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JomSocial Event Wall
Description

The Joomla! XTC JomSocial Event Wall module enhances your site with incredible power to display JomSocial Events information with your custom CSS and HTML in a module position. Choose events by Category and other criteria and display them with your own templates limited only by your imagination. It is the perfect tool for developers with custom styles in mind. The module can display events in rows, columns and grids as well as special scrolling effects for sliders and transitions.

Installation

Install the module using the regular Joomla! Extension installer.

Configuration

The module can be customized using the standard Joomla! Module Manager.

Parameters are divided in two main sections: The Module Parameters section defines what data will be shown and how it should be presented. The Advanced Parameters allows you to configure the special effects and animations, if any were used. These parameters will not affect the data, but they can affect their display form.

To access these parameters go to the module manager and select the JomSocial Event wall Module.

Module Parameters

Module parametersUse these parameters to customize the standard presentation of the module.

SELECTION PARAMETERS - Use these parameters to select what articles to show:

CategoryFilter according to Event category.
EventsDefine specific event id numbers to show, if this parameter is used the category filter will be ignored.
Private only?Restrict module to show only events marked as private, public or both.
Allow guest invitation only?Show events according to their invitation configuration.
Allow registration only?Only show events according to their capacity limits.
Sort fieldSorting criteria.
Sort orderSelect the desired sort order.

Module parameters DISPLAY PARAMETERS - Use these parameters to customize the layout of the module box. The layout consists of a grid made up with one or more pages of Joomla! articles organized in rows and/or columns.

ColumnsNumber of columns to show.
RowsNumber of rows to show.
PagesNumber of pages to show. Transition effects are enabled between page changes.
Display StyleSpecial effects applied to the layout. Window modes work with one page only; all others require multiple pages of content to perform transitions between them.
Window WidthWidth (in pixels) of the window frame when using a Window special effect.
Window HeightHeight (in pixels) of the window frame when using a Window special effect.
Transition pausePause time between page transitions in milliseconds. A value of -1 disables automatic transitions. Default value is: 4000.
Transition durationPage transition effect duration in milliseconds (default: 1500).
Slide orientationSlide transition orientation.
Transition typeTransition animation type.
Button StyleButton graphic set to use when buttons tags are enabled.
TemplateTo select one of our predesigned template. NOTE: Select -None selected- if want to use Module HTML template and Main Content HTML template fields.
Module HTML template

Module parameters HTML/CSS code to display the overall module box. You can embed any of the following tags:

{leftbutton}Draws a "Left/Back/Previous" button.
{mainarea}This tag draws the main layout area block, including the special effects.
{morearea}This tag draws the articles more area blocks.
{pages}Displays a numbered page list for quick browsing.
{rightbutton}Draws a "Right/Forward/Next" button.
Main Content HTML template HTML/CSS code to display each item. You can embed any of the following tags to display article information:
{author}Display the name of the user that created the event
{authorusername}Display the username of the user that created the event
{authoravatarurl}This tag will return the URL to the avatar of the user that created the event
{authoravatar}This tag will return the avatar image tag of the user that created the event (use the parameter Avatar width and Avatar height to control the size of the image)
{authorprofile}Use this tag to get the URL to the profile of the user that created the event
{caturl}This tag return the URL to the event category
{catname}Shows the name of the event category
{catdescription}Return the description of the event category without HTML tags
{rawcatdescription}Return the description of the event category
{event}Return the name of the event
{url}Return the URL to the event page
{startdate}Shows the start date of the event (use the parameter Date Format to control the form of the date, use the modifier of the strtotime PHP function)
{startdate %Y-%b-%d}Shows the start date of the event in the format that you want (use the modifier of the strtotime PHP function)
{enddate}Shows the end date of the event (use the parameter Date Format to control the form of the date, use the modifier of the strtotime PHP function)
{enddate %Y-%b-%d}Shows the end date of the event in the format that you want (use the modifier of the strtotime PHP function)
{creationdate}Shows the creation date of the event (use the parameter Date Format to control the form of the date, use the modifier of the strtotime PHP function)
{creationdate %Y-%b-%d}Shows the creation date of the event in the format that you want (use the modifier of the strtotime PHP function)
{description}Shows the description of the event without HTML tags
{rawdescription}Shows the description of the event
{descriptionimageurl}Shows the URL to the first image embedded on the description of the event
{location}Shows the location of the event
{summary}Shows the summary of the event
{thumbnail}Returns the thumbnail (of the event avatar) that you set on the event (use the parameter Avatar width and Avatar height to control the size of the image)
{thumbnailurl}Returns the URL to the thumbnail (of the event avatar) that you set on the event
{avatar}Returns the event avatar that you set on the event (use the parameter Avatar width and Avatar height to control the size of the image)
{avatarurl}Returns the URL to the event avatar that you set on the event
{invited}Shows the number of invitees of the event
{confirmed}Show the number of users that confirmed his assistance to the event
{declined}Show the number of users that declined his assistance to the event
{maybe}Show the number of users that maybe will assist to the event
{ticket}Shows the limit of assistants of the event
{hits}Show the number of hits of the event
Max Displayed Length of Event TitleEnter a number. Any event listed with a title longer than that number will be shortened and a '...' appended.
Max Displayed Length of Event DescriptionEnter a number. Any event listed with a description longer than that number will be shortened and a '...' appended.
Date formatDate format (using PHP date function). Default is: Y-m-d
No upcoming events.If No Events Found the module will display this text
Avatar widthUse to set the width of the avatar. Note: The avatar tags only work if the compatibility is active.
Avatar heightUse to set the height of the avatar. Note: The avatar tags only work if the compatibility is active.

Module parameters 'MORE' AREA CONFIGURATION - Use these parameters to customize the 'more' area block in the module.



'More' Content HTML templateHTML/CSS code to display each article. You can embed any of the supported tags to display article information.
More titlesOffer links to more article titles.
More ColumnsNumber of articles to show horizontally. If number of articles is higher, multiple rows will be shown.
More legendLegend to show in read more area.
More legend colorLegend color.
Max. length for event titleMaximum length of {event} tag. Empty = no limit.
Max. length for event descriptionMaximum length of {description} tag. Empty = no limit.
Advanced Parameters

Module advanced parameters These parameters control the behavior of special content effects, please read the next section for more information about content effects and how to apply them.

Z layerDefine the z-index layer to use for the special effect content.

Tooltip / Pop-Up FX Settings - Use these parameters to customize the Tooltip and Pop-Up effects:

In OpacityThe opacity of the tooltip/pop-up when the mouse enters the trigger zone. A value of 0 will make the display transparent while a value of 1 will make it opaque, values range from 0 to 1 in decimal increments.
Out OpacityThe opacity of the tooltip/pop-up when the mouse leaves the trigger zone. A value of 0 will make the display transparent while a value of 1 will make it opaque, values range from 0 to 1 in decimal increments.
In Animation VerticalThe distance the tooltip/pop-up will move vertically (in pixels) when the mouse enters the trigger zone.
Out Animation VerticalThe distance the tooltip/pop-up will move vertically (in pixels) when the mouse leaves the trigger zone.
In Animation HorizontalThe distance the tooltip/pop-up will move horizontally (in pixels) when the mouse enters the trigger zone.
Out Animation HorizontalThe distance the tooltip/pop-up will move horizontally (in pixels) when the mouse leaves the trigger zone.
Fade-in DurationThe duration of the "In" animation when the mouse pointer enters the trigger zone (in milliseconds).
Fade-Out durationThe duration of the "Out" animation when mouse pointer leaves the trigger zone (in milliseconds).
PauseThe time the tooltip/pop-up will be shown between the "In" animation and the "Out" animation (in milliseconds).
Tooltip animation modeSelect one of the many Moo functions to perform animations.
Tooltip / Popup ease modeThe transition type. All transitions, except for "linear" transition, can be combined with a "Transition Ease".
Centered PopupSet this to "Yes" if you want pop-up effect displays to appear centered in the browser window.

Slide FX Settings
- These parameters control the "Slide" content effect:

Sliding Panels SettingsChoose an animation style from the list.
Note: The following Settings are used ONLY when Slide Panels Settings is set to CUSTOM:
Slide Panel X inThe distance (in pixels) from the left trigger zone border that the slide panel will go to when the mouse enters the trigger zone.
Slide Panel X outThe distance (in pixels) from the left trigger zone border that the slide panel will go to when the mouse leaves the trigger zone.
Slide Panel Y inThe distance (in pixels) from the top trigger zone border that the slide panel will go to when the mouse enters the trigger zone.
Slide Panel Y outThe distance (in pixels) from the top trigger zone border that the slide panel will go to when the mouse leaves the trigger zone.
Slide animation modeSelect one of the many Moo functions to animate the slide effects.
Slide ease modeChoose how to apply the animation effect. This setting is not used when "Slide Animation Mode" is set to Linear.
Frames per SecondThe frames per second used to animate the effect. Note: Using a high value in a heavy site could decrease the video performance. Combine this setting with "Frame Duration" to get a smooth effect.
Fame DurationThe time (in milliseconds) the duration will last.

Hover FX Settings
- These Parameters Control the Hover Effect:

Hover Effect in ColorThe background color that will fade in when mouse enter the element with class="js_hover".
Hover Effect Out ColorThe background color that will fade out when mouse leaves the element with class="js_hover".
Special Effects

Besides the page transition effects, you can also include additional effects that apply to the content of each item. By adding certain CSS tags to your HTML code and organizing the layout of content, these effects allow you to build fully customizable tooltips, pop-ups and slide effects. Since all the content data tags are available on these effects as well, you can elaborate the display of your content as much as you want!

Keep in mind however, that with great power comes great responsibility: the HTML of both zones is still part of the HTML code of your page; if your HTML/CSS code has a bug, it may affect how other parts of your site look and work.

Content effects are activated by the user's mouse pointer but with subtle differences. How you can implement each effect and how they are activated is explained below:

Tooltips

A Tooltip will appear automatically when the mouse pointer hovers over a specific "trigger zone", this example code explains better how to use the necessary tags:

Code Sample

Sample Effect

<div class="jxtctooltip">
This is the tooltip trigger zone
    <div class="tip">
        This is the tooltip content
    </div>
</div>
This is the tooltip trigger zone
This is the tooltip content

Upon display, this code will show the "This is the tooltip trigger zone" legend by itself, but if you move the mouse pointer over it, a tooltip will come up displaying the "This is the tooltip content" legend. Each zone is wrapped within a tag, you must use the CSS tags "jxtctooltip" and "tip" as shown to make the effect work.

Pop-ups

A pop-up will appear when the user clicks on the "trigger zone", the Pop-up zone has its own Close and Drag buttons. This example code shows the necessary CSS tags in use:

Code Sample

Sample Effect

<div class="popuphover">
This is the pop-up trigger zone
    <div class="pop">
        This is the pop-up content
    </div>
</div>
This is the pop-up trigger zone
This is the pop-up content

The trigger zone is made with the contents of the div with class "popuphover", and the pop-up content is hidden in the div with class "pop", it will be shown when the user clicks on the trigger zone.

Slides

Slides are useful to display content in different layers, for example imagine a picture with a footnote that expands to show a full description. Different than Tooltips or Pop-ups, Slides do not use a trigger zone, they react to mouse pointer over their own zones. This is an example code:

Code Sample

Sample Effect

<div class="slidebox">
This is the content zone
    <div class="slidepanel">
        This is the slide content zone
    </div>
</div>
This is the content zone
This is the slide content zone

Again, the container zone inside the div with CSS class "slidebox" will be shown first, and the contents of the slide on div "slidepanel" will be shown when the mouse hovers its zone.

Hover

The Hover is useful when you want to focus on specific zone of the content, for example a "clickable" zone that looks similar to other content, an image or name that want to highlight. Similar to Slides, they react to mouse pointer over their own zones and does not need a trigger zone. This is an example code:

Code Sample

Sample Effect

This is the content zone
<div class="js_hover">
    The content with highlight
</div>
This is the rest of content zone
This is the content zone
The content with highlight
This is the rest of content zone

Once the mouse is over the js_hover zone the color will change automatically. As you can see this is the easier effect but provide you the power to catch the attention of your visitors.

Styling

As previously explained, the content is rendered in a grid fashion with one or more rows and columns and one or more pages, each page represents a single grid. Each cell in a grid contains the template code for one item with the placeholder tags translated to their corresponding data element such as titles, descriptions, images, etc.

In order to ease the visual styling of the grids, there are certain common CSS classes added to the HTML code for your convenience. You can put hard-coded CSS styling in the XTS template fields directly, but you may find using your template's CSS file a better option.

If you can't or don't want to alter your main CSS file, you can put any CSS code needed in the module's own file: css/wall.css. This file is located inside the module folder.

This is a brief explanation on how the HTML and classes are applied:

Each page in the module output is made with an HTML < table /> tag; the first table has CSS class firstpage, any inner pages have class centerpage and the last page has class lastpage. If there is only one page then it has class singlepage.

Each row within a table also has similar classes added to it: firstrow for the top row in the table, centerrow for any middle rows and lastrow for the bottom row of content. In the event that only a single row is used, it will have class singlerow assigned to it. These classes are repeated for as many tables (pages) are in the module output.

Likewise, columns also have similar tags: the left-most column has firstcol, the right-most column has lastcol and any middle column has centercol. Single columns have, you guessed it, singlecol. These classes are also applied on all pages shown.

Buttons also have extra CSS classes: prevbutton and nextbutton apply to the < a /> tags for each page change button. Page number buttons have tags as well: firstbutton, middlebutton, lastbutton and centerbutton.

You can have a common set of CSS styling code for these tags in your template's CSS file to maintain a consistent appearance on any modules being shown, or you can use them in combination with the module CSS class parameter to define specific styling for a particular module.

With these many options, the styling possibilities are unlimited! You are in total control of how the content will be shown in your site, just let the module handle the content gathering for you.

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