Technical requirements

Before start the installation, be sure, your systems should meet the following requirements.

Server Requirement

  • PHP 5.4+
  • MySQL 5.1+
  • Apache 2.x+

Browser Requirements

  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer 9+

Configuration Options

We recommend to use the following servers in your PC to develop your site.

  • LAMP (Linux)
  • WAMP (Windows)
  • MAMP (Macintosh)
  • XAMPP (Multi-platform)

Quickstart Package Installation

In All Joomla templates packages created by OrdaSoft you can find Quickstart Package. Quickstart Package allow you to install Joomla template with demo data in few clicks. We highly recommend this method of Joomla installation

1. Uploading on server

Through FileZilla or another FTP software, upload all files from QuickStart Package folder to your website directory.

2. Run the Joomla 3.4.x Installation Wizard

Open your web browser and go to the folder that you uploaded your QuickStart Package.

3. Configuration

On the configuration page, you'll need to select language, enter a name, site description and setup your admin details.

4. Database

Configure Joomla with the your database. Set Database Type to MySQLi and set the Host Name to localhost. Enter database Username, Password and Database name, click Next.

5. Overview

For successful template installation you need to install sample data, select Default English (GB) Sample Data, click Next.

6. Finish

Congratulation, Joomla! is now installed! The last step needed is to remove the installation directory!

Single Template installation

In All Joomla templates packages created by OrdaSoft you can find Joomla template file. Joomla template installation via extension should take no more than one minute.

1. Enter to Admin area

You need to go to your Joomla admin area, type in your browser http://my_joomla/administrator, enter Joomla administrator Login and Password.

2. Upload File & Install

From the backend of your Joomla site (administration) select Extensions -> Extension manager. Click the Browse button and select the template on your local machine

FAQ

What is the difference between Quick Start package and single template installation?

Installing Quick Start package you get the same site as at the demo version. Quick Start package contains an entire Joomla installation and already configured Joomla template and extensions which we used on the demo site. Installing Joomla Template via Extension manager doesn't include sample date. You will need by your self to install and configure all extensions.

I install Quick Start package but nothing is come out, what is the problem?

You forgot to install sample data. For successful template installation you need to install sample data, select Default English (GB) Sample Data.

Admin Panel

All Joomla templates created by OrdaSoft based on OS blank template. Customize logo, fonts, links etc., via template admin area.

Go to Extensions > Template Manager and select installed template

Body

In Template administration panel you can select color and one of provided pattern for body, available settings:

  • Body Color
  • Body pattern

How to upload my own body pattern?

To do this, you must upload new pattern at your template via FTP into the folder templates/your_template/images.Then you need to declare a new pattern in the templateDetails.xml file is in the folder templates/your_template/.There you should find the following line of code:

					<field name="btlabout" type="btlabout" description="" label="" />
<field name="body_color" type="text" label="Body Color:" description="Example: #000000" default="#f8f8f8"></field>
<field name="body_background" type="list" label="Body pattern:">
<option value="">None</option>
<option value="01.png">Stone</option>
<option value="file name of your pattern">Name of your pattern</option>

In the above, 'file name of your pattern' - the name of file your new pattern (for example stripe.png) and 'Name of your pattern' - pattern name to be displayed in list of all pattern in admin area.

Logo

Upload your own logo in few simple steps. Press to "Select" button and in the popup window, select the logo, available settings:

  • Upload logo
  • Logo link
  • Logo width
  • Logo height

Links

Change links color and style for Body, Top Menu, Main Menu, Footer Menu. Available settings:

  • Links Color
  • Links hover color
  • Links underline
  • Links hover underline

Typography

OrdaSoft themes use Google Fonts. Google Fonts provides high-quality fonts that you can include in your pages using the Google Fonts API. Benefits of the Google Fonts API include:

  • A choice of high quality open source fonts.
  • Works in most browsers.
  • Extremely easy to use.

In template added most popular Google fonts and You can specify your own font for: Body, Body Links, Top Menu, Main Menu, Footer, h1 - h6.

How to add new font from Google?

You need to get the connection code font on the Google Fonts site.This code should look like:

					<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Raleway' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
				

Then you should to insert this generated code before closing tag </head> in index.php file in the folder templates/your_template/.

For the emergence of the new font in the font list in admin area, add the following code in the templateDetails.xml file is in the folder templates/your_template/:

					<field name="h1_font" type="list" label="h1 Font:" default="Arial, sans-serif">
<option value="Abel, sans-serif">Abel</option>
<option value="Raleway, sans-serif">Raleway</option>

This code has added a new font 'Raleway' for the tag H1 to the list of fonts in admin area.

Module positions

Module positions are placeholders in a template. They identify positions within the template and tell the Joomla! application where to place output from modules assigned to a particular position. The template designer has complete control over module positions, creating variations between templates and the respective Joomla! default positions assigned to modules in the installation sample data.

For example, the module position POSITION-1 could be defined to be on the left side of the template to display a site navigation menu. So if a module is assigned the POSITION-1 position, it will be displayed wherever the designer puts that Left module position - not necessarily the left side of the page.

templateDetails.xml

The templateDetails.xml file contains all the installation and core information for a template, including the module positions it utilizes and displays. Here is a brief list of the commonly used names for the various module positions.

					<positions>
<position>Search</position>
<position>topMenu</position>
<position>Top1</position>
<position>Top2</position>
<position>Top3</position>
<position>Top4</position>
<position>Mainmenu</position>
<position>Breadcrumbs</position>
<position>Slideshow</position>
<position>location_map</position>
<position>SidebarRight</position>
<position>SidebarLeft</position>
<position>Feature1</position>
<position>Feature2</position> <position>Feature3</position>
<position>ContentTop1</position>
<position>ContentTop2</position>
<position>ContentBottom1</position>
<position>ContentBottom2</position>
<position>Bottom1</position>
<position>Bottom2</position>
<position>Bottom3</position>
<position>Bottom4</position>
<position>footerMenu</position>
<position>Footer1</position>
<position>Footer2</position>
<position>Footer3</position>
<position>Footer4</position>
<position>Debug</position>
<position>position-0</position>
<position>position-1</position>
<position>position-2</position>
<position>position-3</position>
<position>position-4</position>
<position>position-5</position>
<position>position-6</position>
<position>position-7</position>
<position>position-8</position>
<position>position-9</position>
<position>position-10</position>
<position>position-11</position>
<position>position-12</position>
<position>position-13</position>
<position>position-14</position>
</positions>

Although these are commonly used, it is up to the template developer to choose both a module position name and an accompanying display style. The addition of module positions, as displayed above, is implemented in between the <positions> and </positions> tags. In between those tags in the templateDetails.xml file, add the name of the module position in between a set of <position> and </position> tags.

Use and implementation

A Joomla! template displays a set of modules added to a specific position using the <span>jdoc:include /> statement shown below (for further information about <span>jdoc:include />

					<jdoc:include type="modules" name="name of module position" style="xhtml" />
				

Visualization

It's possible to visualize all modules set on a template by calling the "tp=1" query string on the front-end.

					http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php?tp=1
				

Template updating

Backup your Joomla site

To help ensure that you don't lose your Joomla database or files in process updating template you should make backup.

Uninstall your Joomla template

Go to: Joomla Admin Area -> Extensions -> Extension Manager. Open the Manage tab. Select Template from the Select Type drop-down menu. Search for the chosen template in the filtered results and click on the check box besides it. Find the Uninstall icon in the upper right Joomla menu and click on it to completely remove the chosen template.

Install your new Joomla template

Log into the back-end of your site (www.your-site.com/administrator/). Go to: Joomla Admin Area -> Extensions -> Extension Manager. You see the page "Extension Manager". From here you can install your Templates, Plugins, Modules, Components and Languages. You have three options:

  • Upload Package File - (select a package from your PC, upload and install it)
  • Install from Directory - (enter the path where the package is located on your webserver)
  • Install from URL - (enter the URL to the package)

Option 3 does everything for you, your environment needs to be properly configured to allow this. Option 1 requires you to download the extension to your PC. Option 2 requires you to unzip and move the folders/files to your webserver. All option require the webserver to have write access to the webspace.

Choose the first method: Upload Package File. Select the package from your PC and click the button "Upload File & Install".

Home page

"Search Free"

To edit Main Menu You need go to Joomla admin area - Extension - Module Manager (Position-2).

" Location Map Free"

"Location Map Dream House" you can change via template admin area, go to: Module manager -> Location Map Free (Position-3).

"Featured Free"

"Featured Free" you can change via template admin area, go to: Module manager -> Featured Free (Position-5).

"Advertising"

"Advertising" you can change via template admin area, go to: Module manager -> Advertising (ContentTop2 ).

"Apartments "

Apartments you can change via template admin area, go to: Module manager -> Apartments (ContentTop2 ).

"Top properties"

"Top properties" you can change via template admin area, go to: Module manager -> Top properties (Position-6).

"Apartments in Kiev"

"Apartments in Kiev" you can change via template admin area, go to: Module manager -> Apartments in Kiev (Position-6)).

"Footer social links"

Social links you can change via template admin area, go to: Joomla Admin Area -> Extensions -> Template manager -> Boats -> tab "Social links"

Footer copyright

Copyrights on Boats temaplate you can change via template admin area, go to: Joomla Admin Area -> ExtenSions -> Template manager -> Boats.

RealEstateManager

To manage this section you need go to: Joomla Admin Area -> Components -> RealEstateManager.

Support

Support of all templates is carried out on OrdaSoft forum

Created:20/08/2015

  • latest Update: 20/08/2015
  • By OrdaSoft
  • http://ordasoft.com/