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SJ Me Template User Guide

Contents

The guide will help you install SJ Me 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 Me 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

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 Me to download

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

2. SJ Me -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 Me as default template

    SET DEFAULT

2.2 Configuration

All of parameters of SJ Me 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 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 Me demo

You can find a list of modules/plugins/components which are used in SJ Me 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 Me 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 - Home

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

    4.2.2 Menu - For one-page homepage

    There are many items which point to specific parts of the one page homepage. We use relative links for this purpose. Here we will configure one example for "About us" menu item linking to "About us" part, other ones will be the same. To find more about sharp links, hover above menu items of demo

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

    4.2.3 Mega Menu - Explore

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

    4.2.4 SJ Extra Slider for Slideshow

    There are several positions that use SJ Extra Slider module: slide_show, spotlight3 and spotlight5. Here we will configure an example. Let take slideshow at slide_show position, others will be the same.

  • Module Position
  • Position: slide_show
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.5 Custom HTML Modules for spotlight1

    There are several positions that use HTML module. Here we will configure an example. Let take "About US" at spotlight1 position, others will be the same.

  • Module Position
  • Position: spotlight1 (head)
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.6 SJ Ajax Tabs for Portfolio

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

    4.2.7 Sj Content Responsive Listing for Blog

  • Module Position
  • Position: spotlight4
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    4.2.8 Sj Contact Ajax for contact

  • Module Position
  • Position: spotlight7
  • Frontend (demo layout above) - Back End
  • BACK END

    Spotlight6 part uses Custom HTML, please refer to examples above or Quickstart package

    Footer

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


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

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