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

System requirement

JA Autoshop 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 Autoshop 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 Autoshop template
  • T3 Framework plugin
  • JA Content Type plugin
  • JA Ajax content type plugin
  • Source file

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Quickstart installation

Why Quickstart

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

Download JA Autoshop 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"

Step 2 - Enable T3 Framework

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

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Install T3 Framework

Install JA Autoshop template

Step 1 - Install JA Autoshop template

From your back-end setting panel, go to: "Extensions → Manage → Install", browse JA Autoshop template installation package.

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Install JA Autoshop template

Step 2 - Set default template style

Go to: "Extensions → Templates", set JA Autoshop template style as your default template style.

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Set JA Autoshop template as default template style

Install all supported extensions

  • Virtuemart Extension
  • J2 Store

Template folder structure

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

JA Autoshop template

JA Autoshop 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_autoshop/
+-- 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
¦    +-- style.css
¦    +-- home.css
¦    +-- joomla.css
¦    +-- themes/            /*Compiled themes */
+-- tpls/             /* all layout files and block files*/
¦    +-- default.php
¦    +-- home.php
¦    +-- blocks/       /*block files*/

¦    ¦    +-- header.php
¦    ¦    +-- subscribe.php
¦    ¦    +-- slideshow.php
¦    ¦    +-- policy.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody.php
¦    ¦    +-- off-canvas.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainnav.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight-1.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight-2.php
¦    ¦    +-- topbar.php
¦    ¦    +-- tabs.php
¦    ¦    +-- navhelper.php
¦    ¦    +-- footer.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody/

+-- html/               /*override modules and Joomla com_content*/
¦    ¦    +-- com_virtuemart/
¦    ¦    +-- com_j2store/
¦    ¦    +-- com_tags/
¦    ¦    +-- com_user/
¦    ¦    +-- com_contact/

¦    +-- com_content/
¦    ¦    +-- article/
¦    ¦    +-- category/
¦    ¦    +-- categories/
¦    ¦    +-- featured/


¦    +-- layouts/
¦    +-- mod_footer/
¦    +-- com_users
¦    +-- com_tags
¦    +-- mod_articles_category
¦    +-- mod_j2_products
¦    +-- mod_j2_store_categories
¦    +-- mod_ja_vmproducts
¦    +-- mod_virtueamart_cart
¦    +-- mod_virtueamart_product
¦    +-- mod_virtueamart_manufacturer
¦    +-- mod_virtueamart_currencies
¦    +-- mod_articles_latest
¦    +-- mod_articles_categories
¦    +-- mod_search
+-- fonts/ 
¦    +-- fontawesome/
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- fonts/
+-- js/ 
¦    +-- script.js
¦    +-- owl-carousel
span class="pun">¦    +-- acm/
+-- images/
+-- language/
+-- templateDetails.xml  
+-- templateInfo.php/
+-- thememagic.xml/     /*the file is to add new group, parameters to ThemeMagic*/
+-- templateHook.php/

Instructions to configure supported commercial extensions in JA Autoshop: Virtuemart and J2 store

Virtuemart Configuration

JA Autoshop template supports DT Virtuemart component. Here is the instruction to configure the extension as the demo site.

1. Install Virtuemart component

DT Register is commercial extension so you will need to download it from Virtuemart. Download the package and install to your site.

2. Configuration

Once the Configuration is done, go to Components » Virtuemart and you can configure the extension. In JA Autoshop template demo, we use default settings.

Virtuemart configurations

J2 Sotre Configuration

JA Autoshop template supports J2 Store component. Here is the instruction to configure the extension as the demo site.

1. Install J2 Sotre component

J2 Sotre is also commercial extension so you will need to buy it from J2 Store. Download the package and install to your site.

2. Configuration

Once the Configuration is done, go to Components » Event Booking and you can configure the extension. In JA Autoshop template demo, we use default settings.

j2-store admin

Customized style of 3rd extensions

The custom style of Virtumart and J2 Store in an independent .less file - templates/ja_autoshop/less/extras/. That means, if you upgrade VirtueMart or J2 Store, the custom style will not be lost. use the .less file to do customization.

You can assign the custom style to the pages you want. In any JA Autoshop template style, open the Add-ons tab and assign the pages you want to load the custom style.

This section will help you build main pages as JA Autoshop demo site.

I. 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_Autoshop - Default" template style.

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Create home menu item

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage

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

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1. Welcome - Custom HTML module

Custom HTML module

Welcome to Experts Auto Shop Joomla Template!

 Module position: topbar-left
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

2. Login to ask - Custom HTML module

Sign in or Create an Account

 Module position: topbar-right
 Module Suffix: hidden-xs
 

3. LVM - Currencies Selector- Module

 Module position: topbar-right
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

4. Shop by Categories - Menu Module

This is sidebar menu module used to show the Virtuemart menu items

 Module position: navbar-category
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

5. Slideshow- JA ACM module

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Banner module

   Module position: slideshow
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

Slidshow - JA Autoshop

6. Features - ACM Module

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Banner module

 Module position: section
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

7. Featured products JA VM Prodcuts

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Banner module

 Module position: Section
 Module Suffix: NOT USED

 

8. Banner2 - Custom html Module

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Banner module

 Module position: section
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

9. Best seller Products - JA VM Prodcuts module

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   Module position: Section
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

10. Super Offer - JA ACM Module

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   Module position: content-mast-top
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   layout: news-4
 

Latest Product section contains multiple modulde on the Tabs position

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Latest prodcucts

11. All Products - VirtueMart Products module

   Module position: tabs
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

12. Body parts - VirtueMart Products module

   Module position: tabs
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

13. Body parts - VirtueMart Products module

   Module position: tabs
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

14. Fuel System- VirtueMart Products module

   Module position: tabs
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

15. Subscribe- AcyMailing module

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Subscribe- AcyMailing module

   Module position: Subscribe
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

16. Policy Custom HTML Module

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Subscribe- AcyMailing module

Module position: policy
Module Suffix: NOT USED

HTML Code


<div class="row policy">
	<div class="col-sm-4"><a class="btn btn-default btn-block" href="#" title="Free Shipping">Free Shipping</a></div>
	<div class="col-sm-4"><a class="btn btn-default btn-block" href="#" title="30 days return">30 days return</a></div>
	<div class="col-sm-4"><a class="btn btn-default btn-block" href="#" title="24/7 support online">24/7 support online</a></div>
</div>

Footer section

This contains 5 module on position : footer-1, footer-2, footer-3, footer-4, footer-5. All modules except contact us module are Joomla menu module.

16. Contact Us Custom HTML Module

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Subscribe- AcyMailing module

Module position: footer-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED

HTML Code


<div class="contact">
	<div class="info">
		<span class="fa fa-map-marker"></span>
		<p>5th Avenue at St. Marks Place, Cathedral District Brooklyn.</p>
	</div>

	<div class="info">
		<span class="fa fa-envelope"></span>
		<p><a href="mailto:no-reply@gmail.com">no-reply@gmail.com</a></p>
	</div>

	<div class="info">
		<span class="fa fa-phone"></span>
		<p>5th Avenue at St. Marks Place, Cathedral District Brooklyn.</p>
	</div>
</div>

III. J2 Store Shop

This page list product of J2 Store.

j2 store theme

J2Store

Back-end Settings

3. About us Page

This page shows multiple JA ACM module to show About section of the site with Teams module.

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Beauty

Back-end Settings

3.1 JA Masthead module

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JA Masthead module

   Module position: masthead
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

3.2 Featured About 1 JA ACM module

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JA Masthead module

   Module position: masthead
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

3.3 Services About JA ACM module

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JA Masthead module

   Module position: masthead
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

3.4 Our-team JA ACM module

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JA Masthead module

   Module position: masthead
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

II. Category Blog page

This page list the articles from selected category for Menu Blog

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Beauty

Back-end Settings

SHOP BY CATEGORIES Section has all the Virtuemart Menu items with menu type VM category layout

4.Equipment VirtueMart Page

This page list the gallery articles from selected category

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Beauty

Back-end Settings

Supported Layouts

JA Autoshop supports 2 layouts by default: default and Home.

default layout - Full Screenshot

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.

1. Layout Structure configuration

The layout structure allows you to change position for any position in the layout, configure number of positions in spotlight block.

layout configuration

2. Responsive Layout configuration

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

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.


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

3.1 Megamenu setting

Megamenu

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

Enable Megamenu

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

Megamenu configuration

3.2 Mobile menu

JA Autoshop supports 2 menu systems for mobile: dropdown menu and Off-canvas menu.

Mobile menu systems

Create Off-canvas Menu

There are 2 steps to create Off-canvas sidebar.

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

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

Enable dropdown menu

To enable Off-canvas sidebar, go to JA Autoshop template style » Navigation and enable the Collapse navigation for small screens option.

Enable dropdown menu

The footer section includes copyrights info and T3 Framework logo.

Footer info

1. Copyrights Info modification

To change the copyrights info, open the templates/ja_autoshop/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.

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.

Check for new version

2. Upgrade JA Autoshop template

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

Upgrade JA Autoshop 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 Autoshop template forum. We'll try to cover them all.

Let us know in the forum