RokNewsFlashLatest Version: J2.5 / J3.x 2.0.0 - J1.5 1.5
News Items in a Flash
The essential elements of RokNewsFlash can be easily configured in its settings. There are options that cover all the required aspects that you would wish to change, from content to transition.
List of Features
- Mootools Powered: Transition through snippets of news items
- Standalone: Fully standalone allows for simple deployment
- Control: Many options to control the various aspects of the module from content control to layout parameters
- K2 Support: Fully compatible with the powerful content constructive component K2.
Below, you can see various examples of RokNewsFlash in action from our various Joomla Template Club Demos:
RokNewsFlash first made an appearance with the January 2008 Joomla Template Release, the MediaMogul template. You can see its various configurations in action on the demo (link previous). Over time, it has been used on a variety of different templates until its latest release as fully independent.
Installation - Joomla 1.5
Downloading the Extension Files
- RokNewsFlash Module (mod_roknewsflash.zip) This file is the module package you will use to install RokNewsFlash into Joomla.
Using the Joomla Installer
From the Menu in your Joomla Administrator, go to Extensions → Install/Uninstall.
Next, browse for your mod_roknewsflash.zip file you downloaded and then click Upload File & Install.
Accessing the Module Page
Next, go to Extensions → Module Manager. From the list, find RokNewsFlash and open it to be brought to the RokNewsFlash Module Manager page, which lists all the available options for the module.
RokNewsFlash is a highly configurable module that allows you to control the various aspects of its appearance and functions. Details of each options are as follows:-Frontpage Item: This option controls whether the module displays frontpage items or not.
Count: Set how many items you want to appear in RokNewsFlash.
Category: Choose which category you wish to load the articles from.
Section: Choose which section you wish to load the articles from.
Use Title or Intro Text: Controls what is used for the snippet, either the title of the article or an extract of the intro text.
PreText Label: This is the text which appears before the transitioning articles, such as Newsflash:.
Show Controls: As the module comes with navigational controls, this option allows you to show or hide them.
Transition Duration: This is the time, in milliseconds, for the switching of content items.
Delay Length: This is the time, in milliseconds, for the content to remain static.
Preview Length: Input a numerical value which equates to how many characters you wish for the module to show.
RequirementsRokNewsFlash has the following requirements in order to operate:-
- Joomla 1.5x - ensure you are using the latest version.
This is a changelog for RokNewsFlash, inclusive of alpha, beta, release candidate and finals versions.