JEvents generator

This dynamic slide generator is available in the PRO version only.

With this dynamic slide generator you can show the contents of your JEvents events.

Tutorial

  1. Create a new slider, or use an existing one.

  2. Choose to give dynamic slides to your slider.

  3. Choose one of the JEvents generators.
  4. Set up your generator, choose the settings you think you want, change the number of slides to how many do you want to be in your slider, change the cache expiration to the time you want your slider to look for new data, and if you want to, you can check, what will be on your slides in the record viewer.
  5. Now you can start working on how your slides will look with the datas of the first slide. You can put down layers, and use the VARIABLE signs to put that data inside them, what you want there to be.

  6. If something is not clear, check out how the dynamic slide generators work.

Filter

One time events
  • Categories - You can select the categories from where you want the events.
  • Calendars - You can select calendars to filter your events from the selected categories.
  • 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.
  • Specified end time - You can choose to only show products which are having specific end times or aren't having specific end times or all.
  • Location - You can write one location here, and then only those events will be in your slider, which are there.
  • Date format, Time format - This is how your start_date, end_date, start_time and end_time variables will show up. You can use the php date formats.
  • Item ID - JEvents events can show up on any pages, because that is how Joomla works, so your item's link can be as many links, as many menu items you have in your website. To make Joomla choose one of your menu items, you can give an Item ID, which will connect your event link to that page. This can be useful, when you want one of your menu items to be active, when you go to the link the url variable will lead. Also your different pages have different modules on them, so with the Item ID you will specify which modules will show up on this event page too. You see your pages' Item ID-s, if you turn off the SEO links in the System → Global Configuration → Search Engine Friendly URLs, then you will see it in the links of your pages in the frontend. If you leave the Item ID on 0, that will be the base Item ID, which is usually your Homepage. You can read more about this in here.
If you have a problem with the Started and Ended filters, that you see events you think shouldn't be there, check out  this documentation.
Repeating events
  • Categories - You can select the categories from where you want the events.
  • Calendars - You can select calendars to filter your events from the selected categories.
  • Specified end time - You can choose to only show products which are having specific end times or aren't having specific end times or all.
  • Location - You can write one location here, and then only those events will be in your slider, which are there.
  • Item ID - JEvents events can show up on any pages, because that is how Joomla works, so your item's link can be as many links, as many menu items you have in your website. To make Joomla choose one of your menu items, you can give an Item ID, which will connect your event link to that page. This can be useful, when you want one of your menu items to be active, when you go to the link the url variable will lead. Also your different pages have different modules on them, so with the Item ID you will specify which modules will show up on this event page too. You see your pages' Item ID-s, if you turn off the SEO links in the System → Global Configuration → Search Engine Friendly URLs, then you will see it in the links of your pages in the frontend. If you leave the Item ID on 0, that will be the base Item ID, which is usually your Homepage. You can read more about this in here.

Variables

One time events, Repeating events

  • title - The title of the event.
  • description - The description of the event.
  • image, thumbnail - The first image from the event's description.
  • url - Url to the event. An event can have link in any of your pages, since it's a content, which doesn't connect it to anything and there is no way to know, which page do you want to link to, so this is the basic event url made by Joomla, and you can't change it, so this might link to a different page, than your menus.
  • 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.
  • contact - The contact of the event.
  • hits - The number of hits on the event.
  • extra_info - The extra info of the event.
  • image_x, image_orig_x, image_thumb_x - If the JEvents Standard Image and File Uploads plugin is installed on your website, and you turn on the Multiple images/events option, you will have these image variables, which have different image sizes. (Only One time events option.)

Ordering options

One time events, Repeating events

  • Start date
  • End date
  • Modification date
  • Creation date
  • Title
  • Hits
  • ID