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Joomla Template add custom css code

This tutorial will guide you through including custom CSS code in the Joomla template you have downloaded at the website. Why would you add custom CSS code to the template You have downloaded a 3rd party module or extension and installed it at your website. The 3rd party module or extension may need some custom styles written for it so it fits in with the overall style of the template and renders correctly across the various browsers. It is easier to manage and update one CSS file with any custom changes you have made or may need to make in Read more

What Is A Joomla Template

We get asked this question a lot at the website and we understand it can be confusing for people who are just getting started with using Joomla. This simple car analogy will help you understand the difference between the template, Joomla, extensions, plug-in and modules. The template is the car body and paint work which controls the visual presentation or look and feel of the website Joomla is the car engine which powers the website and allows you to create user accounts, setup menus, categories, add and publish text plus images and basically manage the overall website functionality via the Read more

How do I install a Joomla template

To install the Joomla template you have downloaded from the website complete the following steps noted below. Joomla Template Installation Instructions Log into the Joomla administrator area of your website Select the Extensions menu and Extension Manager menu Select the Browse button and choose the template zip file located in the Joomla directory included in the zip file you have downloaded from the website to your computer Select the Upload & Install button 5. You will now see the following message to confirm you have successfully installed the template at your website.       How Do I Make The Read more

Template Control Panel Getting Started Guide

The user friendly template control allows you to access and update all the settings, built-in features we have incorporated into the Joomla templates we have developed at the website.  We have also split the control panel up into different tabs to make it easier for you to access the settings and features. From the control panel you can complete the following Site Name And Slogan Settings From the site name and slogan settings tab you can change all the settings for the header area of the template. Change the font size of the content at your website Change the site Read more

How do I install The Joomla Template Quick Start

A template quick start installer allows you to create an exact copy of the website and template you can see running at the template gallery You don’t need to worry about installing a new installation of Joomla or setting up the template because the quick start installer does everything for you in a few simple steps outlined in this document. What is included in the quick start A default installation of the latest version of Joomla The Joomla template you have purchased at the website is setup and ready to go for you All the demo content including menus, modules, Read more

Template module positions

All the templates we have developed at the website for Joomla include support for a number of collapsible module positions which allows you to publish, position and display content at your website within the module positions you create at your website. Module usage examples You can use the module positions included in the template for the following. Built in default modules which comes supplied with Joomla including menus, latest news, user log in, search, RSS Feeds, news flash and much more. Third party extensions may come with modules which can be published to the module positions You can create custom Read more

How Do I Change The Template Colors

We have tried to make the templates we have created at the website for Joomla as easy to use and customize as possible. One of the features we have included in the template control panel is a color customization tool which allows you to easily change almost every part of the designs color scheme using the easy to use built in color picker tool. The built in color picker tool gives you both the freedom and control to customize almost every part of the template color scheme to suit your exact needs. You don’t need to know CSS code or Read more

How do I assign modules to pages

Assigning modules to specific pages or all pages is a great way to control where the module will appear at your Joomla site. For example a number of the templates we have created at the website make use of custom HTML module positions for the built-in slideshow. After you have created a custom HTML module for each slide you want to publish to the slideshow to can assign the slides included in the slideshow to all pages at the website or you can assign the slides to specific pages.   To assign a module to a menu item complete the Read more

Template color scheme settings

The built-in template color scheme settings provides you with a powerful built-in feature which gives you the control to easily customize the color scheme of the template with a click of a button. We have spit the theme setting options up into a number of sections to make it easier for you to understand and customize the specific areas of the template. How Do I Access The Color Scheme Settings Log into the administrator area of your website Select the Extensions menu and Template Manager menu Click on the template you have installed at your website and the control panel Read more

How do I update the copyright footer text

To update the footer copyright text which appears at the bottom of the template complete the following steps. The first step is to log into the Joomla administrator area of your website and create a custom HTML module. To create a custom HTML module select the Extensions menu and Module Manager menu. Now select the green new button to create the module. You will now see a number of options to choose from. Select the “Custom HTML This Module allows you to create your own HTML Module using a WYSIWYG editor” as show in the screen shot below. After you Read more

How to update to the latest version of Joomla

All the templates we have designed for Joomla come supplied with the template quick start package which allows you to create an exact copy of the demo website you can see at the template gallery After you have installed the quick start package at your website you may need to update Joomla to the latest verison. To update to the latest version of Joomla complete the following steps Log into the administrator area of your website. Select the components menu and the Akeebackup menu to take a full backup of your Joomla website before you update to the latest version. Read more

How do I change the login and register buttons text

To change the log in and register buttons text which appears at the top of the template complete the following steps outlined in this document How do I change the log in button text Log into the Joomla administrator area of your website Select the Extensions menu and Module manager menu Open the log in module you have published to the loginform module position Change the title for module to the text you want to appear in the login button Show the title for the module Save the settings The button will now display the text you have entered into Read more

How do I update the header and footer code

We have included a very useful feature in the template control panel which allows you to add custom code like Google Analytics into the header of the template or 3rd party code, scripts into the footer area. For more information about the control panel read the control panel getting started guide How do I access the header and footer control panel settings Log into the administrator area of your Joomla site Select the Extensions menu and Template Manager menu Open the template you have installed at the website You will now see the control panel Open the header and footer Read more

How Do I Add The Google Analytics Code To The Joomla Template

Google Analytics is a powerful reporting tool which you can use to understand where your web site traffic is coming from plus it will give you a better understanding about your web site visitors behavior and help you to make improvements at your Joomla site. Why should you use Google Analytics It’s free to use Provides you with detailed reports about where your traffic is coming from including demographics, technology used, visitors flow plus much more all of which can be easily accessed via the online reporting tool You can get a better understanding of your website visitor behavior patterns. Read more

Template zip package Contents

All the template zip packages we have released at the website are structured in the following way to make it easy for you to quickly access all the information you need. Zip File Contents Joomla – The Joomla directory includes the template zip file for the latest version of Joomla Photoshop Files – This directory include the Adobe Photoshop PSD used to create the design Template Images – This directory includes all the images we have used for the design Template Install Guide – The directory includes a step by step installation guide which will guide you through installing and Read more

Optimizing Images For The Slideshow

If you plan to include a number of images in the template slideshow which will be displayed on the home page or other pages at  your site we recommend you optimize / compress the images first to make the images smaller. Reducing the size of the JPEG images will make your website load faster and give your visitors a better user experience. Free Image Optimization Sites & Software The following websites are great for compressing JPEG files and can reduce the size of the image by up to 30% without loosing any image quality. We recommend visiting all the sites Read more

Basic Settings

The basic settings included in the control panel allows you to easily change the default font size for the template which will be applied to the text you have created and published at your website. To access the basic settings included in the control panel for Joomla template  complete the following steps Log into the administrator area of your website Select the Extensions menu and Template Manager menu Click on the template you have installed at your website Open the basic settings included in the control panel From here you can change the default font size Example if you want Read more

How Do I Create A Custom HTML Module

Many of the templates we have developed at the website make use of custom HTML modules which are great for displaying text or images inside the modules which you can create and publish at your website. IMPORTANT : For more information about setting up the custom HTML modules for the template read the installation guide. To create a custom HTML module complete the following steps Log into the Joomla administrator area of your website Select the Extensions menu and Module manager menu Select the New button to create a new module Select the Custom HTML option Setup the module position Read more

Using Xampp To Install The Quick Start Package

XAMPP is a free, self contained local server which includes Apache, MYSQL, PHP and more which you can install on a Windows computer or Mac and is great for installing and testing the quick start installer package we have available for download at the website before moving your website to your web hosting companies server. XAMPP is also really useful if you want to develop your Joomla site locally before moving it to the web hosting provider. IMPORTANT NOTES Read the documentation for XAMPP to get yourself familiar with using software XAMPP may behave differently to the Apache, MYSQL, PHP Read more

How Do I Unzip The Template Zip Package

To unzip the zip package you have downloaded from the website onto your computer you will need to install some zip software. Most versions of Microsoft Windows will include support for unzipping zip files but if it does not then we recommend you download and install one of the following free zip applications. Winzip software Winrar software After you have successfully installed one of the above applications on your computer all you need to do is browse to the directory where you have downloaded the template zip package to and right click on the zip file and select the Extract Read more

Contact Form Captcha Is Not Working

If you have installed a template at your website and find the default Joomla contact form captcha is not working correctly complete the following steps to fix the issue. Open the FTP software installed on your computer Open a connection to your website via FTP Browse to the /templates/template-name/html/com_contact/ directory Change the template-name to the name of the template you have downloaded at the website Rename the /com_contact/ directory to /com_contact_old/ Joomla will now use the default contact form HTML over ride files for the web site and the captcha should now appear in the contact form. If you need Read more

How do I create a Read More Button

This article will help you add a read more button which can appear under the text for the custom HTML module position you have created or under the caption text for the each slide you have created for the slideshow. The read more button is useful if you want to create a hyperlink from the read more button to a specific article at your website. Note: You can include any text you want in button. For example you can include the text  View More, Find Out More. Joomla Read More Instructions Log into the Joomla administrator area of your website Read more

How do I setup the top menu

The following will guide you through how to setup the top menu. The instructions show below for the top menu is to be used for all the templates we have released at the website for Joomla Log into the the Joomla administrator area of your website Select the Extensions menu and Module Manager menu Open the menu module you have created for the top menu to display the menu items Now setup the module as show in the screen shots below. Top Menu Settings The top menu uses the position-1 module position Show sub menu items is set to YES Read more

Site Name And Slogan Settings

To update the site name and slogan image or text which appears in the header area of the template complete the following steps. Open the control panel settings Select the site name and slogan settings tab For both the site name and slogan settings you have the option to display an image which you can upload to the website or to use text which will appear in the header area of the template. If you want to use text you need to turn the site name and slogan image option to OFF or to NO If you want to use Read more

How do I increase the template header height

If you would like to increase the space of the template header height to include a larger site name image or slogan image then complete the following steps. Log into the administrator area of your website Select the Extensions menu and Template Manager menu Open the template you have installed at the website From the template control panel select the site name settings tab From here you can change the settings to adjust the height of the header area 6. To make the header area space larger just increase the number of PX (pixels) in the top handler height field. Read more

Slideshow Instructions Version 2

This document will talk you through how to setup the slideshow which is used in a number of the Joomla templates we have released at the site. Step 1: Create the new images for the slideshow The first step is to create new JPEG images on your computer for each slide you want to include in the slideshow. For example if you want to include four images in the slideshow then you will need to create four separate JPEG images. The images will also need to have different names. Example slide1, slide2, slide3 and slide4. We recommend you install one Read more

uninstalling a joomla template

To uninstall a template you have installed at your Joomla site complete the following steps. Select the Extensions menu 2. Select the Manage button 3. On the left hand side you will see the option to filter by type which allows you to filter by component, module, plug-in, template and more. Choose the template option 4. You will now see a list of templates installed at your web site which you can uninstall. To uninstall one of the templates select the check box next to the design you want to delete and choose the Uninstall button.  

Login form settings

The log in form setting is great if you want to give web site visitors quick access to register a new account or to log into your website. If you have enabled user registration at the website then the register button will appear next to the log in button in the header of the template as shown in the screen shot below. Before using this setting you must enable & publish the default Joomla log in module to the loginform module position. To enable the log in form setting in the control panel complete the following Open the template control Read more

Template slideshow setting

A number of the templates we have released at the website come with a easy to use built-in slideshow which is great for getting your customers attention about the services or products you have to offer. The slideshow is not a separate extension or module which you need to install via Joomla the slideshow is built into the template. To find out more information about how to use and setup the slideshow read the knowledge base article noted below. Slideshow instructions version 2 How Do I Access The Slideshow Settings To access and update the settings included in the control Read more

How Do I Update The Social network settings

To access the social network settings included in the template control panel complete the following steps. Log into the administrator area of your website Select the Extensions menu Template Manager menu Open the template you have installed to access the control panel Open the community links tab You will now see a number of fields where you can enter the URL for the social networking site plus in version 2 of the control panel you will see a slider switch which you can slide from OFF to ON For example to display only the Twitter image in the header of Read more

There was an error uploading this file to the server

If you get the message there was an error uploading this file to the server when you attempt to install the template via your Joomla administrator area this is due to the upload_max_filesize and post_max_size PHP directives which your hosting provider has in place. A lot of shared hosting companies put a 2 MB restriction in place which stops files larger than 2 MB from getting uploaded to your web site. It is very easy to increase the upload max file size and post max file size from 2 MB to 8 MB or higher. How do I increase the Read more

Cannot find XML setup file

If you get the error message cannot find XML setup file when you try and install the template for Joomla you need to unzip the template zip package you have downloaded from the website onto your computer. Once you have unzipped the file you will find a installation guide inside the zip file which includes instructions to guide you through setting up and installing the template. The reason why the error cannot find not find XML setup file appears is because Joomla can not find the TemplateDetails.xml file because you have not unzipped the package first. Also read the template zip Read more

How do I assign the Joomla template

After you have successfully installed the Joomla template you now need to assign it as the default template for the website. Joomla Instructions From your Joomla administrator area select the Extensions menu and Template Manager menu Select the check box next to the Joomla template you have installed Select the button Make Default