Presets - predefined album settings

Presets - predefined album settings

 Presets in DJ-MediaTools lets you save and re-use specific settings for different albums.

How to create presets

You can find the Presets settings in DJ-MediaTools component. Open Components -> DJ-MediaTools and click "Presets" in the left column.

Once the Presets link is clicked you will see all the Album settings (layout type, effects, on-click behavior, dimensions, an all layout and album elements options, etc. basically all you can find in the Album options) that can be changed and saved as a preset.

To create a preset - make changes to the Album settings available in the Presets, choose a preset name and type it in the "Preset name" field, click "Create new" (1).

Saved presets are available in the select list in "Preset" setting (2). Once the preset is selected, it will load all the Album settings saved in that preset.

The preset can be later modified and saved as a copy if you want to slightly change its settings or create a new preset based on the previously created one. To do so, simply select the Preset from the select list (1) and make changes in the settings. Once you're ready, give a new name for the modified preset and click "Save as copy".

You can also import presets. This feature work for ".json" type of files. You can select a file from your drive and use the import button (3).
That is not all - you can export your presets as well. The existing, saved preset can be downloaded or removed. After the download it will be stores as the ".json" file. And later you can import it to presets at DJ-MediaTools component.

How to use presets

The preset can be selected in "Basic album options" tab as a first setting when:
  1. Creating or editing a new Album in DJ-MediaTools component
  2. Creating or editing existing menu item to DJ-MediaTools component view

How to manage presets from the front-end

You can use the tag to display the album right inside the article: Read more about this method: DJ-MediaTools content plugin (this is the solution you want to use if you're going to have different presets used in Joomla articles)

It is also possible to set the default preset when adding the album to the article with the editor button pluginHow to change the settings of the album inserted with editor button? (this is the solution to use if you want to keep all the Albums in the Joomla articles consistent with the same layout and settings).

    Please note that a new version of the knowledge base is available at

      • Related Articles

      • The inheritance (hierarchy) of settings in DJ-MediaTools

        DJ-MediaTools gives a few ways to set it up considering the items.  You can use the Global settings, settings on the Album level, and settings on Menu Item and Module level. What's more, you can also re-use the settings in various albums (or even, ...
      • How to apply album settings into other albums?

        If you're happy with the settings you did for one Album you may want to use the very same, or slightly changed setup for other Albums. Using presets can also help you to change the layout of the album to the preferred one without the need of setting ...
      • How to change the settings of the album inserted with editor button?

        If you use the Content Editor Button plugin for inserting DJ-Mediatools albums from the front-end you will be limited to creating new custom items album and you cannot change its settings (which you can, when using the very same editor button from ...
      • How to import/export presets in DJ-MediaTools?

        Presets are a handy DJ-MediaTools feature, allowing users to save and re-use their album settings.  Presets can also be saved and exported into files. Thanks to this option, users can import saved presets and use them on different Joomla ...
      • Module - Album

        The DJ-MediaTools Album module allows displaying the album in a chosen module position. You need to choose an album to display by setting the first option in the module settings (Album). All other parameters are optional and you need to change them ...