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Album Source Plugins

DJ-MediaTools besides custom items allows to assign to Album items from 3rd party extensions or any other external sources. It's possible with Album Source Plugins. To view the list of available plugins click on the Album Source Plugins button from the Control Panel and you will be directed to Plugin Manager. DJ-MediaTools package is installed with four basic plugins. Make sure all the plugins are enabled otherwise you won't be able to use them.

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Let's go back to the Album edit form and the parameter Album Source. On this list you can see Custom slides and all available Album Source Plugins. Selection one of them will open the additional parameters to set the source.

Note that each plugin has own requirements such as specific extensions installed etc. If some of requirements are not met you will see the proper message like on the screen below.

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Take a look at the parameters of each basic plugins.

Joomla Content

This plugin allows to use Joomla Content as a source of DJ-MediaTools Albums.

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Short description

  • Content type – Choose Joomla Content type to display
  • Category – Choose Joomla Content category to display
  • Default image – Select default image to display if content doesn't contain any images. If you leave this empty then content without images won't be displayed
  • Include Subcategories – If None, only articles from this category will show. If a number, all articles from the category and the subcategories up to and including that level will show

 

Folder

This plugin allows to use folder as a source of DJ-MediaTools Albums.

foldermt1

Short description

  • Folder path – Type here path from Joomla! root folder to the image folder for album, ex. images/slides
  • Link – The URL to redirect to if the image is clicked upon (e.g. http://www.joomla.org or index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=1)

 

DJ-Catalog2 Items

This plugin allows to use DJ-Catalog2 Items as a source of DJ-MediaTools Albums.

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Short description:

  • Categories – select the category you want to display items from
  • Featured only – if set to Yes, only the featured products are displayed
  • Featured first – if set to Yes, the featured products are displayed first
  • Order – select the products order
  • Order direction – choose the direction of the products ordering

 

DJ-Classifieds ads

This plugin allows to use DJ-Classifieds ads as a source of DJ-MediaTools Albums.

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Short description:

  • Category – select the category you want to display ads from
  • Ordering – choose items ordering
  • Only Promoted – specify if display all items or only promoted. You can choose few promotion types
  • Classified ads IDs – only classified ads from this list will be shown (ID separated by coma(,))
  • Default image – select default image to display if ad doesn't contain any images. If you leave this empty then ads without images won't be displayed

 

Virtuemart Products

This plugin allows to use Virtuemart Products as a source of DJ-MediaTools Albums.

vmmt1Short description:

  • Choose Category
  • Set ordering
  • Show/hide product price
  • Show/hide 'Add to cart' button
  • Default image select default image to display if product doesn't contain any images. If you leave this empty then products without images won't be displayed 

K2 Items

This plugin allows to use K2 Items as a source of DJ-MediaTools Albums.

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Short description:

  • Source – retrieve items from categories or select specific items
  • Category filter – get items from all categories or specify one or more categories
  • Fetch items from children categories – set this option to Yes if you want to list items also from children of selected categories
  • Item ordering – set items ordering rule
  • Featured Items – show/hide/display only featured items
  • Time range – you can set time range if ordering is set to 'most popular' or 'most commented'
  • Fetch only items with media
  • Default image – select default image to display if ad doesn't contain any images. If you leave this empty then ads without images won't be displayed

HikaShop Products

This plugin allows to use HikaShop Products as a source of DJ-MediaTools Albums.

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Short description:

  • Synchronize with current content if possible
  • Synchronization on product page – choose what products will be displayed on product page (related, from the same category or brand or from selected category)
  • Display recently viewed by the user – set this option to Yes if you want to list items also from children of selected categories
  • Category – choose Hikashop product category to display
  • Filter type – choose to include also products from subcategories
  • Display out of stock products – show/hide out of stock products
  • Order – choose products ordering
  • Order direction – choose order direction
  • Menu item – choose menu item to open product details
  • Show/hide 'Add to cart' button
  • Show/hide quantity field
  • Show/hide product price
  • Default image – select default image to display if ad doesn't contain any images. If you leave this empty then ads without images won't be displayed
 

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