SJ News II

This guide will help you install SJ News II Template step by step.

 

1SYSTEM REQUIREMENT – Back to top

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

1.1 System Requirement – 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 Requirement – 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 Requirement

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 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

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

Note: Download K2 Component for Joomla: Here

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 that you have downloaded and 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/Extensions 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:

3.3 Install multilingual site in SJ Template

To help you about language problem when you work with SJ Template. We will instruct you how to set up multilingual site in SJ Template. FOLLOW US!

4CONFIGURATION – Back to top

The following part we will guide how to configure the template becomes the same with our home page – Demo

4.1 Layout Position

4.2 Template Configuration

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

OVERVIEW

GENERAL

LAYOUT

TYPOGRAPHY

CONTENT

ADVANCED

If you want to make your site same as SJ News II demo site, this would be helpful. We will only show the important, customized settings.

4.3.1. Home Menu Configuration

Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

1. Home Menu
2. Quick link Menu
To configure Quick link Menu, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Custom HTML” module.
Backend Settings

Copy and paste the Code into editor:

 

3. To configure K2 Content modules – At Position “Megahome”

Please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “K2 Content” module.

  • Menu Detail Settings: Click Here
  • 4. To configure Modules: Banners – At Position “Megahome”
    • Step 1: Please go to Component >> Select “Banners” >> Click “Banners”
       
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    • Step 2: You need to click “Select”, you can even upload an image straight from your documents.
       

     

    4.3.2. Joomla Menu Configuration

    Frontend Appearance

    Tree of Joomla Menu

    Backend Settings

    Joomla Menu

    Blog Content Menu

    Search Menu

    Category Blog Menu

    Category Blog (1 column) Menu

    Category Tag Menu

    Compact list of tagged items Menu

    4.4 Extension Configuration

    4.4.1. Top 1 – Position
     

    4.4.1.1 Get Social – Top 1 Position
     
    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Top 1
    Module Class Suffix: “social”

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings

    To configure these modules, 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:

     
    4.4.1.2 Language Switcher – Top 1 Position
     
    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Top 1
    Module Class Suffix: “language”

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings

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

    4.4.1.3 Login Form – Top 1 Position
     
    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Top 1
    Module Class Suffix: “login”

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings

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

    4.4.2.Search K2 – Search Position

    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Search
    Module Class Suffix: Not Use

    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings

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

    4.4.3. Sj K2 Extra Slider – Top 2 Position

    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Top 2
    Module Class Suffix: “top”

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings

    To configure these modules, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Sj K2 Extra Slider” module.

    4.4.4. Sj Mega News for K2 – Topmain Position
     
    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Topmain
    Module Class Suffix: Not Use

     
    Frontend Appearance


    Backend Settings

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

    4.4.5. Left – Position
     

    4.4.5.1 Most popular – Left Position
     
    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Left
    Module Class Suffix: “most”

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings

    To configure these modules, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Sj K2 Extra Slider” module.

    4.4.5.2 Editor’s choice – Left Position
     
    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Left
    Module Class Suffix: “editor-choice”

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings

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

    4.4.6. Right – Position
     

    4.4.6.1 Most Viewed – Right Position
     
    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Right
    Module Class Suffix: “most views”

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings

    To configure these modules, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Sj K2 Extra Slider” module.

    4.4.6.2 Weather – Right Position
     
    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Right
    Module Class Suffix: “weather”

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings

    To configure these modules, 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:

     
    4.4.6.3 World’s Stock – Right Position
     
    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Right
    Module Class Suffix: “stock”

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings

    To configure these modules, 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:

     
    4.4.6.4 Latest Reviews – Right Position
     
    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Right
    Module Class Suffix: “reviews”

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings

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

    4.4.7. Bottommain – Position
     

    4.4.7.1 Sj K2 Ajax Tabs – Bottommain Position
     
    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Bottommain
    Module Class Suffix: Not Use

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings
    To configure these modules, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Sj K2 Ajax Tabs” module.

    4.4.7.2 Latest News – Bottommain Position
     
    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Bottommain
    Module Class Suffix: “news”

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings
    To configure these modules, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Sj K2 Extra Slider” module.

    4.4.8. Media News – Bottom 1 Position

    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Bottom 1
    Module Class Suffix: “media-news”

     
    Frontend Appearance


    Backend Settings
    To configure these modules, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Sj Module Tabs” module.

    4.4.9. Banner bottom – Bottom 2 Position

    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Bottom 2
    Module Class Suffix: “banner-bottom”

     
    Frontend Appearance


    Backend Settings
    To configure these modules, please go to Extensions >> Module Manager >> Click “New” button to create a new module >> Select “Banners” module.

    4.4.10. Theme Features – Bottom 3 Position

    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Bottom 3
    Module Class Suffix: Not Use

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings
    To configure these modules, 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. About – Bottom 4 Position

    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Bottom 4
    Module Class Suffix: Not Use

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings
    To configure these modules, 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:

     
    4.4.12. Custom link – Bottom 5 Position

    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Bottom 5
    Module Class Suffix: Not Use

     
    Frontend Appearance

    Backend Settings
    To configure these modules, 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. Newsletter – Bottom 6 Position

    Module Position – Module Suffix

    Position: Bottom 6
    Module Class Suffix: Not Use

     
    Frontend Appearance

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

    4.5 To remove the Footer of Template

    NOTE: To remove Designed by SmartAddons.Com at the footer of template, please purchase our Copyright Removal here

    5SUPPORT – 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!