SJ Grid

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

 

1SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS – Back to top

SJ Grid 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

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.

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

4.1.1 Layout1

4.1.2 Layout2

4.2 Template Configuration – Layout1

Go to Extensions > Template Manager > SJ Grid. 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 Grid demo site, this would be helpful. We will only show the important, customized settings.

To display the Menu in SJ Grid, please go to Extensions >> Template Manager >> Click “Menus” parameters >> Find “Menu Type” >> choose Menu you want and click the “Save” button.

To change logo image in SJ Grid, please go to here

4.3.1 Blog Menu Configuration

Frontend Appearance

Tree of Blog Menu

Backend Settings

Joomla Menu

To configure “Blog Menu”, please go to Menus >> Main menu >> Find “Blog 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

Joomla Menu
Menu Item Type: Text Separater
Template Style: Use default

Blog Content Menu
Menu Item Type: External URL
Template Style: Use default

Category Blog Menu
Menu Item Type: Category Blog
Template Style: Use default

Listing Menu
Menu Item Type: Category Blog
Template Style: Use default

4.3.2. Mega Menu Configuration

Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

Mega Menu

To configure “Mega Menu”, please go to Menus >> Main menu >> 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

Featured Posts Menu
Menu Item Type: Text Separater
Template Style: Use default

Featured Post – Position Mega2

Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Position: Mega2
Menu Type: K2 Content
To configure Featured Post, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “K2 Content” module.
Backend Settings

4.3.3. Pages Menu Configuration

Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

Pages Menu

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

Coming Soon

Menu Item Type: External URL
Template Style: Use default
Frontend Appearance


To configure Coming Soon page, please go to Extensions >> Template Manager >> Click “General” and >> Edit parameter “Coming Soon”.

Backend Settings

4.4 Extension Configuration – Layout1

4.4.1 Top1 – Position

Frontend Appearance

4.4.1.1 Search K2 – Top1 Position

Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top1
Module Class Suffix: pull-right search-top
Module Type: K2 Tools

Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

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

4.4.1.2 Language Switcher – Top1 Position

Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top1
Module Class Suffix: pull-right language-switcher
Module Type: Language Switcher

Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

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

4.4.2 Top2 – Position

Frontend Appearance

4.4.2.1 Grid Slider – Top2 Position

Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top2
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: SJ Grid 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 Grid Slider for K2″ module.

4.4.2.2 Latest News – Top2 Position

Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top2
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: SJ Listing Tabs 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 Listing Tabs For K2″ module.

4.4.3 SJ Instagram Gallery – Bottom1 Position
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Bottom1
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: SJ Instagram Gallery

Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

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

4.4.4 Footer – Position

Frontend Appearance

4.4.4.1 Social Footer – Footer Position

Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Footer
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:

 

4.4.4.2 Custom Menu – Footer Position

Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Footer
Module Class Suffix: menu-horizontal hidden-xs
Module Type: Menu

Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

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

4.5 Extension Configuration – Layout2

4.5.1 Left – Position

Frontend Appearance

4.5.1.1 Sidebar menu – Left Position

Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Left
Module Class Suffix: menu-sidebar
Module Type: Sj Flat Menu

Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

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

4.5.1.2 Social Sidebar – Left Position

Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: 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:
 

 

4.5.2 Sj K2 Extra Slider – Slideshow Position

Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Slideshow
Module Class Suffix: slideshow
Module Type: Sj K2 Extra Slider

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 Extra Slider” module.

4.5.3 Custom Menu sidebar – Footer1 Position
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Footer1
Module Class Suffix: menu-vertical fjallaOne
Module Type: Menu

Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

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

4.5.4 Footer2 – Position

Frontend Appearance

4.5.4.1 Footer Logo – Footer2 Position

Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Footer2
Module Class Suffix: menu-sidebar
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:
 

 
4.5.4.2 Newsletter – Footer2 Position

Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Footer2
Module Class Suffix: newsletters
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.

4.5.5 Follow us (@Instagram) – Footer3 Position
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Footer3
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: SJ Instagram Gallery

Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

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

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!