Installation

Note: The following modules are used to create an Advanced Dynamic Display Block slideshow:

  • Dynamic display block module (RC6)
  • jQuery update module
  • CCK module
  • Views module
  • filefield module
  • imagefield module
  • imageapi module
  • imagecache (optional)

Download, install and enable required modules

  1. Go to http://drupal.org/project/ddblock and download the latest version of Dynamic display block module.
  2. Go to http://drupal.org/project/jquery_update and download the jQuery update module.
  3. Go to http://drupal.org/project/cck and download the CCK module.
  4. Go to http://drupal.org/project/views and download the Views module.
  5. Go to http://drupal.org/project/filefield and download the filefield module.
  6. Go to http://drupal.org/project/imagefield and download the imagefield module.
  7. Go to http://drupal.org/project/imageapi and download the imageapi module.
  8. Go to http://drupal.org/project/imagecache and download the imagecache module (optional, only if you want to use imagecache presets with your images).
  9. Extract and copy these modules into the /sites/all/modules/ folder.
  10. Note: Read the readme.txt and the install.txt files of these modules for further instructions.
  11. Navigate to Administer > Site building > Modules and enable the modules by selecting the check boxes next to them.
  12. Note: Enable the (sub)modules in the following order:

    1. First enable the following (sub)modules.
      • CCK - content
      • ImageCache - ImageAPI
      • ImageCache - ImageCache (optional)
      • ImageCache - ImageAPI GD2 (optional, only if you enabled Imagecache - Imagecache.)
      • Imagecache - ImageCache UI (optional, only if you enabled Imagecache - Imagecache.)
      • User Interface - jQuery Update
      • Views - Views
    2. Click Save configuration button.
    3. Second enable (sub)modules which require the (sub)modules from step 1.
      • CCK - content copy
      • CCK - file field
      • CCK - Text
      • Others - Dynamic display block
      • Views - Views exporter
      • Views - Views UI
    4. Click Save configuration button.
    5. Third enable (sub)modules which require the (sub)modules from step 2.
      • CCK - Image Field
    6. Click Save configuration button.

    Note: Don't forget to run update.php, if you update one of your modules to a later version.

    Set permissions

    1. Configure the following permissions at Administer > User management > Permissions, for the anonymous users and/or authenticated users of your site:
      1. ddblock module:
        • view dynamic display blocks
    2. Click Save permission button at the bottom of the page.

    Important:

    • Download the Dynamic display block themes which are packed in the upright10-50.zip file
    • Download and CCK and VIEWS export files and preprocess functions which are packed in the Export_files_V1.x.zip file (replace x by latest version)

    at the Download page.

    Install dynamic display block themes

    The installation of the Dynamic display block themes can be found at:
    http://ddblock.myalbums.biz/node/768

    Install preprocess functions

    The installation of the preprocess functions can be found at:
    http://ddblock.myalbums.biz/node/765