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SJ Mega News Userguide

This guide is intended for Sj Mega News 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 when informed here.
The following documentation is applied for packages of SJ Mega News (for Content component) and SJ VM Mega Products (for Virtuemart component) modules.


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 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


1. Below is the module layout:

Sj Mega News

2. Configuration

NOTE: We used the images of module's installtion on joomla 3.x to illustrate

After installing, go to Extension -> Module Manager and find SJ Mega News to configure

SJ Mega News module are configured in 5 groups of parameters following:

  • General Options
  • Source Options
  • Item Options
  • Image Options
  • Advanced Options
Let's look at the parameters in detail:
  • Link Target - Allow to select open link in the Sample/New/ Popup window.
  • Select a Theme - Allow to select a theme for module
Column number for categories
  • # Columns - Allow to set the number of columns for categories on devices which have different screen size.
Column number for articles (for Theme 3)
  • # Columns - Allow to set the number of columns for articles on devices which have different screen size.
  • Data Source - Select categories that are used in this module
  • Child Category Articles - Include child categories OR not
  • Category Depth -  Allow to select the level of sub-categories that you want to show
  • Featured Articles - Allow to show/hide/show only featured items
  • Article Field to Order bySelect the criterion to set the display order of articles:Article Manager Order
    • Featured Articles Order
    • Hits
    • Title
    • ID
    • Alias
    • Created Date
    • Modified Date
    • Start Publishing Date
    • Finish Publishing Date
  • Ordering direction -  Choose the ascending or descending for sorting articles
  • Count - Allow to set number of articles which will be displayed in the module. Set value "0" if you want to display all articles.
  • Display title - Allow to display title or not
  • Title Maxlength - Allow to set the max length of title can be shown (choose 0 to show full title)
  • Display Description - Allow to show description OR not
  • Description Maxlength - Allow to set the max length of description, set 0 for showing full description
  • Tags Display - Allow to display tags for each article OR not
  • Display Readmore Link - Allow to show readmore link OR not
  • Read More Text - Set text for Readmore link
  • Display View All Link - Allow to show the link for viewing all items OR not
  • View All Text - Set Text for "View All" link

Note: Image sources will be got in the article - Click HERE

Get Image From Image Intro
  • Image Intro - Allow you to get images from image intro OR not
Get Image From Image Fulltext
  • Image Fulltext - Allow to get images from Image Fulltext OR not
Get Image From Inline Introtext
  • Inline Introtext - Allow you to get images from Introtext OR not
Get Image From Inline Fulltext
  • Inline Fulltext - Allow to get images from Inline Fulltext OR not
Get Image From Extend Folder
  • Extend Folder - Allow to extend folder or not
  • Order to Get - Set order: image_intro...,external OR not
  • External Folder - Set path to external image folder used by option 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
  • Width/Height - Allow you to set the width/height of the image
  • Background - Allow to set the color of image background. This is applied for showing images without full background. If the image with full background, you can see nothing to change.
  • Use Default Image - Allow you to use a placeholder image when entries' image is empty
  • Placeholder Path or Url - Allow to set path to placeholder image


  • Alternative Layout - Allow to use a different layout from the supplied module or overrides in the templates
  • Module Class Suffix - Allow you to choose another CSS class that suits your template
  • Include jQuery - Allow you to include jQuery from this module or another one
  • 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 - Allow to select the HTML Tag for module
  • Bootstrap Size - Allow to set the number of columns that module will use.
  • Header Tag - Allow to select the HTML Tag for module header/title
  • Header Class - Support the CSS Class for module header/title
  • Module Style - Select module styles

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