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System Requirement

Localhost (PC)

If you’re working on localhost (your PC), I recommend you use XAMPP as best Apache for Joomla! CMS.

Hosting / Server

Joomla! 3 requires PHP version from 5.6.x or higher, this is highlight for hosting compatible, for more details please read it here.

Template Installation

Template Install package

Before installing Free Template Package, make sure that you have installed joomla. Download the latest release of Joomla 3.x at http://www.joomla.org/download.html. and install it on your Localhost with XAMPP or on your Hosting. For more information on how to install Joomla, you can refer to How To Install Joomla blog.

Template package use for new website that you want to build content from zero without sample data, or using for your website with existing data. For unzip it, just install it via Extension Manager (Admin > Extensions > Extension Manager, browser file and click to upload).

After finish, you can go to “Extensions” / “Templates” / “Styles” / “[template_name]-default”, switch default Joomla! template to new template.

For start to build your website, you can use standard Joomla! elements such as Articles, Module, etc.

Install Quickstart Package and Active all Features (PRO)

If you want to access all features and get sample data and layout as on live demo, consider get PRO version of template. This package only available in PRO version, by access PRO version, you just go to our Joomla! Template Listing, find your template name and go to detail of template and order PRO version.

With PRO version, you have all access for template features, Quickstart download and 12 months for dedicated support service!

Template Content

Main Menu & Style

Open a new browser window and type in the URL, which will be similar to http://www.your-site-name-here.com/administrator or, if you have Joomla! installed on your local computer, http://localhost/your-folder-name-here/administrator. Here you will have to log in as an Administrator or Super Administrator.

Go to  “Extensions” / “Templates” / “Styles” / “[template_name]-default”. This is where you edit template styles.

Please click button “Template Options“.

 

Please click tab Navigation and choose Main Menu.

Click the Save or the Save & Close toolbar button to save the Main Menu. To leave without saving click the Cancel toolbar button.

Off canvas (Mobile Menu)

Publish a module on the “offcanvas” module position. It is a built-in Joomla module position in the off canvas sidebar.

Go to Extensions -> Modules -> New and choose the module type you want to display in the off-canvas sidebar. Type “offcanvas” as the module position name:

Click the Save or the Save & Close toolbar button to save the Module Off Canvas Menu. To leave without saving click the Cancel toolbar button.

Add Menu Items to Your Menu

Create New Menu Item:

  • Select Menus  [name of the menu]  Add New Menu Item from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation. For example, if a Menu is called “About Joomla”, select Menus  About Joomla  Add New Menu Item.

Edit Menu Item:

  • Select Menus  [name of the menu] from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation. For example, if a Menu is called “Main Menu”, select Menus  Main Menu. Then either click the title of the menu item in the table list or select the menu item checkbox and click the “Edit” icon in the toolbar.

How to Add a New Menu

Create a New Menu

There are 2 ways to add a Menu: Within the site administration panel, select Menus from the menu bar in the upper left corner. From the drop-down list, choose the “Manage” then choose “Add New Menu”. You can also select Menu Manager from the left column and then select “New” from the top left corner icons.

Fill in the “Title”, “Menu Type” and a “Description”:

  • Title *: A proper title for the menu. This is used to identify the menu in the Menu Manager in the backend.
  • Menu type *: This should be a unique identification name used by Joomla! to identify this menu. Spaces are not allowed but you may use the ‘-‘ character such as news-menu.
  • Description: A description of the menu, useful for your own reference.

Click the Save or the Save & Close toolbar button to create the new menu. The Save & Close button will return you to the Menu Manager. To leave without saving click the Cancel toolbar button.

If you saved and closed, you will see your new menu in the list of Menus.

Template Settings

From the main menu select “Extensions” / “Templates” / “etexample-Default“. This is where you edit template styles. When a template is first installed, a default style is created for it. The default style for the template will have the same name as the template with a – Default suffix.

There are 9 options for Style: Basic,Presets, Layout, Menu, Typography, Custom Code, Advanced, Blog, Assignment.

Basic Options

There are 8 options for Basic: HEADER, BOXED LAYOUT, LOGO, BODY BACKGROUND IMAGE, FOOTER, SOCIAL ICONS, CONTACT INFORMATION, COMING SOON.

– Logo: The Logo setting provides the ability to easily change the Logo Type, Module Position, Image, Retina Logo and Mobile Logo.

– Header: The Header setting provides the ability to easily change the Sticky Header and Favicon of header area.

– Body: This feature provides the ability to easily enable boxed layout and enable Preloader.

– Footer: The Footer setting provides the ability to easily change Copyright.

– Social Icons: The Social Icons setting provides the ability to easily change Icons and Module Position.

– Contact Information: The Contact Information setting provides the ability to easily change Information and Module Position.

– Coming Soon: The Coming Soon setting provides the ability to easily change Coming Soon Title and Content.

 

Presets (Color Styles)

The Presets setting provides the ability to easily change Styles and Options.

We defined 8 color presets for template, you can select existing color you want and Enable this option to use custom styles. Built-in presets will not work if this option is enabled.

Layout (Template Positions)

The Layout setting provides the ability to easily change layout template by using: Add Columns, Add Row and Settings.

Menu (Location & Style)

The Menu setting provides the ability to easily change Menu, Menu Type, Dropdown Width and Dropdown Animation.

Typography (Font & Size)

The Typography setting provides the ability to easily change Font Family, Font Weight & Style, Font Subset, Font Size and update Google Fonts List.

Blog (Joomla! Articles)

The Blog setting provides the ability to easily change Icon Post Format, Comment Setting and Social Share.

 

If you’re using Free version, copyright on footer will be showed. You can’t remove it, it’s copyright information for template that you must to keep in order to use template as Free license with us.

If you want to remove this copyright or replace with new content, please go with PRO version. Visit all Joomla! templates, find your template name and purchase PRO version.

After purchase PRO version, you backup your Template Settings by use export function (see screenshot below) via Template Settings > Advanced, then uninstall your current Free template.

Next, please go to Customer Area, download PRO package and unzip it, find Template Install package, reinstall it via Extension > Manage > Install,  then active your new PRO theme and import Template Settings to remove copyright on footer and access all pro features.

Party Build-in Document

CSS Libraries

Font Awesome http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/

Bootstrap CSS http://getbootstrap.com/

CMS Using

Joomla! CMS http://www.joomla.org/

Support system

Pre-sale Support

If you have any pre-questions before go to PRO version, please feel free to chat via Live Chat or direct Contact Us!

Ticket Support System

Visit Ticket Support System and open ticket if you have problem.

Get PRO version of template and you will have 1 year for support service with unlimited ticket requests.

Extra Services

Install Service

If you’re using PRO version, and want to get theme style, all features and sample data like demo, we provide Install Service that you can order it! BTW, PRO UNLIMTED version come with Free Install Service, so you should buy this package version to get Install Service for FREE and save money!

Custom Development

For any custom development service, you can request via Contact Form, then our developer estimate time and cost for your project.

Update Joomla! 2.5.x to 3.x

You also can request here, cost for this task depend on your website, start from $100. You can Contact Us and send your website URL, admin login, so we can review it before send details cost and time.

Fresh new template request

You can request full new template for your website. Cost for private template and use for website start from $1000, and you can use template only for your website, we do not sell it on our website or any marketplaces.

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