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JoomlaXTC Quickstart Install Instructions:

JoomlaXTC Quickstart Template Editions are complete Joomla installers with the latest versions of Joomla and our Template with demo content. The quickstart editions are only for fresh installs of Joomla, if you already have a joomla site built and are looking to change the template - use the basic template with your Joomla installer.

Installing Joomla

Step One:

Unzip the Quickstart edition .zip file. Next, using an FTP program such as Filezilla, upload the contents of the unzipped Quickstart edition folder to the root of your server. After you have uploaded the files go to step 2.

Step Two:

Login to your servers control panel and create a new Database for your Joomla Install - Make sure to write down the Host, DB Name, Username, and Password - You'll need it later.

Step Three:

Point your browser to your web address - www.mydomain.com to start the Joomla Install

Joomla Install: Page One

Joomla Welcome Page:

This is the starting page of the Joomla installation. You should see this screen when you go to your web domain. If you get a page with Internal Server Error 500, make sure your file permissions are correct per your hosting companies requirements. Please note all the files are 777, some hosts restrict CHMOD 777 read write access. Please change your files and folders to CHMOD 755 and reload your site. If you still experience an issue please contact your hosting provider.

Please select the default language you wish to use on your website now.

oomla Install: Page Two

Pre Installation Check

This is the pre installation check page of the Joomla install. The first area is critical to running Joomla on your server, If any of these items are not supported (marked as No), your system does not meet the minimum requirements for installation. Please take appropriate actions to correct the errors. Failure to do so could lead to your Joomla! installation not functioning properly.

The Second area checks your core PHP settings, These are the recommended settings for PHP in order to ensure full compatibility with Joomla!. Joomla! will still operate even if your settings do not match.

Joomla Install: Page Three

Joomla GNU License page:

This page gives you full license information about Joomla and does not apply to JoomlaXTC products. The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. This General Public License applies to most of the Free Software Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to using it. (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by the GNU Library General Public License instead.) You can apply it to your programs, too.

Joomla Install: Page Four

Database Configuration:

This is where you will need to set up your database configuration for your Joomla install. Select the type of database from the drop down list. This will generally be MySQL. Enter the hostname of the database server Joomla! will be installed on. This may not necessarily be the same as your Web server so check with your hosting provider if you are not sure. Enter the MySQL username, password and database name you wish to use with Joomla!. These must already exist for the database you are going to use. If you are unsure about Database set up, please contact your hosting company.

Joomla Install: Page Five

Joomla FTP Layer:

Due to issues with the Joomla FTP layer we do not suggest you use this feature at this time. You may skip this process during the installation and configure later if you wish to use the FTP layer feature. Due to file system permission restrictions on Linux and other Unix systems (and PHP Safe Mode restrictions), an FTP layer is used to handle file system manipulation and enable Joomla! installers. Enter an FTP username and password with access to the Joomla! root directory. This will be the FTP account that handles all file system operations when Joomla! requires FTP access to complete a task. For security reasons and if the option is available, it is best to create a separate FTP user account with access to the Joomla! installation only and not the entire Web server.

Joomla Install: Page Six

Main Configuration:

One of the most important pages in the Joomla install, the main configuration page sets your main site name, your administrator password and adds the sample data for the JoomlaXTC quickstart. Enter the name of your Joomla! site. Enter your e-mail address. This will be the e-mail address of the Web site Super Administrator. Enter a new password and then confirm it in the appropriate fields. Along with the username admin, this will be the password that you will use to login to the Administrator Control Panel at the end of the installation. If you are migrating, you can ignore this section. Your current settings will be automatically migrated. Important!: Install the default sample data. To do this, select the option and click on the button before moving to the next stage.

Joomla Install: Page Seven

Finish:

Congrats! Your almost there. To finalize your Joomla install you must now delete the installation folder in the root of your Joomla install. You will not be able to proceed beyond this point until the installation directory has been removed. This is a security feature of Joomla!. After removing the file you can now view your site by going to your web domain or go to the adminustartion panel of Joomla by adding /administrator to your web domain address https://www.mydomain.com/administrator

JoomlaXTC Template Installation Instructions:

To install the a JoomlaXTC template to a pre-existing Joomla install follow these simple steps:

Downloading the template

Single purchases of our templates are downloadable with the download id sent to your email after purchase. Subscribers have access to the template files direct on the product page after subscribing. First please download the core template file named: template_jxtc_template name_J15.zip

Joomla Installation

Login to the administration side of your Joomla install and from the Extensions menu select Install / Uninstall. Browse your computer for the "template_jxtc_templatename.zip" and upload the file to your Joomla site.

Joomla Template Manager

From the Extensions menu select the Joomla! template manager. You now should see the default Joomla templates and the new JoomlaXTC template displayed in a list. Please select the template you wish to use by checking the box next to the template name and clicking "default" in the top right of the page.

JoomlaXTC offers many training videos for Joomla for register users.

Additional Files

Each JoomlaXTC template comes with custom themes and extensions for the template. After you do your main install of the template you can install the custom extensions - please view the component or module documentation for docs on installing and configuring these extensions.

The source graphic files that come with the template are not for Joomla installation and are the source PSD designs for the template. You will need a copy of Photoshop to open these layered PSD files.

K2 / Joomlaworks Simple Image Gallery Pro

Blogmonster uses K2 and the Joomlaworks Simple Image Gallery. K2 is a free Joomla Component, but in order to display a gallery on the item pages you must first purchase the Simple Image Gallery Pro from Joomlaworks.gr and install it.

We have included custom overrides for the Simple Image Gallery Artistic template. In order to display the gallery under the Main K2 image as we have in our demo you must first configure the plugin with the following settings:



Popup engine for image galleries: Slimbox (MooTools)

Template: Sleek

Thumbnail viewport width: 92

Thumbnail viewport height: 92

Front End Style Switching:

Setting Up the front end style switcher: In order to use the front end style switcher as displayed in the demo, you will need open the Joomla main menu and select each style link and replace the URL "index.php with your path and select the style css # .

Region Switching:

BlogMonster is created with 5 region positions allowing you to change the module positions vertically. You can experiment by setting the regions in the ThemeMagic Style Panel under options.

If you wish to have different regions for each page simply use the joomla URL menu option, paste the following javascript:self.location.href='index.php?regions=12345' replace the index.php with the page link and 12345 with the order number of region display.

BlogMonster also has 2 column positions allowing you to change the module positions horizontally. You can experiment by setting the columns in the ThemeMagic Style Panel under options.

If you wish to have different columns for each page simply use the joomla URL menu option, paste the following javascript:self.location.href='index.php?columns=lr' replace the index.php with the page link and lr or rl with for the column display.

Core Template Configuration:

Template Administration Panel:

Journalistix was created with the new themeMagic Joomla 1.5 framework and changes how you control your template styles. In most Joomla templates your style controls if any are located in the template administration panel on the backend of your Joomla site. In themeMagic there are only two options on the backend:

Turn On Style Editor:

Turn On ThemeMagic Config Bar:

These two options allow you to show or hide the themeMagic frontend administration when you are logged in as admin. In some cases you will want to view your site without the style and Config bar on - This is why these features are here.

AND NOW FOR THE MAGIC...

ThemeMagic Template Administration Panel:

To view the style and template manager login to your website as admin from the frontend login. You will now see two admin panels - The Style Panel is located on the left side of the screen and the template Tools are located at the top.

Template Styles:

Element Selector

The element selector allows you to select a certain text element in the template and change its color style in real time.

Global Font Size:

This controls the global font size of your text throughout your website.

Global Font Family:

This controls the global font type of your text

Module Title Font Size:

This controls the H3 Title font size for your module titles

Component Font Size:

H3 Title font size for your component titles

Component Heading Font Family:

Set The Component Heading Font Family

Content Heading Font Size:

H3 Title font size for your content heading titles

Content heading Font Family:

Set The Content Heading Font Family

Styles:

Select one of 6 pre made custom styles or use the custom style to make changes to the style. *NOTE* If you want to customize the design via the ThemeMagic panel you must select custom so no styles override your settings.

Menu Styles:

Clublife comes with 3 menu styles: Suckerfish - DualFish (Two Columns), and Dropline.

Body BG Color:

The Body BG color changes the body background color of your website

Logo:

Select Your Custom logo

Navigation Active Image:

Select a background image for navigation bar.

Navigation Hover Image:

Select a background image for navigation bar.

Menu Dropdown Color:

Enter Hex values only, don't include # hex sybmbol. Enter transparent for none.

Menu Drop-down lines:

Select a background image for menu drop-down lines

Button Color:

Enter Hex values only, don't include # hex sybmbol. Enter transparent for none.

Read More / Comment buttons Color:

Set the background Color for Read More and Comment buttons

Main Content inner Color:

Enter Hex values only, don't include # hex sybmbol. Enter transparent for none.

Layout:

Select one of 6 pre made custom styles or use the custom style to make changes to the style. *NOTE* If you want to customize the design via the ThemeMagic panel you must select custom so no styles override your settings.

Main Wrap Width:

Change The Width Of Main Wrapper

Left Width:

Change The Width Of Left Position

Right Width:

Change The Width Of Right Position

First Container Image:

Select a Background.

First Container BG Color:

Enter Hex values only, don't include # hex sybmbol. Enter transparent for none.

Second Container Image:

Select a Background.

Second Container BG Color:

Enter Hex values only, don't include # hex sybmbol. Enter transparent for none.

Third Container Image:

Select a Background.

Third Container BG Color:

Enter Hex values only, don't include # hex sybmbol. Enter transparent for none.

Fourth Container Image:

Select a Background.

Fourth Container BG Color:

Enter Hex values only, don't include # hex sybmbol. Enter transparent for none

Fourth Container Inner Image:

Select a Background.

Fifth Container Image:

Select a Background.

Fifth Container BG Color:

Enter Hex values only, don't include # hex sybmbol. Enter transparent for none.

Options:

Select one of 18 pre made custom styles or use the custom style to make changes to the style. *NOTE* If you want to customize the design via the ThemeMagic panel you must select custom so no styles override your settings.

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