SJ VicMagz

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

 

1SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS – Back to top

SJ VicMagz 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 – V2.6.x

2DOWNLOAD – Back to top

Download Packages from our store:

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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

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

4.2 Template Configuration

Go to Extensions > Template Manager > SJ VicMagz. 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 VicMagz demo site, this would be helpful. We will only show the important, customized settings.
 
To change logo image in SJ VicMagz, please go to here

4.3.1 Featured Menu Configuration

Frontend Appearance

Tree of Featured Menu

Backend Settings

Featured Menu

To configure “Featured Menu”, please go to Menus >> Main menu – English >> Find “Featured 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

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

Note:

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

4.3.2 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: External URL
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

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

4.3.3 Mega Menu Configuration

Frontend Appearance

Tree of Mega Menu

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

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

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

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

Note:

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

4.4 Extension Configuration

4.4.1 Social Top – Top1-Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top1
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 Top2-Position
 
Frontend Appearance

4.4.2.1 Language Switcher
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top2
Module Class Suffix: 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.

4.4.2.2 Search K2
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top2
Module Class Suffix: 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.

4.4.2.3 Login
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Top2
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: Login

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

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

4.4.3 Slider – Slideshow-Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Slideshow
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: SJ Extra 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 Extra Slider for K2″ module.

4.4.4 Popular Posts – Position1-Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Position1
Module Class Suffix: text-center
Module Type: K2 Content

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

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

4.4.5 Newsletter subscribe – Position2-Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Position2
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.

4.4.6 Right-Position
 
Frontend Appearance

4.4.6.1 Most Viewed
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Right
Module Class Suffix: most-viewed
Module Type: SJ Most Viewed for K2

 

Backend Settings

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

4.4.6.2 Stay Connected
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Right
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: SJ Social Media Counter

 
Backend Settings

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

4.4.6.3 Banner Right
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Right
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: Custom HTML

 
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:

 
4.4.6.4 Banner Right
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Right
Module Class Suffix: gallery-right
Module Type: Custom HTML

 
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:

 
4.4.6.5 Random Posts
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Right
Module Class Suffix: randompost
Module Type: K2 Content

 
Backend Settings

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

4.4.7 Latest News – Position3-Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Position3
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: K2 Content

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

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

4.4.8 Trending Now – Position4 – Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Position4
Module Class Suffix: text-center
Module Type: SJ Extra 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 Extra Slider for K2″ module.

4.4.9 Follow us on Instagram – Position5-Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Position5
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.

4.4.10 About Us – Bottom1-Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Bottom1
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:

 

4.4.11 Categories – Bottom2-Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Bottom2
Module Class Suffix: menu-vertical
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.

4.4.12 Twitter feed – Bottom3-Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Bottom3
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: SJ Twitter 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 Twitter Slider” module.

4.4.13 Recent Posts – Bottom4-Position

 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Bottom4
Module Class Suffix: Not Use
Module Type: K2 Content

 
Frontend Appearance

Backend Settings

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

4.4.14 Footer Position
 
Frontend Appearance

4.4.14.1 Footer Logo
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Footer
Module Class Suffix: custom-logofooter
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:

 
4.4.14.2 Social Footer
 
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:

 
4.4.14.3 Custom Menu
 
Module Position – Module Suffix

Position: Footer
Module Class Suffix: menu-horizontal
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.

6SUPPORT – Back to top

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