Chapter 3. Modules

Ideal Directory is a modular system, allowing you to easily extend it by means of modules and plugins. It comes with several plugins and modules out of the box in order to extend it's functionalities. In this chapter you will learn what each module does and how to configure it.

The modules can be found in the Joomla!™ modules manager (ExtensionsManageModules at the back-end of your site).

This document will not cover basic Module Configurations, Joomla!™ documentation already has a comprehensive document about it. Joomla!™ Module Documentation.

IDirectory - Listings

[Important]Important

This module is NOT available in Ideal Directory Core

This module displays a list of listings from one or more categories.

Options under the Basic tab

Mode

If Normal Mode is chosen, then simply configure the module and it will display a static list of Listings on the menu items you assign the module to. If Dynamic Mode is chosen, then you can still configure the module normally, however now the Category option will no longer be used. Instead, the module will dynamically detect if you are on a Category view and will display the list of listings within that Category accordingly. When Dynamic Mode is chosen, it is best to leave the module set to display on all pages, as it will decide to display anything dynamically.

Display Options

Display Options

Linked titles

Display listing titles as links to the listing page

Title tag

The HTML tag used for the Title. Changing the tag will change the layout used. Ideal Directory will inherit the styling from your template's CSS file. Available options:

  • H1

  • H2

  • H3

  • H4

  • H5

  • H6

  • P

  • DIV

Show logo
Show

Will display the listing logo. Will not fallback to any other image in case the logo is missing.

Fallback to first image

A listing might have several images. If the listing logo is missing it will fallback to the first image;

Fallback to category image

The category image will be displayed if there's no logo

Fallback to map image

If there's no logo image a map image will be displayed instead;

[Warning]Warning

For this feature to work the Google Static Maps API must be enabled

Fallback to any

If there's no logo image iDirectory will try to get the first listing image, if there's no image it will fallback to the category image and if there's no category image it will fallback to the map image;

Image size

The image size in the widthxheight format. Example 200x80, where 200 is the width and 80 is the image height

Featured

Whether to display the "Featured" label for the Featured listings and which Bootstrap style to use.

Intro text

Whether or not to display the Intro text, which is a brief text to display before the listing's description.

Intro text limit

The number of characters of the intro text to display. The text value will be trimmed to the number of characters in this field;

Description

Whether or not to display the listing's description.

Description limit

The number of characters of the Description to display. The text value will be trimmed to the number of characters in this field;

Opening hours

Whether or not to display the listing's opening hours

Contact person

Whether or not to display the listing's contact person.

Address

The format in which the address will be displayed.

Telephone(s)

Whether or not to display the Telephone field. One or more telephone numbers might be defined for each listing. If this option is enabled all of them will be displayed.

Website

Whether or not to display the website address.

Social Networks

Whether or not to display the social networks. Each Social Network has it's own separate setting

Create date

Whether or not to display the listing's create date

Modified date

Whether or not to display the listing's modified date

Filtering listings

Count

The number of items to display. Enter 0 to display all listings

Featured listings

Whether or not to display the Featured listings. If set to Only, just the Featured Listings will be displayed

Category Filtering Type

Whether to filter inclusive or exclusively.

Inclusive

Only the selected category will display

Exclusively

The selected category will NOT display

Category

The categories to display or to hide (per option above)

Child Category Listings

Include or exclude listings from child categories

Category Depth

The number of child category levels to display

Listing IDs to Exclude

Listing IDs to hide. Enter each ID on a new line

Date Filtering

(Off/Date Range/Relative Date). Select Date Filtering Type.

Date Range Field

(Created Date/Modified Date/Start Publishing Date). Select which date field you want the date range to be applied to.

Start Date Range

If Date Range is selected above, please enter a Starting Date.

To Date

If Date Range is selected above, please enter an End Date.

Relative Date

If Relative Date is selected above, please enter in a numeric day value. Results will be retrieved relative to the current date and the value you enter.

Ordering Options

Listing Field to Order By

Select which field you would like Listings to be ordered by. Featured Ordering should only be used when Filtering Option for Featured Articles is set to 'Only'.

Ordering Direction

Select the direction you would like Listings to be ordered by.

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