Documentation | RS SimpSlide Joomla Extension

July 20, 2010

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rs-simpslide

RSSimpSlide is a Module works natively in Joomla environment. You can control the loop function, the use of random playback of images, the transition time between slides as well as the display time of an image. All from the admin module parameters. This is a free extension. The features are:

  • Customizable width, height and background color of the slideshow.
  • You have option to randomize the images. Otherwise images will ordered according to the file name of the images.
  • You can choose the option to specify the images will loop at the end of slideshow or not.
  • It is also possible to manage the slideshow time and the transition speed.
  • Slideshow can display all images from a folder. Or if you wish you can able to set individual images also.

How To Configure and Use the Module (Steps):

  1. Install this Module.
  2. Now go to “Extensions” => “Module Manager”
  3. Edit/Add RS-Simpslide Module and publish it after configuring the module using the following steps listed below:
    • Module Class Suffix: A suffix to be applied to the CSS class of the Module. This allows for individual Module styling.
    • Slideshow Width: Width of the slideshow in pixel. Default value is 600. Basically this is the width of the images of your slideshow.
    • Slideshow Height: Height of the slideshow in pixel. Default value is 300. Basically this is the height of the images of your slideshow.
    • Background Color: Color of the background in hex-code. Default value is “#ffffff”. Say you wish to make the navigation bar color to RED. Then add “#ff0000″ here.
    • Background Transparency: Transparency of the background. Add any value from 0 to 100. 0 means no transparency, 100 means fully transparent. Default value is 100
    • Random Slideshow: If you want to randomize the images in time of loading the slideshow, choose ‘YES’, otherwise choose ‘NO’. Default value is ‘YES’.
    • Loop: If you want to loop the slideshow images choose ‘YES’, otherwise choose ‘NO’. Default value is ‘NO’.
    • Image Configuration:Choose how you wish to configure the image display. The first one (BASIC) is easy to configure. For advanced users the second option (ADVANCED) will give much more advanced configurable options.
      • BASIC SETTINGS:
        1. Image Folder: Specify the path of image folder (Example: images/stories/slideshow/). Enter the relative path as shown in example.
        2. Link to images: If you wish to redirect the visitors to a particular url after clicking the images, then please specify the url here. (Example: http://www.yoursite.com/)
        3. Open link in: Choose your option to open the link in the same window or in a new window.
        4. Transition Time: Transition Time in seconds. How much seconds it will take to transit from one slide to other. Default value is 1.
        5. Slide Show Time: Slide Show Time in seconds. How many seconds you image will display before moving to the next slide. Default value is 3.
      • ADVANCED SETTINGS:
        1. Image(s) Path: Specify the relative path of all your images, within {} brace, each in a new line. Do not add absolute path. Only add relative path. Example: { images/stories/slideshow/image1.jpg } { images/stories/slideshow/image2.jpg } { images/stories/slideshow/image3.jpg}
        2. Links to images: Specify the urls that will link your images, within {} brace, each in a new line. Example: { http://www.example1.com/ } { http://www.example2.com/ } { http://www.example3.com/ }
        3. Open link in: Open the links in the same window or in a new window, within {} brace, each in a new line. Use from these 2 options: ‘_blank’ or ‘_self’. ‘_blank’ is to open the link in a new window. ‘_self’ is to open the link in same window. Example: { _self } { _self } { _blank }
        4. Transition Time: Transition Time in seconds. How much seconds it will take to transit from one slide to other. Example: {1} {2} {1}
        5. Slide Show Time: Slide Show Time in seconds. How many seconds you image will display before moving to the next slide. Example: {3} {5} {4}

Support: If you have any question/suggestion or if you wish to report any error please post it in our forum: SUPPORT FORUM LINK (Please do not forget to mention the extension name and the version)

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4 Responses to “Documentation | RS SimpSlide Joomla Extension”

  1. Gus Says:

    This module doesn’t work. It shows those three dots and no matter what you do, it won’t call the images. I have checked and confiormed the folder paths like fifty times, and zzzzzz…zzzzzzz…zzzzzzzzz nothing. At one point it said I need to download and install Flash. I already have Flash in my PC. After four hours, I have disabled it. Thanks.

    Reply

    • Souvik Says:

      There should be some wrong configuration. Our support team will surely help you. Please send your concern along with some screen-shots of your module parameter section to support[@]rswebsols[.]com .

      Reply

  2. Trad Says:

    I am using Firefox 4.0.1, Joomla 2.5. Have installed and published SimpSlide. It is hanging, just showing three dots.
    Options are set to “BASIC”. Image directory has one gif image file in it, about 16K.

    I inserted “hello” lines in the php code to try to see where it is hanging. It is hanging on this line:
    =====
    require JModuleHelper::getLayoutPath(‘mod_rssimpslide’, $params->get(‘layout’, ‘default’));
    =====
    which is in the file mod_rssimpslide.php

    Thank you!

    Reply

    • Souvik Says:

      The folder path should be wrong. Please check it once again. Also please provide the URL where we can review the problem.

      Reply

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