The section will help you with steps to install JA Aiga template - Quickstart and Manual installation.

System requirement

JA Aiga template is native with Joomla 3. Please make sure your system meets the following requirements:

Software

  • Software: PHP (Magic Quotes GPC off): 5.3.1 + (5.4+ recommended)

Databases

  • MySQL(InnoDB support required): 5.1+
  • MSSQL 10.50.1600.1+
  • PostgreSQL 8.3.18+

Web Severs

  • Apache 2.x+
  • Microsoft IIS 7
  • Nginx 1.0 (1.1 recommended)

Browser requirement

  • Firefox 4+
  • IE (Internet Explorer) 8+
  • Google Chrome 10+
  • Opera 10+
  • Safari 5+

Development Environment

During the development process, Localhost is preferred. You can use the following servers on your PC to develop your site.

Windows

  • WAMPSEVER
  • XAMPP for Windows

Linux

  • LAMP Bubdle
  • XAMPP for Linux

Mac OS

  • MAMP & MAMP Pro
  • XAMPP for Mac OS

Download packages

Important:

1. JA Aiga template is built on T3 Framework so it requires T3 Framework to be installed and enabled in your system.
2. We highly recommend you to use stable version of Joomla 3.

Download Packages

The download package includes:

  • Quickstart package
  • JA Aiga template
  • T3 Framework plugin
  • JA Advanced Custom Module
  • JA Extension manager
  • Source file

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Quickstart installation

Why Quickstart

The quickstart allows you to replicate JA Aiga demo to your server. It means, after installing the quickstart, you will have a site exactly the same as the demo site.

Download JA Aiga quickstart package →, upload to your server and extract it.

Step 1 - Configuration: add Site name, Admin email, Admin username and password

Step 2 - Database: select database type, host name, database username, password, database name & table prefix

Step 3 - Overview: select sample data to install, we suggest to use Default English (GB) Sample Data. You can install multilingual in the step.

Step 4 - Remove/Rename "installation" folder: for security purpose, you need to rename or remove the "installation" folder

Detail documentation with screenshots


Manual Installation

Install T3 Framework

Step 1 - Install T3 Framework

From your back-end setting panel, go to: "Extensions → Extension Manager", browse T3 plugin installation package then hit the "Upload and Install"

install t3 framework plugin

Step 2 - Enable T3 Framework

When you install T3 Framework, it's auto enabled by default. You can check this by going to: "Extensions → Plugin Manager" then find T3 Plugin.

Install JA Aiga template

Step 1 - Install JA Aiga template

From your back-end setting panel, go to: "Extensions → Extension Manager", browse JA Aiga template installation package then hit the "Upload and Install"

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Install JA Aiga template

Step 2 - Set default template style

Go to: "Extensions → Template Manager", set JA Aiga template style as your default template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Set JA Aiga template as default template style

Install all supported extensions

  • JA Advanced Custom Module

Template folder structure

This section is to help you understand the folder structure of JA Aiga template, where to find the files you want.

JA Aiga template

JA Aiga template is built on T3 Framework so its folder structure is almost the same with any other JA Templates that are developed with T3 Framework.

templates/ja_aiga/
+-- less/                 /*  all LESS files */ 
¦    +-- template.less
¦    +-- style.less
¦    +-- home.less
¦    +-- joomla.less
¦    +-- themes/            /*theme folders and theme files */
+-- css/                     /*compiled files from less*/
¦    +-- template.css
¦    +-- blocks/       /*block files*/
¦    ¦    +-- head.php
¦    ¦    +-- header.php
¦    ¦    +-- hero.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody.php
¦    ¦    +-- off-canvas.php
¦    ¦    +-- section-bottom.php
¦    ¦    +-- section-top.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight-1.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight-2.php
¦    ¦    +-- navhelper.php
¦    ¦    +-- footer.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody/
+-- acm/               /*JA Advanced Custom Module content type*/
¦    +-- hero/
¦    ¦    +-- config.xml
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- less/
¦    ¦    +-- tmpl/
¦    ¦    +-- js/
¦    +-- clients/
¦    +-- features-intro/
+-- html/               /*override modules and Joomla com_content*/
¦    +-- com_content/
¦    ¦    +-- article/
¦    ¦    +-- category/
¦    +-- layouts/
¦    +-- mod_artciles_category/
¦    +-- mod_artciles_popular/
¦    +-- mod_search/
¦    +-- plg_content_pagenavigation/
¦    +-- ...
+-- fonts/ 
¦    +-- font-awesome/
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- fonts/
+-- js/ 
¦    +-- script.js
¦    +-- ekko-lightbox.js
¦    +-- imagesloaded.pkgd.min.js
¦    +-- infinitive-paging.js
¦    +-- isotope.pkgd.min.js
¦    +-- jquery.infinitescroll.js
¦    +-- jquery.infinitescroll.min.js
¦    +--  multiscroll/
¦    +--  swiper/
+-- images/
+-- language/
+-- templateDetails.xml  
+-- templateInfo.php/
+-- thememagic.xml/     /*the file is to add new group, parameters to ThemeMagic*/
+-- templateHook.php/

T3 Framework

You can find the folder structure of T3 Framewotk at: http://t3-framework.org/documentation/installation#folder-structure.

This section will help you build default Joomla pages the same as JA Aiga demo site.

JA Aiga has 9 demos for Home Default, Home Split, Home Split Classic, Home Split 2 col, Home Columns, Home Columns Classic, Home Minimal, Home Minimal Classic, Home Magazine, we will show instruction to create each homepage.

In Demo site we used Dark and Light Theme color. To change the theme Open JA Aiga template style > Theme > Select Light Theme and save

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

All the pages use same layout structure - default layout.

Home page

ja aiga default layout

Here is instruction to create Home page

Step 1 - Create Home menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Single Article menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Create home menu item

Here you can download the Article content source code for Home Menu All the module showing on the homepage are loading inside the article code using Article load module tag.

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage

The home page includes multiple sections, each section is a module.

1. Demo home - JA ACM Module

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Demo home module

Module position: NOT USED
Module Suffix: NOT USED

2. Demo Model - JA ACM Module

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Demo Model module

Module position: NOT USED
Module Suffix: NOT USED

3. Demo Blog

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Demo Blog modules

Module position: NOT USED
Module Suffix: NOT USED

4. Demo Detail Articles - JA ACM Module

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Demo Detail Articles Bottom

Module position: NOT USED
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Home page - Default Home

Here is instruction to create default Home page

Step 1 - Create menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Featured Articles menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Create home menu item

Step 3 - Assign content to the Home default page

The page includes multiple sections, each section is a module.

1. Home Default - JA ACM Module

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Home Default hero module

Module position: hero
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Home Split

Here is instruction to create home split page

Step 1 - Create menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Featured Articles menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Create home menu item

Step 2 - Assign content to the Home Split

1. Home Split - JA ACM Module

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Home Split module

Module position: hero
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Home Split Classic

Here is instruction to create Home Split Classic

Step 1 - Create menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Featured Articles menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Create home menu item

Step 2 - Assign content to the page

The page includes multiple sections, each section is a module.

1. Home Split Classic - JA ACM Module

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Home Split Classic module

Module position: hero
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Home Split 2 Col

Here is instruction to create Home Split 2 col

Step 1 - Create menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Featured Articles menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Create home split 2 col menu item

Step 2 - Assign content to the page

The page includes multiple sections, each section is a module.

1. Home Split 2 Cols - JA ACM Module

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Home Split 2 Cols module

Module position: hero
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Home Columns

Here is instruction to create Home Columnsl

Step 1 - Create menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Featured Articles menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Create Home Columns menu item

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage Columns page

The page includes multiple sections, each section is a module.

1. Home Columns - JA ACM Module

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Home Columns module

Module position: hero
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Home Classic Columns

Here is instruction to create Home Columnsl

Step 1 - Create menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Featured Articles menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Create Home Classic Columns menu item

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage Classic Columns page

The page includes multiple sections, each section is a module.

1. Home Classic Columns - JA ACM Module

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Home Classic Columns module

Module position: hero
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Home minimal

Here is instruction to create Home minimal

Step 1 - Create menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Featured Articles menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Create Home Classic Columns menu item

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage Minimal page

The page includes multiple sections, each section is a module.

1. Home Minimal - JA ACM Module

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Home minimal module

Module position: hero
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Home minimal classic

Here is instruction to create Home minimal classic

Step 1 - Create menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Featured Articles menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Create Home Classic Columns menu item

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage Minimal classic page

The page includes multiple sections, each section is a module.

1. Home Minimal classic - JA ACM Module

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Home minimal module

Module position: hero
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Home Magazine

Here is instruction to create Home Magazine

Step 1 - Create menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Blog List menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Create Home Magazine menu item

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage Magazine page

The page includes multiple sections, each section is a module.

1. Slideshow Magazine - Articles - Category Module

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Home minimal module

Module position: Section-top
Module Suffix: slideshow

Models Page - Models List

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Models Page - Models List

Menu setting

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Model List menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Menu setting

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

All Model Menu item have different Menu layout that can be selected from Menu options.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Note : You must select the Model extra files for model category in category settings

About Page - Single Article

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

About Page

Menu setting

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Single Article menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Menu setting

About Us page is a single article page that loads the module using Module id in this. please replace the module id with your module id in article content

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage Columns page

The page includes multiple sections, each section is a module.

1. Our Services. - JA ACM Module

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Our Services. module

Module position: NOT USED
Module Suffix: NOT USED

2. Our Team. - JA ACM Module

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Our Team. module

Module position: NOT USED
Module Suffix: NOT USED

3. Our Offices - JA ACM Module

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Our Team. module

Module position: NOT USED
Module Suffix: NOT USED

3. Our Clients - JA ACM Module

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Our Clients module

Module position: NOT USED
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Blog Page

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Blog Page

Menu setting

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Category blog menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Menu setting

Blog Grid n/Sidebar Page

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Blog Grid n/Sidebarg Page

Menu setting

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Category blog menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Menu setting

Blog Grid w/ Sidebar. Page

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Blog Grid n/Sidebarg Page

Menu setting

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Category blog menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Menu setting

This Menu used Sidebar with custom Module,Article Most read module, Tags and Login. All Module used default Joomla settings.

Blog List n/Sidebar Page

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Blog list n/Sidebarg Page

Menu setting

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Category blog List menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Menu setting

Blog List w/Sidebar Page

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Blog list w/Sidebarg Page

Menu setting

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Category blog List menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Menu setting

Blog Centered Page

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Blog Centered Page

Menu setting

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Category blog Centered menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Menu setting

Blog Minimal List. Page

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Blog Minimal List. Page

Menu setting

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Category blog List menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Menu setting

Blog Minimal Grid. Page

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Blog Minimal Grid. Page

Menu setting

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Category blog List menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Menu setting

Blog Mix Content. Page

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Blog Mix Content. Page

Menu setting

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Category blog Mix Content menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Menu setting

Blog Mansory Page

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Blog Mansory

Menu setting

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Mansory menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Menu setting

Contact Page

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Contact Page

1. Create contact

From back-end, go to: Components > Contacts then add new contact.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Create Contact

2. Create contact menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Contacts » Single Contact menu type and assign "ja_aiga - Default" template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Create Contact

Supported Layouts

JA Aiga supports 1 layout by default: default.

Assign Layout for a template style

You can create multiple layouts to meet your requirement and assign the layout to specific pages. To assign a layout for a JA Aiga template style, open the template style » Layout setting panel » assign layout for the template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Layout assignment

You can create multiple templates style for JA Aiga template, each template style is assigned to one layout and the template style is assigned to specific menu items so that in one site, you use 1 template but you can use as many layouts as you want.

Layout configuration

Once you assign layout for a template style, you can configure the layout to meet your requirements. There are 2 configuration panels: Layout Structure configuration and responsive layout configuration.

Responsive Layout configuration

In the "Responsive Configuration", select the responsive layout you want to configure layout for.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Responsive layout configuration

In the responsive layout configuration, you can disable any position you don't want to show in the layout, resize positions in spotlight block.

Theme Settings

The theme settings pannel allows you configure theme color, logo (image logo or text) and background image for the template style.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Theme settings

Template supporr Dark and Light theme you can change from Template Theme Settings

The theme settings in the Template Setting panel are not global settings so you can use different logo for each template style. To change the logo, open template style setting panel » Theme Setting and you would see the logo setting


JA Aiga supports multiple menu systems: Megamenu on desktop layout and off-canvas menu on Mobile

3.1 Megamenu setting

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Megamenu

In the Navigation setting panel, enable Megamenu, assign Menu and hit the Megamenu button to open the Megamenu configuration panel.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Enable Megamenu

In the configuration panel, select menu item and use the built-in options to configure the megamenu for the menu item.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Megamenu configuration

3.2 Off-canvas Sidebar

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Off-canvas menu

There are 2 steps to activate Off-canvas sidebar.

1. To enable Off-canvas sidebar, go to JA Aiga template style » Addon-ons and enable the Off-canvas sidebar option.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Off-canvas menu

2. Create Menu module and assign to the off-canvas position. Check out the module settings below:

Module position: off-canvas
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Back-end Settings

The footer section includes copyrights info and T3 Framework logo.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Footer info

1. Copyrights Info modification

To change the copyrights info, open the templates/ja_aiga/html/mod_footer/default.php file, find the following info and change to what you want.

<small><?php echo $lineone; ?> Designed by <a href="http://www.joomlart.com/" title="Visit Joomlart.com!" <?php echo method_exists('T3', 'isHome') && T3::isHome() ? '' : 'rel="nofollow"' ?>>JoomlArt.com</a>.</small>
<small><?php echo JText::_( 'MOD_FOOTER_LINE2' ); ?></small>

2. Disable T3 Footer Logo

You can disable the T3 Footer Logo in the template style manager, open the General setting panel, disable the Show T3 Logo option.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Disable T3 logo

Take a full backup

Please always make a back-up before proceeding to any of the upgrade process. In case there is any problem, you can always restore from the back-up files.

1. Set up JA Extension Manager Component

The best method to upgrade JoomlArt products is using JA Extension Manager. The FREE extension brings a new way to manage extensions: upgrade, roll back, remote install, internal repository and compare versions.

From back-end, go to: Components → JA Extension Manager then select Service Manager, now set JoomlArt as your default service. Next, hit the "Edit" button then add your Username and Password that you signed up in JoomlArt.com.

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Check for new version

2. Upgrade JA Aiga template

Step 1 - check the new version of JA Aiga template. Using the filter to find the JA Aiga template then hit the "Check Update" button.

JA Aiga Joomla template documentation

Upgrade JA Aiga template

3. Upgrade T3 Framework and other JA extensions

Using the filter to find the extensions you want to upgrade (JoomlArt products only), hit the "Check Update" button to check for the new version then hit the Upgrade Now to upgrade the extension to latest version.

Documentation is a WIP. If you have any specific request or feedback as well as suggestions, feel free to drop us a line in JA Aiga template forum. We'll try to cover them all.

Let us know in the forum