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The DJ-ImageSlider extension allows you to display image slides with title and short description linked to any menu item, article or url address. It can works as responsive slideshow displaying one image at once or responsive slider displaying more images at once vertically or horizontally.
create categories for your slides
link it to your menu item, article or any URL
add the description that will overlay the image (can be disabled in module's settings)
upload images easily
select if module should work with dj-imageslider component or as standalone (images from folder)
select slider's type (horizontal, vertical, fade)
select the category of images to be displayed
choose the options for the module:
- show/hide title
- show/hide description
- show/hide readmore
- enable/disable title link
- enable/disable link description
- select start/end publish date
- image width/height
- amount of visible images at once!
- space between images
- maximum of images
- ordering (file name/ordering, random)!
- slide effect (bounce/linear/cubic/expo/bacl/elastic)
- set autoplay on/off
- show play/pause button
- show next/prev buttons
- set description width
- set description position
- customize buttons! (add the path to your own buttons)
- align the navigation bar easily
- set slides' effect, duration, delay
It can be used as either a module or a component, but keep in mind to use the advanced features like putting an anchor link around a slide you must set up the slideshow to use the component instead of folder source, and then go to the actual component to build the slider. That seems to be a little tricky to newer people trying to use it.
I definitely would recommend this to other people who need to put a slideshow in their site.
The installation works like a charm (be sure, you download the correct version for your joomla (1.5 or 2.5).
The module works very nice. I used it in at least 3 websites and I never had a problem. The best thing is, you can place the slideshow where ever you want. Others are always left alligned.
You can use a folder for the slideshow to display all containing images, or create own slides with a description and a hyperlink. The slides have a category that you can chose instead of the mentioned folder.
So it is very flexible, without any errors, and, non-commercial, what I really appreciate.
I am thinking about making a donation.
Such great extensions need to be supported!
So highly recommended. It's always reassuring to get good support with open source stuff, even if the extension in question is free.
Thanks Tomasz :)
So I opted for a slideshow, and one that impacted the page as little as possible, so a mootools based slideshow was perfect (as J already uses mootools).
We've now placed two slideshows on our landingpage, they work nicely, and with the feature of being able change if a slides points to to an article or webpage it makes it possible even for our small sponsors without a webpresence to be shown properly.
In the backend, it's very advanced with categories, and slides being managed, so it's very easy to update, publish or publish/ unpublish quickly.
Though I didn't seek support, I found no easy way to implement the parent category to make say: featured with subs cakes, brownies, customs and then just make a module for "featured". If there's nothing in "featured" it ain't showing up...even if you have subfolders. That was weird.
Also, the width of the slider isn't relative to pixels you want to present in so it will take some tweaking.
Otherwise, I love it! Thanks!
Moreover we are impressed that we asked for some help since the module was not working as expected and the developer was so kind to respond immediately to our request and provide an instant solution.
The DJ team provides quality extensions, professionalism and responsiveness.