I start with back-end of the extension and I am going to describe you all features and options.
Images - this is a section with options used to manage pictures.
Quote - these options are used in the view when the system displays a quote.
Security - these options improve security of the extension
captcha - this is a code that used will have to enter when add a quote on front-end.
auto publish - if you set "On," the system will publish quote automatically when someone adds it from the front-end.
send email - if you set "On," the system will send an e-mail to the administrator when someone adds a quote.
verify quote - this option enables the functionality that monitors for duplicate quotations. If you set "On," the system will not allow adding a quote if it already exists in the database.
SEO - these are options that you can use to improve search engine visibility.
Use categories to group your quotes and make lists by topics. Set SEO options to improve visibility for search engines.
Follow next steps and create a category.
01.Enter title, alias and description.
02.Upload an image of the category.
03.Fill fields in Metadata Options. ( The metadata options and alias are important for SEO )
This section provides a functionality to create and manage a list of authors. You are able to write information about author and upload photo.
The system will generate a thumbnail when you upload a photo. You can use "Thumbnail size options" to set a size of the picture.
This is a quotes manager that you will use to add, edit and manage your lists of quotations.
The views Authors, Author and Form are available only in PRO version
To create an item you have to select a type and configure "Advanced Options." Follow next steps:
01.Go to the menu and click on "Add new menu item."
02.Select a menu item type.
03.You have to select from "Author," "Authors," "Category," "Categories," "Form." Choose one from them.
04.Enter a "Menu Title" and set "Advanced Options."
05.Save the menu item.
Menu Item Types
Author - that is a view with information about author.
Authors - that view displays a list with authors.
Categories - that is a view with all categories.
Category - that view displays quotes for a category.
Form - that view displays a form that users will use to send quotes.
How to export and import data?
Go to "Quotes" manager in the administrator panel and there you will find two buttons "Import" and "Export".
Clicking on the button "Export" the system will archive all quotes and you will be able to download them as a file.
Clicking on the button "Import" you will be redirected to "Import manager" where you will be able to import archives.
Module - Vip Random Quotes
This is a module that displays quotes randomly. You can select a category that will be used for a source from where quotes will be loaded. You will be able to select an author and his quotes will be displayed.
Module - Vip Last Quotes
This module displays latest published quotes. You are able to select a category that will be used for a source from where the module will load quotes. You can also select an author which quotes will be displayed.
Search - Vip Quotes Plugin
This plugin is used for implementation search functionality to Joomla! search component. Enable that plugin if you want to list results from Vip Quotes in results.
Make a backup of your site ( database and files ) ( optional but highly recommended );
Install the new version over the old one ( all previous data will be saved );
Check the extension settings and menu items for changes;
Check for a new version of Prism Library. If there is a new version, install it.
You should also upgrade all other modules and plug-ins, which work with Vip Quotes.
NOTE: The system will replace old files with new ones. All data will be saved.
It is a good practice to have a copy of your website on a subdomain. It can be something like test.mywebsite.com. You should upgrade Vip Quotes on this test site first. That will be useful for you because you will be able to explore the newest features and configuration options. When all is OK, you will know how to upgrade the extension on your production website fast.