Instructions to configure supported commercial extensions in JA Helple: DT Donate

DT Donate Configuration

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

1. Install DT Donate component

DT Donate is commercial extension so you will need to buy it from DT Donate. Download the package and install to your site.

2. Install JA Payment plugin

JA Payment plugin to add multiple payment gateways on site, JA Payment plugin support 40+ payment gateways. JA Payment. Download the package and install to your site.

3. Configuration

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

DT Donate

Customized style of 3rd extensions

The custom style of DT Donate in an independent .less file - templates/ja_Donate/less/extras/. That means, if you upgrade DT Donate, 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 Helple template style, open the Global options tab and turn on custom style.

JA Helple template comes with 4 types of Homepage variations for Joomla Homepage style that will use only only Joomla content and ACM and 2 Homepages for the DT Donate extension to make a donation page

This section will help you build the pages the same as JA Helple demo site.

1. Homepage 1(DT)

View homepage position layout:

JA Helple position
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Here is instruction to create the same Homepage page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses Home-1 layout so we need to create template style. The best way to create the template is cloning JA Helple home template style. to Create the different type of themes you need duplicate default template style and assign different layout from Layout tab

Step 2 - Create Home page menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Article » Single Article menu type and assign "JA Helple- Home1" template style.

home menu JA Helple

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 Slideshow - JA ACM Module

 slideshow module - JA Helple

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

1.2 DT Donate Campaigns Module

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

 section-1 module - JA Helple

1.3 About ACM Module

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

 About module - JA Helple

1.4 Testimonials ACM Module

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

1.5.2 Banners 1 Module

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

1.6 We Need Your Help. ACM Module

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

article latest module - JA Helple

1.7 Our progress. ACM Module

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

3 step to a New Home - JA Helple

1.8 with your help. ACM Module

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

with your help. - JA Helple

1.9 Community & Health ACM Module

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

Community & Health - JA Helple

1.10 Statistics ACM Module

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

Statistics - JA Helple

1.11 Join us Now ACM Module

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

Join-us-Now - JA Helple

1.12 Our Gallery ACM Module

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

Our-Gallery - JA Helple

1.13 Latest updates Module

JA Helple documentation

Module position: section-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout:owl-slide

1.14 client ACM Module

Module position: section-12
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

client - JA Helple

1.13 Foooter Modules

In the footer section there are multiple modules used to display the Menu modules, newsletter and social

1.13 Foooter Modules

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

newsletter - JA Helple

1.13 Foter Social Modules

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

2. Homepage 1(Joomla)

View homepage position layout:

View Full Image

Here is instruction to create the same Homepage page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses Home-1 layout so we need to create template style. The best way to create the template is cloning JA Helple home template style. to create the different type of themes you need duplicate default template style and assign different layout from Layout tab

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 Helple- Home1" template style.

home menu JA Helple

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 Campaign Featured Module

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

Campaign-Featured - JA Helple

3. Homepage 2 (DT)

View homepage position layout:

View Full Image

Here is instruction to create the same Homepage page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses Home-1 layout so we need to create template style. The best way to create the template is cloning JA Helple home template style. to create the different type of themes you need duplicate default template style and assign different layout from Layout tab

Step 2 - Create Home page menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Article » Single Article menu type and assign "JA Helple- Home1" template style.

home menu JA Helple

Step 3 - Assign content to the Home page

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

3.1 About us. Module

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

Campaign-Featured - JA Helple

3.2 We need your help. Module

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

Campaign-Featured - JA Helple

3.3 Recent Campaign Module

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

Campaign-Featured - JA Helple

3.4 What we do Module

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

Campaign-Featured - JA Helple

3.5 Our progress Module

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

Campaign-Featured - JA Helple

3.6 Recent Campaigns Module

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

Recent Campaigns - JA Helple

3.7 Upcoming event Module

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

Upcoming event - JA Helple

3.7.1 Become A Volunteer Module

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

3.8 Our Gallery Module

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

Our Gallery - JA Helple

4. Homepage 2 (Joomla)

View homepage position layout:

View Full Image

Here is instruction to create the same Homepage page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses Home-1 layout so we need to create template style. The best way to create the template is cloning JA Helple home template style. to create the different type of themes you need duplicate default template style and assign different layout from Layout tab

Step 2 - Create Home page menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Article » Single Article menu type and assign "JA Helple- Home1" template style.

home menu JA Helple

Step 3 - Assign content to the Home page

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

4.1 Recent Campaigns Module

JA Helple documentation

Module position: section-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout:camp-slide

5. About page

JA Helple documentation

- Create About menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » about menu type and assign "JA Helple- about" template style.

This Menu item Use about template style and about layout, You must select the about Layout in Menu options to get the same view like in demo

5.1 Contact Info Topbar Module

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

Topbar module - JA Helple

5.2 Welcome About Module

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

Welcome About - JA Helple

5.3 Our Progress Module

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

Our Progress - JA Helple

5.4 All Members Module

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

All Members - JA Helple

6. Campaign page

A special Campaign page helps you to display the campaign items. In the demo site, we used default Joomla articles and DT Donate extension to show the campaign items.

Lets checkout the DT Donate campaign Page first :

JA Helple documentation

Here is instruction to create the same page

- Create Campaign menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Dt Donate »Campaigns Category menu type and assign "JA Helple- default" template style.

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

The Page has sidebar module used with custom html and DT Donate extension.

6.1 Donate Donors Module

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

6.2 DT Donate Campaign Module

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

Campaign Page Joomla

JA Helple documentation

Here is instruction to create the same page

6. Create Campaign Joomla menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles »Article Category menu type and assign "JA Helple- default" template style.

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

The Campaign Joomla articles use Extra fields in articles to submit additional details about the campaing. To add these extra fields in campaign category, Open Camapaign category > Edit category > extra fields > select campaign option and save.

JA Helple documentation

Once the Category is saved with extra field option all articles under this category will show the extra fields tabs

4. Blog page

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

JA Helple 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 Helple- 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 Masthead module on top of the page that is used on all other pages as well.

Masthead Module

This module used to show the Masthead display on each page except Home page to show the Page Heading and description with image.

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

5. Contact page

A special Contact page for JA Helple template.

JA Helple

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 Helple - 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 Helple template: from back-end > Extensions > Templates > and open JA Helple template style.

JA Helple supports default layouts by default for all content pages except Home 1 and Home page 2 landing pages. Here is the structure of the supported layout.

Assign Layout for a template style

To assign a layout for a JA Helple 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 Helple 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 a different theme for different template styles.

Another option is save as copy

JA Helple 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 Helple Joomla template. To change the theme : Navigation to JA Helple template style > Theme Settings > Theme.

theme settings


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

2. Upgrade JA Helple template

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

Step 2 - Upgrade JA Helple 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 Helple template forum. We'll try to cover them all.

Let us know in the forum