Shotimoo - cool notifications made easy (and FREE!)

Joomla! 2.5 compatibilityJoomla! 1.5 native compatibility

Shotimoo is a user notification system that is displayed to visitors on the frontend of your Joomla 1.5 or Joomla 2.5 web site.

Based on the excellent Notimoo script, shotimoo has a very cool look and feel, and can be used to let users know about special offers, new blog post, upcoming maintenance tasks/site outages or any other information you want to convey to your users.

As a module, shotimoo is very agile and you can place multiple instances of it on different menu items with different notices. You can even specify the start and end time for easy "set it and forget it" functionality.

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Installation, requirements and download

Shotimoo makes use of the Notimoo javascript package, and thus requires Mootools version 1.2+. On Joomla! 1.5, this means the System - Mootools upgrade plugin that came with your Joomla! must be published.

Shotimoo is a Joomla! module and can be download from our site for free. Please follow these steps:

  1. Downloaded mod_shotimoo_X.X.X.X.zip.
  2. If upgrading from a prior version, be sure to uninstall the legacy plugin, plg_shotimoo_X.X.X.X.zip.
  3. Install the module using Joomla! installer. If upgrading, removing the existing module is not necessary.
  4. In the module manager, locate mod_shotimoo, configure as approprriate and then publish.

Usage

After installation, you can publish the module on various pages of your site. An instance of the module can display up to 3 notification boxes, in one of the 4 corners of the screen. If more than one box is displayed by a module (thus in the same corner), they will stack up together, evenly spaced.

You can also make copies of the module (using the Copy button of Joomla! module manager), to have different displays ready for different situations, and assign specific copies of the module to specific pages.

Each individual notification box can be set to automatically close after a set time. The time must be entered in milliseconds in the module parameters. Leave that number to 0 for the box to stay open. In any case, your visitor can close the box by clicking anywhere on it.

Lastly, 2 fields are also available for each notification message, allowing you to set a start and end date and time to display the notification. This means you don't have to be standing by in the middle of the night to enable a give notification message by publishing the module. Just program start and end date for it!

One last word: do not overuse notifications. A notification message should bring some useful information to your visitors, not annoy them to the point they'll just go away!

Demo

You can see demo notices in the bottom-right corner of this very page!

Screenshots

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Changelog

Version: Shotimoo 1.1.7
Date: 2012-09-08

[bug] "+" bug fix

Version: Shotimoo 1.1.6
Date: 2012-06-06

[feature] URF-8 Support

Version: Shotimoo 1.1.5

[bug] Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

Version: Shotimoo 1.1.4

[feature] Joomla 1.7+ support
[note] As of 1.1.4, plg_shotimoo is no longer necessary. Everything is now handled in the module. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNINSTALL THE PLUGIN BEFORE INSTALLING 1.1.4! If you install 1.1.4 first, then uninstall plg_shotimoo 1.1.3, the assets for 1.1.4 will be removed from /media. 1.1.4 is Joomla! 2.5 compatible.
 
Last modified on May062013
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