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SJ Zoo Categories Accordion Userguide

This guide is intended for SJ Zoo Categories Accordion - Joomla! 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 please check newer versions in 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

1. This module with sample layout is below:

  • Block Title: Show topic of category
  • Category Image: This is the first image in the content of category
2. The parameters are divided up into the following areas:
  • General Options
  • Source Options
  • Categories Options
  • Item 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
  • Select A Layout - Allow to choose one of 3 types layout availble
  • Module Border - Allow to choose border of module OR not
  • Block Title - Allow to set title of category
SOURCE OPTIONS
  • Zoo Application - Allow to choose one of 2 applicatitons avialble: Page Application OR Blog Application
  • Zoo Category - Choose the source of category that is used with this module
  • Include subcategories - Choose category in subcategories OR not
  • Source Filter - Allow to show items that meet some factors:
    • All Items
    • None Frontpage
    • Only Frontpage
  • Sort Order By - Select a field which you would like Items to be ordered by:
    • Recently add
    • Recently modified
    • Most Views
    • Hits
    • Title
    • Random
  • Source limit - Limit amount of items which do you want to show in a the tabs
  • Number column per page - Allow to choose number of columns per page (1->10). This param is used for type 1 and type 3. With type 2, number of item is (rows x columns)
  • Number row per page - Allow to choose number of rows per page (1->10). This param is used for type 1 and type 3. With type 2, number of item is (rows x columns)

CATEGORIES OPTIONS
  • Tab event - Allow to select tab event: Click OR Hover
  • Categories order by - Select a field which you would like Items to be ordered by:
    • Title
    • Random
  • Show image - Show/hide image of category
  • Show description - Show/hide description of category
  • Limit description - Allow to set the number of characters in description. Choosing 0 if you want to show full description.
  • Image Width - Allow you to set the width of the  image
  • Image Height - Allow you to set the height of the  image
  • Image Background - Allow to set the background color of image
  • Image mode - Allow you to choose the mode of image resizing
    • None
    • Center
    • Fill
    • Fit
    • Strech
ITEMS OPTIONS

  • Show Title - Show/hide the title of item
  • Link Title - Enable/Disable link for Title of item
  • Limit Title - Allow to set the number of character in main title. Choosing 0 if you want to show full title.
  • Show images - Show/hide image
  • Link images - Enable/Disable link for  image
  • Show description - Show/hide item description
  • Keep HTML - The module will keep HTML code in description if you choose "Yes"
  • Limit description - Allow to set the number of character in description. Choosing 0 if you want to show full description.
  • Show hits - Show/hide number of view times
  • Show comment - Show/hide comment of item
  • Show created - Show/hide created date of item
  • Link Target - Set target for links clicked:
    • New window
    • Parent window
    • Popup window
  • Large image Width/Height - Allow to set width/height of large image
  • Image Width/Height - Allow you to set the width/height of the image.
  • Image Background - Allow to set the background color of image
  • Image mode - Allow you to choose the mode of image resizing
    • None
    • Center
    • Fill
    • Fit
ADVANCED 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
  • Include Jquery - Allow to include jQuery lib OR not
  • 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 articles. You can see the Id column in Article Manager page
    • New_URL_1, New_URL_2, New_URL_3 are links which you want to replace the orginal links. Format: http://www.newlink.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




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