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SJ Zoo Categories Userguide

This guide is intended for SJ Zoo Categories - 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


1. Joomla! v1.7.x and Joomla! 2.5.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


1. This module with sample layout is below:

  • Category title: Title of category showing, configured under Category Options
  • Category image: This is the first image in the category
2. The parameters are divided up into the following areas:
  • Basic Options
  • Source Options
  • Category Options
  • Image Options
  • Advanced Options
  • Module Class Suffix - Allow you to choose another CSS class that suits your template. Please refer more here
  • Module Width - Allow you to change width of module. Unit is "px"
  • Select a theme - Please change theme which you want to show. We support 4 themes for your module.
  • Link Target - The opening window with link:
    • Same window
    • New window
  • Zoo Application - Allow to choose one of 2 applications available: Page Application OR Blog Application
  • Zoo Category - Choose the source of category that is used with this module
  • Total Sub categories - Allow to choose number of sub categories which you want to show in the module
  • Number of category column - Allow to set number of category columns
  • Tabs event (For theme 4) - Support 2 events for your site:
    • Click
    • Hover

  • Show Category Title - Show/hide title of category
  • Category Title Link - Enable/Disable link for title of category
  • Category Title Max Chars - The max number of characters in category title which can be showed in the module. If you want to unlimited length, you can choose "-1"
  • Category Title Color - Allow to change color of Category Title
  • Show Sub Category Title - Allow to show/hide title of sub category
  • Sub Category Title Link - Allow to enable /disable link of category title
  • Sub Category Title Max Chars - The max number of characters in sub category title which can be showed in the module. If you want to unlimited length, you can choose "-1"
  • Sub Category Title Color - Allow you to change color of sub category title
  • Show Total Articles - Show/hide all articles
  • Show Category Image - Show/hide image of category
  • Link for Category Image - Enable/Disable link for image of category
  • 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
    • Stretch

  • 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
  • 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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