The JoomGallery Wall module allows the display of gallery images along with their data using pre-built templates or your custom CSS / HTML designs. Set the image search criteria once and let the module take care of the rest. It is the perfect tool for web designers looking to present image contents with custom styles in mind. The module can display pictures in rows, columns and grids as well as special scrolling effects for sliders, transitions and more.
Install the module using the regular Joomla! extension installer.
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 won't affect the data, but they can affect their display form.
To access these parameters, go to the module manager and select the JoomGallery Wall Module.
Use these parameters to customize the standard presentation of the module.
These parameters select which articles to show:
|Owner||Filter by image owner.|
|Category||Filter by image category.|
|Sort field||Choose an image field for sorting.|
|Sort order||Select the desired sort order to use.|
These parameters define the layout properties of the module box. The layout consists of a grid with one or more pages of images organized in rows and/or columns.
|Columns||Number of columns to show.|
|Rows||Number of rows to show.|
|Pages||Number of pages to show. Transition effects are enabled between page changes.|
|Offset||Number of results to skip. This is handy when you want to show the first group of results on one module and the next group in a different module.|
|Display Style||Special 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 Width||Width (in pixels) of the window frame when using a Window special effect.|
|Window Height||Height (in pixels) of the window frame when using a Window special effect.|
|Transition pause||Pause time between page transitions in milliseconds. A value of -1 disables automatic transitions. Default value is: 4000.|
|Transition duration||Page transition effect duration in milliseconds (default: 1500).|
|Slide orientation||Slide transition orientation.|
|Transition type||Transition animation type.|
|Button Style||Button graphic set to use when buttons tags are enabled.|
|Template||To 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||HTML/CSS code to display the overall module box. You can embed any of the following tags:
|Main Content HTML template||HTML/CSS code to display each item. You can embed any of the following tags to display article information:
|Picture width||Width of images.|
|Picture height||Height of images.|
|Thumbnail width||Width of image thumbnail.|
|Thumbnail height||Height of image thumbnail.|
|Description length||Maximum length of image descriptions.|
|Category Description length||Maximum length of category descriptions.|
|Date format||Date format (using PHP date function). Default is: Y-m-d|
'More' Area Configuration
Use these parameters to customize the 'more' area block in the module.
|'More' Content HTML template||HTML/CSS code to display each item. You can embed any of the supported tags to display item information.|
|More items||Offer links to more items.|
|Clone from main?||Enabling this will make the images in the more section be the same as in the main section.|
|More Columns||Number of images to show horizontally. If number of images is higher, multiple rows will be shown.|
|More legend||Legend to show in read more area.|
|More legend color||Legend color.|
|Module Class Suffix||A suffix to be applied to the CSS class of the module.|
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 layer||Define the z-index layer to use for the special effect content.|
|Custom CSS||Any optional custom CSS code needed for the module markup.|
Tooltip and Pop-Up FX Settings
Use these parameters to customize the Tooltip and Pop-Up effects:
|In Opacity||The 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 Opacity||The 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 Vertical||The distance the tooltip/pop-up will move vertically (in pixels) when the mouse enters the trigger zone.|
|Out Animation Vertical||The distance the tooltip/pop-up will move vertically (in pixels) when the mouse leaves the trigger zone.|
|In Animation Horizontal||The distance the tooltip/pop-up will move horizontally (in pixels) when the mouse enters the trigger zone.|
|Out Animation Horizontal||The distance the tooltip/pop-up will move horizontally (in pixels) when the mouse leaves the trigger zone.|
|Fade-in Duration||The duration of the "In" animation when the mouse pointer enters the trigger zone (in milliseconds).|
|Fade-Out duration||The duration of the "Out" animation when mouse pointer leaves the trigger zone (in milliseconds).|
|Pause||The time the tooltip/pop-up will be shown between the "In" animation and the "Out" animation (in milliseconds).|
|Tooltip animation mode||Select one of the many Moo functions to perform animations.|
|Tooltip / Popup ease mode||The transition type. All transitions, except for "linear" transition, can be combined with a "Transition Ease".|
|Centered Popup||Set 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 Settings||Choose an animation style from the list.|
|Note: The following Settings are used ONLY when Slide Panels Settings is set to CUSTOM:|
|Slide Panel X in||The 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 out||The 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 in||The 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 out||The 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 mode||Select one of the many Moo functions to animate the slide effects.|
|Slide ease mode||Choose how to apply the animation effect. This setting is not used when "Slide Animation Mode" is set to Linear.|
|Frames per Second||The 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 Duration||The time (in milliseconds) the duration will last.|
Hover FX Settings
These Parameters Control the Hover Effect:
|Hover Effect in Color||The background color that will fade in when mouse enter the element with class="js_hover".|
|Hover Effect Out Color||The background color that will fade out when mouse leaves the element with class="js_hover".|
These parameters are standard for all Joomla modules. Please read Joomla! documentation for more information on their use.
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:
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:
<div class="jxtctooltip"> This is the tooltip trigger zone <div class="tip"> This is the tooltip content </div> </div>
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.
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:
<div class="popuphover"> This is the pop-up trigger zone <div class="pop"> This is the pop-up content </div> </div>
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 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:
<div class="slidebox"> This is the content zone <div class="slidepanel"> This is the slide content zone </div> </div>
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.
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:
This is the content zone <div class="js_hover"> The content with highlight </div> 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.
As previously explained, the content is rendered in a grid fashion with one or more rows and columns on 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 however, it will be overwritten if you reinstall or update the module.
This is a brief explanation on how the HTML and classes are applied:
|firstpage||The first page.|
|centerpage||Applied to pages between the first and the last.|
|lastpage||The last page.|
|singlepage||Page class when only one page is shown|
|evenpage||Used on even pages.|
|oddpage||Used on odd pages.|
|page-X||Numbered class applied to each page, eg: page-1, page-2, etc.|
|firstrow||The first row in a page.|
|centerrow||Rows between the first and the last.|
|lastrow||Last row in a page.|
|singlerow||Only row in a page.|
|evenrow||Used on even rows.|
|oddrow||Used on odd rows.|
|row-X||Numbered class applied to each row, eg: row-1, row-2, etc.|
|firstcol||The first column in a page.|
|centercol||columns between the first and the last.|
|lastcol||Last column in a page.|
|singlecol||Only column in a row.|
|evencol||Used on even columns.|
|oddcol||Used on odd columns.|
|col-X||Numbered class applied to each column, eg: col-1, col-2, etc.|
|prevbutton||Previous/Backward icon button.|
|nextbutton||Next/Forward icon button.|
|firstbutton||First page button.|
|centerbutton||Page buttons between the first and the last.|
|lastbutton||Last page button.|
|singlebutton||A single page button is shown.|
|pag-X||Numbered class applied to each page button, eg: pag-1, pag-2, etc.|
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.
These optionsprovide total control of how the content will be shown in your site.
|default||The standard method uses HTML tables to align items horizontally and vertically.|
|float||Wall elements are placed using floating blocks and are suitable for custom styling for Responsive and other layout needs.|
|bootstrap||Elements are arranged using standard Bootstrap classes.|
|semantic||Layout is built with blocks styled as "CSS tables" similar in behavior as HTML ones.|
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