JA Cagox template is native with Joomla 3 and supports Joomla 2.5 but there is NO QUICKSTART PACKAGE FOR JOOMLA 2.5.
Please make sure your system meets the following requirements:
- Software: PHP (Magic Quotes GPC off): 5.3.1 + (5.4+ recommended)
- MySQL(InnoDB support required): 5.1+
- MSSQL 10.50.1600.1+
- PostgreSQL 8.3.18+
- Apache 2.x+
- Microsoft IIS 7
- Nginx 1.0 (1.1 recommended)
- Firefox 4+
- IE (Internet Explorer) 8+
- Google Chrome 10+
- Opera 10+
- Safari 5+
During development process, Localhost is preferred. You can use the following servers on your PC to develop your site.
- XAMPP for Windows
- LAMP Bubdle
- XAMPP for Linux
- MAMP & MAMP Pro
- XAMPP for Mac OS
JA Cagox template is built on T3 Framework so it requires T3 Framework to be installed and enabled in your system.
The download package includes:
- Quickstart package
- JA Cagox template
- T3 Framework Plugin
- Supported JA extensions
- Source file
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 → Plugin Manager" then find T3 Plugin.
Install JA Cagox template
Step 1 - Install JA Cagox template
From your back-end setting panel, go to: "Extensions → Extension Manager", browse JA Cagox template installation package then hit the "Upload and Install"
Step 2 - Set default template style
Go to: "Extensions → Template Manager", set JA Cagox template style as your default template style.
Install all supported modules and plugins
- JA ACM module
- Virtuemart component
Why Quickstart ?
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
Template folder structure
This section is to help you understand the folder structure of JA Cagox template, where to find the files you want.
JA Cagox template
JA Cagox 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_cagox/ +--less/ /* all LESS files */ ¦ +-- themes/ /*theme folders and theme files */ ¦ +-- template.less ¦ +-- style.less ¦ +-- home.less ¦ +-- joomla.less ¦ +-- ... +-- acm/ ¦ +-- container-tabs/ ¦ ¦ +-- config.xml/ ¦ ¦ +-- tmpl/ ¦ ¦ +-- less/ ¦ ¦ +-- css/ ¦ ¦ +-- js/ ¦ +-- news-featured/ ¦ +-- landing/ ¦ +-- slideshow/ ¦ +-- video/ +-- css/ /*compiled files from less*/ ¦ +-- themes/ /*Compiled themes */ ¦ +-- template.css ¦ +-- home.css ¦ +--... +-- fonts/ ¦ +-- font-awesome/ +-- js/ ¦ +-- script.js +-- tpls/ /* all layout files and block files*/ ¦ +-- default.php ¦ +-- blank.php ¦ +-- home.php ¦ +-- landing.php ¦ +-- horizontal.php ¦ +-- simple.php ¦ +-- blocks/ /*block files*/ ¦ ¦ +-- header.php ¦ ¦ +-- mainbody.php ¦ ¦ +-- footer.php ¦ ¦ +-- mainbody/ +-- html/ /*override modules and Joomla com_content*/ ¦ +-- com_content/ ¦ ¦ +-- article/ ¦ ¦ +-- categories/ ¦ ¦ +-- category/ ¦ +-- layouts/ ¦ +-- com_virtuemart/ ¦ +-- mod_footer/ ¦ +-- ... +-- images/ +-- language/ +-- templateDetails.xml +-- templateInfo.php/ +-- thememagic.xml/ /*the file is to add new group, parameters to ThemeMagic*/ +-- templateHook.php/
You can find the folder structure of T3 Framewotk at: http://t3-framework.org/documentation/installation#folder-structure.
Any change or customization in the T3 Framework is not recommended. To customize your template, please do it in the "local" folder:
templates/ja_Cago/local. Check out detail documentation →
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.
2. Upgrade JA Cagox template
Step 1 - check the new version of JA Cagox template. Using the filter to find the JA Cagox template then hit the "Check Update" button.
Step 2 - Upgrade JA Cagox 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 new version, that means what you customized in the files will be lost.
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 new version then hit the Upgrade Now to upgrade the extension to latest version.