Quick Start Guide to Shack Toolbox Pro

What is so special about Shack Toolbox Pro?

Modules normally enable you to display only one specific type of content. In contrast, Shack Toolbox Pro is a multi-purpose module.

Modules usually have a few design options. Shack Toolbox Pro has tons of design options, including a user-friendly point-and-click theming engine.

You can use Shack Toolbox Pro to display the following content:

  • Any Joomla module
  • Joomla articles
  • Custom HTML
  • Facebook Embedded Post
  • Facebook Page
  • Google Maps
  • Iframe
  • Instagram Post
  • Link
  • Mailchimp
  • Twitter Feed
  • Vimeo Video
  • YouTube Gallery
  • YouTube Video

shack toolbox content types

Displaying your Joomla article

In this example, you will see how to use Shack Toolbox Pro to display a Joomla 3 article in the module with different effects. You can apply the same process to a site running Joomla 4.

Step #1. Select the Joomla Article content type

  • Select the Joomla Article content type in your Shack Toolbox:

select joomla article content type

  • Select your Joomla article:

select a joomla article

  • Select the module position. For this example, I selected position-7 of my Protostar template. It places the module in the right-hand column on my site.

Step #2. Configure the Joomla Article location, effects, and theme

  1. Click Location & Effects tab
  2. Click Toggler Button. Your site visitors will need to click on this button to see the selected Joomla article open up inside this module.

click locations and effect click toggle button

  • Click the Theme tab you are now familiar with and select a theme to your liking. For this example, I selected Google Material Design.
  • Click Save or Save & Close.

Check your site frontend. You should now see the toggler button in the right-hand column:

the toggler button

  • Click on the toggler button. You will see the Joomla article opened up inside the module:

the article opened up