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CM Live Deal Merchants module

CM Live Deal Merchants module is used to display a list of merchants. You can use this module to feature some merchants on your site.

If you use this module you need to create a hidden menu item for “Merchant” page of CM Live Deal, please see Hidden menu item to know to create this type of menu item.

To configure the module, you go to System -> Site Modules (under Manage tab)

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Joomla! creates a new module for you automatically after you install the package of CM Live Deal. You can see CM Live Deal - Merchants module in your module list.

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Click on the module name to edit its settings. You can give the module a new name by modifying “Title” field. In the “Module” tab, you set “Status” to “Published” and select the position you want to put this module in “Position” option.

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In “Menu Assignment” tab, you configure what pages the module is displayed on.

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In “Options” tab, you can configure the main settings of the module.

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  • Merchants: The merchants who are displayed in the module. To select a merchant you click the person icon then select a merchant in the popup, after that you click the plus icon to add the selected merchant to the list.
  • Show deal quantity: Show the number of deals that a merchant currently has.
  • CSS class: CSS classes that are applied to HTML element.
  • CSS class: CSS classes that are applied to HTML element.
  • Deal quantity CSS class: CSS classes that are applied to deal quantity.
  • CSS style: CSS styles that are applied to HTML element.
  • CSS style: CSS styles that are applied to HTML element.
  • Deal quantity CSS style: CSS styles that are applied to deal quantity.

CSS fields are useful if you want to customize the elements to match your template’s style. This requires your skills in HTML and CSS.

For example, you can use the CSS classes from Bootstrap 2 like the screenshot above. The result could look like the screenshot below.

After adjusting the settings, you can save the module and then you will receive “Module saved” message. If you change the module’s name, you can see its name is updated in the module list.

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You can check on your front-end to see if the module is displayed properly.

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