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Today: Jul 31, 2014

The back-end interface

SlideshoxFx provides a large set of parameters,

each parameter having its own description.

Almost all parameters can be overwritten using inline parameters in article itself giving even more flexibility.

See below some back-end snapshots with some explanations, tips and tricks.

If you use SlideshowFx, please post a rating and a review at the Joomla! Extensions Directory.

User account

This sections allows you to configure Picasa, Google+ or Flickr account to be used by default.

You can test your own Picasa or Google+ account and token using my website custom demo page available here.

To get a token or a API key, it is recommended to sign-in first to your Picasa, Google+, Flickr or Facebook account.

Picasa/Google+ settings

In Picasa token is mandatory to display private albums.

If token link doesn't work on your website, please use the alternative page available here.

Flickr settings

Configuring an Flickr API key and secret code will automatically switch SlideshowFx in Flickr mode instead of standard Picasa/Google+ mode.

To get a Flickr token, your API key must be configured with the correct callback URL proposed by SlideshowFx when you click on "Get an Flickr API key and secret code".

In next parameters related to thumbnail or photo size, the character * indicates recommended values for Flickr albums.

Facebook settings

Configuring a Facebook App ID, secret code and access token will automatically switch SlideshowFx in Facebook mode instead of standard Picasa/Google+ mode.

The Facebook access token is mandatory even though you just want to display your public albums. To get a Facebook access token, your Facebook App must be configured with the correct website URL and App Domains (same as previous URL without http://). The correct website URL is provided by SlideshowFx when you click on "Get an Facebook App ID and secret code".

You Facebook ID will be automatically initialized along with your access token.

In case of error message like "App Domains: xxxxx.xxx is not a valid domain." or "Site URL is not a valid URL" (see post here), you have to wait 10 minutes before any other try else you will get same error message even though parameters are correct.

If you have blank page when you try to get your access token, then just reset the App secret code from your Facebook account.

Instagram settings

Configuring an Instagram Client ID, secret code and access token will automatically switch SlideshowFx in Instagram mode instead of standard Picasa/Google+ mode.

The Instagram access token is mandatory even though you just want to display your public photos. To get an Instagram access token, your Instagram Client ID must be configured with the correct redirect URL. The correct website URL is provided by SlideshowFx when you click on "Get an Instagram Client ID and secret code".

Your Instagram username and ID will be automatically initialized along with your access token.

Filters

Access to your private albums can be forbidden or restricted to only registered users.

Full resolution download is supported only in Picasa/Google+ mode. If your need this feature on Flickr, just let me know using SlideshowFx plugin forum (full resolution is proposed only to Flickr Pro accounts).

Gallery settings

SlideshowFx Professional Edition for Joomla! 2.5 provides additional settings to configure galleries and albums layouts (standard layout, title on top, on left, on right and compact layout). You can see some snapshots here or have a demo here by clicking on "Quick demo" link and select layout.

Album settings

SlideshowFx Professional Edition for Joomla! 2.5 provides additional settings to configure galleries and albums layouts (standard layout, title on top, on left, on right and compact layout). You can see see some snapshots here or have a demo here by clicking on "Demonstration" button and select layout.

Slideshow settings

This section allows you to configure how slideshow is displayed.

After SlideshowFx plugin upgrade from the Trial to GPL or Pro version, you have to increase manually the parameter "Max. picture size", else photo size will still restricted to Trial version (400px).

If some or all pictures are not correctly displayed, try to reduce parameter "Max. picture size" or ensure that resolution of the photos uploaded is big enough.

Video settings (Pro version with Google+/Picasa only)

For compatibility with different browser, when is enabled, it is recommended to keep default parameters as displayed here.

Video is supported only in Picasa/Google+ mode.If you need this feature in Flickr mode just let me know using SlideshowFx plugin forum (Only 2 videos are proposed for free Flickr account).

Rating settings

Rating mode cannot be enabled on website having Joomla! cache enabled.

To remove SlideshowFx database, don't forget to set parameter "Allow clear votes" to "Yes", save parameters and then click on link "Remove SlideshowFx database". An alternative solution on Joomla! 2.5/3.0 is to install and unsinstall SlideshowFx Trial available here.

ShareThis settings

ShareThis option requires a valid ShareThis public key. Create your account here and get your public key.

Global settings

You can drastically improve your website performances by activating SlideshowFx internal cache mechanism and configure a cache time.

For galleries having a large number of albums, or albums having a large number of photos, you have to increase the default PHP PCRE's backtracking limit. The default PHP value is 100000 which is suitable for around 200 albums/photos. Increase this parameters (adding 100000 step by step) until having a correct display of your bigger gallery and album.

Force framework parameter can be set to "Yes" in some rare cases (website template based on JQuery for instance) when you get a Javascript error during web page loading. Another alternative is to activate jQuery framework in SlideshowFx plugin.

Translations settings

Date format/string and photo string are taken into account only when Multilingual support is disabled.

Multilingual support can be enabled if you have installed a front-end SlideshowFx language file provided here or if you have created your own language file based on /administrator/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_content_slideshowfx.ini.

Do not hesitate to share your translation on dedicated forum.

Advanced settings

Contact support if you need specific slideshow options or you need to remove hidden SlideshowFx attribution message.

CSS Layout settings

You can add extra CSS code here you adapt display to you website. Do not hesitate to contact support on forum.