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SmoothTop is a system plugin for , , and that adds a scroll-to-top link as an image or text in a fixed position. The link is invisible when the page is at the top and fades in as the page is scrolled down. When clicked, the page is smoothly scrolled to the top and the link fades out.
- Plug and play installation.
- Text or image link.
- Configurable link text.
- Configurable title text.
- Selectable preset positions.
- Very lightweight, less than 1k added to page.
- SEO friendly, no anchor tag in the URL.
- Works in Administrator (selectable).
- Full CSS control.
- Language files for en-GB included.
- Two sets of arrow and arrow-hover image files included and installed.
- Uses MooTools Fx.Scroll and Fx.Transitions for scrolling effects (no jQ).
- Written with jQ compatibility in mind (no $ in code).
- Released under GPL license.
- Completely free!
New version 1.2.3. Be sure to uninstall previous versions (1.0.x) to clean up unused files prior to installing new version. See change log below.
Scroll down and look to the bottom right on this page.
Download the latest version of SmoothTop for Joomla 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.0.
SmoothTop 1.x has been downloaded 16194 times in the last 3 years, 3 weeks and 5 days.
Please take a moment to rate this plugin at extensions.joomla.org...especially if you like it. ;^)
The Basic Options provide control of the way SmoothTop will appear and behave.
Plugin Manager » System - SmoothTop » Basic Options
Link Text: Text as you would have it appear in the link, something like "Scroll to Top". Can be left blank if you are using a CSS background image. Default is blank.
Link Title: New feature! Text as you would have it appear in the tool tip, again, something like "Scroll to Top". Can be left blank if you are using a CSS background image. Default is blank.
Button Reveal Position: Show the button after the page is scrolled to this pixel distance from the top. Setting this value to 0 will cause the button to always be visible. Setting this value to 1 will cause the button to become visible after the page is scrolled just 1 pixel. Default is 250.
Run in Admin: New feature! Do you want SmoothTop to appear in the administrator back end? This can be handy if you have long lists of articles or plugins. Default is No.
Horizontal Position: Horizontal position where the SmoothTop link will appear. Default is Right.
Horizontal Offset: Horizontal offset distance — has no effect if 'Center' Horizontal Position is chosen. Default units are 'px' and you don't need to enter it. You can also use '%', 'em' or any other valid CSS units. Default is 5.
Vertical Position: Vertical position where the SmoothTop link will appear. Default is Bottom.
Vertical Offset: Vertical offset distance. Default units are 'px' and you don't need to enter it. You can also use '%', 'em' or any other valid CSS units. Default is 5.
Transition Effect: Choose from applicable MooTools transition effects (easeInOut). Some transition effects are not included (Back and Elastic) because they could/would go beyond bounds of the scroll bar. Default is Expo.easeInOut.
Transition Duration: Duration for smooth scrolling, in milliseconds (1000 = 1 second). Default is 500.
Non-hover Transparency: New feature! This controls how transparent SmoothTop appears when the mouse pointer is not hovering over it. 0.1 is almost invisible while 1 is completely opaque. Default is 0.7.
Use Styles: Enable the styles below. Disable if you plan to style the link using your template stylesheet. Default is Yes.
Link Style: CSS Style for the link, must include the id #smoothtop at a minimum. To use other arrow images, use up-arrow-blue.gif, up-arrow-green.gif, up-arrow-grey.gif, up-arrow-orange.gif, up-arrow-purple.gif and up-arrow-red.gif. If Joomla is installed in a subdirectory, be sure to change the image path here or the image will not appear.
Joomla 1.6, 1.7 or 2.5 with Mootools-Core 1.3 (Joomla 1.6 native) or higher, Mootools-More 220.127.116.11 (Joomla 1.6 native) or higher.
Fixed positioned elements are not supported by mobile devices like Apple and Android phones and tablets. The work-arounds either don't work, break other important mobile browser features or both.
For support issues, please send a message by using our contact form or use the comment form below (not by commenting on the JED). We also welcome any comments, suggestions, modifications and/or improvements.
|2012/02/23||1.0.1||plg_smoothtop_1-0-1.zip||Fix XML error.|
|2012/03/05||1.0.2||plg_smoothtop_1-0-2.zip||Fix error. Added images.|
|2012/08/20||1.2.0||plg_smoothtop_1-2-0.zip||Uses <div> tag now, not <a>. Added Link Title, Run in Admin and Non-hover Transparency options. Added some effects. Removed ScrollSpy. Optimized code. Moved all files to the smoothtop folder.|
|2012/08/29||1.2.1||plg_smoothtop_1-2-1.zip||Fixed JS initialization error in some browsers (still works)|
|2012/10/02||1.2.2||plg_smoothtop_1-2-2.zip||Changed arrow images and CSS to sprites to eliminate flickering on first hover. Added more arrow colors, up-arrow-blue.gif, up-arrow-green.gif, up-arrow-grey.gif, up-arrow-orange.gif, up-arrow-purple.gif and up-arrow-red.gif. Removed up-arrow-hover.gif and up-arrow2-hover.gif.|
|2012/10/10||1.2.3||plg_smoothtop_1-2-3.zip||Joomla 3.0 compatible.|