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

System requirement

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

Software

  • Software: PHP (Magic Quotes GPC off): 5.3.10+ (7.3+ recommended)

Databases

  • MySQL(InnoDB support required): 5.1+
  • MSSQL 10.50.1600.1 +
  • PostgreSQL 9.1+

Web Severs

  • Apache 2.4+
  • Microsoft IIS 7
  • Nginx 1.0 (1.8+ recommended)

Browser requirement

  • Firefox 13+
  • IE (Internet Explorer) 8+
  • Google Chrome XY and latest
  • Opera 11.6+
  • Safari 5.1+

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

The download package includes:

  • Quickstart package
  • JA Beauty template
  • T4 Framework plugin
  • JA Advanced Custom Module
  • JA Quick contact Module
  • T4 Framework
  • Source file

Download now


Quickstart installation

Why Quickstart

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

Download JA Beauty 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

Important:

1. JA Beauty template is built on T4 Framework so it requires T4 Framework to be installed and enabled in your system.
2. We highly recommend you to use stable version of Joomla 3.

Install T4 Framework

Step 1 - Install T4 Framework

From your back-end setting panel, go to: "Extensions → Extension Manager", browse T4 plugin installation package then hit the "Upload and Install"

install T4 Framework plugin

Step 2 - Enable T4 Framework

When you install T4 Framework, it's auto-enabled by default. You can check this by going to: "Extensions → Plugin Manager" then find T4 Plugin.

Install JA Beauty template

Step 1 - Install JA Beauty template

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

install JA Beauty template

Step 2 - Set default template style

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

Install all supported extensions

  • JA Advanced Custom Module
  • JA Masthead Module

Template folder structure

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

JA Beauty template

JA Beauty template is built on T4 Framework so its folder structure is almost the same with any other JA Templates that are developed with T4 Framework.

/templates/ja_beauty/
+-- scss/                 /*  all SCSS files */ 
+--     scss/tpl                 /*  theme tpl SCSS files */ 
¦    +--  acm.scss
¦    +-- all.scss
¦    +--  offcanvas.scss
¦    +--  styles.scss
¦    +--  type.scss
¦    +--  utilities.scss
¦    +--  variables.scss
¦    +-- vars.scss
¦    +--  jpages.scss
¦    +--  rtl.scss
¦    +--  template.scss
¦    +--  bootstrap.scss
¦    +--  components.scss
¦    +--  forms.scss
¦    +--  global.scss
¦    +--  joomla.scss
¦    +--  megamenu.scss
¦    +--  jomsocial.scss
¦    +--  modules.scss
¦    +--  navigations.scss
+-- scss/tpls 


+-- css/                     /*compiled files from SCSS*/
¦    +-- template.css
¦    +-- rtl.css
¦    +-- acm.css
¦    +-- jomsocial.css
¦    +-- jpages.css
¦    +-- off-canvas.css/
¦    +-- offline.css/
+-- acm/               /*JA Advanced Custom Module content type*/
¦    +-- social/
¦    ¦    +-- config.xml
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- tmpl/
¦    ¦    +-- js/
+-- html/               /*override modules and Joomla com_content*/
¦    +-- com_content/
¦    ¦    +-- article/
¦    ¦    +-- category/
¦    ¦    +-- featured/
¦    +-- com_contact/
¦    +-- com_tags/
¦    +-- com_search/
¦    +-- com_users/
¦    +-- mod_articles_latest/
¦    +-- mod_articles_category/
¦    +-- mod_footer/
¦    +--  mod_jaquickcontact
¦    +--  mod_virtuemart_product/
¦    +-- layouts/
¦    +-- ...
+-- fonts/ 
¦    +-- font-awesome/
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- fonts/

+-- js/ 
¦    +-- bootstrap.bundle.js
¦    +-- template.js
¦    +-- html5lightbox.js
¦    +-- isotope.pkgd.min.js.js
¦    +-- imagesloaded.pkgd.min.js.js
¦    +-- owl-carousel/
+-- images/
+-- language/
+-- templateDetails.xml  
+-- templateInfo.php/
+-- thememagic.xml/     /*the file is to add new group, parameters to ThemeMagic*/
+-- templateHook.php/

T4 Framework

You can find the complete documentation of T4 Framewotk at: https://www.joomlart.com/documentation/t4-framework.

Recommendation

Any customization in the T4 plugin is not recommended. To customize your template, please do it in the templates/ja_beauty folder

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

Virtuemart Configuration

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

1. Install Virtuemart component

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 Mixstore template demo, we use default settings.

Virtuemart configurations

This section will help you build the pages the same as JA Beauty demo site. The demo site use two homepages Light and dark and both the Homepage use Different Template style for different theme and Layout.

1. Homepage 1

View homepage position layout:

JA Beauty position
View Full Image

Here is instruction to create the same Homepage page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses Home layout so we need to create template style. The best way to create the template is cloning JA Beauty-default home template style. to Create the different type of themes you need duplicate default template style and assign Themes from Theme tab

Here is the layout structure of the page.

default layout

Step 2 - Create Home page menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Article » Featured Article menu type and assign "JA Beauty- Home Light" template style.

home menu JA Beauty

Step 3 - Assign content to the Home page

Content of Homepage is loaded from modules. Here is the detail configuration of each module.

1.1 The Perfect Haircut - JA ACM Module

 The Perfect Haircut module - JA Beauty

Module position: hero
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

1.2 Since 1984 Module

Module position: position-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

 Since 1984 module - JA Beauty

1.3 Statistics Module

Module position: section-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

 Statistics module - JA Beauty

1.4 Our Services Module

Module position: section-2
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

 Our Services module - JA Beauty

1.5 The 1984 salon Module

Module position: section-3
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

 The 1984 salon module - JA Beauty

1.6 Our Projects - Articles category Module

Our Projects category module - JA Beauty

Module position: section-4
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: isotope

1.7 Testimonial Module

Module position: section-5
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

 Testimonial module - JA Beauty

1.8 Our Blog Articles - Latest Module

Module position: section-6
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: grid

 Articles - Latest - JA Beauty

1.9 Professional team - JA ACM Module

Module position: section-7
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: grid

 JA Beauty Documentation

1.10 Our Shop - VirtueMart Products Module

Module position: section-8
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: grid

 JA Beauty Documentation

1.11 Contact us - Custom Module

Module position: position-4
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

 JA Beauty Documentation

		<div class="ct-contact-info">
	<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In ut ullamco leo,<br/>eget euismod orci cum sociis llamcorpe leo.</p>

	<div class="row">
		<div class="col-auto">
			<h3 class="text-uppercase mb-3">Location 1 :</h3>

			<ul>
				<li><span class="fas fa-map-marker-alt"></span>Washington, USA 6036 Richmond.</li>
				<li><span class="fas fa-mobile-alt"></span>800-2345-6789</li>
				<li><span class="far fa-envelope-open"></span>1984studio@gmail.com</li>
			</ul>
		</div>

		<div class="col-auto">
			<h3 class="text-uppercase mb-3">Location 2 :</h3>

			<ul>
				<li><span class="fas fa-map-marker-alt"></span>Washington, USA 6036 Richmond.</li>
				<li><span class="fas fa-mobile-alt"></span>800-2345-6789</li>
				<li><span class="far fa-envelope-open"></span>1984studio@gmail.com</li>
			</ul>
		</div>
	</div>
</div>

1.11 Book Your Services JA Quick contact Module

Module position: position-5
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: grid

 JA Beauty Documentation

1. Homepage 2

View homepage position layout:

JA Beauty position

Here is instruction to create the same Homepage page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses Home layout so we need to create template style. The best way to create the template is cloning JA Beauty-default home dark template style. to Create the different type of themes you need duplicate default template style and assign Themes from Theme tab

Here is the layout structure of the page.

default layout

Step 2 - Create Home page menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Article » Featured Article menu type and assign "JA Beauty- Home Light" template style.

home menu JA Beauty

Step 3 - Assign content to the Home page

Content of Homepage is loaded from modules. Here is the detail configuration of each module.

2.1 TopBar Custom Module

Module position: topbar
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

2.2 1984 Tattoo Custom Module

home menu JA Beauty

Module position: hero
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

2.3 About our studio Module

JA Beauty Documentation

Module position: section-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

2.3 Features Intro Module

JA Beauty Documentation

Module position: section-2
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

2.4 WHETHER YOUR FIRST OR LAST, Module

JA Beauty Documentation

Module position: section-3
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

2.5 Statistics JA ACM Module

JA Beauty Documentation

Module position: section-4
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

2.6 OUR SERVICES JA ACM Module

JA Beauty Documentation

Module position: section-5
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

2.6 OUR SERVICES JA ACM Module

JA Beauty Documentation

Module position: section-6r
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

2.7 Testimonials - JA ACM Module

JA Beauty Documentation

Module position: section-7
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

2.8 Professional team - JA ACM Module

JA Beauty Documentation

Module position: section-8
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

2.9 Our Blog - Articles category Module

Our blog category module - JA Beauty

Module position: section-9
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: blog

2.10 Our Projects - Articles category Module

Our blog category module - JA Beauty

Module position: section-10
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: brick

2.11 OUR SHOP- JA VM Products Module

JA Beauty Documentation

Module position: section-11
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

2.12 Get in touch - Custom Module

JA Beauty Documentation

Module position: section-11
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

3. Shop page

A special page used to show products from VirtueMart » Category Layout.

JA Beauty documentation

Here is instruction to create the same page

- Create VirtueMart » Category Layout menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select VirtueMart » Category Layout menu type and assign "JA Beauty- default" template style.

There are modules placed in the sidebar, follow the below instruction to get the same view:

3.1 Cart - VirtueMart Shopping Cart Module

Module position: sidebar-r
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

3.2 Best Seller - VirtueMart Shopping products Module

Module position: sidebar-r
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

4. Blog page

A special Blog page helps you to display news articles It can be used for multipurpose content.

JA Beauty documentation

Here is instruction to create the same article page

- Create Blog menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Category Blog menu type and assign "JA Beauty- default sidebar right" template style.

This Menu use default sidebar right layout, You have to select the default layout for this template style

The Page has some module published on the sidebar position, has following configurations for Article Most read and articles category module

Login Form - Login Module

Module position: sidebar-r
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

Latest Articles - Latest article Module

Module position: sidebar-r
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

Popular Tags Module

Module position: sidebar-r
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

5. Contact page

A special Contact page for JA Beauty template.

JA Beauty

Here is instruction to create the same contact page

Create Contact menu item

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

In the Contact component, please make sure You have created contact item so you can assign it to the menu item

In Component > Contact > Create a new contact item befor creating the Menu item

Supported Layouts

Access T4 working panel

Access working panel of JA Beauty template: from back-end > Extensions > Templates > and open JA Beauty template style.

JA Beauty supports default layouts by default for all content pages except Home page and Project services page. Here is the structure of the supported layout.

Assign Layout for a template style

To assign a layout for a JA Beauty template style, open the template style » Layout setting panel » assign layout for the template style.

joomla template layout

You can create multiple templates style for JA Beauty 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 Also, you can choose different theme for different template styles.

joomla template layout

Another option is save as copy

JA Beauty joomla template layout

Get more details in Layout customization on T4 here : https://www.joomlart.com/documentation/t4-framework/layout-builder

The Logo settings are present under Site configuration > Logo Settings.

logo settings

For the logo, you can select to use image logo or text logo. You can also select the different logo for mobile view.

Get more details in Site configuration on T4 framework templates here : https://www.joomlart.com/documentation/t4-framework/layout-builder


2. Theme Configuration

You can choose different theme for different template style in JA Beauty Joomla template. To change the theme : Navigation to JA Beauty template style > Theme Settings > Theme.

theme settings


You can choose different Megamenu for different template style in JA Beauty Joomla template. To change the Mega menu : Navigation to JA Beauty template style > Navigation > Mega menu.

menu settings

MegaMenu display dropdwn modules under it, to get the same view, kindly follow below settings:

menu settings

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.

Template upgrade

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, rollback, remote install, internal repository and compare versions.

From the 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 upgrade

2. Upgrade JA Beauty template

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

Step 2 - Upgrade JA Beauty template to latest version. You should compare the changes before upgrading. We only pay attention to conflicted files - files that have been modified by both user and developer. When upgrading, the conflicted files will be overridden by files in the new version, that means what you customized in the files will be lost.

3. Upgrade T4 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 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 Beauty template forum. We'll try to cover them all.

Let us know in the forum