SJ Blossom

This guide will help you install SJ Blossom Template step by step.

 

1SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS – Back to top

SJ Blossom is compatible with Joomla v2.5 and Joomla v3.x. Please make sure your system meets the following requirements:

1.1 System Requirements – Joomla version 2.5

Software

  • Software: PHP 5.2.4+ (5.4+ recommended)
  • MySQL: 5.0.4+

Web Sever

  • Apache: 2.x+
  • Microsoft: IIS 7
  • Nginx: 1.0 (1.1 recommended)

1.2 System Requirements – Joomla version 3.x

Software

  • Software: PHP 5.3.1+ (5.4+ recommended)

Databases

  • MySQL(InnoDB support required): 5.1+
  • MSSQL 10.50.1600.1+
  • PostgreSQL 8.3.18+

Web Severs

  • Apache 2.x+
  • Microsoft IIS 7
  • Nginx 1.0 (1.1 recommended)

1.3 Browser Requirements

The requirements are the same with both Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x

  • Firefox 4+
  • IE (Internet Explorer) 9+
  • Google Chrome 10+
  • Opera 10+
  • Safari 5+

1.4 Development Environment

The requirements are the same with both Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x

During the development process, Localhost is preferred. You can use the following servers on your PC to develop your site.

Windows

  • WAMPSEVER
  • XAMPP for Windows

Linux

  • LAMP Bubdle
  • XAMPP for Linux

Mac OS

  • MAMP & MAMP Pro
  • XAMPP for Mac OS

1.5 Component Requirements

K2 component – V3.0.x

Acymailing component

2DOWNLOAD – Back to top

Download Packages from our store:

Step 1: Login your account

Step 2: Go to Joomla > Download > Joomla Templates Club


Step 3: Under Premium Joomla Templates –> Find and Download Template as you want

3INSTALLATION – Back to top

There are two ways to install a Joomla Template:

  • Install Quickstart: By using this package, you will set the template exactly as our Demo with sample data. This is applied when you need a fresh Joomla with our template.
  • Install Template and Extensions: This is applied when you have already installed a Joomla instance on your server. You will need only be using the zipped files in “Extensions” and “Template” folders mentioned above.

3.1 Install with Quickstart Package:

The following steps will guide to install a quickstart package of SmartAddons Joomla Template: Click here

3.2 Install with Template and Extensions:

3.2.1 Install Template

 

Step 1: Access the installation panel

Navigate to Extensions >> Extension Manager.

Step 2: Install Template

  • Install with option: Upload Package File

Firstly, you choose file template.zip then click on the button Upload & Install to install the uploaded package.

Step 3: Set New Installed Template As Default Template

  • Go to Extensions >> Template Manager.

  • In order to display your site with the new installed template, you have to set the template as default template

3.2.2 Install Extensions

 

The extensions package include of (Modules/Components and Plugins).

Note: Extensions installation is the same with Template installation as above

Here is list of extensions that are used in the template.


ENABLE MODULES

  • Go to Extensions >> Module Manager.

  • Find the new installed module. For example: with “SJ Contact Ajax “ module.

You can use the search or filter option to find the new installed module easier and enable module.

  • Enable and set position for the module

When you find the new installed module, please open its configuration panel.

To display the module in front-page, you must publish it and set right position for the module.

Please note that not all module positions can be active in front-page, so please make sure the module is assigned to an active module position.

  • Assign the modules to specific menus

You have to assign the modules to specific menus so that the module will be displayed in the assigned menus. There are 4 options : “On all pages, No pages, Only on the pages selected, On all pages except those selected”

  • Configure the new installed module

Normally, each module has its own settings, the settings allow you to customize the module so that you can have it displayed in front-page as you wish.

ENABLE PLUGIN

Note: all plug-ins listed are imperative.

  • YT Framework Plug-in supports to add extra parameters used with Mega Menu and to compress CSS/JS/HTML when optimizing code. Besides, configure Yt Framework to show SJ Help with Report Bugs, Template Tutorials and YT Framework Tutorials or include jQuery into template. You can go here for getting more information of this plugin.
  • YT Shortcode offer you an amazing tool to create advanced custom content with minimal effort or even without any knowledge how to code HTML. Please go here for getting more information of this plugin.
  • SJ Content Related News is a simple plugin for content component. It helps you to show other articles in the same category. Please go here for getting more information of this plugin.

You need to install and activate them when using this template. Let’s start from 1 – 2 – 3 to active plug-ins as below:

Install Component

    To Install K2 Component, you can follow these steps:
    Step 1: Please go to Extensions >> Extension Manager

    Step 2: Choose file K2 component.zip that you have downloaded and then Click on the button Upload & Install to install the uploaded package.

To install Acymailing Component you do the same as the installation K2 Component.

3.3 Install multilingual site in SJ Template

To help you about language problem when you work with SJ Template, please read this post: how to set up a multilingual site in SJ Template.

4CONFIGURATION – Back to top

 
To view the Module Positions you can follow these steps:
 
Step 1: Go to Extensions >> Template Manager >> click the “Options” button in the toolbar.
 

 
Step 2: In the “Preview Module Positions” parameter >> click“Enable” and click the “Save” button
 

 
Step 3: Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x will show the Template positions with ?tp=1 or &tp=1
 

 
Step 4:The image below shows Module Positions
 

 

4.1 Layout Position

4.2 Template Configuration

Go to Extensions > Template Manager > SJ Blossom. All of parameters of this template are divided into the following groups, in which they are explained themselves:

OVERVIEW

GENERAL

LAYOUT

TYPOGRAPHY

CONTENT

TOOLS UTILITIES

ADVANCED

If you want to make your site same as SJ Blossom demo site, this would be helpful. We will only show the important, customized settings.
 
 
To change logo image in SJ Blossom, please go to here

4.3.1 Joomla Menu Configuration

Frontend Appearance

Tree of Joomla Menu

Backend Settings

Joomla Menu

To configure “Joomla Menu”, please go to Menus >> Main menu – English >> Find “Joomla Menu” (you can create new menu if this menu is not exist).
Menu Item Type: External URL
Template Style: Use default
Menu Location: Main menu – English

Blog Content
Menu Item Type: List All Categories
Template Style: Use default
Menu Location: Main menu – English
To configure Blog Content, please go to Menus >> Main menu – English >> Find “Blog Content” (you can create new menu if this menu is not exist).
Backend Settings

Category Blog
Menu Item Type: Category Blog
Template Style: Use default
Menu Location: Main menu – English
To configure Category Blog, please go to Menus >> Main menu – English >> Find “Category Blog” (you can create new menu if this menu is not exist).
Backend Settings

Category Blog (1 Column)
Menu Item Type: Category Blog
Template Style: Use default
Menu Location: Main menu – English
To configure Category Blog (1 Column), please go to Menus >> Main menu – English >> Find “Category Blog (1 Column)” (you can create new menu if this menu is not exist).
Backend Settings

4.3.2 Mega Menu Configuration

Frontend Appearance


Backend Settings

Mega Menu

To configure “Mega Menu”, please go to Menus >> Main menu – English >> Find “Mega Menu” (you can create new menu if this menu is not exist).
Menu Item Type: External URL
Template Style: Use default
Menu Location: Main menu – English

1. To configure About mega1, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Custom HTML” module.
Backend Settings

2. To configure Meganew, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “SJ Mega News for K2″ module.
Backend Settings

4.4 Extension Configuration

4.4.1 Top Left

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top left
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: Custom HTML

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Custom HTML” module.

Copy and paste the Code into editor:

 

4.4.2 Social – Top Right

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top right
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: Custom HTML

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Custom HTML” module.

Copy and paste the Code into editor:

 

4.4.3 Slideshow
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Slideshow
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: Sj K2 Slideshow

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Sj K2 Slideshow” module.

4.4.4 Welcome – Top2 Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top2
Module Class Suffix: custom-welcome
Module Type: Custom HTML

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Custom HTML” module.

Copy and paste the Code into editor:

 
4.4.5 Sj k2megaslider – Top3 Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top3
Module Class Suffix: sj-mega-slider hidden-xs
Module Type: SJ Mega Slider for K2

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “SJ Mega Slider for K2″ module.

4.4.6 This Week Special Menu – Top4 Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top4
Module Class Suffix: sj-special-menu
Module Type: Sj Mega News for K2

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Sj Mega News for K2″ module.

4.4.7 Our menu – Top5 Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top5
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: Sj Responsive Listing for K2

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Sj Responsive Listing for K2″ module.

4.4.8 Latest Posts – Top6 Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top6
Module Class Suffix: sj-last-test
Module Type: Sj Mega News for K2

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Sj Mega News for K2″ module.

4.4.9 Book a table – Bottom5 Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Bottom5
Module Class Suffix: sj-book-table
Module Type: SJ Booking Form

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “SJ Booking Form” module.

4.4.10 Testimonials – Bottom3 Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Bottom3
Module Class Suffix: sj-testimonials
Module Type: Custom HTML

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Custom HTML” module.

Copy and paste the Code into editor:

 
4.4.11 Sign up for the newsletter and get exclusive deals – Bottom4 Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Bottom4
Module Class Suffix: Not use
Module Type: AcyMailing Module

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “AcyMailing Module” module.

4.4.12 Contact Information – Bottom6 Position
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Bottom6
Module Class Suffix: Not use
Module Type: Custom HTML

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Custom HTML” module.

Copy and paste the Code into editor:

 
4.4.13 Social footer – Bottom7 Position
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Bottom7
Module Class Suffix: Not use
Module Type: Custom HTML

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Custom HTML” module.

Copy and paste the Code into editor:

 
4.4.14 Opening Time – Bottom8 Position
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Bottom8
Module Class Suffix: Not use
Module Type: Custom HTML

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

To configure this module, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Custom HTML” module.

Copy and paste the Code into editor:

 

6SUPPORT – Back to top

Thank you so much for purchasing this template. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please send us via: Submit a Ticket

Thanks so much!