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HUE

Hue is a colorful and stunning multi-use template for Joomla 3x. Utilizing the latest in design styles and effects, hue comes packaged with 4 breathtaking styles. The template features a bootstrap design, CSS3 effects, background animations, and more

Requirements

  • Joomla 3
  • Apache 2.2+ or Microsoft IIS 7
  • PHP 5.3+
  • MySQL 5.0.4 or higher

Features

  • XTC Framework
  • 110+ module positions
  • 60+ module styles
  • Multiple Menu Styles
  • CSS3 Effects
  • JavaScript Effects
  • Responsive Design
  • Sticky Header Option
  • Joomla Quickstart
  • XTC Extensions
  • Joomla Overrides


Intro Video Tutorial





Admin Video Tutorial







Template Set Up

If this is for a brand new site, we suggest you use our QuickStart version of the template, which is a full pre-configured install of Joomla with all demo content in place.

Template Installation

Uploading the template:

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.

TemplateFramework Component:

XTC templates make use of a helper component required for it to work, if you are installing the stand-alone template then make sure to also install the XTC Helper Component also available in the template's download list before enabling the template.

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. If you are a new user to Joomla, we strongly suggest you view these videos for basic Joomla! training - View Videos

Extension Installation:

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.

Quickstart Install

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. On this page you set up your domain name information, Super User Name and Password

Joomla Install: Page Two

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 Three

Sample Data Installation

In order to install all the demo content and extensions to re create the demo, you will need to select the sample_JXTC demo content.

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 Four

Final Installation Page:

At this point make sure you have written down your admin login and password and then click the Remove Installation Folder to finish the install


Trouble Shooting

In some cases you may bet a Server 500 Error: Depending on the template and your hosting company, you may need to change permissions on the install folders and sub-folders 0777 to 0755.

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Using Web Inspector

Most current browsers support a feature for web developers called inspector. This is an invaluable resource for finding CSS and more! If you are new to using web inspector,Joomla, or the XT Framework, we suggest you watch the video at the bottom of the page.

The Web Inspector can be opened by right clicking anywhere on a web page and choosing Inspect Element. Once open, it highlights the node on the page as it is selected in the hierarchy. You can also search for nodes by node name, id and CSS class name.

Under the Style pane we show all the CSS rules that apply to the focused node. These rules are listed in cascade order with overridden properties striked-out—letting you truly see how cascading stylesheets affect the page layout. All shorthand properties have a disclosure-triangle to show and hide the expanded properties created by the shorthand.

The Metrics pane provides a quick visual look at how margins, borders and padding affect the current node.

Various HTML and JavaScript properties, including length of text nodes, offsetWidth / Height, class names, and parent/sibling information are vieweable in the Properties pane.


Browser Documentation Links

Using Web Inspector with Google Chrome

Using Web Inspector with Mozilla Firefox

Using Web Inspector with Safari



CSS File Structure

Our templates come with multiple CSS files. Each CSS file is for a certain part of the template layout and design:


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  • default.css - This CSS file contains the core default styling for Joomla and CSS overrides.
  • grid.css - This CSS file contains the core layout CSS for the template.
  • rtl.css -This CSS file contains the RTL CSS for the template.
  • style.css - The style1.css - styleXX.css are the color themes and styled based CSS for each style.
  • typo.css -This CSS file contains the core typography CSS for the template.

CSS Parameters

Our templates are coded with CSS / PHP Parameters allowing for most of the basic styling of the template to be edited from the Joomla Template Administrator without touching one line of code. If you are unfamiler with PHP Parameters here is a quick overview of how this works:

For this example we will look at the Drop Down Menu Styling. In the Style 1 parameters of the template will will look at the Drop Down Menu color styling. This is what you will see in the template administrator:



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The first background color is the background color for the dropdown UL container and the item background color is the LI container background color. For this example let's focus on the main background color. This color is editable in the template parameters and is called into the CSS via a PHP parameter. Since we are looking at STYLE 1 in the template administrator to find the will will look into style1.css. In order to find the CSS you can open the style1.css and look for the /* Drop Level */ comment or you can find the exact line of CSS by using web inspector ( see below ) . Once you find the line you will see the parameter being called like this:



/* Drop Level */
#menuwrap ul.menu li.parent > ul {background-color: <?php echo $params->droplevelbgcolor;?>;}

You can see that we are calling the background color: then we inject the PHP param for "droplevelbgcolor". If you do not wish to use the Template parameters and hardcode the CSS you simply need to remove the PHP and replace with your color value


The template parameters XML files are found in the parameters folder of the the template. For this example we will again look at the drop down UL background color. In the style1.xml we will find the following:


 <field name="droplevelbgcolor" type="colorpicker" default="#000" label="Background Color" description="Enter Hex or CSS3 RGBA Values Only - Enter transparent for none."/>

This is the XML code that presents the color picker in the back end of the template manager and assigns the color to the parameter "droplevelbgcolor".

For more information on the JoomlaXTC XTC Framework visit our Framework Documentation



Adding and Editing CSS

To add your own CSS or to edit the template CSS we suggest that you use the template.css file for all your custom CSS. Add a custom CSS file called template.css to store all of your custom CSS. Add or copy and CSS from another file and add it to this file. You many want to use the !important statement when overriding CSS used in another file. Also the CSS / PHP parameters will not function in this file. Once all your custom CSS and overrides are in this file you won't loose any of your custom CSS if you upgrade the template!


Video Tutorial



Front Page Module Set Up

If you are not using the Quickstart version of our template you will need to set up all the Components, Modules, Plugins and Content. This is fairly easy, but does require a moderate level of Joomla experience. To start you must first know what module positions we use and which modules are used in those positions. Below is map of the Templates home page with each use module position listed. Keep in mind this should only take a few minutes for the experienced user, but if you are new to Joomla we highly suggest you use the Quickstart Installer and go from there.




Logo Editing




Uploading Your Custom Logo

You logo image need to be uploaded to the template folder under the image/logos folder. Simply click on the select button to upload and select the image. If you would like to upload the logo with an FTP program such as FileZilla, browse to the templates folder / template_name/images/logos/ and upload your logo there.

When you install the template you have predefined settings for the logo within the selected style. We have included multiple parameter options for the logo:

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Logo Padding: The logo padding adds padding around the logo.

Logo Image Position: The logo image position can be static, fixed, or absolute.

Logo Position: The logo position places it to the left, top, or right.

Logo Text: The template also includes the option for text. You can use the Text option with a logo image or without.

Logo Text Padding: The logo text padding adds padding around the logo.

Logo Text Color: The logo text color set the color of the logo text.

Logo Text Position: The logo text position places it to the left, top, or right.

LOGO MOBILE OPTIONS:

The template has the option to display and alternative logo for mobile display. We have included the following parameters:

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Device Logo Width: What width to swap the logo: None, Phones, Phones to Tablets, Portrait Tablets.

Mobile Logo Image Position: The logo image position can be static, fixed, or absolute.

Mobile Logo Padding: The logo padding adds padding around the logo.



Main Menu Setup



For the main menu we use the core Joomla! menu module. First you will need to open your Joomla Module Manager from Extensions / Module Magager menu in the backend administration side of Joomla.

Main Menu Module Assignment

Create a new Menu Module and assign the module to the menubarleft module position and select the mainmenu.

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Main Menu Menu Parameters

Select the Menu Tab and make sure that the menu is displayed on all pages.

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Main Menu Advanced Parameters

In order to use the the responsive features of the menu, you must select the advanced features tab and under alternative layout select the 'Main Menu' layout.

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Editing the Main Menu style

The Main Menu has options for multi-column drop down menus. To view the options first open the Template Manager and select the template. Next, select the Grid Parameters and scroll down to the Menu parameters.

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Menu Style: Select from single column drown downs, up to four columns.

Menu Position: The menu can be placed center, left or right.

Menu Animation: Select from multiple CSS3 animation styles.

Menu Padding: Adds padding around the menu.




Inset - JoomlaXTC HTML Module





In the inset position use our JoomlaXTC HTML Module to display the hero text. Use the following mark up for the Module HTML. The colored circle effect is based on the JoomlaXTC effects. Make sure to active the JParticles effect and assign the #jparticle1 ID.


HTML


<div id="jparticle1"></div><div class="insethero"><center>
<h1>HUE<p><span>INTERIOR DESIGN</span></p></h1>
<div class="insetcons"><i class="fa fa-facebook"></i>
<i class="fa fa-twitter"></i>
<i class="fa fa-youtube"></i>
<i class="fa fa-vimeo"></i>
</div>
</center>
</div>


NOTE: Make sure if you are using a WYSIWYG editor that you have HTML Stripping off or you may lose the HTML markup when saving

For more information on configuring the HTML Module visit the full documentation HERE




User1 - JoomlaXTC HTML Module





In the User1 position use our JoomlaXTC HTML Module to display the Our Story text. Use the following mark up for the Module HTML.


HTML


<div class="aboutext">
<h2>OUR STORY</h2>
<hr class="motitle">
<br>
<div class="row-fluid">
<div data-sr='reset enter left over 0.8s' class="span6">
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Mihi vero, inquit, placet agi subtilius et, ut ipse dixisti, pressius. Fortasse id optimum, sed ubi illud: Plus semper voluptatis? Duo Reges: constructio interrete. Quaesita enim virtus est, non quae relinqueret naturam, sed quae tueretur. Mihi vero, inquit, placet agi subtilius et, ut ipse dixisti, pressius. Fortasse id optimum, sed ubi illud: Plus semper voluptatis? Duo Reges: constructio interrete. Quaesita enim virtus est, non quae relinqueret naturam, sed quae tueretur.</p>
</div>
<div data-sr='reset enter right over 0.8s'  class="span6">
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Mihi vero, inquit, placet agi subtilius et, ut ipse dixisti, pressius. Fortasse id optimum, sed ubi illud: Plus semper voluptatis? Duo Reges: constructio interrete. Quaesita enim virtus est, non quae relinqueret naturam, sed quae tueretur. Mihi vero, inquit, placet agi subtilius et, ut ipse dixisti, pressius. Fortasse id optimum, sed ubi illud: Plus semper voluptatis? Duo Reges: constructio interrete. Quaesita enim virtus est, non quae relinqueret naturam, sed quae tueretur.</p>
</div>
</div>
</div>


Understanding the mark up:

In the HTML we are using the standard Bootstrap 2 classes. The SPAN6 class gives the div 50% width and collapses to 100% for device view. For more information on bootstrap grid classes, please see the bootstrap docs here: Bootstrap Grid Docs.

To create the animations we use scrollreveal.js markup. The scroll to reveal markup uses straightforward and easy to understand data-sr classes. For more information on the scroll to reveal markup, please view the examples: Scroll Reveal Keywords

NOTE: Make sure if you are using a WYSIWYG editor that you have HTML Stripping off or you may lose the HTML markup when saving

For more information on configuring the HTML Module visit the full documentation HERE




User13 - JoomlaXTC HTML Module





In the User 13 position use our JoomlaXTC HTML Module to display the Logo icon images. Use the following mark up for the Module HTML. Use the module suffix classes: nopad nomarg


HTML


<center><img src="/images/logobak2.jpg" alt="logo bank"></center>

NOTE: Make sure if you are using a WYSIWYG editor that you have HTML Stripping off or you may lose the HTML markup when saving

For more information on configuring the HTML Module visit the full documentation HERE




User19 - JoomlaXTC Deluxe NewsPro Module





In the User 19 position use our JoomlaXTC Deluxe News Pro Module to display the staff layout. In order to recreate the layout upload the Module to your Joomla install. Next publish the module in the USER19 position and open then module. Next, select the hue_fpblog_user19 template from the demo Templates included in the module. Set the Columns to 1 and the Rows to 4 and Pages to 1.

The module is set to call the video from your articles intro text and the text from the full text. Make sure to embed a video in the intro text of the article to achive the demo look. Make sure to set the advanced parameters layout parameter to select 'bootstrap'. Use the 'nopad nomarg' module suffix.


For more information on styling and configuring the Deluxe News Pro Module visit the full documentation HERE




User25 - JoomlaXTC HTML Module





In the User25 position use our JoomlaXTC HTML Module to display the Our Gallery circle and text. Use the following mark up for the Module HTML.


HTML


<center><a href="/component/content/article/1-stock-images?Itemid=1478"><div data-sr='reset wait 0.2s scale up 60%'><div class="circle">
  <div class="circle__inner">
    <div class="circle__wrapper">
      <div class="circle__content">VIEW OUR GALLERY<br><br>
<i class="fa fa-angle-down ibounce" style="font-size:46px;"></i>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
</div>
</a>
</center>


Understanding the mark up:

In the HTMLwe are linking to a Joomla article usng our JoomlaXTC Image Gallery Plugin to display a gallery of images.

To create the animations we use scrollreveal.js markup. The scroll to reveal markup uses straightforward and easy to understand data-sr classes. For more information on the scroll to reveal markup, please view the examples: Scroll Reveal Keywords

NOTE: Make sure if you are using a WYSIWYG editor that you have HTML Stripping off or you may lose the HTML markup when saving

For more information on configuring the HTML Module visit the full documentation HERE




User31- JoomlaXTC Contact Wall Module





In the User 31 position use our JoomlaXTC Contact Wall Module to display an image and contact form. In order to recreate the layout upload the Module to your Joomla install. Next publish the module in the USER31 position and open then module. Next, select the hue_contact_u31 template from the demo Templates included in the module.


The content is pulled from the Joomla Contact Component. The staff image is the contact image, the Meet the team text is the Miscellaneous Information and the Social Icon links are extra fields in the Contact Component. For more information on styling and configuring the Contact Wall Module visit the full documentation HERE




User37 - JoomlaXTC Deluxe NewsPro Module







In the User 37 position use our JoomlaXTC Deluxe News Pro Module to display the staff layout. In order to recreate the layout upload the Module to your Joomla install. Next publish the module in the USER37 position and open then module. Next, select the hue_staff_user37 template from the demo Templates included in the module. Set the Columns to 3 and the Rows to 1 and Pages to 1.

Make sure to set the advanced parameters layout parameter to select 'bootstrap'. Use the 'nopad nomarg' module suffix.


For more information on styling and configuring the Deluxe News Pro Module visit the full documentation HERE




Footer - JoomlaXTC HTML Module





In the footer position use our JoomlaXTC HTML Module to display the bottom logo. Use the following mark up for the Module HTML.


HTML


<center>
<img src="/images/huelogo.png" alt="hue logo">
<br>
<h2 style="color:#fff;margin-bottom:0px;">HUE<span style="font-weight:100">DESIGN</span></h2>
<p style="color:#fff;font-weight:100;margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12px;">2000 E FRANKLIN ROAD - SUITE 103</p>
<p style="color:#fff;font-weight:100;margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12px;;">PARKSVILLE, CA 99028 USA</p>
<p style="color:#fff;font-weight:100;margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12px;;">990-990-9090</p>
</center>


NOTE: Make sure if you are using a WYSIWYG editor that you have HTML Stripping off or you may lose the HTML markup when saving

For more information on configuring the HTML Module visit the full documentation HERE


Staff View





To create a Staff category view, use the the menu option Articles / Staff. Use the page class ' roundimage region3-constrain' to create a round image on the item view and to constrain the width of the content.




Cascading Grid





To create a category view with intro text and a grid layout, use the the menu option Articles / Cascading Grid.




FAQ





To create a FAQ category view, use the the menu option Articles / Frequently Asked Questions.




Pricing Tables





To create a Pricing Table category view, use the the menu option Articles / Pricing Tables. Use the page class ' content-constrain' to constrain the width of the content.




Pricing Table Page

To create a Pricing Table article - Use the follow format for the intro text: priceable-price div for the price and p classes for the items.


HTML


<div class="pricetbl-price">$60</div>
<p>item 1</p>
<p>item 2</p>
<p>item 3</p>
<p>item 4</p>
<p>item 5</p>
<p>item 6</p>



Featured Left





To create a Featured Left category view, use the the menu option Articles / Featured Left.




Featured Right





To create a Featured Right category view, use the the menu option Articles / Featured Right.




Featured Center





To create a Featured Center category view, use the the menu option Articles / Featured Center.




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