JoomlaXTC Artist Showcase MP3 Player
Uploading the package elements
#1 Unzip the jxtc_artistshowcase_j15_unzipfirst.zip package
#2 Upload the com_jxtc_artistshowcase_j15.zip to your Joomla install via the Joomla Installer.
#3 Upload the mod_jxtc_artistshowcase_j15.zip to your Joomla install via the Joomla Installer.
#4 You need to make sure your media manager has mp3 enabled:
Setting Up Albums and Tracks
After installation you will first need to set up the Artist/Albums and Playlist Items.
#1 Open the Artist Showcase component from your Joomla Administration panel and select the Album admin area.
#2 You must first create a Album/Artist. Start by selecting NEW on the top right of the page.
Album Title: Title of Album
Artist Name: Name of Artist
Image: Thumbnail Image to display for Artist
Info URL: Link to more artist info such as BIO page
Published: Yes or No
After setting up the configuration for the Artist click the SAVE button on the top right
#3 Now we need to set up the Overall Global Configuration Parameters by clicking the Parameters Tool button on the top right of the page.
Media Source Directory: This is the Directory where your images and mp3s will be stored. Images is set as default
Once complete save the Configuration
#4 Setting up the playlist track items. Select the Tracks page from the Artist Player Admin Page.
Next, Select NEW from the top right button bar
Title: This is the Track / Song Name
Track File: This is your MP3 - Browse from your select folder or upload via the upload area in the Media Manager
If you have not uploaded the mp3s via FTP you can add an MP3 here buy scrolling to the bottom of the pop up media manager after pressing browse. At the bottom you will see another browse button - This will open your local hard drive - select the mp3 to upload and then click upload. The file is now added to your folder. Select the file in the folder and scroll to top and save...
Duration: Add your own in MM:SS or the MP3 time will be calculated automatically
Enable Link?: Enable Buy Now Link
Buy Now URL: Link to Product on Itunes, Amazon, or your own shop page
Enable Download?: Enable Download Link
Download File: This is the downloadable MP3 - Browse from your select folder or upload via the upload area in the Media Manager
Album: Attach this song to an Artist Album
Order: This is the order to show the track in the artists playlist
Published: Yes Or No
Once complete Save and repeat the process for additional tracks
#6 Setting up the module. To show the Artist Showcase in a module position open you Joomla module manager and select the jxtc_artistshowcase module.
Albums: Select Albums to display.