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SmartFavicon Documentation

Installation

The installation of Smart Favicon is applied through the standard Joomla! installprocess. It includes the following steps:


installation


  • Please download the component to your local computer
  • Login to your Joomla! site’s admin area
N.B. You should have either Administrator or Super administrator permissions
  • Choose Installers ->Components.
  • In Upload Package File area press the Browse button, choose the SmartFavicon’s component (com_smartfavicon1_0.zip) and press Upload File& Install button.
  • That’s it.Now Smart Favicon has been installed on your web site. Now it is available in Components -> Smart Favicon. Enjoy please Smile.

 

My Favicon Images

my_favicon_images

 

The page contains the list of default favicon images. You may use them or upload your own ones.

 

For uploading please press Browse button under the list, choose the image you want to upload and press Upload File.


N.B. All GIF, JPEG, PNG and ICO images will be automatically resized to the standard Favicon size (16x16 pixels)

 

Icons For Pages

icon_for_pages

 

You may set a unique icon for each page – or repeat the same icon on several different pages.

 

When you point the mouse on Set Icons link – there pops-up the list of your icons.By clicking any of them you bind it to the appropriate page.

 

After choosing the icons press Apply button to apply and save the choice.

 

N.B. Archived pages will be shown as well; still they will have a red cross in the Published column. Favicons can be bound to them as well. Once the pages are active again – the favicons will be displayed on the Front-end

 

Settings

The page allows you choosing your personal settings of Favicon displaying.

 

You may set one Favicon displaying on you site all time or set a certain period offavicons’ change and a number of various favicons.

 

Each setting has its own sub-settings.


N.B. Icons for Pages module has more priority than According to specified rulemodule. Once the first is checked – the settings on it will be a higher priority.

 

This setting allows choosing one permanent icon which will be displayed all time.The icon can be chosen from the list of available icons.

 

Show favicon constantly

constantly

 

Once you wish to change the chosen icon – please press the red cross red_cross under it –it will be deleted. After that you may choose the new one from the Available Icons’ list.

By pressing Apply button you apply and save the changes. By pressing Restart button you null the counter and the new settings start working form the present moment.

 

Change favicon hourly

Please choose several icons form Available Icons’ list.

 

hourly

 

The icons can be deleted form the active list by pressing the red cross red_cross or sortedusing the top blue_up and bottom blue_down arrows.


N.B. The icons will be displayed according to the current order (top to bottom). If youwish to change the order of display – please change the current order using top andbottom arrows.

Now you may choose one of two variants:

  • Every X hours
The setting allows you changing the active icon on the front-end of your site every X hours.
  • Set time of start

The setting allows you indicating the time your active icon should be changed to thenew one.

 

Change favicon daily

Please choose several icons form Available Icons’ list.

 

daily

 

The icons can be deleted form the active list by pressing the red cross red_cross or sortedusing the top blue_up and bottom blue_down arrows.

 

Now you may choose the following variants:

  • Every X days

E.g. you have chosen 3 icons – let us call them A, B and C. You’ve set Every 5days. After you apply the changes and press the Restart button – the A icon will bedisplayed. On the 6th day the B icon will be shown. On the 11Th day the icon C will bedisplayed. After that the cycle will be repeated.

  • Every day
The icons you’ve chosen will be changed every day.
  • Every working day
The icons you’ve chosen will be changed working day. The Friday’s icon will stayunchangeable for Saturday and Sunday.
  • Every weekend day

The icons you’ve chosen will be changed weekend day. The Sunday’s icon will stayunchangeable for the period form Monday till Friday.

 

Change favicon monthly

Please choose several icons form Available Icons’ list.

The icons can be deleted form the active list by pressing the red cross red_cross or sortedusing the top blue_up and bottom blue_down arrows.

 

monthly

 

Now you may choose the following variants:

  • Repeat every X day of every X month

E.g. you’ve chosen – Repeat every 5th day of every 2nd month. And it is August now.So on the 5th of October the icon will be changed to the next one. On the 5th ofDecember the icon will be changed again.

  • In [1/2/3/4/last]

[Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday] of every Xmonth.

 

Uninstallation

The deinstallation of Smart Favicon is applied through the standard Joomla! uninstall process.

 

deinstallation

 

  • Please choose Install -> Components in the admin area of your web site.
  • The Installed Components’ list contains all currently installed components.Please check the one you wish to uninstall and press Uninstall button.
  • The component will be uninstalled.