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Random image with fancy zoom

The Random image gallery with fancy zoom Joomla module which allows you to simply and easily show random images anywhere in your website with on-click fancy zoom effect. In the admin we can upload the original images directly into the folder or we can set the existing image folder location; this plugin will automatically generate the perfect thumbnail image based on the mentioned width. This module is very useful to show images randomly to user.

Features of this plugin

  • Simple and easy installation.
  • This will create thumbnail image.
  • Display one image on random order.
  • Fancy zoom effect on mouse click.

Module Live Demo available below (below image) and sidebar image. click on the image and see the fancy zoom effect. Refresh this page and see the another random image on sidebar.

Module installation instruction

  • Download the module from download location.
  • Log into the Administrator section of your site.
  • Go to Extensions ==> Manage ==> Install menu.
  • Click Browse button and select the downloaded ZIP file.
  • Click Upload & install button to complete the installation.

Joomla menu for extensions module

Creating a new module instance

In your Joomla admin go to the Modules (Extensions ==> Modules in your admin menu). You should see the module Random image with fancy zoom listed among the others. Simply click on the module name to open the module editor.

If you cannot find an instance of your new module, click the new button. The new module should be listed among the types available, select Random image with fancy zoom which will create a new instance.

Module admin screen

Navigate to below link in your Joomla admin to set up the module parameters.

Extensions ==> Module Manager ==> Random image with fancy zoom (See below screen)

Random image with fancy zoom

Image Folder: Path to the image folder relative to the site URL (e.g. modules/mod_random_image_with_fancy_zoom/images) No trailing slash in the folder location.
Width : Width of the display thumbnail image in px (e.g. 300)

Joomla parameters

Title: It is essential to set a title for the module.
Position: The position on the page where the module will be displayed.
Status: The module needs to be published in order for it to display.
Module Assignment: Assign the module to all pages.

Download location



  1. Hi,

    I’m trying to use the module on a website I’m currently building – http://ny.dds-s.dk.

    I’ve enabled the module and adjusted the width of the module – and nothing else.

    The site shows nothing in firefox, but the title of the module – in MSIE a red-crossed box are shown and if you click this the image are correctly zoom up and perfectly shown.

    It seams to me that the url used to crop the image are somehow wrong and therefore not shown.

    Any help or advises?

    I hope to use the module, as it look brilliant and adds a good function to my site.


  2. Succes 🙂

    After a lot of testing I found my issue.

    in /modules/mod_random_image_with_fancy_zoom/tmpl/default.php at line 27

    $pickoneArray[0]->folder = $images[$pickone]->folder . “\\”;

    change to:
    $pickoneArray[0]->folder = $images[$pickone]->folder . “/”;

    It fixed everything for me.

    – Michael

  3. hi,

    am getting the same error that michael facing. I tried to change ‘\\’ to ‘/’ still am getting the same error. Please help me.

    • Hi Hari,

      Please get your image URL (Right click and check view source) and confirm image exists in the folder.

  4. I also have the “red X” issue that is mentioned above. I have no clue how Michael modified his php line 27, so I haven’t tried it.

    It seems like if this was an issue with this extention, the maker would post something about how to fix it.

  5. this module looks like it may be exactly what i am looking for. however i am geting incorrect url for the thumnbail. i have tried changing the code on line 27 and elsewhere to no success.

    i hope this gets fixed

    • Hi Andy,

      Please get your image URL (Right click and check view source) and confirm image exists in the folder or not.

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