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You are here: HomeJoomla TemplatesTemplate User-GuidesSJ WorldNews Template Userguide

SJ WorldNews Template Userguide

Contents

The guide will help you install SJ WorldNews and extensions included in this template step by step.
If you want to install the template exactly like our demo (same data), you should install the Quickstart Package.
  • Important Notes
  • 1. Download Template and Extensions
  • 2. SJ WorldNews Template - Installation and Configuration
  • 3. Imperative Plugins - Installation and Configuration
  • 4. Other Extensions - Installation and Configuration

Important Notes

Requirement:
  • Compatible with version Joomla: Joomla!2.5.x and Joomla 3.3
  • K2 component (customized, downloadable)
  • Many SJ Extensions (see part 3 Core Plugins and 4 Other Extensions)

1. Download Template and Extensions

1.1 Used for members of JTC - Joomla Template Club

STEP 1: Login at SmartAddons.com

STEP 2: Go to Memeber Area -> Download -> Membership

STEP 3: Go to Premium Joomla Templates

STEP 4: SJ WorldNews -> Download packages as you want

1.2 Used for single product purchased via e-cart

Receive Donwload-Info email -> Download packages as you want

2. SJ WorldNews Template -Installation and Configuration

2.1 Installation

  • Log in Administrator of Joomla! v2.5.x, go to Extensions -> Extension Manager
    On this page, click Choose File button, select our template file you have downloaded then click Upload & Install


  • Set SJ WorldNews as default template

2.2 Configuration

The parameters of SJ WorldNews Template are divided into the following groups:
  • Global Settings
  • MainBody Column Settings
  • Layout Settings
  • Style Settings
  • Top Menu Settings
  • Content Component
  • Advanced Options
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GLOBAL SETTINGS

  • Generator tag - Generate tag for your template
  • Template Width Type - Allow to choose: pixel OR percentage for your width
  • Template Width - Set width of your template
  • Hide Main Content Block - Allow to hide Content Component on Homepage
  • Direction - Choose direction of language: RTL/LTR
  • Logo Type - Choose your logo type: image OR text
  • Logo Text - Set text for Text type of logo
  • Slogan - Set your Website slogan here
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MAINBODY COLUMN SETTINGS

  • Main Body Width Type - Allow to choose between pixel OR percentage for your width
  • Main Width - Set width of your Mainbody column
  • Left Width - Set width of left column
  • Right Width - Set width of right column
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LAYOUT SETTINGS

  • Default Mode View - Allow to set default layout: for Mobile OR for PC
  • Window layout - Layout used when visitors are from PC
  • Mobile layout - Layout used when visitors are from mobilephone
  • Iphone layout - Layout used when visitors are from Iphone
  • Android layout - Layout used when visitors are from Android
  • Handheld layout - Layout used when visitors are from other handhelds
  • Overwrite Layouts Windows - Used with window mode, when you want to use another layout for a menu. Syntax:
    • Itemid1:Layout_Name1 | Itemid2:Layout_Name2 | ...
    With:
    • Itemid1, Itemid2...: Id of Menus. You can see these in Menu Item Manager
    • Layout_Name1, Layout_Name2...: The name of layout. You can see these in templates/{this_template_name}/layouts folder. NOTE: remove .xml extension
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STYLE SETTINGS

  • Default Style - Allow to choose a style from 7 available ones: Orange, Brown, Cyan, Green, Pink, Red, Violet
  • Default Font Size - Allow to choose default font size
  • Default Font-Family - Allow to choose a font-family from 13 available ones. The default one is Arial
  • Google Font-Family - Allow to choose a google font-family used for html tags which are in Affected Selectors parameter below
  • Affected Selectors - Tag names will be applied with google font, comma seperated
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TOP MENU SETTINGS

  • Default Type Menu - Allow to choose default menu type shown with template, this list is gotten from Menu Manager
  • Default Menu Style - We support 4 styles for Menus
    • CSS Menu
    • Moo Menu
    • Mega Menu
    • Dropline Menu
  • Keep menu bar on top - Allow to always show the menu bar OR not
  • Use JS for Dropline Menu - Allow to use JS effect for Dropline Menu OR not
  • Javascript Effect - Allow to select which JS Effect used with Moo Menu and Mega Menu
  • Duration Effect - Set time before showing any submenus
  • Start Level - Set level of menu to start rendering the menu
  • End Level - Set level of menu to stop rendering the menu
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CONTENT COMPONENT

  • Apply for Blog View - Allow to show the Content block at blog pages OR not
  • Apply for Frontpage view - Allow to show at Frontpage view OR not
  • Leading Images Width - Set width of images of Leading Articles
  • Leading Images Height - Set height of images of Leading Articles
  • Intro Images Width - Set width of images of Intro Articles
  • Intro Images Height - Set height of images of Intro Articles
  • Thumbnail Background Color - Set color background for thumbnail images
  • Thumbnail Mode - Set thumbnail mode:
    • Fill
    • Fit
    • Stretch
    • Center
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ADVANCED OPTIONS

  • Show Back to Top - Allow you to show Back to Top arrow OR not
  • Show Cpanel - Allow you to show YT Framework Control panel OR not
  • Override logo image - Set logo image of Cpanel by inserting its link/path here
  • Enable jquery - Enable/disable jquery
  • Enable Lazy Load - Enable/disable LazyLoad
  • Optimize Merge File - Choose Yes to optimize all CSS and JS Files which are used in your website
  • Optimize CSS - Choose Yes to optimize only CSS files
  • Optimize CSS Exclude - CSS files which are not optimized, comma separated
  • Optimize JS - Choose Yes to optimize only JS files
  • Optimize JS Exclude - JS files which are not optimized, comma separated
  • Optimize Folder - A specific folder with Css/Js files need to be optimized
  • Optimize HTML - Allow to use Optimize HTML feature
  • Enable Google Analytics - Enable/disable Google Analytics
  • Enter your Google Analytics tracking ID - Copy and paste your Google Analytics tracking ID here

3. Imperative Plugins-Installation and Configuration

You need to install Yt Plugin and SJ Core plugin.
Yt Plugin supports Yt Framework for adding extra parameters used with Mega Menu and to compress CSS/JS/HTML when optimizing codes
SJ Core is used for resizing images in Content Component and other extensions by SmartAddons.

3.1 Installation

  • STEP 1: In Administrator on Joomla! v2.5.x, go to Extensions -> Extension Manager
    On this page, click Choose File button, choose those two plugin files then click Upload & Install


  • STEP 2: Enable SJ Core and Yt Plugin (for Yt Framework) in Extension/Plug-in Manager

3.2 Configuration of YT Plugin (for Yt Framework)

  • Yt Plugin supports Optimizing CSS/ JS/ HTML and support showing Mega Menus nicely. You can see how to optimize CSS/JS/HTML in Configuration part above and how to use YT Menu Params for styling any Menu Items by remarking an example:
  • SUPPORT OPTIMIZING CSS/JS/HTML AND STYLING MEGA MENUS
  • After installing Yt Plugin, go to Extension -> Plug-in Manager and choose to configureYt Plugin:
  • TO YT PLUGIN
  • Configure Yt Pluginto show SJ Help with Report Bugs, Template Tutorials and YT Framework Tutorials
  • SHOWING SJ HELP

    4. Other Extensions - Installation and Configuration

    After creating data, you can install and configure extensions to have a Website as like as our pre-made demo.

    4.1 Install

    4.1.1 List of extensions used in SJ WorldNews demo

    You can find a list of modules/plugins/components which are used in SJ WorldNews by clicking menu Features -> Extensions of demo

    4.1.2 Installation

    • In Administrator on Joomla! v2.5.x, go to Extensions -> Extension Manager
      On this page, click Choose File button, choose an extension file then click Upload & Install


    • Install the rest of extensions as above step

    4.2 Configuration

    After installing extensions which are included in the SJ WorldNews template, navigate into Extensions -> Module (or Plug-in) Manager then choose the module or plug-in you want to configure. The following example is choosing a module from Module Manager:

    By this screenshot, you will see how module is placed in the default layout:

    This guide will help you place essential menus, modules and blocks as demo:

    4.2.1 Mega Menu - Features

  • Menu Item Type
  • Menu Item Type: Text Separator
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - FEATURES
    BACKEND - YT MENU PARAMS for FEATURES
    BACKEND - TREE OF FEATURES

    4.2.2 Mega Menu - K2

  • Menu Item Type
  • Menu Item Type: Text Separator
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - K2
    BACKEND - YT MENU PARAMS for K2
    BACKEND - TREE OF K2

    4.2.3 Mega Menu - Joomla

  • Menu Item Type
  • Menu Item Type: Text Separator
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - JOOMLA
    BACKEND - YT MENU PARAMS for JOOMLA
    BACKEND - TREE OF JOOMLA

    4.2.4 The top menu

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: nav2
    Suffix: Not Used
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - TOP MENU
    BACKEND - TOP MENU

    4.2.5 Smart Search on the top

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: top1
    Suffix: _blank
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - SEARCH
    BACKEND - SEARCH

    4.2.6 Login - Register on the top

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: top2
    Suffix: Not Used
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - LOGIN
    BACKEND - LOGIN

    4.2.7 Custom HTML Modules

    There are 4 positions that used Custom HTML modules: "In The Worldnews", "Get connected with Us", "Subscribe to our newsletter" and "Stay connected with (user3 position)". Here we will configure an example for custom HTML modules:. Let take "Get connected with Us", other will be the same.

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: usera
    Suffix: _blank
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - CONNECT
    BACKEND - CONNECT

    4.2.8 Breaking News - SJ K2 Splash

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: slide_show
    Suffix: Not used
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - SPLASH
    BACKEND - SPLASH

    4.2.9 Top news - K2 Content

    There are two positions that used K2 content, main_bottom and userc. Here we will configure an example. Let take "K2 content at main_bottom", other will be the same.

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: main_bottom
    Suffix: badge-cool title6
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - TOP NEWS
    BACKEND - TOP NEWS

    4.2.10 Yt K2 Slideshow II

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: user2
    Suffix: k2_slideshowii
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - YT K2 SLIDESHOW II
    BACKEND - YT K2 SLIDESHOW II

    4.2.11 Community Blog - SJ K2 Extra Slider

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: user3
    Suffix: style-box title4
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - BLOG
    BACKEND - BLOG

    4.2.12 Editor's Choice - So K2 Slider

    There are two positions that used So K2 Slider, user4 and user6. Here we will configure an example. Let take "So K2 Slider at user4", other will be the same.

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: user4
    Suffix: style-box title2
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - EDITOR
    BACKEND - EDITOR

    4.2.13 SJ Mega K2 News

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: main_bottom
    Suffix: Not used
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - SJ MEGA K2 NEWS
    BACKEND - SJ MEGA K2 NEWS

    4.2.14 SJ Module Tabs

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: right_top
    Suffix: Not used
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - SJ MODULE TABS
    BACKEND - SJ MODULE TABS

    4.2.15 SJ K2 Accordion

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: right_top
    Suffix: Not used
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - SJ K2 ACCORDION
    BACKEND - SJ K2 ACCORDION

    4.2.16 Who's Online module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: right-bottom
    Suffix: style-box bgcolor2
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - WHO'S ONLINE
    BACKEND - WHO'S ONLINE

    4.2.17 Footer - Menu Module

    There are two positions that used Menu Module, user7 and footnav. Here we will configure an example. Let take "Menu Module at footnav", other will be the same

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: footnav
    Suffix: Not Use
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - FOOTER
    BACKEND - FOOTER

    For other configurations, please submit ticket OR purchase our installation services.

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