General Configuration tabs

All of the RSSocial!'s configuration options are found in the website's administration area. To set up the module, head to the following path:


Extensions >> Module Manager >> look for RSSocial! and edit it.


The parameters are grouped in multiple tabs, based on relevance. We've identified 2 types of tabs: those that regard social networking (Facebook, Google+, etc.) options, and those that regard the module's general configuration (Appearance, Advanced, etc.). In this article we will describe the general configuration tabs:


Module


  • Show Title: Yes / No - show / hide the module's title
  • Position: Select one of the available module positions to have the module displayed in
  • Status: Published / Unpublished - set the module's state
  • Start Publishing: select a date to start publishing the module from
  • Finish Publishing: select a date to stop publishing the module from
  • Access: set an access level (selectable from the default Joomla! access levels)
  • Ordering: Set an ordering among the other modules that you are using on the same position (options will be available after choosing a new position and clicking on Save)
  • Language: Show the module only for the language selected here (select All for all languages)
  • Note: Add some notes that will be displayed in the backend module listing



Menu Assignment


  • Module Assignment: On all pages / No pages / Only on the pages selected / On all pages except those selected - choose on which pages to have the module displayed


Module Permissions


Here you can find a listing of 3 actions that can be performed. You an set, for each Joomla! group, the permissions that are associated with each action: Allowed, Denied or Inherited. The actions are as follows:


  • Delete: users in the group are allowed to delete content
  • Edit: users in the group are allowed to edit content
  • Edit State: users in the group are allowed to change the extension's content state (publish / unpublish)



Appearance


  • Mode: Icons / Sharing - choose how to have the social links displayed - either as icons or using their specific buttons (for example the Facebook Like and Share buttons)
  • Positioning: Inline (display the module inside the chosen position) / Float (float the module to the Left / Top / Right or Bottom of the page, depending on the setting made in the Float field, explained below)

Icon settings


  • Theme: Choose one of 3 options: No background / Standard background / Circle background for the social links icons
  • Effect: Choose one of 37 on-hover effects for the social icons
  • Icon Font Color: Choose a color for the social links icons' font via an HTML color picker
  • Icon Background Color: Choose a color for the social links icons' background via an HTML color picker
  • Icon Size: Set the size for the social icons, in pixels
  • Icon Transparency: Set a transparency for the social icons in normal state. Make sure to use values between 0 (fully transparent) and 1 (opaque) (e.g. 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, etc. )
  • Icon Transparency On Hover: Set a transparency for the social icons when hovered over. Make sure to use values between 0 (fully transparent) and 1 (opaque) (e.g. 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, etc. )
  • Caption: Yes / No - Display a caption for each social network
  • Caption Font Color: Choose a color for the social links captions' font via an HTML color picker
  • Caption Background Color: Choose a color for the social links captions' background via an HTML color picker
  • Caption Size: Set the size for the social icons' captions, in pixels
  • Caption Transparency: Set a transparency for the social icons's captions in normal state. Make sure to use values between 0 (fully transparent) and 1 (opaque) (e.g. 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, etc. )
  • Caption Transparency On Hover: Set a transparency for the social icons' captions when hovered over. Make sure to use values between 0 (fully transparent) and 1 (opaque) (e.g. 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, etc. )

Floating settings


  • Float: float the module to the Left / Top / Right or Bottom of the page - used in conjunction with the Positioning field explained above
  • Fixed: Yes / No - make the social links sticky (will remain fixed when scrolling)

Inline settings


  • Alignment: Left / Center / Right - set the social icon's alignment inside the container

Advanced


  • Module Class Suffix: Add a custom CSS class for the module's styling
  • Module Tag (only available on Joomla! 3.x): Select an HTML tag in which the module will be enclosed
  • Bootstrap Size (only available on Joomla! 3.x): Select how many columns the module will use (1-12)
  • Header Tag (only available on Joomla! 3.x): Select an HTML tag in which the module's title / header will be enclosed
  • Header Class (only available on Joomla! 3.x): Add a custom CSS class for the module's title / header
  • Module Style (only available on Joomla! 3.x): override the template's style for the module's selected position

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