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SJ Resorts Userguide

Contents

The guide will help you install SJ Resorts 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 Resorts Template - Installation and Configuration
  • 3. Imperative Plugins - Installation and Configuration
  • 4. Other Extensions - Installation and Configuration

Important Notes

Requirement:
  • Joomla! 2.5, lastest version is recommended.
  • SobiPro Component from www.sigsiu.net/sobipro.html.
  • Premium 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 Download -> Joomla Templates Club (JTC)

STEP 3: Under Premium Joomla Templates, click SJ Resorts to download

STEP 4: Under SJ Resorts -> 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 Resorts -Installation and Configuration

2.1 Installation

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

    INSTALL
  • Set SJ Resorts as default template

    SET DEFAULT

2.2 Configuration

The parameters of SJ Resorts Template are divided into the following groups:
  • Global Settings
  • Layout Settings
  • Site Styles
  • Typography
  • Top Menu Settings
  • Content Component
  • Optimize CSS,JS
  • 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
  • Override Logo Image - Choose logo image file to use
  • Logo Text - Set text for Text type of logo
  • Slogan - Set your Website slogan here
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LAYOUT SETTINGS

  • Select Layout - Allow to choose default layout xml file
  • 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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SITE STYLES

  • Default Style - Allow to choose a style from preset ones
  • Link color - Set color for links
  • Text color - Set color for text
  • Footer background color - Set color for background of footer
  • Class footer background image - Set CSS class using for image background of footer
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TYPOGRAPHY

  • 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 several styles for Menus
    • CSS, Moo and Dropline Menu: simple menu
    • Mega Menu: multimedia 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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OPTIMIZE CSS, JS

  • 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
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ADVANCED OPTIONS

  • Show Back to Top - Allow you to show Back to Top button OR not
  • Show Cpanel - Allow you to show YT Framework Control panel OR not
  • Include LazyLoad plugin - Enable/disable LazyLoad
  • Enable jQuery - Enable/disable jQuery lib
  • Enable Google Analytics - Enable/disable Google Analytics
  • Enter your Google Analytics tracking ID - Copy and paste your Google Analytics tracking ID here

2.3 SoBiPro Template

  • In Administrator of Joomla!, go to SobiPro -> Application Manager
    SOBIPRO TEMPLATE MANAGER
  • On this page, click Choose File button, select our custom SobiPro template file you have downloaded then click Upload File & Install

    INSTALL SOBIPRO TEMPLATE

3. Imperative Plugins-Installation and Configuration

You need to install: Yt Plugin.
- Yt Plugin supports Yt Framework for adding extra parameters used with Mega Menu and to compress CSS/JS/HTML when optimizing code.

3.1 Installation

  • Now you install this plugin
  • STEP 1: In Administrator on Joomla!, go to Extensions -> Extension Manager
    On this page, click Choose File button, choose plugin file (extracted from extensions zip file) from then click Upload & Install

    INSTALL

  • STEP 2:Now, go to Enable 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 articles and data..., you have to install and configure extensions to have a Website with functions and modules as our pre-made demo.

4.1 Install

4.1.1 List of extensions used in SJ Resorts demo

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

4.1.2 Installation

  • In Administrator on Joomla!, 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 step above

4.2 Configuration

After installing extensions which are included in the SJ Resorts 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
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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 - Back End
  • FRONTEND
    BACK END - YT MENU PARAMS
    BACK END - TREE OF MENUS

    4.2.2 Mega Menu - Joomla!

  • Menu Item Type
  • Menu Item Type: Text Separator
  • Frontend - Back End
  • FRONTEND
    BACK END - YT MENU PARAMS
    BACK END - TREE OF MENUS

    4.2.3 Mega Menu - K2

  • Menu Item Type
  • Menu Item Type: K2 Categories
  • Frontend - Back End
  • FRONTEND
    BACK END - YT MENU PARAMS
    BACK END - TREE OF MENUS

    4.2.4 Mega Menu - View Resorts

  • Menu Item Type
  • Menu Item Type: SobiPro
  • Frontend - Back End
  • FRONTEND
    BACK END - YT MENU PARAMS
    BACK END - TREE OF MENUS

    4.2.5 Smart Search Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: nav2 (left)
    Suffix: Not Used
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.6 SJ Login Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: nav2 (right)
    Suffix: Not Used
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.7 SJ Slider for SobiPro Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: spotlight1-1
    Suffix: clear sobislider
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.8 Ads - Custom HTML Module

    There are several positions that use Custom HTML Module. Here we will configure an example. Let take "Ads" at content-3 position, others will be the same.

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: content-3 (first)
    Suffix: clear
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.9 SJ Entries Grid for SobiPro Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: content-3 (second)
    Suffix: clear
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.10 SJ Article Slider Responsive Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: content-4
    Suffix: up_events title3 clear
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.11 SJ Accordion Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: right-col (first)
    Suffix: accordion_modules blank
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.12 SJ Gallery Pro Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: right-col (second)
    Suffix: clear sj_gallery title3
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.13 K2 Content Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: spotlight2-1
    Suffix: k2_lastest
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.14 Lastest News Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: spotlight2-2
    Suffix: Not Used
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.15 Menu Module

    There are several positions that use Menu module. Here we will configure an example. Let take "Navigation" at position-10 position, others will be the same.

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: position-10
    Suffix: Not Used
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.16 Footer

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


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

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