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SJ Expo Template User Guide

Contents

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

Important Notes

Requirement:
  • Joomla!, latest version is recommended.
  • K2 Component, if using Quickstart, it is included
  • 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 Expo to download

STEP 4: Under SJ Expo -> 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 Expo -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 Expo as default template

    SET DEFAULT

2.2 Configuration

All of parameters of SJ Expo Template are divided into the following groups, in which they are explained themselves:

OVERVIEW

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GENERAL

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LAYOUT

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MENU

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THEME

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TYPOGRAPHY

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CONTENT COMPONENT

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ADVANCED

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2.3 Yt Shortcodes

  • In Administrator of Joomla!, go to Plugin Manager -> Make sure Yt Shortcodes is enabled. This is list of shortcodes that you can use to style content:
    LIST of SHORTCODES
  • After that, whenever there is text area then click Shortcodes button, Shortcodes are available for you to be used!

    SHORTCODES

3. Imperative Plugins-Installation and Configuration

You need to install: Yt Framework, Yt Shortcodes, Yt Mega PopUp and SJ Content Related News Plugin.
- Yt Framework supports templates in adding extra parameters for Mega Menu and compress CSS/JS/HTML when optimizing code. This guide is about installing Yt Framework, other plugins are the same

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 Framework in Extension/Plug-in Manager

3.2 Configuration of Yt Framework

  • After installing Yt Framework, go to Extension -> Plug-in Manager and choose to configureYt Framework:
  • YT FRAMEWORK
  • Configure Yt Framework to show SJ Help with Report Bugs, Template Tutorials and YT Framework Tutorials or include jQuery into template
  • SJ HELP

4. Other Extensions - Installation and Configuration

After creating articles and data..., you have to install and configure extensions.

4.1 Install

4.1.1 List of extensions used in SJ Expo demo

You can find a list of modules/plugins/components which are used in SJ Expo 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 Expo 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:
Back

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 Menu - Explore

  • Menu Item Type
  • Menu Item Type: Single Article
  • Frontend - Back End
  • FRONTEND
    BACK END - TREE OF MENUS

    4.2.2 Menu - Joomla Pages

  • Menu Item Type
  • Menu Item Type: Category Blog
  • Frontend - Back End
  • FRONTEND
    BACK END - TREE OF MENUS

    4.2.3 Menu - K2

  • Menu Item Type
  • Menu Item Type: External URL
  • Frontend - Back End
  • FRONTEND
    BACK END - TREE OF MENUS

    4.2.4 Mega Menu - Services

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

    4.2.5 Custom HTML Module

    There are several positions that use HTML module. Here we will configure an example. Let take "Phone" at position-0, others will be the same.

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: position-0
    Suffix: phone
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.6 Menu Module

    There are several positions that use Menu module. Here we will configure an example. Let take "Head menu" at position-1 position, others will be the same.

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: position-1
    Suffix: head-menu clearfix
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.7 Smart Search Module

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

    4.2.8 SJ Basic News Module

    There are several positions that use SJ Basic News module. Here we will configure an example. Let take "exhibitions that we will operate" at position-2 position, others will be the same.

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: position-2
    Suffix: exhibitions
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.9 SJ News Extra Slider Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: position-3 (first)
    Suffix: extra-slider
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.10 Sj Content Responsive Listing Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: position-4
    Suffix: content-listing
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    Footer

    Now there are some HTML and Menu module as our demo. You can try some other ones.

    That's all about homepage configuration.

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