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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 - 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.

Joomla 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


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

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

Joomla Installation

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

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 dummy "mydomain" links with your full domain address.

If you wish to have different backgrounds for each page simply copy the link to the page and use the joomla URL menu option, paste the direct url starting at index and add the style comment "style=1" or which ever style sheet you wish to call.

VAI Media Center Configuration:

Setting Up VAI Media Center: In order to use the VAI Media Center as displayed in the demo, you will need to upload your own FLV video to your Joomla media/ directory in the root of your Joomla install. Next open the Joomla module manager and select module position 10 - VAI media center and replace the URL links with your domain address:

Working With Vellum

Core Template Configuration:

Template Administration Panel:

Kraftwerks 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.


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

Content Heading Font Size:

H3 Title font size for your content heading titles

Pagetitle Heading Font Size:

H3 Title font size for your page title heading titles

Menu Styles:

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

Menu Scripts:

Select the menu effect style here. Currently Kraftwerks only supports JQuery menu scripting - Mootools will be available in V1.2


Select Your Custom logo

Newsflash Background:

This is the graphic background style as seen on the home page - This graphic will only be visible when you have the newflash module published

Body Backgrounds:

This is the overall body background as seen on pages without newflash position

Bottom Background:

This is the Body Bottom Background for your site - Above the Recent and Cart Panel

Flip User 5:

This function allows you to position USER 5 on the left or right side of the page

Main Wrap Width:

This is your overall template width adjustment - Please note adjusting template widths with Stock Demo content will require modifying the HTML code in the Newspro and Wall modules.

Left Width:

Left Module width adjustment - Please note adjusting template widths with Stock Demo content will require modifying the HTML code in the Newspro and Wall modules.

Right Width:

Right Module width adjustment - Please note adjusting template widths with Stock Demo content will require modifying the HTML code in the Newspro and Wall modules.

User5 Width:

User 5 Module width adjustment - Please note adjusting template widths with Stock Demo content will require modifying the HTML code in the Newspro and Wall modules.

Frontpage Enable:

This function enables or disables the Component position on the home page.

For more information on the thememagic framework please read the updating themeMagic documentation.

Template Module Positions:

Kraftwerks comes with 26 stock Module Positions

You can view the module layout on our demo site:

Theme Magic allows you to add or remove module positions with ease - find out how:

Kraftwerks comes with 20 core module suffix variations available for use customization. You can view the suffix styles here:

If you are using core template and not the Quickstart Edition you may want to have a look at the ModuleSet up text file. This file includes all the additional module parameters as displayed in the demo and packaged in the Quickstart Edition.

Virtuemart Template Module Positions:

Kraftwerks custom Virtuemart shop theme comes with several module positions within the theme.

The Virtuemart Home Page includes 4 module positions:





The Browse Page comes with two additional module positions at the top of the page:



The Flypage comes with a single static module position called


Login Template Module Positions:



Turning off Vendors Link In the product details page.

Open components/com_virtuemart/themes/jxtc_kraftwerks/product_details/flypage_new.tpl.php


On or around line 140 remove:

For the browse page:

Open components/com_virtuemart/themes/jxtc_kraftwerks/browse/browse_1_grid.php


On or around line 18 remove:


on or aroubnd line 14 remove:


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