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JoomlaXTC Primetime Slideshow Pro

The ultimate Front Page Slideshow for Joomla

Setting Up Showcases and Playlists

The JoomlaXTC Primetime Slideshow can run in both Component or Module modes to display stunning flash driven slideshows. After installation you will first need to set up the Slideshow showcases and Playlist Items.

#1 Open the PrimeTime Slideshow component from your Joomla Administration panel and select the Showcase admin area.


#2 You must first create a new Showcase for each Player. Start by selecting NEW on the top right of the page.

Title: This is the unique Title for the player

Width: Overall Width for the Flash Player

Height: Overall Height for the Flash Player

Image Duration: The Duration each slide shows before transition

Text Color: Color of the Description Text

Text Size: Size of the Description Text

Text Align: The Alignment of the Description Text

Rotating Wheel: Show Rotating wheel Special Effect

Flying Sparks: Show Sparks Special Effect

Published: Yes or No

After setting up the configuration for the player 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 SWF files will be stored. Images is set as default

Automatic Thumbnail Width: If you do not select a thumbnail when entering a new item, the component will create an auto thumbnail

Automatic Thumbnail Height: If you do not select a thumbnail when entering a new item, the component will create an auto thumbnail

Thumbnail Directory: This is the Directory where your Thumbnail images will be stored. Images is set as default

Once complete save the Configuration

#4 Setting up the playlist items. Select the Items page from the Primetime Slideshow Admin Page.


Next, Select NEW from the top right button bar

Title: This is the Unique title for this slide

Select Media: This is your main Slide - You can select Images or SWF

Select Thumbnail: This is your thumbnail Image - If you do not select a thumbnail image - an automatic thumbnail will be generated for images. If your using a flash SWF, you must create a custom thumbnail image

Transition Type: Select from 7 Transition Styles for this slide

Text: This is the Slide Description Text

URL: This is the URL Link for the slide

Target: This is the URL target for this slide

Order: This is the order to show the slides in Start with 1

Showcase Name: Select which showcase to add this slide to

Published: Yes Or No

Once complete Save and repeat the process for addition slides

#6 Setting a Slideshow to display in the Component frontend. In order to display the player in the component front end you must select the Showcase you wish to display and set it as default by first checking the Showcase and then selecting default from the top right button menu.


#7 Setting up the module. To show the Showcase in a module position open you Joomla module manager and select the jxtc_primetime module.


Select the Slideshow Player from the Dropdown of the module parameters

COMMON ISSUES:

Please note in order for the Slideshow to work you must have more than one item loaded in the playlist

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