RSShowcase! Module

The RSShowcase! Module was designed for displaying multiple thumbnails of images pulled directly from RSMediaGallery! through the use of tags. It is also capable of synchronizing with Pinterest and Flickr so that you can display, on your website, pictures that you have uploaded on your profiles. This article consists of a step-by-step guide that will take you through the entire installation and configuration process.

Installing the module is done in the Extensions >> Extension Manager area, in your website's backend. Please read this Installation Guide for more information.

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Note: The module can be used as stand-alone, meaning that you don't necessarily need RSMediaGallery! for it to work. You can just synchronize it with either Flickr or Pinterest, leaving RSMediaGallery! completely out of the question.

 
Module Configuration Parameters

The following options are available for set-up:

  • Source: RSMediaGallery! / Flickr / Pinterest - choose in which mode the module should function. It will either pull images from RSMediaGallery, Flickr or Pinterest. Configuring the Flickr and Pinterest integrations is explained below.
  • Limit: Set the maximum number of images to have displayed inside the module
  • Thumbnail Size: Set the width of the images thumbnails, the same height will be applied. They will be displayed as squares in order to maintain a fixed aspect ratio for all thumbnails.
  • Open In: Pop-up Lightbox / URL - choose what happens when clicking on a thumbnail. This will either open the image in a slideshow, or link to the URL that was set up for the image
 
Lightbox options
  • Show Title: Yes / No - This setting applies when an RSMediaGallery! image is viewed inside a slideshow. Set to Yes in order to show the image's title
  • Show Description: Yes / No - This setting applies when an RSMediaGallery! image is viewed inside a slideshow. Set to Yes in order to show the image's description
  • Show Numbering: Yes / No - This setting applies when an RSMediaGallery! image is viewed inside a slideshow. Set to Yes in order to show the image's number in the gallery's total.
URL Options
  • Open URL in: Same Page / New Window - If Open In is set to URL, the linked page will either be opened in the same tab or in a new one, depending on the option chosen here.
 
Advanced

This tab includes some module configuration options meant for more advanced users:

  • Load jQuery: Set this option to Yes if you do not have jQuery on your website (recommended for Joomla! 2.5). You can set this to No if you are using Joomla! 3.x, as it includes jQuery by default.
  • Module Tag: Choose in what type of container the module should be enclosed. default Joomla! setting
  • Bootstrap Size: Chose a value from 0 to 12 - this is the number of available Bootstrap grid spaces the module will occupy. default Joomla! setting
  • Header Tag: Choose in what type of container the module's header will be enclosed. default Joomla! setting
  • Header Class: Set a custom CSS class for the module's header. default Joomla! setting
  • Module Style: Choose an alternative style for the module. default Joomla! setting
 
RSMediaGallery! settings

In this tab of the RSShowcase! module, you can select what RSMediaGallery! photos to be displayed by adding the tags that they are associated with.

Flickr Settings

The module offers the possibility to have it synchronized with your Flickr profile. To enable this integration, you need to configure the following parameters, in the module's Flickr tab:

  • Flickr API Key: You can get your API key by logging in to Flickr and following this link. Have a look at the Image 1.1 below to see where exactly on the page you can find it.
  • ID: The ID can be retrieved by following this link (being logged in to Flickr is also required). This is shown in Image 1.2 below.
  • Select ID Type: User / Group - used in conjunction with the ID field presented above, here you will need to specify whether the ID corresponds to a particular user or a group.
  • Tags: The images from Flickr with the mentioned tags will be imported
NOTE : If you modify/delete the pictures from the Flickr account, you will have to clear Joomla!'s cache.

This image illustrates how you can get your Flickr API Key:

This image illustrates how you can get your Flickr User ID:

 
Pinterest Settings

A Pinterest synchronization is also available. To enable it, please configure the following parameters, in the module's Pinterest tab:

  • Username: The images need to be public. This is why all you need to do is provide the username to which the images are associated
  • Boardname: Optionally, if images are grouped into boardnames, you will need to specify the board's name in this field

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