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Name: Random Image Extended - Version: 3.4.0-FREE / / / - Type: Module - License: GPLv3
Description: This module displays random images from a chosen directory. - Joomla! Extensions Directory

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Shows random images on a module position and opens them in a JavaScript view (lightbox)

Function: Loading random images and display in a lightbox
Languages: English / German
Lightbox variants: GLightbox, Venobox and Shadowbox

This module displays random images from a chosen directory. The random images can be displayed in a so-called Lightbox view (GLightbox, Venobox, Venobox2 and Shadowbox). Other images from the specified folder can be displayed in this view as a gallery.

Highlights of the module are the storage of thumbnails, reading from all subfolders of the specified directory, the lightbox view of the images, the image rotator slideshow and reading image information from a text file.


  • Specify types of images - several types of images (e.g. jpg, png, gif) are possible.
  • Preview images can be generated and stored. They will be loaded next time faster and have a better quality.
  • All subdirectories of the specified folder can be read in - so you can display the images from other folders as well.
  • Image information from a text file
  • Individual link each image
  • The size of the thumbnails can be set in dependence of aspect ratios.
  • A caption and the image name can be displayed under the images.
  • The displayed image can be supplied with a link.
  • For the JS and gallery view are available: Shadowbox, Slimbox and Milkbox. At a JavaScript conflict you may select an alternative.
  • The remaining images in the specified folder (with subfolders if necessary) can be displayed as a gallery in the JS view. These images can also be sorted randomly.
  • Image Rotator - show a simple slideshow


Install the module in the backend with the help of the installer and configure it in Extensions - Module Manager - RIE - Random Image Extended

Publish it after the configuration on a wished module position!

How to use the information text file?

Use a text file to set the properties of the images. The file has to be named 'info.txt' and placed directly in the image folder. You can enter the name (=description) and an individual link for each image. The properties have to be separated with a pipe symbol |. The first parameter is the complete name with the extension of the corrsponding image, the second parameter is the description and the third the link. The link is optional, the name and the description have to be entered. Enter only one image each line!


image1.jpg|This is a great image|http://www.google.com
image2.png|Wow, how amazing!|http://joomla-extensions.kubik-rubik.de
image3.jpg|Last summer - really hot


+ = Added - ! = Removed - ^ = Changed - # = Fixed

Latest release

Version - 2024-06-21

  • + Improved Pro Security Token validation check. The Pro package contains a token file with an individual security token linked to the user account that is checked against the validation server for authenticity. If the file is missing or the token is invalid, you cannot edit the settings and use the extension. The Pro Security Token field has been extended to handle incorrect tokens and blocked accounts. If you encounter an error message related to the token, download the Pro version with your Pro subscription from the linked download page and install it again!
  • Attention: The Pro extension will not work correctly if the token file or custom field is missing or modified. Never edit or remove the files to ensure correct functionality.
  • ^ Moved static files to the media folder.


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