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SJ Accordion 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 K2 Accordion, SJ Virtuemart Accordion and SJ Content Accordion modules
Refer guide for Joomla! 15 packages here


1. Joomla! v1.7.x, Joomla! v2.5.x and Joomla! 3.x latest stable versions are highly 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 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


Let's examine all the detail settings of SJ Content Accordion on Joomla! v2.5.x package

1. This module with sample layout is below:

  • Image of Article: This is the first image in the description of Article.
  • Description of Article: This is the text of article's content
2. The parameters are divided up into the following areas:
  • Basic Options
  • Items Options
  • Image Options
  • Advanced Options
  • Open link - The opening window with link:
    • Same window
    • New window
    • Popup window
  • Select Category - Choose categories that you want to show in this module
  • Child Category Articles - Allow to include/exclude articles from child categories
  • Category Depth - The number of child category levels that are applied for above param (Child Category Articles)
  • Featured Articles - Show/Hide/or Only display Featured Articles
  • Article Field to Order By - Select a field which you would like Articles to be ordered by:
    • Article Manager Order
    • Featured Article Order
    • Hits
    • Title
    • ID
    • Alias
    • Created Date
    • Modified Date
    • Start Publishing Date
    • Finish Publishing Date
  • Ordering Direction - Allow to select direction which you would like articles to be order by:
    • Ascending
    • Descending
  • Count - Allow to set number of items which you want to show in module. Select 0 for show all articles
  • Frist Displayed Item - Allow to set article which you want to show at the first time
  • Effect - Support 2 effects: Click and Hover
  • Title Maxlength - Allow to set the number of characters in title. Choosing 0 if you want to show full title.
  • Show Desc - Show/hide description
  • Description Maxlength - Allow to set the number of characters in the description. Choosing 0 if you want to show full title.
  • Show Read More - Show/hide Read More
  • Read More Text - Allow you to alter the text for Read more..
  • From Image Intro - Allow you to get image from image intro OR not
  • From Image Fulltext - Allow you to get image from image fulltext OR not
  • From Inline Introtext - Allow you to get image from inline introtext OR not
  • From Inline Fulltext - Allow you to get image from inline fulltext OR not
  • From External - Allow you to get image from external folder OR not
  • External Path (or Url) - 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.
  • Order to Get - 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
  • 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 main image
  • Image Height - Allow you to set the height of the main image
  • Background - Allow to set the color of image background
  • Cache Path - Path to cache images are resized
  • Cache Url - Allow to set url of cache option above
  • Placeholder - Allow you to use a placeholder image when article's image is empty
  • Placeholder Path (or Url) -Allow to set path to placeholder image

  • Module Class Suffix - Allow you to choose another CSS class that suits your template. Please refer here
  • Alternative Layout - Allow you to choose another layout available
  • 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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