Learn all about the exciting new RocketTheme exclusive modules that are included in the Synapse template release. Here you can find instructions for installation and configuration for each of the custom modules.

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Step One: Installing the Module

  • Download the synapse_extensions.zip archive from the Synapse download section of the RocketTheme Joomla! Club. Unzip the archive, inside you will find individual zip files for each of the modules.
  • Login in to your administrator console on your Joomla! website and navigate to the Installers menu item, and select Modules from the dropdown menu.
  • In the Upload Package File section, click the Choose File button and select one of the mod_modulename.zip that was inside of the zip file you downloaded earlier. Next click the Upload File & Install button to install the module.

Step Two: Publishing the Module

  • Now the module is installed it must be published in the appropriate module position and configured to suit our needs. From the top menu, select Modules then Site Modules.
  • This will take you to the Site Module Manager which allows you to configure the placement and configuration of all modules in your Joomla! website.
  • Locate the module from the list. Remember there could be a few pages. Once you have found it, you can publish in 2 ways: The first is selecting the cross next to the tile or clicking the title then set Publish to Yes followed by a Save.

Signal Login Module

This month, we have implemented a login module created by RT member and Forum Moderator Chris S. We appreciate the effort put into this module. The Signal Login module is installed using the procedure explained above. Once installed, we recommend publishing it to the advert3 template position. The default options are fine as the module is styled from within the template.

RokContentRotator

RokContentRotator is a mootools based module that is used to display your articles in a sleek fading fashion. To set up RokContentRotator, follow the install instructions above.

We will take a quick look at the parameters you will find when you install this module.

  1. Title: Hide
  2. Position: We recommend the advert1 position.
  3. Access level: Public
  4. Published: Yes
  5. Module Class Suffix and Cache: Most will leave empty by default.
  6. Module Mode: You have a choice of what type of content to choose from.
  7. Frontpage items: Show or Hide
  8. Count: Enter how many items you would like to show in the RokContentRotator.
  9. Category: Choose which Category to pull your stories from.
  10. Section: Choose which Section to pull your stories from.
  11. Click Title: You have the option to have the effect start when you mouseover the title or when you click on the title.
  12. Include Mootools library: Set to no, unless using this module with a template that does not include mootools javascript.
  13. Show Read More: Show Read More text allowing your users to be taken to the full article.
  14. Read More Label: Enter any text such as Read On, or Learn More.
  15. Transition Duration: This is the time it takes to fade to the next article on mouseover or when the title is clicked.
  16. Preview Length: This is the time your article will display for.

Integrated RokSlide Tabbed Modules

For Synapse, we have integrated RokSlide into the core of the template so you have the RokSlide functionality in terms of tabs with stylish transitional effects with the modular layout of the template.

RokSlide by default has 5 tabs available. Each tab has a module position ranging from User7 to User11, respective to the individual tab. Therefore, you have a single modular position per tab but you have the option of applying multiple modules to a single position. For example, you can assign 3 modules to the User11 position and they will appear in a horizontal layout in Tab 1.
You configure this feature in Admin > Extensions > Template Manager > rt_synapse_j15

Module Slider Height

You can change the height for the Rokslide tabber in the template_css.css file.

#moduleslider-size {
height: 260px;
}

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