This tutorial is dedicated to help users set-up our joomla templates, but in general will work with any other template as well. Screenshots are taken from Joomla 3.3 version, but the setup for 2.5 version is almost identical (only the design and few details may differ.)
Unfortunately we do not provide sample data, so we assume you already have the Joomla system installed to your server or localhost. If need help with joomla installation please check out our other tutorial.
How to install a Joomla Template?
Login to the administration control panel, navigate the menus and follow the steps bellow:
Browse the template file you downloaded and install it to the system. Successful installation will lead you to a success massage otherwise you will have to find the source of the error. Now enable the template by making it the default style for your whole website.
Upload content to your Joomla system
Begin building your website with adding content. You can add articles at
Add custom titles, text, upload images, categorize your content and publish it. If you make an article featured, it will show up on your homepage if you choose to display only featured articles on the homepage of your site.
If you want to add clickable featured image to your article, go to the tab and upload the image.
Creating modules and custom classes in Joomla template
Now go to the module manager and create the modules you would like to use, and publish them to the appropriate module positions. All our templates comes with couple of module positions that are indicated on the download page.
Here are few examples of modules we created on the template demo page.
My favorite core module in Joomla is definitely the custom html module. You can do so many things with this module, but it is mainly used to add custom text, images, maybe embade a video or you name it.
Our templates include pre-designed custom module styles. You can activate the custom class for any module you want, by editing it from the module manager. Here is an example on how to add the class suffix to a custom html module:
And these are the results you will get after adding one of the above classes. Each template has different designs, that fit to the color scheme of that particular template, but you can also add custom module styles by editing the css file that comes with the template.
How to set up in-built slideshow for our joomla templates?
Continuing with the example from the logo and social icon setup, the activation of the slideshow is quite similar. The process begins in the template manager section:
In the template style editor, find the tab that indicate the setup of the slideshow.
By holding down CTRL on your keyboard, you can select on which pages to enable the slideshow. You can choose as many pages you want, or you can select all of them. I prefer to show the slideshow only on homepage.
Here you can also choose the slideshow animation, this is up to your preference.
Now begin uploading the slideshow images, like in the image below, and add links to the particular images and add custom text. In the caption field you can use text only or html as well. Our templates support up to 20 slideshow images, that are more than in enough for more of the websites. If you would like to use more, I suggest using a slideshow module.
If you still have questions, feel free to ask in the comment section below.