in description
  • Show Read More - Show/hide Read More
  • Read More Text - Allow you to alter the text for Read more...
  • Link Target - Set target for links clicked:
    • New window
    • Same window
  • Show View All - Show/hide view all
  • View All Text - Allow you to alter the text for View All Text...
  • First Title Color - Allow to change color of the first title
  • View All Color - Allow to change color of view all
  • Custom URL - Custom url of article

IMAGES OPTIONS
  • Image link - Show/hide link of image
  • Show small image - Show/hide small image
  • Small Image Link - Show/hide link of small image
  • Small Image Width - Allow you to set the width of the small image
  • Small Image Height - Allow you to set the height of the small image
  • 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
  • Resize Mode - Allow you to choose the mode of image resizing
    • None
    • Center
    • Fill
    • Fit
    • Strech
EFFECT OPTIONS

  • Auto Play - Allow you to set autoplay for slideshow
  • Slideshow Speed - Allow you to set how fast slideshow to slide, larger is slower.
  • Time speed - The time to run effect
  • Select an effect - We support 25 effects for your site
ADVANCED OPTIONS
  • 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




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