Joomla - JomSocial Generator

⚠️ Warning: This generator is deprecated and will be removed after December 31st, 2020.

What does this mean?
The dynamic slides you previously created will work until December 31st, 2020, but you are no longer able to create new dynamic slides. After the generator is removed, the previously created dynamic slides will not work anymore.

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JoomSocial - Events

Configuration

You can use these options to set what you want your generator to show.

Filter

Category

You can select the categories from where you want the events.

Groups

You can select the groups from where you want the events. If you use categories and groups together, only those events will appear, which were made in that group with that category.

Profiles

You can select profiles to show events created by users with these profiles.

Started

You can choose to only show those events, which haven't started yet, or already starter, or all.

Ended

You can choose to only show those events, which haven't ended yet, or already ended, or all.

Date format

You can use any PHP date format.

Time format

You can use any PHP date format.

Invitation only event

You can choose to only show those events, which doesn't need invitations, or need invitations, or all.

Hidden on list of events

You can choose to only show those events, which aren't hidden on list of events, or are hidden on list of events, or all.

Location

You can write one location here, and then only those events will be in your slider, which are there.

User IDs

You can write user IDs in here, and then only their events will be in your slider.

Featured events

You can choose to only show the featured, not featured or all events.

Created by featured users

You can choose to only show events created by featured, not featured or all users.

Created by featured groups

You can choose to only show events created by featured, not featured or all groups.

If you have a problem with the Started and Ended filters, that you see events you think shouldn't be there, check out this article.

Order

Field

The field which decides the ordering of your content.

  • Title
  • Creation time
  • Start time
  • End time
  • Title
  • Hits
  • ID
Order

The order direction.

  • Ascending
  • Descending

Generator Settings

Learn about the Generator Settings at the Generator Settings documentation.

Variables

These are the available variables you can use to build your dynamic slide content in the Slide Editor.

Not sure what are the variables or how to use them? Learn how to work with variables.

  • title - The name of the event.
  • short_description - The short description of the event.
  • description - The description of the event.
  • image thumbnail - The avatar image of the event.
  • url - Url to the event.
⚠️ Warning: In Joomla the content pages, like events can link to any Menu Manager pages of your website, and from the point of view of the code it is not possible to know, where do you want it to link. By default it will use the modules, which are on your homepage, and you can't change that!
  • start_date - The start date of the event.
  • start_time - The start time of the event.
  • end_date - The end date of the event.
  • end_time - The end time of the event.
  • location - The location of the event.
  • latitude - The latitude of the event's location.
  • longitude - The longitude of the event's location.
  • id - The id of the event.

JoomSocial - Groups

Configuration

You can use these options to set what you want your generator to show.

Filter

Categories

You can select the categories from where you want the groups.

Featured

You can choose to only show the featured, not featured or all groups.

Type

You can choose to only show public, private or all groups.

Order

Field

The field which decides the ordering of your content.

  • Name
  • Creation time
  • Number of discussions
  • Number of walls
  • Number of members
  • Hits
  • ID
Order

The order direction.

  • Ascending
  • Descending

Generator Settings

Learn about the Generator Settings at the Generator Settings documentation.

Variables

These are the available variables you can use to build your dynamic slide content in the Slide Editor.

Not sure what are the variables or how to use them? Learn how to work with variables.

  • title - The name of the group.
  • description - The description of the group.
  • summary - The short description of the group.
  • image - The avatar image of the group.
  • thumbnail - The thumbnail version of the avatar image of the group.
  • cover - The cover image of the group.
  • url - Url to the group.
⚠️ Warning: In Joomla the content pages, like groups can link to any Menu Manager pages of your website, and from the point of view of the code it is not possible to know, where do you want it to link. By default it will use the modules, which are on your homepage, and you can't change that!
  • id - The id of the group.

JoomSocial - Videos

Configuration

You can use these options to set what you want your generator to show.

Filter

Events

You can select the events from where you want the videos.

Groups

You can select the groups from where you want the videos. If you use events and groups together, only those videos will appear, which were made in that group with that event.

Featured

You can choose to only show the featured, not featured or all videos.

Type

Since this is a dynamic slide generator, you need to decide first if you want Youtube, Vimeo or other videos on your slides.

User IDs

You can write user IDs in here, and then only their videos will be in your slider.

Order

Field

The field which decides the ordering of your content.

  • Title
  • Creation time
  • Hits
  • ID
Order

The order direction.

  • Ascending
  • Descending

Generator Settings

Learn about the Generator Settings at the Generator Settings documentation.

Variables

These are the available variables you can use to build your dynamic slide content in the Slide Editor.

Not sure what are the variables or how to use them? Learn how to work with variables.

  • title - The title of the video.
  • video_path - The link of the video.
  • video_id - The url id of the video.
  • image thumbnail - The thumbnail of the video.
  • id - The id of the video.

JoomSocial - Activities

Configuration

You can use these options to set what you want your generator to show.

Filter

Events

You can select the events from where you want the activities.

Groups

You can select the groups from where you want the activities. You won't be able to select a group and an event together, since groups and events have different pages, so you should leave one of these source options on "All", and only select either the groups or either the events.

Profiles

You can select profiles to show activities created by users with these profiles.

Type

Since this is a dynamic source generator, you have to choose the type of activities you want to show with your slider. It can be either "status", which is the text comments, or "photo", which are the comments with photos, "video", which are the video comments, "group announcements" or "group discussions", if you have selected from the Groups.

Show hidden

Admins can hide activities. If you want to show these too, turn this option on.

User IDs

You can write user IDs in here, and then only their activities will be in your slider.

Video type

If you have chosen "video" at the Type, then you should select, which video type do you want to show, because it's a dynamically generated content, and you need to have control over this, to be able to make an either Youtube, or other video type slides.

Featured events

You can choose to only show activities from featured, not featured or all events.

Created by featured users

You can choose to only show activities from featured, not featured or all groups.

Created by featured groups

You can choose to only show activities from featured, not featured or all users.

Order

Field

The field which decides the ordering of your content.

  • Creation time
  • Modification time
  • ID
Order

The order direction.

  • Ascending
  • Descending

Generator Settings

Learn about the Generator Settings at the Generator Settings documentation.

Variables

These are the available variables you can use to build your dynamic slide content in the Slide Editor.

Not sure what are the variables or how to use them? Learn how to work with variables.

  • title - The title of the activity.
  • created - The creation time of the activity.
  • location - The location of the activity.
  • latitude - The latitude of the activity.
  • longitude - The longitude of the activity.
  • id - The id of the activity.
  • image - The photo of the activity. Available at Photo and Video type.
  • thumbnail - The thumbnail version of the photo of the activity. Available at Photo type.
  • original - The original version of the photo of the activity. Available at Photo type.
  • album_url - Url to the album of the photo. Available at Photo type.
  • photo_url - JomSocial link to the photo. Available at Photo type.
  • video_link - The link of the video. Available at Video type.
  • video_title - The title of the video. Available at Video type.
  • video_id - The url id of the video. Available at Video type.
  • video_url - JomSocial link to the video. Available at Video type.
  • description - The description of the announcement. Available at Group Announcement and Group Discussion type.
  • announcement_url - The url id of the announcement. Available at Group Announcement type.
  • group_url - Url to the group. Available at Group Discussion type.
  • topic_url - Url to the discussion. Available at Group Discussion type.
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