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Layout suffix Add a suffix to allow multiple overrides of the same layout (for information details and index only).
Example if using xyz as suffix and you want to override the categories index, the override needs to be to be selected as output
Site mode
  • Test mode to use when setting up the extension. Will ensure errors are shown, images, style and script libraries are re-created at every page access
  • Live mode to use when the extension is ready for production. Will turn off error messages and will cache images, styles and scripts
  • Advanced keep access to all parameters hidden in the previous modes
Bootstrap compatibility If you are using a Bootstrap template, select which version of Bootstrap your template is compatible with. It will ensure the extension outputs the proper classes for the Bootstrap version you are using.

The Joomla option loads the Bootstrap version packaged with Joomla (which is the default behavior). All other options WILL NOT load Bootstrap.

The extension can function without the Bootstrap framework. Select None
Show errors Show the errors encountered while creating the view (mostly during thumbnail creation), if any
Before v7.0
Load icon font
In rare cases (when no icons are shown), will prevent the loading of the icon font library, reducing page loading times 
Removed v7.0
Load IcoMoon font
When selecting IcoMoon icons as default icon or as custom field for an article (through the SYW Icon custom field), load the IcoMoon font if missing
New v7.0
Load SYWicon font
If you are showing in-house icons with prefix SYWicon-, loads the specific icon font for proper showing on the public side of the site. If the icon font is already loaded on the public side of the site, this option will be ignored. Set to 'no' will improve page load if no icons are shown
New v7.0
Load Font Awesome
If you are showing icons with prefix fa- or icon-, loads the icon font packaged with Joomla 4. If the icon font is already loaded on the public side of the site, this option will be ignored. Set to 'no' will improve page load if no icons are shown
Load Chosen script Beautifies the select boxes with this jQuery script packaged with Joomla


Reset pictures Whether to re-create the image thumbnails every time the page is loaded or not.
'No' will improve server performance once the view is properly configured and ready for prime time
Thumbnails cache path The path for the thumbnails created (by default, in the media folder under /thumbnails/lnep).
It is possible to save the files to the temporary folder of the Joomla configuration or the /cache folder (/media/cache under Joomla 4)
Auto Clear Cached Image Install and enable the Auto Clear Cached Image system plugin and automatically refresh the image associated with the article or K2 item you just saved. No more manual intervention needed, all extension instances are updated at once!

New v6.3 The extension now supports image versioning.

What does that mean for your site?
Image URLs have an additional suffix, a number that represents the version for the extension, like you can find it for stylesheets and scripts. The version number changes if Joomla is in debug mode or if the extension is on test mode. Once in live (production) mode, the version stops being regenerated.

Why adding a version number to image files?
When the version remains the same, browsers keep the same version of the image in their cache. When the number changes, the image is fetched from the server, therefore replacing the cached image. This ensures visitors of your site see the latest changes made to your images.

Stylesheets and scripts
Joomla 4
Lazyload stylesheets
It is possible to lazy load some stylesheets like icon fonts. It is a feature included in Joomla 4 but it must be supported by the site's template on the public side.

You can enable lazy loading for all Simplify Your Web extensions at once and even add support for it if the template does not. To do so, you need to enable the feature in the SimplifyYourWeb extensions System plugin
Inline scripts Include scripts directly into the HTML source code, reducing the amount of HTTP requests. The scripts are small enough so that writing them into the source may have a better performance than calling them through files
Remote libraries Whenever possible, load third-party libraries remotely (from a Content Delivery Network) for improved performance
Reset headers Re-creates the cached stylesheets and scripts after style modifications have be made to the view.
'No' will improve server performance once the view is properly configured and ready for prime time.

Stylesheets and scripts are cached in the /cache folder. Deleting the cached files from the administrator console (System -> Clear Cache) prevents resetting the Reset Headers parameter to 'yes' when changes are made.

However, it is no longer possible to manually remove the files from the console under Joomla 4, as the files are now cached in the /media/cache folder. You will have to do it through FTP instead.

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