Flexheader3 Module Parameters

This article describes the module parameters.

Some of these parameters are located in the first module configuration tab, other in the extended configuration, it also depends on your Joomla-version.

Lets discuss the settings:

Show Help information on frontpage

This setting displays helpful information on the frontpage. This feature is enabled by default after Flexheader3 Installation. Please turn it off after configuring Flexheader3.

The window contains the information about naming your pictures. Just read ne displayed filename and rename your header-image, so it can be loaded by Flexheader3.

This setting has 2 options:

  • for endusers: A Small information window with information about path and filenames of the header images
  • for developer: A large window with many informations, useful for debugging a developing

Location of image folder

Here you can decide where your header images are stored

  • /images/: Use of the cental /images/folder if your webspace
  • /templates/current-template: Store your images in your template folder

Normally you will use the central /images folder, because this folder is accessible via the joomla builtin media manager. If you use various templates on your site, it may be better to store the images inside the template folder to use separate images in every template.

Name of image folder

Lets store all header-images i a subfolder of the folder choosen above. If you need more than one module on your site, use this parameter to seperate the images, "header-images1", "header-images-left" for example.

Name of default image (without extension)

Flexheader3 needs at least one default image to be functional. It is used if not other image matches.

If you plan to use Flexheader3 but you dont want to configure it right now, no problem: Just enable the module, use the default settings and upload only the one default image. So you have an header-image on your site and you can upload the specific images later.

Filetype of image

Here you can choose the filetype of your image. Just select one from the list. Flexheader3 will not use images that dont match the Filetype extension.

The Filetype is case sensitive!

Height & Width

This setting is used to set the dimensions of the module. It is used in IMG, DIV and FLash Mode.

Please make sure your images have the same dimensions as declared here, because if the dimensions differs, your browser have to resize the images (in IMG Mode). Browser builtin resizing methods are fast, but creates ugly result. In DIV Mode your image is displayed in his own size.

Indictaion of Dimensions

In some special cases it is necessary to measure the size of the module in % instead of px. This is often used in DIV Mode on sites with variable width to repeat an image.

Do not use the % setting in IMG Mode, you will get ugly results. In DIV Mode your image will repeat if the module is larger than you image.

This article describes the advanced parameters of the module. To reach the advanced parameters of the module just click on "Advanced Parameters" beneath the "Module Parameters" Block on the right side.

Lets discuss the Details:

Display mode

Normally a image is displayed using the html img tag. Flexheader3 can also display a DIV with your image as its background, also you can display a flash movie instead if IMG or DIV.

Flexheader3Use DIV instead of IMG if you need an overlay over your header image. DIV uses your image as a background, so you can easily put text, other images, links ... as an overlay.Flexheader3

DIV Content (for Display mode=DIV Area with background image)

Here you can enter text or html code as content for your DIV.

Flexheader3If you want to overlay your logo over your header-images, just type in: <img src="/path_to_logo" border="0" /> and use CSS to configure the position.

Output of IMG Alternative Text (XHTML ALT)

In XHTML an image needs an ALT Attribute. Browsers that cannot display images displays this text instead of displaying the image. Some browsers also displays this text as a tooltip. You can leave this empty without breaking XHTML compatibility.

Choose one of the following parameters:

  • blank: outputs nothing
  • Joomla!-Pagetitle: Uses the title of the current page, for example "contact"
  • own text: Uses your own text, see the following parameter

own IMG Alternative Text (XHTML ALT)

Type your own text for the img ALT Attribute there.

Hyperlinked header

Adds a hyperlink arround the image.

Hyperlink Target

The destination of the hyperlink

JoomFish Support

If you turn JoomFishSupport on, Flexheader3 adds the language to the filename, So you are able to show different header-images depending on the current language.

If you do not need separate images for every language on your Joomfish equiped site: use the "No" Setting.

JoomFish Support is not needed anymore, because since Joomla! 2.5 you have got a separate menu entry for your menu entry in every language, so you have an unique itemid.

VirtueMart Support

adds virtuemart article id to the filename to work with virtuemart articles

VirtueMart Support was removed in Version 1.6.1

Load a css file

loads a css file, where you can add css code to style the specific site in joomla. no need for seperate templates anymore. Just name your css file the same way as you would name the image. There is no need to have a image with the same filename as the css, you can also use this function with the default image.

Position of Debug information

Here you can specify where the "Show Help information on Frontpage" appears.

Debug Background Color

Here you can specify the color of the "Show Help information on Frontpage" window.

f you you debug more than one Flexheader3 module at the same time it is helpful to use separate positions and colors for each help information window.

Debug Opacity

Sometimes it is necessary to see the contents behind the "Show Help information on Frontpage window", so you can use that option to configure the opacity.

Module Class Suffix

This parameter adds an CSS class to the module container. This is handled by joomla and depends on the module chrome style.

Flexheader3 CSS Class

This CSS class is added to the Flexheader3 Objekt -> IMG, DIV... itself. You probably need this for special CSS styling issues.

Caching

You should turn module caching off, because flexheader3 cannot change images while cached.

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