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SJ Zoo Categories II Userguide

This guide is intended for SJ Zoo Categories II - 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 Categories Options
  • Cagegory image: This is the first image in the description of category
2. The parameters are divided up into the following areas:
  • Basic Options
  • Data source
  • Categories Options
  • Thumbnail 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"
  • Use layout - Allow you choose one of 4 themes availble
  • Zoo application - Allow to choose one of 2 applications available: Page Application OR Blog Application
  • Categories - Choose the source of category that is used with this module
  • Number columns - The numbers of column which can be showed in per row.
  • Max items level 2 - The limited numbers of items at level 2 which can be showed
  • Max columns in tooltip - The numbers of columns in each category selected which can be showed in tooltip.
  • Title max chars - The limited numbers of characters of categories' title which can be showed in the module.
  • More/Hide button text - Allow to change text for button More/Hide.
  • Image linkable - Allow to enable/disable link of image
  • Category Link Target - The opening window for links:
    • Same window: Open the link in the same window
    • New window: Open the link in the new window
    • Popup window: Open the link in new window without navigation
  • Thumbnail width/height - Allow you to set the width/height of the image
  • Thumbnail Background Color - Allow to set the background color of image
  • Thumbnail 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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