Joomla - Random Image Module


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In this chapter, we will study about Random Image Module in Joomla. Random Image Module is used to display the images randomly from the selected directory.

Random Image Module

Following are the simple steps to edit an existing Random Image Module in Joomla.

Step (1) − Click ExtensionModule Manager in Joomla administrator, the following screen will be displayed −

Joomla Random Image Module

Step (2) − Next, click on New button and the following screen gets displayed. Next, click on the Random Image.

Joomla Random Image Module

Step (3) − After clicking on Random Image, the existing Random Image module displays as shown below.

Joomla Random Image Module

By default, the Module tab is displayed. Below, we have mentioned the details of the fields present in the Module tab.

  • Title − Displays the title of Module

  • Image Type − Displays the image type i.e. png, jpg, .gif etc. By default it is set to jpg.

  • Image Folder − Defines the path of the image folder which is stored on the server.

  • Link − When images are clicked, the URL is redirected.

  • Width (px) − Specifies the width of the image in pixels.

  • Height (px) − Specifies the height of the image in pixels.

  • Show Title − Displays the title of the module in the front end.

  • Position − It selects the position of the module to be displayed.

  • Status − It displays the status of the article such as Published, Unpublished and Trashed.

  • Start Publishing − It starts publishing on the assigned date and time.

  • Finish Publishing− It finishes publishing on the assigned date and time

  • Access − It allows access to only selected users from the dropdown list such as Guest, Public, Super Users, Registered and Special options to view the items.

  • Ordering − Displays the drop down of all modules present in the position.

  • Language − It specifies the language of the site. It provides either ALL or English (UK) options.

  • Note − It is used to enter the text information.

Step (4) − When we click on Menu Assignment tab, you will get the screen as shown below.

Joomla Random Image Module
  • Module Assignment − Select the option to view the item from the dropdown list such as on all pages, no pages, only on the pages selected or on all pages except those selected.

  • Menu Selection − After selecting the option only on the pages selected or on all pages except those selected, it displays all the menu items present in Joomla. It allows you to assign module to some and not all pages.

Step (5)Module Permissions tab provides three actions to choose from. It manages the setting of module permission for the user groups as shown in the following screen.

Joomla Random Image Module
  • Delete − It allows users in group to delete the content present in the module.

  • Edit − It allows users in group to edit the content present in the module.

  • Edit State − It allows users in group to change the state of content present in the module.

Step (6) − The Advanced tab is used to do the advanced settings of the Random Image. The advanced tab screen is shown below.

Joomla Random Image Module
  • Alternative Layout − Selects the layout to be used for this module, which you have already defined as one or more layouts for a module in Joomla or template.

  • Module Class Suffix − Setting this parameter causes Joomla to either add a new CSS class or modify the existing CSS class for the div element for this specific module.

  • Caching − Caches the content of the module. Use Global is used to cache settings from global configuration. No Caching is used whether to cache the content of the module or not.

  • Cache Time − Specifies the time in minutes before the module is re-cached.

  • Module Tag − Specifies the HTML tag for the modules.

  • Bootstrap Size − Selects width of the module built into bootstrap.

  • Header Tag − Modules uses the HTML header tags.

  • Header Class − Optional CSS classes are added in the modules header.

  • Module Style − Overrides the templates style for its position.

Toolbar

Following are the details about the toolbar function tabs present in Random Image Module.

  • Save − Saves your modules.

  • Save & Close − Saves the modules and will close the current screen.

  • Save & New − Saves the modules and opens a new creating module screen.

  • Cancel − Cancels the created modules in Joomla.



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