RS FlashMatic – Flash Slideshow Module

We recently launched one Joomla “Flash Slideshow” module. The module is listed under  “Photos & Images” > “Flash Slideshow” directory of JED (Joomla Extension Directory). The name of the module is RS-FlashMatic.

RSFlashMatic is a Joomla Module works natively in Joomla environment. This is a highly customizable XML Image Rotator with more than 35 XML options, including the masking size and speed. You can control the position of the elements on the screen, the number of images, as well as the colors – all from XML. You can use this module in any size you need. This is a free extension.

The features are:

  • Customizable width and height of the slideshow.
  • Customizable background color, position, size and transparency of the Navigation/Controller Bar. You can also able to customize the background color and transparency for each and individual images based on the image color theme.
  • Customizable Play, Pause, Previous and Next buttons.
  • Customizable Slide Duration and Transition time.
  • Customizable Image Link, Image Title and Image Caption/Description.
  • Slideshow can display all images from a folder. Or if you wish you can able to set individual images also.

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SouvikWeb Developer & SEO Specialist with 15+ years of experience in Open Source Web Development specialized in Joomla & WordPress development. He is also the moderator of this blog "RS Web Solutions".

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    • I think the modules you placed are may be over-sized than the actual available size for that position. If you not able to fix the size of your own, we can surely help you. Just contact our support team along with your website details and they will do the needful for you. You can email our support team at support[@]rswebsols[.]com

  1. Hi, I have problem…RS FlashMatic – Flash Slideshow Module without function…only white area…-((

    Any ideas on how to fix this?

    Joomla 1.515, Flashplayer 11,9,900,170


  2. Hi! I just wanted to say that your extension works great (I needed to figure out how to put the correct folder xD)! Thank you very much :)

  3. hello. I just installed your module but i seem to have a problem with the navigation bar as it does not appear at all. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

  4. sir i got this error on my joomla 2.5 Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_strlen() in /home/ceuhrd/public_html/modules/mod_rsflashmatic/helper.php on line 15

    • You need to install “PHP MBSTRING” module in your server. This is a very common module and in most of the server it is enabled by default. But unfortunately in your server it is not enabled. So please enable it from your server’s control panel, or please ask your hosting service provider to do the needful.

  5. Thank your for quick reply and explanations about my issue :D
    And again, thanks for great RSflahmatic module !!!

  6. It doesnt support cyrillic????
    how can i solve this problem…
    by the way the link u show above about language support in forum doesnt work…
    plz helppppp

  7. Great module !!!

    I am not expert in computers, so I must ask this …
    Where can I change size of letter, font, bold, color of letters in caption box?

    Thanks a lot and congratulations !!


    • We are using Firefox 8.0 along with Flash And our RS-Flashmatic demo page is looking fine. Did you getting some problem? Please let us know.


    • Hi Sameer,

      Just review your website in IE9, Firefox7 and Google Chrome. But it looks same in all browsers here. Can you please recheck your website in Firefox once by clearing the browser cache first?


    • Hi,

      Please try the following:

      1. Login to your server using FTP.
      2. Then go to “/JoomlaRoot/modules/mod_rsflashmatic/”. Here you can see one folder called “xml”. Change the permission of this folder to “755”.
      3. Then go here: “/JoomlaRoot/modules/mod_rsflashmatic/xml/”. Here you can find one file called “rsflashmatic_55.xml”. Delete this file.

      Then test your website again.


  8. Hi,

    First I want to excuse me for my bad english, I’m french and I don’t speak english very well.

    I want to know how I can put a rs-flashmatic in an article, like in the demo page.

    Thanks for your response

  9. Dear Souvik,

    First of all the module is perfect congatulations for the good work!!!

    Now i have some problems on trying to fit in on my site

    1. still playing on localhost and the template 1.5 is the JM-Experts Mica.
    2. i m trying to replace the header image of this template with the RS-FlashMatic, is this possible ??
    3. on the Module Class Suffix do i have to create a new module in the template.css?? because i want to put it on the #header !!

    i m a bit confused and i want really bad to get it work cause its awesome module!!
    I hope all these questions are not too much!

    thank you in advance

    • The main concept is, you can place this module in any module position that is available in you template. Just assign the proper “position” by editing the module. Using module class suffix you can assign one new css class to this module. Then you can use that class to add some css code in your template.css file. But for this you have to know CSS well.

      • Thank you for your reply it was very helpfull, this problem solved!!

        But now i have 2 new problems!!

        1. is it possible to have width 100% and no in px ??? i mean so you can able to see the flash in all the width of the screen..

        2. i m trying to write in the captions of the images as well as the read more button in the advance configuration in greek characters but nothing is showing in the preview.. i even tried to change the encoding of the files *.php, *xml, *.js of the module in utf-8 cause it was western europe and still nothing is showing…is it possible to write in greek characters??

        Once again thank you in advance for the help!

        • Once again thank you for your quick reply, i was wondering concerning the percentage if you are plannning in the future to have an update for this issue, i m sorry for my question but its a really big issue for me…

          Now concerning the special characters i will give many tries on what you are saying cause you gave me many ideas and i will let you know…

          Once again thank you in advance

  10. Hi there !!
    i’ve got the same white box in my website also.
    could you plz take a look and give me an advise ?
    – I checked the folder path already (images/stories/slideshow/)
    – I also set the dimension as same as the photo in folder (500×350)
    – I wonder why RS-FlashMatic work web on my local host and become the white box when I upload to host. (without any adjustion)

    Looking for your answer soon, tks !

      • Oh, I’ve just moved my website to
        Plz take a look to my website as I can use RS-FlashMatic usefully.
        Thanks a lot.

        • Try the following:

          1. Login to your server using FTP.
          2. Then go to “/modules/mod_rsflashmatic/”.
          3. Here you can find one folder called “xml”. Change the permission of this folder to 755. (If not work then try 777).
          4. Then go to “/modules/mod_rsflashmatic/xml/”. Here you can find some *.xml files. Delete all those xml files.
          5. Then try to reload your website.


          • Thank Souvik.
            I tried, but it still not work, just display a white box with a waiting circle in center.
            There were what I did:
            – change mod_rsflashmatic to 755 (apply to subfolders and files also) then clean *.xml files
            – Check the result then tried again with 777 permisson.

            Do have any ideas else ?
            Thanks you.

            • Hi,

              There is a permission related issue. In time of loading the module it is not able to generate the xml files from module setting. You need to test more combination of folder permissions. If you need assistance on that you can email our support team at support[@]rswebsols[.]com


  11. As per Joomla default server settings you need to set “display_errors” to “Off” in your php.ini. Please edit your php.ini file and set “display_errors” to “Off”.

    If you are a WAMP user then click on the WAMP icon in the desktop taskber, then go to PHP –> PHP Settings, then uncheck the “display errors”.

  12. Good afternoon. Yesterday decided to try your module. All great and wonderful. But there was a small problem. Does not show Russian text (either in the headers of any description), but with English text, everything works fine. Where and what can be fixed to work properly with the Russian text?

  13. Hi,

    I’m trying to use the module but my images just wont show. Comes out white on my page. The path to the images is correct so I don’t know what the problem could be.

    • Hi Gracee,

      I think the image path is wrong. If you are using BASIC image configuration then please check the folder path is may be missing the trailing slash (/). The correct path should be like this: “images/stories/slideshow/”.

      Otherwise we have a forum. You can post your problem there and we will surely help you to solve the problem.


    • Hi Manhard,

      Just review the download section and it is working properly. This may be a temporary problem you faced. Can you please try to download it once again?

      By the way, you need to register/login first to download the file.


  14. Hi,

    how can I change position of The caption box? The caption box is by default on the right top corner, but I would need to have this box on the left bottom corner. Where can I change this option? Thank You.

      • Sorry, you don’t understand what I mean. If I change padding, I’m changing just the contain of the caption box and its size, but I’m not able to change the position of whole caption box and keep the same size of it. I don’t want to change the size, I just want to change the position of whole caption box from the right top corner to the left botom corner. I hope you understand now. I’m sorry I did replay to here.

  15. hi
    I install this module but any brouzers sey you need flashplayer minimum 9 vrsion . i install flashpleyer 10.1 but this problem is not corect .
    please tell me how it corect

  16. _i use moudule rsflashmatic in two position
    +position 1 with image folder: images/stories/slideshow/ it ok
    +position 2 with image folder: images/stories/slideshow1/ it just white screen

    please help me about folder path for multi postion

  17. Dear reader,

    i can’t login on to your site.
    i am not getting the confermation e-mail that you supposed sent to my e-mailaddress.


    This module seems nice

    • Hi,

      Please let me know your username and email address. I will activate your account and send you the password.

      Warm Regards,

  18. FlashMatic has a very nice transition effect which enhances the look of your site, but I cannot get it to utilize the full size of its box to show the pictures. So, I have a huge white area around the actual slideshow, which is in the upper left corner.

    Any ideas on how to fix this

    • Hi,

      Please try to use images that are equal or greater than the dimension of module. Equal size images will give you the best result. However the bigger image will also work properly. But if you use any smaller images, the slideshow may show some white-spaces. Here is an example:

      Say you set the module dimension (width and height) to 600 and 300. Then the width of your images should be greater than or equal to 600, and similarly the height of your images should be greater than or equal to 300. If you use exactly 600×300 images, you will get the best output. But please do not use any smaller image.

      Warm Regards,