JA Hawkstore

A responsive Joomla ecommerce template for Joomla 2.5 featuring Virtuemart shopping cart component

JA Hawkstore is a responsive Joomla ecommerce template for Joomla 2.5 featuring Virtuemart shopping cart component. It runs on our brand new T3v3 Framework with tons of backend customization config options.

Note:
  • JA Hawkstore supports RTL language.
  • Version for Joomla 3 will be released when Virtuemart component is available for Joomla 3

1. Main Features

  • T3 Framework latest version
  • Integrated Bootstrap
  • Fully responsive
  • K2 and Virtuemart Component Support
  • Support Mega Menu
  • Off-Canvas navigation for your mobile and tablet
  • JA VM Product Module (new module developed for this template)
  • Will support at least 6 colors (including the default one)

2. JA Extensions Supported

  • JA Slideshow Lite module
  • JA Masshead module
  • JA VM Products module
  • JA Tabs plugin
  • T3 Framework plugin
  • JA Extensions Manager Component

3. Third Party Extensions Supported

  • K2 Component
  • Virtuemart Component
  • Acymailing Component

4. Layout and Module Positions

Please check the image below to know the structure, layout, module positions of JA Smashboard.

JA Hawkstore is compatible with Joomla 2.5. Please make sure your system meets the following requirements:

Joomla 2.5+ system requirement

Software

  • Software: PHP 5.2.4+ (5.4+ recommended)
  • MySQL: 5.0.4+

Web Sever

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

Browser requirement

The requirements are the same with both Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3

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

Development Environment

The requirements are the same with both Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3

During 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

1. Plan your site Development

  • Making a New Site ? - If you are planning to make a new site, then use our Quickstart package to clone the demo site and replace the demo content with yours. Check How to install Quickstart Package.
  • Installing on your live site ? - If you are planning to use this template on your already live site. Then you should follow How to make your site look like demo site guide first to know about the steps involved.

2. Download Template and Extensions

Browse and Download: Go to the Download page of JA Hawkstore and download the Template zip file.

3. Install Template and Extensions

  • Install the template that you download in your Joomla 2.5 system.
  • JA Hawkstore template will install with Settings used on the demo website, so you can postpone the configuration until you complete the setup (install other modules / plugins used in the demo website).

Detail Documentation

Note:
Custom HTML Module: To match the design of the template, we also style (CSS) for Custom HTML modules using different div classes. You will need to check the HTML codes and make sure to use the recommended HTML markup to get correct display. We provide the HTML code in this userguide.

1. JA Slideshow Lite Module

Module position : slideshow
Module Suffix : NOT USED

For more detail, please check the documentation of the module.

Detail Documentation

2. Banners Modules

In demo site, we use multiple.

2.1 Adv1

Position : position-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

To display as Demo site, please follow step by step as below:

Step 1: Create New Category

Go to Administrator >> Components >> Banners >> Categories >> New

Back-end Settings

Step 2: Create New Banner

Go to Administrator >> Components >> Banners >> Banners >> New

Back-end Settings

Step 3: Create New Banner module

Back-end Settings

Front-end Appearance

2.2 Adv2

The module has the exactly same steps as 2.1 Adv1, so you can follow the steps in the section.
Module title : Adv3
Module position : position-2
Module Suffix : NOT USED

Front-end Appearance

2.3 Adv3

The module has the exactly same steps as 2.1 Adv1, so you can follow the steps in the section.
Module position : position-3
Module Suffix : NOT USED

Front-end Appearance

2.4 Adv4

The module has the exactly same steps as 2.1 Adv1, so you can follow the steps in the section.
Module position : position-4
Module type : Banners
Module Suffix : NOT USED

Front-end Appearance

3. JA Tabs

Front-end Appearance

To have tabs as Demo, please follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Install, enable and configure the JA Tab plugin

Back-end Settings

Step 2: Create modules and assign them all to one position

In the demo site, we display 3 JA JM product modules in tabs.

3.1 Skateboards

Module position : tabs
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.2 Decks

Module position : tabs
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.3 Wheels

Module position : tabs
Module Suffix : NOT USED

Step 3: Create a Custom HTML module to define modules displayed in tabs

Module title : Product tabs
Module position : home-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

In the content field of the Custom HTML, add tags to define modules to display in tabs. The following tags is the one used in demo site.

{jatabs type="modules" module="tabs" position="left" widthTabs="200" mouseType="click"} {/jatabs}

If this is the first time you use JA Tab plugin, please check the detail documentation of the plugin.

Detail Documentation

4. JA Masshead Module

Module position : masshead
Module Suffix : NOT USED
  • Back-end Settings
  • HTML used in Configuration Condition field in the setting panel

    [Masshead Itemid="513" title="skateboards" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="493" title="Skateboards" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="494" title="Protection" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="495" title="Scooters" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="497" title="Contact Us" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="511,510" title="All Categories" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="546" title="All Categories" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="512" title="Decks" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="514" title="wheels" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="547" title="Trucks" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="548" title="Wheels" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="549" title="Bearings" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="481" title="All Categories" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="483" title="List All Categories" ][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="519" title="Account Maintenace"][/Masshead]
    [Masshead Itemid="520" title="Edit Address"][/Masshead]
  • Front-end Appearance

For more detail, please check the documentation of the module.

Detail Documentation

5. Search Module

To have such search module, please follow the instruction:

5.1 Create Search menu

Add new menu item in Main menu, select menu type: External URL.

5.2 Create Search module

This module is Joomla default module, that means when you install Joomla fresh, this module is ready to use.

Module position : head-search
Module Suffix : NOT USED

5.3 Assign Search module to sub-menu of Search menu

Open the Megamenu setting panel, select "Search" menu > Enable submenu option and assign Search module to the sub-menu.

6. Footer module

This module is Joomla default module, that means when you install Joomla fresh, this module is ready to use.

Module position : footer 
Module Suffix : NOT USED

7. Menu module

7.1 Store

Front-end Appearance

In the image above, you can see the list of menus are displayed in a module position, to have the same module in your site, please follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Create "store" menu

Go to: Administrator >> Menus >> Menu Manager >> Add New Menu: store. Then go to Administrator >> Menus >> store >> Add New Menu Items for the Menu.

Back-end setting for the menu items

Step 2: Create new "Menu" module

This module is Joomla default module, that means when you install Joomla fresh, this module is ready to use.

Go to Administrator >> Module Manager >> Add new Menu Module

Module position : footer-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

7.2 Info

The module has the exactly same steps as 7.1 Store, so you can follow the steps in the section.

Step 1: Create "info" menu and create menu items under the menu

Step 2: Create new "Menu" module

Module position : footer-2
Module Suffix : NOT USED

7.3 Help

The module has the exactly same steps as 7.1 Store, so you can follow the steps in the section.

Step 1: Create "help" menu and create menu items under the menu

Step 2: Create new "Menu" module

Module position : footer-3
Module Suffix : NOT USED

7.4 Main Menu

Module position : sidebar-1 
Module Suffix : _menu

7.5 User Menu

Module position : sidebar-1 
Module Suffix : _menu

8. AcyMailing Module

Module position : footer-6
Module Suffix : NOT USED

9. Breadcrumbs

Module position : navhelper
Module Suffix : NOT USED

10. Login

This module is Joomla default module, that means when you install Joomla fresh, this module is ready to use.

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

11. Who's online

This module is Joomla default module, that means when you install Joomla fresh, this module is ready to use.

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

12. Latest News

This module is Joomla default module, that means when you install Joomla fresh, this module is ready to use.

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

1. Follow

Module position : footer-4
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<ul class="social-list">
<li class="facebook"><a href="#" title="Facebook"><span class="icon"> </span>Facebook</a></li>
<li class="twitter"><a href="#" title="Twitter"><span class="icon"> </span>Twitter</a></li>
<li class="flickr"><a href="#" title="Flickr"><span class="icon"> </span>Flickr</a></li>
<li class="feed"><a href="#" title="Feed"><span class="icon"> </span>Feed</a></li>
</ul>

2. Location

Module position : footer-5
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<p>Mail to: <a href="#">[email protected] </a></p>
<p>Phone: +123 456 7890</p>
<p>Address: 2411 Any Street. Any Town.</p>
<p>United Kingdom.</p>

3. About JA Hawkstore

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED
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4. Contact

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<div class="contact-page"><img src="/images/joomlart/demo/contact.jpg" border="0" alt="" />
<p><strong>Our address</strong> 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor New York NY 10065 USA</p>
<p><strong>Phone</strong> (425) 882-8686</p>
<p><strong>Fax</strong> (425) 882-8686</p>
<p><strong>Email</strong> [email protected]</p>
</div>

1. Installation

If you are new to K2 Component, please follow THIS GUIDE to know more about the component, how to install, how to use.

2. Configuring K2 component

We provide a template for K2: ja_hawkstore. Assign categories for the template to use the template in your site. In our demo site, the template: ja_smashboard is assigned to all categories except from Smashboard category.

2.1 Global Configuration (click Parameter button on the top right side)

Back-end Setting

2.2 Category Configuration

To build your website like our demo, navigate to: Administrator >> Components >> K2 >> Categories.

  • K2 Categories in Demo site
  • Assign Template and Layout Grid settings

Back-end settings for each category

Note: Other categories are inherited from category Trucks settings.

3. Configurations for K2 Modules

3.1 K2 Comments

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.2 K2 Content

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.3 K2 Users

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.5 K2 Tools

3.5.1 Blog Archive

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.5.2 Author list

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.5.3 Calendar

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.5.4 K2 Tag Cloud

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

1. Installation

If you are new to K2 Component, please follow THIS GUIDE to know more about the component, how to install, how to use.

2. Configuring Virtuemart Component

2.1 Global Configuration

Go to: Administration >> Components >> Virtuemart >> Configuration >> Configuration.

Back-end Setting

2.2 Categories Configuration

To build your website like our demo, navigate to: Administrator >> Components >> Virtuemart >> Product Categories and create create Products normally.

3. Configurations for Virtuemart Modules as on our Demo

3.1 VM Categories Module

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.2 VM - Currencies Selector

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.3 VM - Currencies Selector

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.4 VirtueMart Products

3.4.1 Featured Products

Module position : home-2
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.4.2 Hot Product

Module position : mega
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.5 VM - Search in Shop

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.6 Virtuemart Shopping Cart

3.6.1 VM - Shopping cart

Module position : mycart
Module Suffix : cart-scroller

3.6.2 VM - Shopping cart

Module position : sidebar-1
Module Suffix : cart-scroller

1. Template Override

In summary, to override template, you clone a style then edit as you wish. After all, assign the cloned style to specific menus. The assigned menus will override the same menus in the default style.

Each style can be configured to use one theme and one layout so in one website, you can have menus with different themes and layouts.

2. Themes Settings

JA Hawkstore supports up to 6 themes, the themes are available when you install the JA Hawkstore template.

3. Layout Settings

JA Hawkstore supports 4 layouts:

The following video tutorials will show you how to work with Layouts: Configure and Customize.

Layout Configuration

T3 comes with ease of layout customization. The visual layout configuration is easier than ever before.

Layout Customization

The video tutorial guides you on how to customize the layouts, add new layout, and customize blocks in a layout.

4. ThemeMagic Settings

JA Hawkstore is developed with T3 so you can customize themes with ThemeMagic.

To customize themes with the feature, firstly, you have to enable the option.

In the setting panel, you can customize all the themes. The left panel is the setting area while the right panel is your site front-end. Each time you change settings, click on "Preview" button to view the change in front-end on the right panel.

The following video tutorials will show you how to customize themes and customize ThemeMagic.

ThemeMagic Customization

After the tutorial, you can be able to customize your theme quickly using ThemeMagic as well as how to add new group and parameters to ThemeMagic.

The above userguide should help one in replicating the Demo site settings for the template and extension on their site.

Recommended :

If you are new or are confused, we recommend installing Quickstart on your localhost and use it as reference for configs. This is the best way to work with any template. Links to all the resources are provided above, you should carefully read them to take the maximum advantage of our products.

Support :

Please raise your support queries in the forum and make sure you follow the support guidelines. We spend more time in getting the information from users in case the support guidelines are not followed.