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Sunday, 19 October 2008 18:18

Learn all about the exciting new RocketTheme exclusive modules that are included in the Versatility IV template release. Here you can find instructions for installation and configuration for each of the custom modules/scripts.

Step One: Installing the Module

  • Download the versatility4-extensions-j15.zip archive from the Versatility 4 download section of the RocketTheme Joomla! Club. Unzip the archive and inside you will find individual zip files for each of the extensions
  • Login in to your administrator console on your Joomla! website and navigate to the Extensions menu item, and select Install/Uninstall from the dropdown menu.
  • In the Upload Package File section, click the Choose File button and select one of the mod_modulename.zip that was inside of the zip file you downloaded earlier. Next click the Upload File & Install button to install the module

Step Two: Publishing the Module

  • Now the module is installed it must be published in the appropriate module position and configured to suit our needs. From the top menu, select Extensions > Module Manager
  • This will take you to the Site Module Manager which allows you to configure the placement and configuration of all modules in your Joomla! website
  • Locate the module from the list. Remember there could be a few pages. Once you have found it, you can publish in 2 ways: The first is selecting the cross next to the tile or clicking the title then set Publish to Yes followed by Save

RokNewsRotator

RokNewsRotator is a module that rotates your news item using the powerful of the mootools javascript library. You simply assign a category/section and watch your articles transition

We will take a quick look at the parameters you will find when you install this module. There are 4 columns, parameters, options, demo and description. The parameter column lists each available setting for the module; options lists the available options to choose from; demo lists the options chosen on the demo and description outlines what the module does.

Parameter

Title Position Access Level Published Module Class Suffix Enable Cache Module Mode Link Title Link Images Frontpage Items Count Category Section Include Mootools Read More Label Transition Duration Delay Length Show Image Corners AutoPlay Rotator Show Controls AutoHide Controls Controls Opacity Preview Length

Options

Yes : No List of positions Public : Registered : Special Yes : No Text Field Yes : No Content : Static : Both Yes : No Yes : No Show : Hide Number Field List of categories List of sections Yes : No Text Field Number Field Number Field Yes : No Yes : No Yes : No Yes : No Number Field Number Field

Demo

No Showcase2 Public Yes -rotator No Content Yes Yes Show 4 RokNewsRotator RokNewsRotator No Read More 800 7000 No Yes Yes Yes 0.4 220

Description

Enable/Disable the module header Select the module position Determines who can see the module Enable/Disable the module Enable/Disable the cache Allows for individual CSS control Select what content type to load Link the title Link the images Show/Hide frontpage items Control how many items Choose a category Choose a section Load(not) Mootools.js Insert the Read More name Time for transition Time to display item Show corners around the module Enable automatiion Show/Hide the controls Hide on hover or not Control transparency Number of content characters

Below is the HTML code for the RokNewsRotator Item located on the frontpage and appears first:-
<!--IMAGE images/stories/rotator-demo2.png IMAGE-->
Versatility 4 offers the most module positions and layout configurations of any template we've ever created. 45 module positions, a plethora of banner and block advertising locations, as well as up to 7 columns allow Versatility 4 to adapt to nearly any configuration you could want.

Integrated RokSlide Tabbed Modules

For Versatility IV, we have integrated RokSlide into the core of the template so you have the RokSlide functionality in terms of tabs with stylish transitional effects with the modular layout of the template.

RokSlide by default has 5 tabs available. Each tab has a module position ranging from User11 to User20, respective to the individual tab. Therefore, you have a single modular position per tab but you have the option of applying multiple modules to a single position. For example, you can assign 3 modules to the User15 position and they will appear in a horizontal layout in Tab 1.
You can find more details about these configuration options on the Basic Customisations page.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2008 20:55