Animation profiles for Smart Countdown 2.5 are basically compatible with version 3.0 but require some modifications prior to installation for Smart Countdown version 3.0 or later. Do NOT install existing profiles designed for old Smart Countdown version as is - they will not work in Smart Countdown 3 and could damage existing installation of Smart Countdown 2.5!

You can download or purchase ready-to-use animation profiles for Smart Countdown 3.0 browsing articles in this category. These profiles can be installed directly on Smart Countdown 3.0 (naturally they will not work with Smart Countdown 2.5).

Continue reading if you have purchased animation profiles earlier and would like to use them with the new module version.

  1. Locate the ".zip" package you have purchased (e.g. Apple_style_folding.zip) and unzip it to your hard drive.
  2. Open ".xml" file in the root of extracted folder (e.g. apple_style.xml) in a compatible editor.
  3. Replace the contents of this file with the text provided below, save it and update it in the ".zip" package.
  4. Install the updated profile using Joomla Extension manager.

Original XML document (invalid):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<extension type="module" version="2.5" client="site" method="upgrade">
<name>MOD_SMARTCOUNTDOWN</name>
<description>MOD_SMARTCDPRO_WITH_EXTRA_FX_XML_DESCRIPTION</description>
<author>Alex Polonski</author>
<creationDate>September 2012</creationDate>
<copyright>Copyright (c)2012 Alex Polonski</copyright>
<license>GNU/GPLv3 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html</license>
<authorEmail>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;/authorEmail>
<authorUrl>polonski.16mb.com</authorUrl>
<version>2.1.2</version>
<files>
<filename module="mod_smartcountdown">index.html</filename>
<folder>fx</folder>
<folder>images</folder>
</files>
</extension>

Correct XML document:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<extension type="module" version="3.0" client="site" method="upgrade">
	<name>MOD_SMARTCOUNTDOWN3</name>
	<author>Alex Polonski</author>
	<creationDate>September 2012</creationDate>
	<copyright>Copyright (c)2012 Alex Polonski</copyright>
	<license>GNU/GPLv3 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html</license>
	<authorEmail>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.</authorEmail>
	<authorUrl>smartcalc.es/J3</authorUrl>
	<version>3.0</version>
	<description>MOD_SMARTCOUNTDOWN3_WITH_EXTRA_FX_XML_DESCRIPTION</description>
	<files>
		<filename module="mod_smartcountdown3">index.html</filename>
		<folder>fx</folder>
		<folder>images</folder>
	</files>
</extension>

Notes:

  • extension version: change "2.5" to "3.0"
  • description: change MOD_SMARTCDPRO_WITH_EXTRA_FX_XML_DESCRIPTION to MOD_SMARTCOUNTDOWN3_WITH_EXTRA_FX_XML_DESCRIPTION
  • version: change whatever is currently set to "3.0" (in the sample above current version is 2.1.2, but other profiles may have different values in this node)
  • module: change "mod_smartcountdown" to "mod_smartcountdown3"
  • If original (old) profile doesn't use images and <folder>images</folder> node is missing in profile XML you will have to remove this node from the new modified XML document also.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask.