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SJ Plus Template Userguide

Contents

The guide will help you install SJ Plus 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
I. Requirement
II. Download Template and Extensions
III.
Quickstart Installation
IV. Manual Installation
V. Template setting
VI. Upgrade
VII.
Template Structure

Important Notes

I. REQUIREMENT

Your systems meet the following requirements before proceeding the installation

  • Compatible with Joomla! 2.5 and Joomla! 3.3
  • YT Framwork v2.0, if using Quickstart, it is included
  • Premium SJ Extensions (see part 3-Core Plugins and 4-Other Extensions)

II. DOWNLOAD

1. Download Template and Extensions

STEP 1: Login at SmartAddons.com

STEP 2: Go to Download -> Free Joomla Templates

STEP 3: Under Free Templates, click SJ Plus to download

STEP 4: Under SJ Plus -> Download packages as you want

III. QUICKSTART INSTALLATION

3.1 Configuration

  • Select language:


  • Main Configuration:
  • Enter the required information of your site: sitename, email, admin username and password...

    3.2. Database Configuration

    3.3. Install Sample Data

    If you install sample data, you will have a site like our demo. If you select default sample data, you will a fresh site site

    3.4. Remove or Rename the Installation folder

    The final step is removing or renaming the Installation folder


IV. MANUAL INSTALLATION

4.1. SJ Plus -Installation and Configuration

  • 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 Plus as default template

    SET DEFAULT

4.2. Imperative Plugins-Installation and Configuration

You need to install: Yt Framework, Yt Shortcodes 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

4.2.1 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

4.2.2 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

4.3 Other Extensions - Installation and Configuration

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

4.3.1 Install

4.3.1.1 List of extensions used in SJ Plus demo

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

4.3.1.2 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

4.3.2. Configuration

After installing extensions which are included in the SJ Plus 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:

4.3.2.1 Menu - Explore

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

    4.3.2.2 Menu - Joomla Pages

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

    4.3.2.3 Menu - K2

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

    4.3.2.4. Custom HTML Module

    There are several positions that use HTML module. Here we will configure an example. Let take "Get Social" at position Social, others will be the same.
  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: social
    Suffix: balnk
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - Get Social
    BACK END

    4.3.2.5 Smart Search Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: search
    Suffix: blank
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - Smart Search
    BACK END

    4.3.2.6. SJ Carousel Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: slideshow
    Suffix: blank
  • Frontend - Backend
  • FRONTEND - SJ Carousel
    BACK END

    4.3.2.7.  SJ Module Tabs

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: left
    Suffix: blank
  • Frontend - Back End
  • FRONTEND - SJ Tabs
    BACK END

    4.3.2.8. SJ Content Accordion Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: right
    Suffix: blank
  • Frontend - Back End
  • FRONTEND - Hot Stories
    BACK END

    4.3.2.9.  Sj Basic News Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: left
    Suffix: title1
  • Frontend - Back End
  • FRONTEND - Featured Posts
    BACK END

    4.3.2.10 Latest News Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: right
    Suffix: blank
  • Frontend - Back End
  • FRONTEND - About Joomla
    BACK END

    4.3.2.11. Login Form Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: right
    Suffix: blank
  • Frontend - Back End
  • FRONTEND - Login Form
    BACK END

    4.3.2.12 Who's Online Module

  • Module Position - Module Suffix
  • Position: right
    Suffix: bg-content1
  • Frontend - Back End
  • FRONTEND - Who's Online
    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.

    V. SETTINGS

    5.1 Configuration

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

    OVERVIEW

    alt

    GENERAL

    alt

    LAYOUT

    alt

    MENU

    alt

    THEME

    alt

    TYPOGRAPHY

    alt

    CONTENT COMPONENT

    alt

    ADVANCED

    alt

     

    5.2 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

    VI. UPGRADE

    YT Framework v2 is upgradeable. When we release new versions of YT Framework, older templates that are built from YT Framework v2 will be able to take advantage of all the new features and changes. Just by one click, you will be owned the newest version of YT Framework.

    VII. TEMPLATE STRUCTURE

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