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JA Intranet

Best Joomla Intranet template

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

System requirement

JA Intranet 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 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 Intranet template
  • T3 Framework plugin
  • JA Google Chart 2 Module
  • JA Advanced Custom Module
  • JA Accordion Module
  • Source file

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Quickstart installation

Why Quickstart

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

Download JA Intranet 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 Intranet 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.

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"

install t3 framework plugin

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 Intranet template

Step 1 - Install JA Intranet template

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

install JA Intranet template

Step 2 - Set default template style

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

set JA Intranet as default template

Install all supported extensions

  • EasySocial component
  • EasyDiscuss component
  • DOCman component
  • JA Advanced Custom Module
  • JA Accordion Module
  • JA Google Chart 2 Module

Template folder structure

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

JA Intranet template

JA Intranet 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_intranet/
+-- 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
¦    +-- wall.php
¦    +-- login.php
¦    +-- dashboard.php
¦    +-- blocks/       /*block files*/
¦    ¦    +-- header.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody.php
¦    ¦    +-- off-canvas.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody-dashboard.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody-wall.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody-login.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody-home-2.php
¦    ¦    +-- slideshow.php
¦    ¦    +-- login.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight-1.php
¦    ¦    +-- footer.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody/
+-- acm/               /*JA Advanced Custom Module content type*/
¦    +-- statistics/
¦    ¦    +-- config.xml
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- less/
¦    ¦    +-- tmpl/
¦    ¦    +-- js/
¦    +-- alert/
+-- html/               /*override modules and Joomla com_content*/
¦    +-- com_content/
¦    ¦    +-- article/
¦    ¦    +-- category/
¦    ¦    +-- featured/
¦    +-- com_docman/
¦    +-- mod_docman_documents/
¦    +-- mod_easysocial_dropdown_menu/
¦    +-- com_contact/
¦    +-- layouts/
¦    +-- ...
+-- fonts/ 
¦    +-- ionicons/
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- fonts/
¦    +-- font-awesome/
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- fonts/
+-- js/ 
¦    +-- script.js
¦    +-- infinitive-paging.js
¦    +-- jquery.infinitescroll.min.js
¦    +-- jquery.infinitescroll.js
¦    +-- imagesloaded.pkgd.min.js
¦    +-- bxslider-4/
¦    +-- owl-carousel/
¦    +-- isotope/
¦    +-- slick/
¦    +-- mCustomScrollbar/
+-- images/
+-- language/
+-- templateDetails.xml  
+-- templateInfo.php/
+-- thememagic.xml/     /*the file is to add new group, parameters to ThemeMagic*/
+-- templateHook.php/

T3 Framework

You can find the folder structure of T3 Framewotk at: http://t3-framework.org/documentation/installation#folder-structure.

Recommendation

Any customization in the T3 plugin is not recommended. To customize your template, please do it in the templates/ja_intranet folder

Instructions to configure supported 3rd extensions in JA Intranet: EasySocial, EasyDiscuss, DOCman.

EasySocial configuration

JA Intranet template supports Easysocial component. Here is the instruction to configure the extension as the demo site.

1. Install Easysocial component

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

2. Configuration

Once the configuration is done, go to: Components » EasySocial and you can configure the extension. In JA Intranet template demo, we use default settings.

EasyDiscuss Component configuration

1. Install EasyDiscuss component

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

2. Configuration

Once the configuration is done, go to: Components » EasyDiscuss and you can configure the extension. In JA Intranet template demo, we use default settings.

DOCman Component configuration

1. Install DOCman component

DOCman is commercial extension so you will need to buy it from Joomla Tools. Download the package and install to your site.

2. Configuration

This extension is quite simple, it does not require any configuration, it is used to manage download files. You can access Components » DOCman and build category structure for the download page as you want.

Customized style of 3rd extensions

The custom style of EasySocial is store in an independent .less file - templates/ja_intranet/less/extras/com_easysocial.less. That means, if you upgrade EasySocial, 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 Intranet template style, open the Add-ons tab and assign the pages you want to load the custom style.

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

Dasboard page


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Here is instruction to create the same Dashboard page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses dashboard layout so we need to create template style and assign the dashboard layout. The best way to create template is cloning JA Intranet default template style.

Here is the layout structure of the page.

Step 2 - Create Dashboard menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Featured Articles menu type and assign "ja_intranet - Dashboard" template style.

Step 3 - Assign content to the Dashboard

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

1. Modules on Header: Head search and Notification

The sections includes multiple modules: Search, Easysocial notification and easysocial dropdown menu.

1.1 Search module

Module position: head-search
Module Suffix: NOT USED

1.2 Easysocial Notification module

Module position: notification
Module Suffix: NOT USED

1.3 Easysocial Dropdown menu module

Module position: notification
Module Suffix: NOT USED

2. module in "alert" position: JA ACM Module

Module position: alert
Module Suffix: NOT USED

3. Module in "slideshow" position: Articles - Category module

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

3. Module in "sidebar" position

The position includes lots of modules display in mansory layout.

3.1 Menu module

Module position: sidebar
Module Suffix: mod-highlight

3.2 Login module

Module position: sidebar
Module Suffix: NOT USED

3.3 DOCman - Documents module

Module position: sidebar
Module Suffix: mod-primary

3.4 Latest News - JA Accordion module

Module position: sidebar
Module Suffix: mod-accordion

3.5 Site Survey - JA ACM module

Module position: sidebar
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Login page

An Intranet website is for members so when a user comes to the site, the first page they see is login page.

Here is instruction to create the same Login page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses login layout so we need to create template style and assign the login layout. The best way to create template is cloning JA Intranet default template style.

Here is the layout structure of the page.

Step 2 - Create Login menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Featured Articles menu type and assign "ja_intranet - Login" template style.

Step 3 - Assign content to the Login Page

The login page has 1 module assigned to: EasySocial Login module, here is the configuration of the module

Module position: login
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Discussion page

The Discussion page is built with EasyDiscuss, so please make sure the extension is installed, you can refer to the EasyDiscuss configuration section.

Here is instruction to create the same Discussion page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses default layout so you don't need to create template style for the page, just make sure the JA Intranet default template style is set as default or the Discussion menu item is assigned to the ja_intranet - Default

Here is the layout structure of the default layout that the discussion page is assinged to:

Step 2 - Create Discussion menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select EasyDiscuss » Frontpage Layout » Frontpage Layout menu type and assign "ja_intranet - Default" template style.

Step 3 - create modules on sidebar

In the page, you can see that, there are modules in left sidebar and right sidebar. The sidebar left is position: sidebar-1 and the right sidebar is sidebar-2 position. Here is the configuration of the modules.

1. Quick Question: EasyDiscuss - Quick Question Module

Module position: sidebar-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED

2. Top members: EasyDiscuss - Top Members module

Module position: sidebar-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED

3. Recent Discussion: EasyDiscuss - Recent Discussions

Module position: sidebar-2
Module Suffix: NOT USED

EasyDiscussion supports lots of modules, all the modules are installed when you install the component. You can free to use any module, we mostly use fefault settings of the module without module class suffix.

Community page

Here is instruction to create the same Community page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses default layout so you don't need to create template style for the page, just make sure the JA Intranet default template style is set as default or the Community menu item is assigned to the ja_intranet - Default

Here is the layout structure of the default layout that the discussion page is assinged to:

The Community page is built with EasySocial, so please make sure the extension is installed, you can refer to the EasySocial configuration section.

Step 2 - Create Community menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select EasySocial » Dashboard » Dashboard menu type and assign "ja_intranet - Default" template style.

Step 3 - create EasySocial modules

In the page, you can see that, there are numbers of Easysocial modules, In this page, we use default EasySocial layout positions: es-dashboard-sidebar-bottom, es-dashboard-sidebar-top, es-dashboard-sidebar-after-newsfeeds, and sidebar-2 position.

1. EasySocial Menu Module

Module position: es-dashboard-sidebar-top
Module Suffix: no-padding

2. EasySocial Event Categories - EasySocial Event Categories Module

Module position: sidebar-2
Module Suffix: mod-highlight

There are lots of supported EasySocial modules, you can create modules you want and assign to the position system in this layout.

Download page

Here is instruction to create the same Download page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses default layout so you don't need to create template style for the page, just make sure the JA Intranet default template style is set as default or the Download menu item is assigned to the ja_intranet - Default

Here is the layout structure of the default layout that the discussion page is assinged to:

The Download page is built with DOCman, so please make sure the extension is installed, you can refer to the DOCman configuration section.

Step 2 - Create Download menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select DOCman » Filtered List » Filtered Table menu type and assign "ja_intranet - Default" template style.

Step 3 - create module on right sidebar

In the page, there are some modules on right sidebar, it is sidebar-2 position. You can create modules and assign to the position.

1. DOCman - Categories Module

Module position: sidebar-2
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Events page

Here is instruction to create the same Events page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses default layout so you don't need to create template style for the page, just make sure the JA Intranet default template style is set as default or the Events menu item is assigned to the ja_intranet - Default

Here is the layout structure of the default layout that the discussion page is assinged to:

The Events page is built with EasySocial component, so please make sure the extension is installed, you can refer to the EasySocial configuration section.

Step 2 - Create Events menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select EasySocial » Events » Events menu type and assign "ja_intranet - Default" template style.

Step 3 - create module on sidebar

In the page, you can see that, there are numbers of Easysocial modules, In this page, we use default EasySocial layout positions: es-dashboard-sidebar-bottom, es-dashboard-sidebar-top, es-dashboard-sidebar-after-newsfeeds, and sidebar-2 position.

1. EasySocial Menu Module

Module position: es-dashboard-sidebar-top
Module Suffix: no-padding

2. EasySocial Event Categories - EasySocial Event Categories Module

Module position: sidebar-2
Module Suffix: mod-highlight

There are lots of supported EasySocial modules, you can create modules you want and assign to the position system in this layout.

Here is instruction to create the same Gallery page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses default layout so you don't need to create template style for the page, just make sure the JA Intranet default template style is set as default or the Gallery menu item is assigned to the ja_intranet - Default

Here is the layout structure of the default layout that the discussion page is assinged to:

The Gallery page is built with EasySocial component, so please make sure the extension is installed, you can refer to the EasySocial configuration section.

Step 2 - Create Gallery menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select EasySocial » My Albums menu type and assign "ja_intranet - Default" template style.

Step 3 - create module on sidebar

In the page, you can see that, there are numbers of Easysocial modules, In this page, we use default EasySocial layout positions: es-dashboard-sidebar-bottom, es-dashboard-sidebar-top, es-dashboard-sidebar-after-newsfeeds, and sidebar-2 position.

1. EasySocial Menu Module

Module position: es-dashboard-sidebar-top
Module Suffix: no-padding

2. EasySocial Albums Module

Module position: sidebar-2
Module Suffix: NOT USED

There are lots of supported EasySocial modules, you can create modules you want and assign to the position system in this layout.

Supported Layouts

JA Intranet supports 4 layouts by default: default, login, dashboard and wall. Here is the structure of the supported layouts.

Assign Layout for a template style

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

You can create multiple templates style for JA Intranet 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.

Layout configuration

Once you assign layout for a template style, you can start configuring the layout. 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.

2. Responsive Layout configuration

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

In the responsive layout configuration, you can disable any position you don't want to show in the layout.

The theme setting panel includes setting for theme, logo and logo link.

For theme, JA Intranet supports multiple themes, you can select any theme for the template style.

For logo, you can select to use image logo or text logo. You can also select different logo for mobile view. You can also set link for the logo to spefic page instead of Homepage. An other option in the panel is Menu Position setting, it allows you to select horizontal or vertical menu.


JA Intranet supports horizontal & vertical menu on Desktop layout and dropdown menu on mobile.

Desktop Menu configuration

In desktop view, the template supports 2 menu positions: horizontal & verical. Here is the configuration to build menu your way.

Enable Megamenu option - open the Navigation setting panel, enable Megamenu and assign Menu.

Add icon for menu item - to add icon for each menu item, open the megamenu setting panel and select menu item then add icon.

Configure menu position - Open the "Navigation" setting panel and select horizontal or vertical menu position.

Mobile menu

Open the "Navigation" setting panel and enable option "Collapse navigation for small screens" then save the settings.

To change the copyrights info, open the templates/ja_intranet/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>

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.

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, 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 upgrade

2. Upgrade JA Intranet template

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

check upgrade

Step 2 - Upgrade JA Intranet 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.

EasySocial upgrade

The template supports EasySocial with custom style and layout. But since EasySocial has 2 independent versions: EasySocial v1 and EasySocial v2, we created different custom style and layout package for each version. So you will need to add correct custom package for the EasySocial version used in your site.

By default, the custom style and layout of EasySocial v2 is included in the template so if you use EasySocial v2, you don't care about the section. In case you use EasySocial v1, you need to download the package: JA Intranet Theme for EasySocialv1 from the the download page of JA Intranet template.

Download coresponding custom template package, extract it and upload to coresponding folder of your site and the files will override the EasySocial v2.

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 Intranet template forum. We'll try to cover them all.

Let us know in the forum