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

System requirement

JA Justitia 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 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 Justitia template
  • T4 Framework plugin
  • JA Advanced Custom Module
  • T4 Framework
  • Source file

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Quickstart installation

Why Quickstart

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

Download JA Justitia 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 Justitia 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 Justitia template

Step 1 - Install JA Justitia template

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

install JA Justitia template

Step 2 - Set default template style

Go to: "Extensions → Template Manager", set JA Justitia 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 Justitia template, where to find the files you want.

JA Justitia template

JA Justitia 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_justitia/
+-- 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
¦    +--  modules.scss
¦    +--  navigations.scss
+-- scss/tpls 

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

+-- js/ 
¦    +-- bootstrap.bundle.js
¦    +-- script.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_justitia folder

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

1. Homepage

View homepage position layout:

JA Justitia positionn
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 Justitia-default 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 » Single Article menu type and assign "JA Justitia- Home" template style.

home menu JA Justitia

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 Contact List Module

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

1.2 Social Module

Module position: topbar-right
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default
<ul class="social-list">
	<li><a href="#" title="facebook"><span class="fab fa-facebook-f" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="d-none">facebook</span></a></li>
	<li><a href="#" title="twitter"><span class="fab fa-twitter" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="d-none">twitter</span></a></li>
	<li><a href="#" title="instagram"><span class="fab fa-instagram" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="d-none">instagram</span></a></li>
	<li><a href="#" title="vimeo"><span class="fab fa-vimeo" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="d-none">vimeo</span></a></li>
</ul>

1.3 Slideshow Module

Module position: Slideshow
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default
<a class="btn btn-primary" title="Get a Quote" href="#">Get a Quote</a>

1.4 Your Success is our only Mission! - JA ACM Module

Your Success is our only Mission! ACM module - JA Justitia

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

1.5 Quote Lead - JA ACM Module

Quote Lead module - JA Justitia

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

1.6 Features - JA ACM Module

Features JA ACM module - JA Justitia

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

1.7 Experts in Civil & Criminal Law dedicated - JA ACM Module

Experts in Civil & Criminal Law dedicatedJA ACM module - JA Justitia

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

1.8 Recent Case Studies - Article Latest Module

Recent Case Studies JA ACM module - JA Justitia

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

1.9 Expert Attorneys - JA ACM Module

Expert Attorneys module - JA Justitia

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

1.10 Statics - JA ACM Module

Statics JA ACM module - JA Justitia

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

1.11 Get In Touch. - JA ACM Module

Get In Touch JA ACM module - JA Justitia

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

1.12 Hear from Our Customers. - JA ACM Module

Hear from Our  Customers JA ACM module - JA Justitia

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

1.13 Clients. - JA ACM Module

Clients JA ACM module - JA Justitia

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

1.14 Latest Insights - Articles category Module

Latest Insights category module - JA Justitia

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

1.15 Logo Footer - Custom Module

logo footer module - JA Justitia

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

Footer Area

Footer section consist a total of 5 module position use different module type on position footnav-1,footnav-2,footnav-3,footnav-4.footnav-5

JA Justitia documentation

2. About us page

A special About us page helps you to display about your firm.

JA Justitia 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 » Single menu type and assign "JA Justitia- default" template style.

Download the html text from HERE

3. Case Studies page

This page use category blog menu type to show the case study by law firm.

JA Justitia documentation

Here is instruction to create the same page

- Create Blog menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » category blog menu type and assign "JA Justitia- default" template style.

4. Our News & Event page

Here is instruction to create the same blog page

- Create Blog menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Category blog menu type and assign "JA Justitia- Default" template style.

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

Masthead - Masthead Module

You will see this module in the top of each page with page heading and background

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

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

Popular hits - Articles category Module

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

7. Contact page

A special Contact page for JA Justitia template.

JA Justitia

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

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

theme settings


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

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 Justitia template

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

check upgrade

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

Let us know in the forum