How to create a Joomla template in Linelabox


How to install Joomla

For installing a version of Joomla! please use one of the links below to navigate to the appropriate installation instructions for your specific version. Installing Joomla! is very easy. We recommend you to select Default Sample Data option, you can delete all Joomla sample data at any time.

How to install Joomla 2.5: www.docs.joomla.org/J2.5:Installing_Joomla
How to install Joomla 3.x: www.docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Installing_Joomla

Joomla templates

How to install VirtueMart

Are you new to Joomla and VirtueMart? We recommend to download the Full Installer including Joomla and VirtueMart.

Download VirtueMart: www.virtuemart.net/downloads

  • Unzip the downloaded archive
  • Move the unzipped archive to your website folder
  • Open your browser and enter the URL of you website
  • The installation process starts. Follow the instructions

You already have Joomla installed? Download VirtueMart component (core and AIO)

  • Unzip the downloaded archive
  • Install first VirtueMart core component via Joomla installer
  • Install VirtueMart AIO component. AIO contains VirtueMart plugins and modules
More informations: www.docs.virtuemart.net/tutorials/30-installation-migration-upgrade-vm-2/80-installation-of-virtuemart-2

How to download custom Joomla template

  • Go to "My Account" at www.linelabox.com > click the "Start Here" tab
  • Select and "Load" a new Joomla! template
  • Enter the name of your custom Joomla template
  • Customize your Joomla template
  • Save your Joomla template
  • Now if you want preview your template, click the "Test template" button at the top of the page.
  • Go to "My Account" at www.linelabox.com > click the "My Templates" tab > Download Joomla template.

How to install a Joomla 2.5 / 3 template

  • Go to the Joomla! administrator area of your website.
  • Select the Extensions menu and Extensions Manager menu.
  • Select the "Browse" button and choose the template zip file you have downloaded from our website to your computer.
  • Select the "Upload & Install" button to install Linelabox Joomla! template.
  • Joomla! attempts to install Linelabox template, and if it is successful, you will see a confirmation message.
  • To activate the new template go to Extensions > Template Manager, choose the installed template and click on "Make Default".

Setup a Joomla Template

  • Go to Admin Joomla! > Extensions > Template manager > Styles > Linelabox template.
  • Set "Site title" (logo text) or upload a logo from your computer.
  • If you want, hide Joomla content from the homepage.
  • Choose the slider that will be displayed in this template (Flexslider or AnythingSlider).
  • Upload Slideshow images from your computer.
  • Add text to the images in your Slideshow.

Module positions

A module position is a placeholder in a template. Placeholders identify one or several positions within the template and tell the Joomla! application where to place output from modules assigned to a particular position. For example, the module position "position-1" could be defined to be on the top 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 "position-1" module position. It's possible to visualize all modules set on a template by calling the "tp=1" query string on the front-end.

  • Example: http://www.example.com/index.php?tp=1
  • Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x will show the template positions with ?tp=1 or &tp=1

Preview Module Positions mode in the Template Manager must be enabled. Go to Admin Joomla > Extensions > Template Manager then click the Options button in the toolbar. Under the Templates Tab, make sure Preview Module Positions is set to Enabled.


Please check the article below to know the structure and module positions of DEMO templates.

topmenuleft
Menu module - Menu Class Suffix: navlist
topmenucenter
Custom HTML module
topmenuright
VirtueMart Shopping Cart
logo
Check template parameters
social
Custom HTML module
topright
Login module

position-12 or topslideshow

Custom HTML module - Check template parameters
position-1
Menu module - Menu Tag ID: nav
position-0
Joomla Search or Virtuemart Search module

position-2

Breadcrumbs module

vmproducts

VirtueMart Isotope module
position-3
Custom HTML module
position-4
Custom HTML module
position-5
Custom HTML module
position-7
VirtueMart Category - Suffix: line1 line1t line1br
Menu module - Class Suffix: line1 line1t line1br
Who's Online - Class Suffix: line2 line2t line2br
component
Show / Hide Joomla content from the homepage.
Check template parameters
position-6
Banners module
VirtueMart Products module (div based)

scroller

VirtueMart Products module (div based) or Product Scroller module
bottomleft
Custom HTML module
bottomcenter
Custom HTML module
bottomright
Custom HTML module

parallaxlab

Custom HTML module
position-9
Menu module
Custom HTML module
position-10
Menu module
Custom HTML module
position-11
Menu module
Custom HTML module

footerload

Footer module

debug


For more information on these settings, read info.txt file in the folder of your Joomla template!

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