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

SJ Blog Template Userguide

Contents

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

Important Notes

Requirement:
  • Joomla! 2.5
  • K2 component (customized by this template)
  • 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 Blog Responsive -> 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 Blog Responsive -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 Blog Responsive as default template

2.2 Configuration

The parameters of SJ Blog Responsive Template are divided into the 6 following groups:
  • Global 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
  • 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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LAYOUT SETTINGS

  • Default Mode View - Allow to set default layout: for Mobile OR for PC
  • Window layout - Layout xml used when visitors are from PC
  • 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 6 available ones
  • 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
  • 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
  • Include LazyLoad plugin - Enable/disable LazyLoad
  • Enable jquery - Enable/disable jquery
  • 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 code.
While SJ Core is used for resizing images in Content Component and other extensions by us.

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:Now, go to 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 Blog Responsive demo

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

    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 Blog Responsive 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 (Mega Menu), modules (one example each type) and other blocks as homepage of demo Website:

    4.2.1 Mega Menu - Features

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

    4.2.2 Mega Menu - Joomla!

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

    4.2.3 Mega Menu - K2

  • Menu Item Type
  • Menu Item Type: K2 - Categories
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND
    BACKEND - YT MENU PARAMS
    BACKEND - TREE OF MENUS

    4.2.4 SJ K2 Slider

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: slideshow1
    Suffix: _blank
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND

    4.2.5 Hello... - Custom HTML

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: slideshow2
    Suffix: Not Used
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND

    4.2.6 Custom HTML Modules

    There are 3 positions that used Custom HTML modules in the same way: user3, user4 and user5. Here we will configure an example for custom HTML modules. Let take "Olympics 2012", other will be the same.

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: user3
    Suffix: style-bg bg1
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND

    4.2.7 The left Main Menu

    There are two positions that used Menu Module, postion7 (first) and user9. Here we will configure an example. Let take the left Main Menu, other will be the same

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: position7
    Suffix: _menu grid-1
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND

    4.2.8 My Photos - SJ Gallery

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: position7
    Suffix: grid-1
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND

    4.2.9 Login Form

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: position7
    Suffix: grid-1
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND

    4.2.10 Who's Online

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: position7
    Suffix: grid-1 clear useronline
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND

    4.2.11 Smart Search

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: usera
    Suffix: Not used
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND

    4.2.12 Get connected with us - Custom HTML

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: userb
    Suffix: connect-us
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND

    4.2.13 Most popular - K2 Content

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: user6
    Suffix: clear
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND

    4.2.14 SJ Twitter

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: user7
    Suffix: yttwitter clear
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - SJ K2 ACCORDION
    BACKEND - SJ K2 ACCORDION

    4.2.15 SJ Facebook

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: user8
    Suffix: clear
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - WHO'S ONLINE
    BACKEND - WHO'S ONLINE

    4.2.17 Footer

    Now there are not modules placed in this position. You can try some ones.


    That's homepage. For other advanced and customized configurations, please submit ticket OR purchase our installation services.

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