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JA Sidenews

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From the back-end of your Joomla site (administration) select Extensions->Module Manger, then click on module named JA Side News to go to configuration panel.

1. Content Settings

Parameter Explanation

  • Select Source: JA Side News module support both Joomla content and K2 content
  • Categories Selection: Select one or many categories where the module get articles from to display in front-page.
  • Featured Articles: Select to show/hide featured articles in front-page
  • Article Field to Order By: select to order articles by date, order or hits.
  • Ordering Direction: select to order articles by ascending or descending based on selected Articles Field to Order By.
  • Max Article Display: set maximum number of articles to be displayed in the module.
  • Title Max Length: Set maximum number of characters of article's title displayed in front-page.
  • Description Max Length: Set maximum number of characters of article's description displayed in front-page
Front-end Appearance

2. Layout Configuration

JA Side News module supports 2 layout styles: Default layout and Side news layout, each layout has different configuration so the front-page will be different.

2.1 Layout Style = Default Layout

Parameter Explanation

  • Show Date: Title displayed on the front end
  • Show More Detail link: Show or Hide the module Title on the front end
  • Show Images: The position of the module displayed on the front end
Front-end Appearance

2.2 Layout Style = Side news

Parameter Explanation

  • Module Height: set the height of the module (in pixel)
  • Text Color: set the color of text (title, description) in front-page.
  • Background Color: set the color for background of the module.
  • Background Transparent: set the level of transparent for background, maximum is 100.
  • Apply Animation: set the animation for image or content (text: title, description)
  • Play Side Mode: set the side mode: Caption, side down, side up, side left, side right.
  • Expand Height: set the height size of item when it is expanded
  • Collapse Height: set the height size of item when it is collapsed
  • Animation Transition: set the transition of animation

3.Image Settings

Parameter Explanation

  • Thumbnail Mode: set the thumbnail mode for image: Using Crop, Using Resize, or Using Image Source
  • Image Width: set the width size of image displayed in front-page.
  • Image Height: set the height size of image displayed in front-page.
  • Image Alignment: set the alignment of image: right, left or auto
Front-end Appearance

4.Advanced Settings

Parameter Explanation

  • Module Class Suffix: add suffix to style for the module.

In case you don't see the module displaying in front-page, you need to check:

  • Is the module published ?
  • Please make sure that the module is published.

  • Is the module assigned to a visible module position ?
  • There can be many module positions listed for you to select, but make sure that the module position you select is visible in front-page.

  • Is the module assigned to a menu ?
  • When you want to display a module on specific menus, you need to assign it to the menus.

  • Is the selected categories has content ?
  • Please make sure the categories you select has content so that the module can get content to display in front-page