Minitek Wall

Minitek Wall is the most powerful content display system for Joomla, ideal for creating all sorts of magical layouts with beautiful animated filtering and AJAX pagination (Pro version). With Minitek Wall you can create amazing grids with:

  • Joomla articles, categories
  • K2 articles, categories, authors PRO
  • Virtuemart products PRO
  • Jomsocial users, groups, events, photos, albums, videos PRO
  • EasyBlog articles PRO
  • EasySocial users, groups, events, photos, albums, videos PRO
  • Images from external folder PRO
  • RSS feed (file or url) PRO

Minitek Wall is great for managing any categorised and tagged content like portfolios, galleries, blogs and product catalogs. Due to its light-weight and efficient approach, it works beautifully and smoothly on all modern devices including smartphones and tablets.

  Features that are only available in the Pro version are displayed with the label: PRO

Minitek Wall consists of 2 basic extensions:

  1. Minitek Wall component
  2. Minitek Wall module

To install Minitek Wall:

  1. Login to Joomla administrator control panel
  2. Go to Extensions > Manage
  3. Click on "Upload Package File"
  4. Select the zip files of the extension and click on "Upload & Install"
    Installation

  Important for versions after 3.2.0:

Versions after 3.2.0 are completely rewritten. You can not upgrade from versions prior to 3.2.0. You must uninstall any previous version before installing any version after 3.2.0 (both the component and the module). Old data will be deleted.

If you install any version later than 3.2.0 over version 3.1.x of Minitek Wall the component will not be properly installed.

If you install Minitek Wall Pro over Minitek Wall Free then you must go to Extensions > Manage > Update Sites, enter "Minitek Wall" in the search field and unpublish the two Update Sites of the Free version. If you don't do that you will overwrite the Pro version with the Free version while updating.

Minitek Wall installation
  This section applies only to the Pro version of the extension. The free version can be updated without authentication.

The extension must be authenticated before you can update it. To authenticate and update Minitek Wall:

  1. Go to Downloads Section and download the latest version of the plugin Minitek Updates Authentication.

  2. Install the plugin in your website via Extension Manager.

  3. Open the plugin, publish it and paste your Download ID into the Download ID parameter. Click on "Save & Close".

    (You can find your Download ID here)

  4. That's it! The extension will now notify you whenever there is a new version released. Please note that you will be able to receive updates only for the duration of your subscription at Minitek.gr.

In Minitek Wall you create widgets. You can then link those widgets to menu items (of type Minitek Wall) or to modules (via the Minitek Wall module).

The first thing you must do when configuring Minitek Wall is to create a new widget in the component backend.

  1. Go to Minitek Wall Dashboard and click on "Widgets" on the left menu bar.

    Minitek Wall widgets
  2. On the Widgets page, click on "New".

    Minitek Wall widgets
  3. On the next step you must select the type of the widget. There are 2 widget types in Minitek Wall:

    1. Masonry
    2. Scroller
    Minitek Wall widgets
  4. On the next step you must select the source of the widget. There are currently 8 content sources in Minitek Wall:

    1. Joomla
    2. K2
    3. Virtuemart
    4. Jomsocial
    5. EasyBlog
    6. EasySocial
    7. Folder with images
    8. RSS feed

    Select one of the available sources.

    Minitek Wall widgets
  5. You are then redirected to the last step of the widget configuration, the Settings step. On this step you will configure all the details for the data source as well as the appearance and functionality of the widget.

The Data source tab is common for all widget types. In this tab you can select the items that will be displayed in the wall. The parameters of this section depend on the selected source for this widget.

Joomla mode: Select the type of content for this widget. Can be Joomla Articles or Joomla Categories.

Joomla Articles

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Category Filtering Type: Select whether you want to include or exclude items from the selected categories.

Categories: Select one or more categories.

Children Categories: Include or exclude items from children categories.

Category Depth: Select the maximum category level to retrieve items from.

Filter levels: If greater than zero, each item will also be assigned to category filters up to this parent level. This means that an article in a child category will also belong to a filter of parent categories up to this level.

Tag Filtering Type: Select whether you want to include or exclude items from the selected tags.

Tags: Select one or more tags.

Include children tags: Include or exclude items from children tags.

Match Tags: If tag filtering type is set to "Inclusive", it works only if children tags are excluded. Otherwise, it will match items with all selected tags.

Author: Select an author.

Date Filtering: Select the date filtering type.

Article Date field: Select which date field you want to display.

Start Date Range: The date field that items will be filtered by.

To Date: If date range is selected above, enter an end date.

Relative Date: If relative date is selected above, enter a numeric date value (number of days). Results will be retrieved relative to the current date and the value you enter.

Show Featured: Select visibility of featured items.

Article IDs to exclude: Enter each article id on a new line.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by. Featured ordering should only be used when filtering option for featured articles is set to "Only Featured".

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Image Type: The item image type.

  • Introtext: Joomla Article > Images and Links > Intro image
  • Fulltext: Joomla Article > Images and Links > Full article image
  • Inline: First image found in article content

Joomla Categories

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Parent Category: Retrieve categories from this parent category.

Include children: Include or exclude children of children categories.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

K2 mode: Select the type of content for this widget. Can be K2 Items, K2 Categories or K2 Authors.

K2 Items

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Category Filtering Type: Select whether you want to include or exclude items from the selected categories.

Categories: Select one or more categories.

Children Categories: Include or exclude items from children categories.

Filter levels: If greater than zero, each item will also be assigned to category filters up to this parent level. This means that an article in a child category will also belong to a filter of parent categories up to this level.

Tag Filtering Type: Select whether you want to include or exclude items from the selected tags.

Tags: Select one or more tags.

Exclude Items: Enter the IDs of the items that you want to exclude, separated by commas.

Show Featured: Select visibility of featured items.

Time range: Retrieve items from the specified time range.

Only items with videos: Select visibility of items with videos.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

K2 Image size: Select the image size that will be displayed in the wall.

K2 Categories

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Categories: Show categories from the specified parent categories.

Include children: Include or exclude children of children categories.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

K2 Authors

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Categories: Show authors from the specified parent categories.

Include children categories: Include or exclude children categories.

Exclude authors: Enter the IDs of the authors that you want to exclude, separated by commas.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction : Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Category Filtering Type: Select whether you want to include or exclude items from the selected categories.

Category filter: Select all categories.

Categories: Select one or more categories.

Manufacturer Filtering Type: Select whether you want to include or exclude items from the selected manufacturers.

Manufacturer filter: Select all manufacturers.

Manufacturers: Select one or more manufacturers.

Exclude Items: Enter the IDs of the items that you want to exclude, separated by commas.

Show Featured: Select visibility of featured items.

Products with discount: Select visibility of discounted products.

Products out of stock: Select visibility of products out of stock.

Children products: Select visibility of children products.

Time range: Retrieve items from the selected time range.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Menu item: Select a Virtuemart menu item to associate with all product links in the widget.

Price type: Select the price type that will be displayed in the widget.

Jomsocial mode: Select the type of content for this widget. Can be Users, Groups, Events, Photos, Albums or Videos.

Users

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Specific users: Enter the IDs of the users that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), all users will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field 'Exclude users'.

Exclude users: Enter the IDs of the users that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific users in the above field, this field will be ignored.

Users without avatar: Select visibility of users without avatar.

Featured users: Select visibility of featured users.

Respect permissions: Select whether user permissions will be respected.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Groups

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Categories: Select one or more categories. Children categories are not included by default. You must select children categories manually. If left empty, all categories will be selected.

Specific groups: Enter the IDs of the groups that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), groups from the above categories will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field Exclude groups. If specific categories are selected, this field will be ignored.

Exclude groups: Enter the IDs of the groups that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific groups, this field will be ignored.

Groups without avatar: Select visibility of groups without avatar.

Featured groups: Select visibility of featured groups.

Hide private Groups: Select visibility of private groups.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Events

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Categories: Select one or more categories. Children categories are not included by default. You must select children categories manually. If left empty, all categories will be selected.

Specific events: Enter the IDs of the events that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), events from the above categories will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field Exclude events. If specific categories are selected, this field will be ignored.

Exclude events: Enter the IDs of the events that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific events, this field will be ignored.

Events without avatar: Select visibility of events without avatar.

Featured events: Select visibility of featured events.

Hide private Events: Select visibility of private events.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Photos

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Photos Albums: Select one or more albums. If left empty, all albums will be selected.

Specific photos: Enter the IDs of the photos that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), photos from the above albums will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field Exclude photos. If specific albums are selected, this field will be ignored.

Exclude photos: Enter the IDs of the photos that you want to exclude, separated by commas.

Featured photos: Enter the IDs of the photos that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific photos, this field will be ignored.

Cover albums: Include or exclude photos from cover albums.

Respect permissions: Select whether user permissions will be respected.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Albums

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Specific albums: Select one or more albums. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field Exclude albums.

Specific users: Show albums only from the specified users. Enter the IDs of the users separated by commas. If you have defined specific albums, this field will be ignored.

Exclude albums: Enter the IDs of the albums that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific albums, this field will be ignored.

Featured albums: Select visibility of featured albums.

Cover albums: Select visibility of cover albums.

Respect permissions: Select whether user permissions will be respected.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Videos

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Videos Categories: Select one or more categories. Children categories are not included by default. You must select children categories manually. If left empty, all categories will be selected.

Specific videos: Enter the IDs of the videos that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), videos from the above categories will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field Exclude videos. If specific categories are selected, this field will be ignored.

Exclude videos: Enter the IDs of the videos that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific videos, this field will be ignored.

Featured videos: Select visibility of featured videos.

Respect permissions: Select whether user permissions will be respected.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Category Filtering Type: Select whether you want to include or exclude items from the selected categories.

Categories: Select one or more categories.

Include children: Include or exclude items from children categories.

Author Filtering Type: Select whether you want to include or exclude items from the selected authors.

Authors: Select one or more authors.

Tag Filtering Type: Select whether you want to include or exclude items from the selected tags.

Tags: Enter the Ids of the tags that you want to include, separated by commas.

Team Filtering Type: Select whether you want to include or exclude items from the selected teams.

Teams: Enter the Ids of the teams that you want to include, separated by commas.

Exclude Articles: Enter the IDs of the items that you want to exclude, separated by commas.

Only Featured: Select visibility of featured items.

Frontpage Articles: Select visibility of frontpage items.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Image type: Select the image type.

  • Article image: Retrieved from article media.
  • Inline image: First image found in article content.

Easysocial mode: Select the type of content for this widget. Can be Users, Groups, Events, Photos, Albums or Videos.

Users

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Filter type: Select the type of users.

Profile type: You can select to display only users from selected profile types.

Specific users: Enter the IDs of the users that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), all users will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field 'Exclude users'.

Exclude users: Enter the IDs of the users that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific users in the above field, this field will be ignored.

Users without avatar: Select visibility of users without avatar.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Groups

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Categories: Select one or more categories. Children categories are not included by default. You must select children categories manually. If left empty, all categories will be selected.

Specific groups: Enter the IDs of the groups that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), groups from the above categories will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field Exclude groups. If specific categories are selected, this field will be ignored.

Exclude groups: Enter the IDs of the groups that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific groups, this field will be ignored.

Groups without avatar: Select visibility of groups without avatar.

Featured groups: Select visibility of featured groups.

Hide private Groups: Select visibility of private groups.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Events

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Categories: Select one or more categories. Children categories are not included by default. You must select children categories manually. If left empty, all categories will be selected.

Select group: The widget will display events from selected groups only.

Specific events: Enter the IDs of the events that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), events from the above categories will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field Exclude events. If specific categories are selected, this field will be ignored.

Exclude events: Enter the IDs of the events that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific events, this field will be ignored.

Time filter: Display events according to specified time filter.

Events without avatar: Select visibility of events without avatar.

Featured events: Select visibility of featured events.

Hide private Events: Select visibility of private events.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Photos

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Specific users: Enter the IDs of the users that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), all users will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field 'Exclude users'.

Exclude users: Enter the IDs of the users that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific users in the above field, this field will be ignored.

Specific albums: Enter the IDs of the albums that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), all albums will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field 'Exclude albums'.

Exclude albums: Enter the IDs of the albums that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific albums in the above field, this field will be ignored.

Specific photos: Enter the IDs of the photos that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), photos from the above albums will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field Exclude photos. If specific albums are selected, this field will be ignored.

Exclude photos: Enter the IDs of the photos that you want to exclude, separated by commas.

Featured photos: Enter the IDs of the photos that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific photos, this field will be ignored.

Avatars: Select whether you want to include or exclude avatar photos.

Covers: Select whether you want to include or exclude cover photos.

Respect permissions: Select whether user permissions will be respected.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Albums

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Specific users: Enter the IDs of the users that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), all users will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field 'Exclude users'.

Exclude users: Enter the IDs of the users that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific users in the above field, this field will be ignored.

Specific albums: Enter the IDs of the albums that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), all albums will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field 'Exclude albums'.

Exclude albums: Enter the IDs of the albums that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific albums in the above field, this field will be ignored.

Avatars: Select whether you want to include or exclude avatar albums.

Covers: Select whether you want to include or exclude cover albums.

Respect permissions: Select whether user permissions will be respected.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Videos

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Videos Categories: Select one or more categories. Children categories are not included by default. You must select children categories manually. If left empty, all categories will be selected.

Specific users: Enter the IDs of the users that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), all users will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field 'Exclude users'.

Exclude users: Enter the IDs of the users that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific users in the above field, this field will be ignored.

Specific videos: Enter the IDs of the videos that you want to include, separated by commas. If left empty (0), videos from the above categories will be selected. This works in conjunction with all fields below, except for the field Exclude videos. If specific categories are selected, this field will be ignored.

Exclude videos: Enter the IDs of the videos that you want to exclude, separated by commas. If you have defined specific videos, this field will be ignored.

Featured videos: Select visibility of featured videos.

Respect permissions: Select whether user permissions will be respected.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

Select a folder: The folder must contain images. Relative path to any folder in website root.

Order by: Select the field that items are ordered by.

Ordering direction: Select the direction that items are ordered by.

Content type title: A title specific to this content type. This custom title must be translated in language overrides as COM_MINITEKWALL_YOUR_TEXT_HERE. Spaces are not allowed; use underscores instead.

File or url: Enter a relative path to a local RSS file or an absolute RSS url.

Layout

Template: Allows for creating a custom template (template override).

Class suffix: A suffix to be applied to the widget container. This allows for individual styling.

Page title: Shows/hides the active menu item page title. Always disable if you are using the Minitek Wall module.

'No items' message: Shows a text message if the widget does not find any items.

Preset grids

Minitek Wall features 17 preset masonry layouts. Each layout contains items of different sizes and the contents for each item size can be independently configured via the parameters of the tab Detail box.

Items sizes

B: Big

L: Landscape

P: Portrait

S: Small

E: Equal columns

V: Vertical list

Masonry grids contain a combination of the items B L P S.

Equal columns grids contain E items.

Vertical list grids contain V items.

For example, the Masonry - Grid 7 contains:

  • 1 B item
  • 1 L item
  • 1 P item
  • 4 S items
Layout

General layout settings

Columns: Number of columns for the Equal columns layout.

Layout mode:

  • Masonry: The default layout mode. Items are arranged in a vertically cascading grid without leaving any gaps.
  • FitRows: Items are arranged into rows. Works well for items that have the same height.

Gutter: Items spacing in pixels.

Items border radius: Radius that will be applied to the item's 4 edges (round edges), in pixels.

Items border size: Size of border in pixels.

Items border color: Border color.

Template overrides

To create a template override for a masonry widget you must do the following:

  1. Create a folder com_minitekwall inside the html folder of your website template.
  2. Create a folder masonry inside the com_minitekwall folder.
  3. Copy the files default.php, default_masonry.php, default_columns.php, default_list.php, default_filters.php and default_sortings.php
    from
    root/components/com_minitekwall/views/masonry/tmpl/
    to
    your_template/html/com_minitekwall/masonry/.
  4. Rename the new files, using the same base name; for example:
    override1.php, override1_masonry.php, override1_columns.php, override1_list.php, override1_filters.php, override1_sortings.php.
  5. In the field Template, select the new template override (override1).
  6. If you have selected a Masonry - Grid layout, you must make your changes inside the file override1_masonry.php.
  7. If you have selected a Masonry - Columns layout, you must make your changes inside the file override1_columns.php.
  8. If you have selected a Vertical list layout, you must make your changes inside the file override1_list.php.

Important

Updates may introduce new features that break template overrides from older versions. In this case, you must copy the new template files to your template override. Always check the changelog of the extension when updating.

Images

Show images: Select whether you want to show the items images.

Enable image link: If enabled, clicking on the item image will redirect to the item page.

Crop images: If this parameter is enabled, all images will be cropped to the specified dimensions. The images will be cropped starting from the center of the image.

  If you have enabled the image cropping, you must go the component global configuration and enable the parameter Load PHP Thumb Library. The component stores the cropped images in the folder root/images/mnwallimages/. If you change the images in some of the items displayed in the Wall, you must click on "Clear cache" at the top right of the widgets page so that the images are refreshed.

Image width: Image width in pixels. Cropping must be enabled.

Image height: Image height in pixels. Cropping must be enabled.

Full size image: If this parameter is enabled, the image will cover the whole item container and will be visible behind the detail box.

Fallback image path: Relative path to image. This image will be displayed if an item does not have an image. Leave blank if you don't want to display a fallback image.

Detail box

General settings for all Grids

Title limit: Title will be limited to this word count.

Enable title link: If enabled, clicking on the item title will redirect to the item page.

Introtext limit: Introtext will be limited to this word count.

Strip HTML tags: Select whether to strip all html from item content and keep only plain text. Warning: If you disable this option and the html inside the item content is not valid, the plugin will not work properly and the wall functionality will break. Also, if this option is disabled, the introtext limit will be ignored.

Date format: See instructions on PHP Date Manual.

Size-specific settings

  These parameters allow for configuring the contents and the appearance of each item size independently.

Enable detail box: Select whether to show the box that contains all item data. if disabled, all item data will be hidden.

Detail box position: Position of the detail box relative to the item container. If no image is found, the position will default to "Cover".

Detail box background: The background color of the item container.

Background opacity: The opacity of the background color. Accepts values from 0 up to 1 with 2 decimals (e.g., 0.75).

Detail box text color: The color of all text inside the detail box.

Show title: Select whether to show the item title.

Show introtext: Select whether to show the item text.

Show date: Select whether to show the item creation date.

Show category: Select whether to show the item categories.

Show location: Select whether to show the item location.

Show content type: If enabled, it will display the Content type title that is configured in the Data source parameters.

Show author/manufacturer: Select whether to show the item author/manufacturer.

Show price: Select whether to show the item price. Works only with Virtuemart products.

Show hits: Select whether to show the item hits.

Show item count: Select whether to show the item count (hits, friends etc. Depends on the items type).

Show read more: Select whether to show a read more button linking to the item page.

Hover box

Enable hover box: Select whether to show the hover box that appears when you hover over the item.

Hover box background: The background color of the hover box.

Background opacity: The opacity of the hover box background color. Accepts values from 0 up to 1 with 2 decimals (e.g., 0.75).

Hover box text color: The color of all text inside the hover box.

Hover box effect: The hover box animation effect.

Hover box effect speed: The speed of the hover box animation, in milliseconds.

Hover box effect easing: The hover box animation effect easing.

Show title: Select whether to show the item title inside the hover box.

Title limit: Word limit for item title inside the hover box.

Show introtext: Select whether to show the item text inside the hover box.

Introtext limit: Word limit for item text inside the hover box.

Strip introtext html: Select whether to strip all html from item content and keep only plain text. Warning: If you disable this option and the html inside the item content is not valid, the plugin will not work properly and the wall functionality will break. Also, if this option is disabled, the introtext limit will be ignored.

Show date: Select whether to show the item creation date inside the hover box.

Date format: See instructions on PHP Date Manual.

Show category: Select whether to show the item categories inside the hover box.

Show location: Select whether to show the item location inside the hover box.

Show content type: If enabled, it will display the Content type title that is configured in the Data source parameters.

Show author/manufacturer: Select whether to show the item author/manufacturer.

Show price: Select whether to show the item price. Works only with Virtuemart products.

Show hits: Select whether to show the item hits.

Show link icon: Select whether to show a link icon linking to the item page.

Show lightbox icon : Select whether to show a magnifying glass icon inside the hover box. Clicking on the icon will open the item image in a modal window.

Pagination

  AJAX pagination is available only in Pro version.

Pagination PRO: The pagination type. Minitek Wall has 4 different pagination options:

  1. Load more button: Appends more items at the bottom of the widget.
  2. Arrows: Creates multiple pages where you navigate to via arrows.
  3. Pages: Creates multiple pages where you navigate to via pages.
  4. Infinite scroll: Automatically appends more items at the bottom of the widget as you scroll down the page.

Start limit PRO: The amount of items that will be initially loaded in the wall on page load.

Page limit PRO: The amount of items that will be loaded in the wall on each additional page.

Global limit PRO: Total number of items to load in the wall. When this number is reached, pagination stops.

Show remaining PRO: If pagination is set to Load more button, the number of remaining items will be displayed inside the load more button.

Keep filters active PRO: Maintains active filters and sortings when loading more items in the wall. This may result in empty pages if a new page does not contain items that belong to the selected filters.

Reset button PRO: Adds a reset button next to the pagination buttons. When this button is clicked, all active filters and sortings are discarded and the wall reverts back to its original state.

Arrows style PRO: Icon set for the arrows pagination.

Background color PRO: The background color of the pagination button.

Text color PRO: The text color of the pagination button and the arrows color.

Border radius PRO: Border radius that will be applied to pagination buttons (round edges), in pixels.

Filters & Sortings

Theme color: Background color of the filtering and sorting buttons.

Border radius: Border radius that will be applied to filtering and sorting buttons (round edges), in pixels.

Reset button: The Reset button will clear all active filters and sortings and will restore the wall to its original state.

Close on click inside: Close active dropdown filter/sorting when selecting a filter.

Filters

Filter type: Type of filters. Can be Inline buttons or Dropdown select list.

Category filters: Category filters work with Joomla Articles, K2 Items, Virtuemart Products, Jomsocial Users/Groups/Events/Photos/Videos, Easyblog Posts.

Categories type PRO: Type of category filters.

  • Current: Shows filters of currently loaded items only.
  • All: Shows filters from all items, even those that are not loaded yet. Specific categories will be displayed only of they are individually selected in the data source parameters.

Category filters label: Default value is "FILTER_BY_CATEGORY". This will result to a text string COM_MINITEKWALL_FILTER_BY_CATEGORY. You can translate this text string in the language overrides. Spaces are not allowed; you can only use underscores. To disable the label, enter the value "0" in the field. The label can not be disabled if you have selected Dropdown select list in the field Filter type.

Tag/Manufacturer filters: Tag filters work with Joomla Articles, K2 Items, Easyblog Posts. Manufacturer filters work with Virtuemart Products.

Tags/Manufacturers type PRO: Type of tag/manufacturer filters.

  • Current: Shows filters of currently loaded items only.
  • All: Shows filters from all items, even those that are not loaded yet. Specific tags/manufacturers will be displayed only of they are individually selected in the data source parameters.

Tag/Manufacturer filters label: Default value is "FILTER_BY_TAG". This will result to a text string COM_MINITEKWALL_FILTER_BY_TAG. You can translate this text string in the language overrides. Spaces are not allowed; you can only use underscores. To disable the label, enter the value "0" in the field. The label can not be disabled if you have selected Dropdown select list in the field Filter type. For manufacturers you can use the value "FILTER_BY_MANUFACTURER".

Location filters PRO: Location filters work with Jomsocial Users/Events.

Location filters label PRO: Default value is "FILTER_BY_LOCATION". This will result to a text string COM_MINITEKWALL_FILTER_BY_LOCATION. You can translate this text string in the language overrides. Spaces are not allowed; you can only use underscores. To disable the label, enter the value "0" in the field. The label can not be disabled if you have selected Dropdown select list in the field Filter type.

Date filters: Date filters work with Joomla Articles, K2 Items, Virtuemart Products, Jomsocial Users/Events/Photos/Albums/Videos, Easyblog Posts.

Date filters label: Default value is "FILTER_BY_DATE". This will result to a text string COM_MINITEKWALL_FILTER_BY_DATE. You can translate this text string in the language overrides. Spaces are not allowed; you can only use underscores. To disable the label, enter the value "0" in the field. The label can not be disabled if you have selected Dropdown select list in the field Filter type.

Sortings

Sorting type: Type of sortings. Can be Inline buttons or Dropdown select list.

Title sorting: Sorts items by title. Works with all type of content.

Category sorting: Sorts items by category. Works with Joomla Articles, K2 Items, Virtuemart Products, Jomsocial Groups/Events/Photos/Videos, Easyblog Posts.

Author sorting: Sorts items by author. Works with Joomla Articles, K2 Items, Virtuemart Products, Jomsocial Albums, Easyblog Posts.

Date sorting: Sorts items by date. Works with Joomla Articles, K2 Items, Jomsocial Events/Photos/Albums/Videos, Easyblog Posts.

Hits sorting: Sorts items by hits. Works with Joomla Articles, K2 Items, Jomsocial Users/Groups/Events/Photos/Albums/Videos, Easyblog Posts.

Sorting direction: Changes sorting direction to ascending or descending.

Effects

Transition effects: Select one or more effects for all filter/sorting operations. At least one effect must be selected.

Transition duration: Defines the duration of all filtering and sorting animations in milliseconds.

Transition stagger: The stagger effect adds an incremental transition-delay to each target element in the order it is processed, and is also applied to sorting operations.

Responsive levels

Enable Responsive levels: If disabled, the wall layout will be the same for all screen sizes, otherwise you can configure each screen size separately with the following parameters.

Large screen settings

LG size: Size limit for Large screens (in pixels). Under this limit, the MD layout will be applied.

Cell height: Cell height in pixels.

Medium screen settings

MD size: Size limit for Medium screens (in pixels). Under this limit, the SM layout will be applied.

MD layout type: If "Masonry grid" is selected, the layout will be displayed according to the selected grid in Layout parameters. Otherwise, the items will be displayed in equal columns for this screen size and the detail box will inherit the parameters of the tab Detail box - Columns / Vertical list.

MD items per row: Items per row for Medium screens. It applies only if "Equal columns" is selected as MD layout type.

Cell height: Cell height in pixels.

Small screen settings

SM size: Size limit for Small screens (in pixels). Under this limit, the XS layout will be applied.

SM layout type: If "Masonry grid" is selected, the layout will be displayed according to the selected grid in Layout parameters. Otherwise, the items will be displayed in equal columns for this screen size and the detail box will inherit the parameters of the tab Detail box - Columns / Vertical list.

SM items per row: Items per row for Small screens. It applies only if "Equal columns" is selected as SM layout type.

Cell height: Cell height in pixels.

XSmall screen settings

XS size: Size limit for Extra Small screens (in pixels). Under this limit, the XXS layout will be applied.

XS layout type: If "Masonry grid" is selected, the layout will be displayed according to the selected grid in Layout parameters. Otherwise, the items will be displayed in equal columns for this screen size and the detail box will inherit the parameters of the tab Detail box - Columns / Vertical list.

XS items per row: Items per row for Extra Small screens. It applies only if "Equal columns" is selected as XS layout type.

Cell height: Cell height in pixels.

XXSmall screen settings

XXS layout type: If "Masonry grid" is selected, the layout will be displayed according to the selected grid in Layout parameters. Otherwise, the items will be displayed in equal columns for this screen size and the detail box will inherit the parameters of the tab Detail box - Columns / Vertical list.

XXS items per row: Items per row for Extra Extra Small screens. It applies only if "Equal columns" is selected as XXS layout type.

Cell height: Cell height in pixels.

  Scroller widgets are available only in Pro version.

Layout

Template: Allows for creating a custom template (template override).

Class suffix: A suffix to be applied to the widget container. This allows for individual styling.

Page title: Shows/hides the active menu item page title. Always disable if you are using the Minitek Wall module.

Preset types

Minitek Wall features 8 preset scroller layouts.

General layout settings

Contain type: This parameter can not be changed in current version.

Container background: Background color of the scroller container.

Container image: Background image of the scroller container.

Container padding: Padding of the scroller container (in pixels).

Gutter: Space around each item (in pixels).

Items border radius: Enter a number for the items border radius (integer).

Items border width: Enter a width in pixels for the items border.

Items border color: Select the color for the items border.

Settings for Not contained layout

Highlighted item width: The central highlighted item will have this width (percentage of total scroller width).

Full width limit: Under this screen size the highlighted item will have a 100% width.

Items alignment: Alignment of the highlighted item on screen.

Right-to-left layout: Enable/Disable RTL support.

Free Scroll: Free scroll allows you to scroll freely without transitioning between items.

Template overrides

To create a template override for a scroller widget you must do the following:

  1. Create a folder com_minitekwall inside the html folder of your website template.
  2. Create a folder scroller inside the com_minitekwall folder.
  3. Copy the files default.php, default_article_scroller_1.php, default_article_scroller_2.php, default_article_scroller_3.php, default_article_scroller_4.php, default_article_scroller_5.php, default_image_scroller.php, default_media_scroller.php and default_reveal_scroller.php
    from
    root/components/com_minitekwall/views/scroller/tmpl/
    to
    your_template/html/com_minitekwall/scroller/.
  4. Rename the new files, using the same base name; for example:
    override1.php, override1_article_scroller_1.php, override1_article_scroller_2.php, override1_article_scroller_3.php, override1_article_scroller_4.php, override1_article_scroller_5.php, override1_image_scroller.php, override1_media_scroller.php, override1_reveal_scroller.php.
  5. In the field Template, select the new template override (override1).
  6. Make your changes inside the appropriate file depending on the selected scroller type.

Important

Template overrides must be re-created every time you update the component or the module, otherwise some features may not work.

Images

Show images: Select whether you want to show the items images.

Enable image link: If enabled, clicking on the item image will redirect to the item page.

Crop images: If this parameter is enabled, all images will be cropped to the specified dimensions. The images will be cropped starting from the center of the image.

  If you have enabled the image cropping, you must go the component global configuration and enable the parameter Load PHP Thumb Library. The component stores the cropped images in the folder root/images/mnwallimages/. If you change the images in some of the items displayed in the scroller, you must click on "Clear cache" at the top right of the widgets page so that the images are refreshed.

Image width: Image width in pixels. Cropping must be enabled.

Image height: Image height in pixels. Cropping must be enabled.

Fallback image path: Relative path to image. This image will be displayed if an item does not have an image. Leave blank if you don't want to display a fallback image.

Detail box

Enable detail box: Select whether to show the box that contains all item data. if disabled, all item data will be hidden.

Detail box background: The background color of the item container.

Background opacity: The opacity of the background color. Accepts values from 0 up to 1 with 2 decimals (e.g., 0.75).

Detail box text color: The color of all text inside the detail box.

Show title: Select whether to show the item title.

Enable title link: If enabled, clicking on the item title will redirect to the item page.

Title limit: Title will be limited to this word count.

Show introtext: Select whether to show the item text.

Introtext limit: Introtext will be limited to this word count.

Strip HTML tags: Select whether to strip all html from item content and keep only plain text. Warning: If you disable this option and the html inside the item content is not valid, the plugin will not work properly and the wall functionality will break. Also, if this option is disabled, the introtext limit will be ignored.

Show date: Select whether to show the item creation date.

Date format: See instructions on PHP Date Manual.

Show category: Select whether to show the item categories.

Show location: Select whether to show the item location.

Show content type: If enabled, it will display the Content type title that is configured in the Data source parameters.

Show author/manufacturer: Select whether to show the item author/manufacturer.

Show price: Select whether to show the item price. Works only with Virtuemart products.

Show hits: Select whether to show the item hits.

Show item count: Select whether to show the item count (hits, friends etc. Depends on the items type).

Show read more: Select whether to show a read more button linking to the item page.

Hover box

Enable hover box: Select whether to show the hover box that appears when you hover over the item.

Hover box background: The background color of the hover box.

Background opacity: The opacity of the hover box background color. Accepts values from 0 up to 1 with 2 decimals (e.g., 0.75).

Hover box text color: The color of all text inside the hover box.

Hover box effect: The hover box animation effect.

Hover box effect speed: The speed of the hover box animation, in milliseconds.

Hover box effect easing: The hover box animation effect easing.

Show title: Select whether to show the item title inside the hover box.

Title limit: Word limit for item title inside the hover box.

Show introtext: Select whether to show the item text inside the hover box.

Introtext limit: Word limit for item text inside the hover box.

Strip introtext html: Select whether to strip all html from item content and keep only plain text. Warning: If you disable this option and the html inside the item content is not valid, the plugin will not work properly and the wall functionality will break. Also, if this option is disabled, the introtext limit will be ignored.

Show date: Select whether to show the item creation date inside the hover box.

Date format: See instructions on PHP Date Manual.

Show category: Select whether to show the item categories inside the hover box.

Show location: Select whether to show the item location inside the hover box.

Show content type: If enabled, it will display the Content type title that is configured in the Data source parameters.

Show author/manufacturer: Select whether to show the item author/manufacturer.

Show price: Select whether to show the item price. Works only with Virtuemart products.

Show hits: Select whether to show the item hits.

Show link icon: Select whether to show a link icon linking to the item page.

Show lightbox icon : Select whether to show a magnifying glass icon inside the hover box. Clicking on the icon will open the item image in a modal window.

Navigation

Total items: Number of items to load in the scroller.

Navigation arrows: Enable/disable navigation arrows.

Arrows color: Color of the navigation arrows.

Arrows style: Select one of the available arrows set.

Pagination bullets: Enable/disable page bullets.

Bullets color: Color of the pagination bullets.

Drag & scroll: Enables dragging and scrolling.

Rewind to start: Rewinds the scroller to the first item when the last item has been reached.

Effects

Autoplay: Automatically advances to the next item.

Autoplay speed: Advance items ever x milliseconds.

  There are two ways to display a Wall in your website:

  1. You can attach a widget to a menu item
  2. You can attach a widget to a module

Follow the steps below to create a menu item for a Wall:

  1. Go to your menu in Menu Manager and click on "New".

  2. In the field Menu Item Type click on "Select". Then click on "Minitek Wall". If you are creating a menu item for a masonry widget, click on "Masonry". If you are creating a menu item for a scroller widget, click on "Scroller".

    Minitek Wall - create a menu item
  3. In the field Select masonry widget or Select scroller widget select the appropriate widget.

  4. Click on "Save & Close".

  Important:

Before publishing a Minitek Wall menu item, make sure that you have properly configured the Load jQuery and Load Lightbox2 parameters in the component Global configuration. Under the tab Basic Settings enable the field Load jQuery only if you have not already loaded the jQuery Library on the page or if you experience a javascript conflict in the Minitek Wall. ATTENTION: Multiple instances of jQuery on the same page may result to javascript conflicts. If the parameter Load Lightbox2 is set to "Yes" the Lightbox2 library will be enabled. Note that the Lightbox2 library must be loaded only once on a page. This means that if another extension on the same page is loading the same library, this could lead to javascript conflicts.

Now that you have configured at least one widget you can show a Wall in a module position or inside an article.

Follow the steps below to configure and publish a Minitek Wall module:

  1. Go to Joomla administrator panel > Components > Minitek Wall > Widgets and open the widget of your choice.
  2. Click on "Publish in module" at the top right of the toolbar. A modal window will open.
    Minitek Wall - create a module
  3. You now have two options: Publish the module in a module position of your choice or publish the module inside an article with the Load position plugin.
    Minitek Wall - create a module
  4. If you want to publish the module to a standard module position of the template click on the first "Create module" button. You will be redirected to the Module Manager. Open the module, select the position of your choice, set the Status to "Published", assign the module to the menu items of your choice and select a widget in the field Widget. Finally click on "Save & Close".
  5. If you want to publish the module inside an article you must enable the plugin Content - Load Modules in the Plugin Manager. Then return to the widget, click on "Publish in module" at the top right of the toolbar and copy the syntax {loadposition minitekwall-x} to your notepad. Be careful to use the exact syntax as you see it in the modal window. Then click on the second "Create module" button. You will be redirected to the Module Manager. Open the module, enter the position minitekwall-x from the previous syntax, set the Status to "Published", assign the module to the menu items of your choice and select a widget in the field Widget. Click on "Save & Close". Finally open the article of your choice in the Article Manager and paste the previous syntax {loadposition minitekwall-x} to the article content area.
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