Configuring the module / FAQ

If you have a question, please, read this FAQ or submit it in our forums.

 

A good piece of advice (Probably, the most useful way to show the module):

(Issue #1 can be solved with this method too). If you have some issues showing the module, you can easily show the module inside an article, so you can move the module simply moving the article. To do that, go to EVO frontpage module settings and in module position set a position that your template hasn't got, like "evofrontpage", then, create an article, write a title like "Article for EVO frontpage" (You will be able to hide article's title, author, date...) and set it Uncategorised and Featured (Yes). Inside the article, only write "loadposition evofrontpage" (With "{" at start and "}" at end). The last step is to create or modify a menu item, for example, the existing "Home" item, which type we are going to change to only show "Single Article" (we select the article created before "Article for EVO frontpage") and set the Article options at right, like hide title, author, etc...

Go to Home page (or the one you have made) and see the result!

 

 

 

Can I choose which image will be rendered?

If you have an article with various images, always the last one will be rendered (thumbnailed) in the Free version of the module. With PRO version, you can select to render the last image, or the first one.

However, you may want to render an image that isn't the first nor the last, or an image that isn't inside your article. To do this, you can apply a "trick":

Insert an invisible HTML code with the URL of the image you want to show: <!-- <img src="image_url_here" /> -->  This code can be in any place, after all the images (or before all images, if you have configured the PRO module to render the first images).

 

 

How can I re-generate the thumbnails?

Maybe, you are changing the size of thumbnails but still see the old smaller / bigger one due to your browser cache. If this happens, go to your hosting files admin and delete the images inside /images/evofp. Then, thumbnails will be re-generated.

 

 

It doesn't create thumbnails on localhost.

The module may doesn't work 100% on localhost because it usually searches for images in a real web hosting. It should create all the thumbnails when will be installed into a web hosting on internet.

 

 

It doesn't create thumbnails.

Be sure that images in your articles are placed in Introtext, before the Read more (Only in Free version).

Maybe you don't want to show an image in Introtext in your articles, but you still want to generate thumbnails... due to behaviour changes in Joomla! 2.5 There are two solutions:

1- Donate a little and get the PRO version.

2- Insert an invisible image before the Read more, with an invisible HTML code like this: <!-- <img src="image_url_here" /> -->

 

 

Where must be hosted the images which I put into articles to be generated as thumbnails?

For best performance, images on your articles should be hosted into /images folder.

 

 

Can I make a Menu with it?

Yes, if you want to make a Menu with this module, you can apply your Joomla knowledges or try following these alternative steps:

- Create a new category to host the articles of next step.
- Create an article (or many as menu items you want). The title of the article must be the title you want to show like menu item (For example: News). You can add an image into the article and/or text to be shown in menu item.
- Create new Menu and the items you want.
- Go to EVO frontpage Module admin page and set to show only the category created before.
- Now, when you clic on item menu, you are actually going to an article, so now, you only need to redirect from this article to the item menu you have created in step 2. You can do it through a redirection code or an extension. For example, for Joomla! 1.5, I have used the plugin SBD 301 Redirect.

 

 

Can I change font size, colors, etc?

Of course; you can modify it by the general way; changing the CSS file, at /modules/mod_evo_frontpage/themes/[name of module's layout you are using]/assets/css folder. You can help yourself using addons for Firefox like Firebug. Make a backup of CSS file before modifying it.

 

 

 

Known issues:

#1 If you click on an article of EVO frontpage and then you see the article and still the module too, this is for you.

Since Joomla 2.5 has changed his behaviour, presents a "problem" with all modules and item menus configured to show articles. In this case, when you are using EVO frontpage set to be shown in a menu item of Joomla 2.5 which is configured to show articles (for example articles like a blog) and you click an article shown by EVO frontpage, you will be seen booth; the article and the module. (For ie: you are viewing your homepage, which only has my module, so you can see some articles into it, but you click one of them and now, you see the entire article plus still my module.)

To avoid this, you need to create a new hidden menu item for each category you have, following these steps (Or, easier, you can apply "A good piece of advice", described in this article):

1. Create a new menu (Menus -> Menu manager -> Add new menu), set a Title (like "Menu for categories") and any menu type (like catmenu).

2. Inside that menu, we need to create each Menu item (Menus -> Menu for categories -> Add new menu item) and select type (Category blog) and menu title (for ie: News). At right tabs, select one of your categories (like News). Do this with each category you have articles to be shown in EVO frontpage.

3. The end. Now, if you click on an article shown by EVO frontpage , you will be reading the entire content of the article without seeing my module. Note that the name set to the menu item will be part of the URL, like www.mysite/news/article1.

 

#2 If you have activated EVO frontpage in a certain page of your site and now other animated modules or addons don't work properly, try going to module parameters, go to Advanced Options, at right, and set Jquery option to NO. With this set up, you won't be able to use animated tabs on EVO frontpage module but you will avoid animated / scripts incompatibilities, if exists.

 

Comments   

 
0 #51 maxegon2 2013-03-16 08:04
Is there anybody who knows how to set Evo Frontpage News so that it shows the thumbnail for first image instead the last image i,age of the article? There must be a way!
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0 #50 Grace 2013-03-13 18:01
Hello,
I have a problem with the thumbnails.
Unfortunately I cannot register to ask my question on the forum.
Could you please help me?
Best regards,
Graciane
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0 #49 Sylwester 2013-03-03 15:54
anyone know why evo frontpage display some image and some no
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0 #48 Pacificador 2012-10-29 17:25
Hi Walter, you have 2 options:
Put the image you want the last or:
In introtext, put your image you want and hide (or not) the introtext. The rest of images out of introtext.

Please future questions of anybody in forums. Thanks!
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0 #47 walther 2012-10-29 16:48
hi, i´m having a troble triying to generate the correct thumbnail, because when an article has saveral images, y picks the last one and generate the thumbnail, but i need the first one.

thanks in advance.
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0 #46 Pacificador 2012-10-21 23:56
Thank you Savina! :) you could rate it if you want...: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/news-display/articles-display/frontend-news/20483 :P
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0 #45 savina 2012-10-21 22:41
love, love LOVE this module!! this is one of the best working, easiest to configure, best looking modules i've used with joomla! it's also very flexible and i love the fact that it creates the thumbnail for you, so all thumbnails look uniform and professional! did i mention i love it? :)
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0 #44 Pacificador 2012-10-21 19:10
Hi Stelios,

It so easy but, please, open a new thread on the forum!

Thanks!
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0 #43 stelios 2012-10-21 18:43
hello. I'm wondering how can i change the title format and not use uppercase letters for articles titles.

thanks in advance
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0 #42 Pacificador 2012-10-17 12:54
Hello JoomlaBR!

It sounds good! However I have never seen an example of what you are talking about and I don't know how it is or how it works, could you explain me that?

It would be nice if you open a thread: http://www.evofrontpage.com.ar/forum/i-want-to-comment-that-25

Thank you!
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