Levente Hunyadi

sigplus Documentation

Usage instructions

It takes a matter of minutes to set up a gallery with sigplus but those who are looking for a powerful gallery solution will not be disappointed either: sigplus is suitable for both beginner and advanced users.

  • If you are inexperienced with Joomla, continue with one of the step-by-step guides below for Joomla 1.5 or Joomla 2.5.
  • If you consider yourself an intermediate or power user who has had some experience with Joomla, jump to the Basic usage instructions.
  • Intermediate and expert users might find details on additional topics in the Advanced usage instructions or the list of configuration settings.

Step-by-step guide for Joomla 2.5 and later Joomla 2.5Joomla 3.x

  1. Log in to the Joomla administration back-end.
  2. Open the menu Extensions and choose Plug-in Manager.
  3. Find Content - Image gallery - sigplus in the list. Click the red marker in the column Enabled, which will turn into a green marker with a tick.
  4. Open the menu Content and choose Media Manager.
  5. Type myfolder next to the button Create Folder in the bottom part of the page and press the button. A new folder called myfolder will appear in the Files panel.
  6. Click the folder icon myfolder. The folder should be empty.
  7. Click Browse… in the bottom part of the page and select an image file (with extension .jpg, .png or .gif) on your local computer. Be careful not to choose a huge file of several megabytes. Click Start upload. After a short while, the image file should appear in the folder. Repeat as necessary with some other files.
  8. Open the menu Content and choose Article Manager. Click the title of an existing article to open it.
  9. Type the following (do not copy-and-paste from here) into the editor: {gallery}myfolder{/gallery}.
  10. Click Save. When the article is shown in the front-end, an image gallery will be displayed in place of {gallery}myfolder{/gallery}.

Step-by-step guide for Joomla 1.5 Joomla 1.5

  1. Log in to the Joomla administration back-end.
  2. Open the menu Extensions and choose Plugin Manager.
  3. Find Content - Image gallery - sigplus in the list. Click the red marker in the column Enabled, which will turn into a green tick.
  4. Open the menu Site and choose Media Manager.
  5. Click stories in the panel Folders on the left-hand side. Joomla should show the contents of the folder /images/stories in the Files panel.
  6. Type myfolder next to the button Create Folder and press the button. A new folder called myfolder will appear in the Files panel.
  7. Click the folder icon myfolder. The folder should be empty.
  8. Click Browse… in the bottom part of the page and select an image file (with extension .jpg, .png or .gif) on your local computer. Be careful not to choose a huge file of several megabytes. Click Start upload. After a short while, the image file should appear in the folder. Repeat as necessary with some other files.
  9. Open the menu Content and choose Article Manager. Click the title of an existing article to open it.
  10. Type the following (do not copy-and-paste from here) into the editor: {gallery}myfolder{/gallery}.
  11. Click Save. When the article is shown in the front-end, an image gallery will be displayed in place of {gallery}myfolder{/gallery}.

 

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