Flip Book Master is a Joomla Module. After downloading the module, you can install it to your Joomla site by using the Joomla installer at your Joomla Site’s Administrator area. URL for the installer is: administrator/index.php?option=com_installer. After the installation you will see a success message. Now, You can visit the module manager and start to use the extension. URL for the module manager is: administrator/index.php?option=com_modules
Search for the module: Flip Book Master and click on the title to view the module configuration.
Configuration & Parameters
Flip Book Master has 5 sections at module parameters:
- Basic Settings
- PDF Settings
- Image Settings
- Multiple PDF Settings
Each parameter is explained shortly. You must roll your mouse over the parameter and you will get a short information about the parameter.
Go to Basic Settings section and set the parameter Select Theme to PDF File. Then go to the PDF Settings section and set the "Select File Path" The value could be Default Folder or Custom path.
Show PDF Files from Default Folder
If you selected Default Folder, upload the PDF File to "modules/mod_flipbookmaster/assets/pdf_files". After uploading the PDF File, it will be show at Select PDF File dropdown list.
Show PDF Files from Custom Path
If you selected Custom Path, you must write the PDF file path in to the "Custom Path" textarea.
After publishing the module it will show the PDF file as a flipbook.
First of all you must prepare your images in a single folder and upload to server. In that sample, i uploaded the images to images/myflipbook folder.
Go to Basic Settings section, set the parameter Select Theme to Images from Folder
Go to Image Settings section, enter the images folder path to the Images Folder parameter input E.g. images/myflipbook
Publish the module and images from the entered folder will be shown as a flip
You can show multiple PDF Files on the same page. Visitors will be able to click on to a button, image or text link and view the Flip Book in an overlay.
- Go to Basic Settings section, set the parameter Select Theme to Multiple PDF Flipbook
- Go to Multiple PDF Settings section and start to create Flip Book
- Click to + button to create the first instance, a new division will For each instance you must enter the fields.
- PDF File Path write here where your PDF File located on your server
- Encode the PDF Source
Set yes if you want to hide the PDF File Path from the page source
- Link Type
Visitors may click to a button, text link or a thumbnail image to open the flip book.
If you select Button, enter the Button Text.
If you select Text link, enter the a text for the link.
If you select Thumbnail, enter the Thumbnail Image Path, Thumb Over Text and Image Tags.
- Enable Download, you can enable or disable the single Flip Book instance download option
- Background Color, you can set any background color for the flipbook overlay
After entering all parameters, you may create more instances.
You can publish the module and visitors will view, thumbnail, button or text links in the module position. When they click an overlay will be opened to show the flip book.
If your site is already loading Font Awesome CSS, you do not need to load it second time. Go to Basic Settings and set the Load Font-Awesome option to NO.
You can change the page modes by changing the Page Mode options at Basic Settings. Single page mode shows the active page at the center of the flip book.
You can set the Flip Book Direction Right to Left or Left to Right by setting the Direction option at Basic Settings.
If you want to turn off the page turn sounds as default, go to Basic Settings and change the parameter Enable Sound to No.
You have to upload a sound file (.mp3 format) to the folder modules/mod_flipbookmaster/assets/sound.
After uploading the file, refresh or save the module and the file will be visible at Select Sound File drop down list. Select the file and enable the Page Turn Sound.
You can enable or disable the visitors to zoom by mouse scroll wheel. You can do that by using the Enable Scroll Wheel parameter at Basic Settings.
If you want to change the Flip Book Container Height, enter a value Container Height input area at Basic Settings. You must enter a numeric value. For example, if you want to make the container height 600 pixels, just enter 600 in to the area.
At the basic settings section, there are 3 parameters to change the background and the button colors. You can simply select from color picker or enter a color value.
You can make page turn speed at the Basic Settings area. There is a parameter called: page Turn Speed. This is a value in milliseconds. For example, if you want the page turn speed is 1.25 Seconds, then enter the value : 1250.
This solution is not 100% securing your PDF Files but at least it helps you to hide the file path from page source code. You must Set the Encode PDF Source option to NO to hide the PDF File path from the source code.
You can translate the module button texts at the last setting section.