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The Zentools module is a flexible / responsive image and content gallery module for Joomla. It uses a drag and drop interface to control which elements appear in the module - making building content galleries and grids for Joomla a breeze.

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It features the ability to create responsive slideshows, carousels, accordions, grids, lists, galleries, filtered masonry grid and more ...

v.1.13+ Updated with Two new layouts, effects and speed improvements.

Now includes two new layouts:
- Parallax Stacked
- Backstretch slideshow

Animations: The ability to animate your items using css3 and javascript transitions.

Speed Improvements: Zentools image caching and processing is now super fast which will improve your site's performance.

Adds supports Easyblog as a content source.
Adds support for Joomla and K2 tags.
Adds support for Joomla Categories as a content source

Features include:
- Display Joomla, K2 content, Easyblog or images from a folder
- Drag and drop interface to build your layout
- Built in image resizing and caching
- Responsive lightbox
- Preset button to quickly create common layouts
- Use images optimised for different screen sizes
- Intelligent admin which shows only relevant options for that layout
- Display items in random, recent or popular orders
- Animated overlays for grid and slideshow layouts
- Image styles and effects
- 3 slideshow styles
- Paginated content
- Animated transitions using css3 and javascript


This module gives you lots of options for how to display content and images.

Ease of use

There are lots of settings that give you a lot of control for how your content will be displayed, linked to, etc.


I haven't needed any support for this module, but the JoomlaBamboo team gives fast, patient, thorough and effective support.


JoomlaBamboo template demos show examples of the different layout options for a good starting point. Good tooltips help the rest of the way.

Value for money

Great value - very happy to have this!

I used this to: Client and personal websites

This incredibly powerful extension can create amazing slideshows and grid-views. It is part of all my websites. Joomlabamboo have done an amazing job. I recommend zentools to everybody. My own clients are impressed with the things joomla is able to do with this extension. Excellent presets, manual and support. Thanks a lot guys!

The Zentools module is an elegant and versatile display module! It's very intuitive and though I didn't think it was possible, the JB team continues to impress me with the flexibility of this module. The zenslider and tabs makes it even easier to make on-the-fly accordion and tabs. I use a lot of extensions and I have never encountered any conflict when using Zentools.

If I ever run into any issues, Anthony and his team are right there with a ready and trustworthy response and solution.

thanks JB team!

Very versatile display module. On top of that, the support is first rate. Even answer daft questions promptly and without judgement. I also use their templates, well worth the annual fee. Wholeheartedly recommend.

I have used this extension for, slideshows, slideshows with overlay text, galleries, FAQ's, displaying a category as a menu, profiles, displaying products and more! This is the most versatile extension ever with quick support if you need it! I love it!! Used on both J2.5 and J3.X with same results

These guys know what they are doing. When I was starting out, they held my hand in figuring out the T3 world. Quite a learning curve. Now, after a dozen sites, I will never consider using anybody or anything else. Zentools is what you dreamed about and hoped that somebody with more coding knowledge that you could do for you. Search no more. I will never give up my subscription to Joomlabamboo. The product and service are amazing.

I love ZenTools. I use it on multiple sites. It is integral to any site I develop now. I have gotten so used to it that I hardly imagine building a site without it. Especially now that they have built in EasyBlog support. You won't go wrong using ZenTools and if you have problems their support is excellent! Go for it.

Sean Carney


Posted on 03 June 2014

Zentools is simply a dream to work with.

And the support team at JoomlaBamboo is patient, understanding and incredibly prompt. What more could you ask for?

Superb extension, very flexible, very modern & professional. Also, I think that for any joomla extension, besides the functionality & features, there are 3 things that are very important: support, support and support -- and zentools / joomlabamboo team has provided an impeccable support. Thanks guys.


Posted on 20 November 2013

I don't think I have seen a more versatile and friendly module in my six years of working with Joomla! The Zentools module is an awesome addition to the Joomla! web designers toolbox. I am not sure I could manage without it, or not sure if I want to manage without it! It can be used to created several cool module options to easily include in your website. The designer of this versatile tool, from Joomla Bamboo, is one of the most creative in the business. Zentools is easy to use and contains many super options for versatility including: slideshows, grids, carousels and accordions that make it a pleasure to use. Is this the only image rendering module tool you need? I think it might be. I give this a triple A+!



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Hover Box Gallery

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Hover Box V2.1 - A simple CSS gallery combined with some optional mootools sugar coated bliss. A simple gallery using pure css to display images using css hover and mootools slimbox, Zoom Box and tooltip effects. This module is based on the work by Stu Nicholls at cssplay. Please take the time to read the faq on the Joomla Bamboo website for more details regarding configuring the gallery. Features: * Pure CSS gallery now coupled with Slimbox Extended, Thumbnoo (Zoom Box effect) and Mootips. * Mouse hover triggers display of image. * Different image for thumbnail and displayed image in Slimbox popup now possible. * Mouse click triggers the lightbox display. * Assign images to a unique gallery to display the slimbox slideshow and navigation controls. * Up to 18 images per module. * Just set your image folder and enter your images to display. * Automatic setting of css layout. * Set the gallery width and height to clear space for the full image to be displayed when choosing the hover option. * Enter your image title and alt tags for greater accessibility, SEO and gallery function. Changelog: v2.1 Added Zoom Box Effect, ability to add script references automatically (not an xhtml valid method), ability to choose layout type from drop down list, added mootips to display the title of the image in a tooltip, cleaned up some of the code and made a few bug fixes. Changelog: v2.01 Minor bug fixes Changelog: v2.0 added slimbox extended, separate thumbnail image, choice about what happens when the thumbnail is clicked, cleaned up the output code. Changelog: v1.01 added the ability to attach a link to the thumbnail.


Anthony Olsen
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download
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