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SJ Carousel Userguide

This guide is intended for Carousel free module.
When you buy (or download free one) 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 when informed


1. Joomla!, supported versions are listed in our intro page.


1. Prepare your module package (a zip file; please UNZIP first if it is indicated in the file name)
2. All steps are in administrator backend of Joomla!:
  • In your Administrator page, go to Extensions -> Extension Manager
    In this page, click Choose File, select module package.
  • Then click Upload & Install

  • Please wait for module being installed, usually within several seconds
  • Now go to Extensions -> Module Manager, click New and create one instance for module you have installed
  • Then configure it as SETTINGS part hereafter


1. This module with sample layout is below:

2. The parameters are divided up into the following areas:
  • Source Options
  • Article Options
  • Effect Options
  • Image Options
  • Advanced Options
  • Data Source - Choose categories source to be used with
  • Child Category Articles - Include articles from sub-categories of source OR not
  • Category Depth - Set level of sub-categories of source to be used  with this module
  • Featured Articles - Include featured articles OR not
  • Article Field to Order By - Allow to choose one criterion for order
    • Article Manager Order
    • Featured Articles Order
    • Hits
    • Title
    • ID
    • Alias
    • Created Date
    • Modified Date
    • Start Publishing Date
    • Finish Publishing Date
  • Ordering Direction - Set direction to arrange order: ascending or descending
  • Count - Allow to set total of articles to be used by slider
  • Show Title - Allow to show title OR not
  • Title Limit - Allow to set the length of title, set -1 for unlimited
  • Show IntroText- Allow to show small description (introtext) OR not
  • IntroText Limit - Allow to set the length of small description, set -1 for unlimited
  • Stop when Hover - Allow to stop slider when being hovered OR not
  • Auto Play - Allow to slide automatically OR not
  • Interval - Allow to set time between each sliding
  • From Image Intro - Allow you to get the intro image
  • From Image Fulltext - Allow you to get the fulltext image
  • From Inline IntroText - Allow you to get an inline image from introtext
  • From Inline Fulltext - Allow you to get an inline image from fulltext
  • From External - Allow you to get image from external source
  • External Path (or Url) - Set path to external image folder used by option above
  • Order to Get - Set order priority to get images above
  • 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 image
  • Image Height - Allow you to set the height of image
  • Background - Allow to set the color of image background
  • Cache Path - Allow to set path to cache folder
  • Cache URL - Allow to set url to cache folder
  • Placeholder - Allow you to use a placeholder image when image is empty
  • Placeholder Path or Url - Allow to set path to placeholder image
  • Module Class Suffix - Allow you to style module with specific CSS suffix
  • Alternative Layout - Allow to choose other layout if possible
  • Open Link - Allow to set target for opened links:
    • New Window
    • Same Window
    • Popup Window
  • Include jQuery - Allow to use jQuery from this module OR use other global file
  • 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
  • Module Tag - Set wrapper tag for module
  • Bootstrap Size - Set width based on bootstrap for wrapper of module
  • Header Tag - Set tag for module title
  • Header Class - Set class for module title
  • Module Style - Override module style

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