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

System requirement

JA Kidscorner 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 Kidscorner template
  • T3 Framework plugin
  • JA Advanced Custom Module
  • JA Masthead Module
  • T3 Framework
  • Source file

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Quickstart installation

Why Quickstart

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

Download JA Kidscorner 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 Kidscorner 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 Kidscorner template

Step 1 - Install JA Kidscorner template

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

install JA Kidscorner template

Step 2 - Set default template style

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

set JA Kidscorner as default template

Install all supported extensions

  • DT Register component (optional)
  • JA Advanced Custom Module
  • JA Masthead Module

Template folder structure

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

JA Kidscorner template

JA Kidscorner 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_kidscorner/
+-- less/                 /*  all LESS files */ 
¦    +-- template.less
¦    +-- style.less
¦    +-- home.less
¦    +-- joomla.less
¦    +-- extras/            /*custom styles of 3rd extensions */
+-- css/                     /*compiled files from less*/
¦    +-- template.css
¦    +-- style.css
¦    +-- home.css
¦    +-- joomla.css
¦    +-- rtl/
+-- tpls/             /* all layout files and block files*/
¦    +-- default.php
¦    +-- blocks/       /*block files*/
¦    ¦    +-- head.php
¦    ¦    +-- header.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainnav.php
¦    ¦    +-- masthead.php
¦    ¦    +-- topbar.php
¦    ¦    +-- masthead.php
¦    ¦    +-- off-canvas.php
¦    ¦    +-- section.php
¦    ¦    +-- section-bottom.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight-1.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight-2.php
¦    ¦    +-- footer.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody/
+-- acm/               /*JA Advanced Custom Module content type*/
¦    +-- feature-intro/
¦    ¦    +-- config.xml
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- less/
¦    ¦    +-- tmpl/
¦    ¦    +-- js/
+-- html/               /*override modules and Joomla com_content*/
¦    +-- com_content/
¦    ¦    +-- article/
¦    ¦    +-- category/
¦    ¦    +-- categories/
¦    ¦    +-- featured/

¦    +-- com_contact/
¦    +-- com_dtregister/
¦    +-- com_tags/
¦    +-- com_user/
¦    +-- mod_articles_latest/
¦    +--  mod_dt_upcoming_event/
¦    +-- mod_footer/
¦    +-- mod_language/
¦    +-- layouts/
¦    +-- ...
+-- fonts/ 
¦    +-- font-awesome/
¦    +--  ionicons/
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- fonts/

+-- 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/

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_kidscorner folder

Instructions to configure supported 3rd extensions in JA Kidscorner: DT Register.

DT Register Component configuration

1. Install DT Register component

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

2. Configuration

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

DT Register setting

Customized style of 3rd extensions

The custom style of DT Register is store in an independent .less file - templates/ja_kidscorner/less/extras/. That means, if you upgrade DT Register, 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 Kidscorner 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 Kidscorner demo site.

1. Homepage

View homepage position layout:

JA Kidscorner documentation
View Full Image

Here is instruction to create the same Homepage page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses default layout so we have not need to create template style. The best way to create the template is cloning JA Kidscorner default template style. to Create the different type of Homepages like in demo you need duplicate default template style and assign it to the different pages.

Here is the layout structure of the page.

JA Kidscorner default layout

Step 2 - Create Home page menu item

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

home menu JA Kidscorner

Step 3 - Assign content to the Home page

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

1. Modules on Header

The sections include multiple modules: Address and social buttons.

ja playaschool

1.1 Info - custom HTML module

Module position: topbar-left
Module Suffix: NOT USED
<ul class="info-list">
<li class="hidden-xs">59th Ave Flushing, NY 11355, USA</li>
<li>021-168-993-7763</li>
</ul>

1.2 Social - Custom HTML Module

Module position: head-social
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

<ul class="social-list">
  <li><a href="#" title="Facebook" class="facebook"><span class="fa fa-facebook" aria-hidden="true"></span></a></li>
  <li><a href="#" title="Twitter" class="twitter"><span class="fa fa-twitter" aria-hidden="true"></span></a></li>
  <li><a href="#" title="Instagram" class="instagram"><span class="fa fa-instagram" aria-hidden="true"></span></a></li>
</ul>

1.3 Off-canvas - Module

This is off-canvas sidebar module that used to display menu items when you press the bar icon.

Module position: off-canvas
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

1.4 Slideshow - JA ACM module

JA Kidscorner slideshow

Module position: slideshow
Module Suffix: NOT USED

1.5 Welcome to Kidscorner - JA ACM module

JA Kidscorner

Module position: section-top
Module Suffix: NOT USED

1.6 Check Our Programs for Your Childs. - Articles category module

JA Kidscorner

Module position: section-top
Module Suffix: NOT USED

1.7 The Largest Indoor Activity Centre. - JA ACM module

JA Kidscorner

Module position: section-top
Module Suffix: NOT USED

1.8 Join Our Events. - Articles latest module

JA Kidscorner

Module position: section-top
Module Suffix: NOT USED

1.9 Meet our Qualified Staff of Kids Corner. - JA ACM module

JA Kidscorner

Module position: section-top
Module Suffix: NOT USED

1.10 Recent Articles. - Articles latest module

JA Kidscorner

Module position: section-top
Module Suffix: NOT USED

1.1 Gallery - JA ACM module

JA Kidscorner

Module position: section-top
Module Suffix: NOT USED

1.11 Footer Section

Footer section has 3 custom html module published on footer-1, footer-2, footer3.

JA Kidscorner

2. DT Register Home Page

Dt Register Home menu in demo site is similar to default Homepage. On this page there are some module used from DT Register with same module layouts and style.

Here is instruction to create the same DT home page

Step 1 - Create template style

The page uses DT Register template style so we have not need to create template style. The best way to create the template is cloning JA Kidscorner default template style. to Create the different type of home-DT pages like in demo you need duplicate default template style and assign it to the different pages.

Step 2 - Create home-DT page menu item

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

home DT menu JA Kidscorner

Step 3 - Assign content to the home-DT page

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

2.1 Check Our Programs for Your Childs. - DT Register Upcoming Events

JA Kidscorner

Module position: section-top
Module Suffix: NOT USED

2.1 Join Our Events.. - DT Register Upcoming Events

JA Kidscorner

Module position: section-top
Module Suffix: NOT USED

2.Events Page

in demo there are two types of the events page One is on the default home menu that use Joomla content and on DT Register home its from DT Register

2.1 DT Register Events Page

A special page for JA Kidscorner template.

JA Kidscorner

Here is the instruction to create the same Event page

- Create event menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select DT Register »Category List of Events menu type and assign "JA Kidscorner - DT Register" template style.

This page also contains module in the sidebar position like My cart module, event calender and events items

p> My Cart.. - DT Register Cart module

Module position: sidebar-2
Module Suffix: NOT USED
p>Calendar.. -DT Register Mini-Cal Module

Module position: sidebar-2
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Events - DT Register Upcoming Events

Module position: sidebar-2
Module Suffix: NOT USED

2.2 Default homepage Events Page

A special page for JA Kidscorner template. This page use default Joomla category blog menu type.

JA Kidscorner

Here is the instruction to create the same Event page

- Create event menu item

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


4. About us page

about menu page

A special Article page with custom style to show team members, about the school,kids stories, In the demo, we used it single article menu to select this article

Here is instruction to create the same Article pages

- Create A menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Single article menu type and assign "JA Kidscorner - Default" template style.

You can download the article content from here

5. Program page

Here is the instruction to create the same program page

JA Kidscorner

- Create event menu item

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

This page include a sidebar with Masthead, categories module, latest Program, and a Login module.

Masthead - JA Masthead module

This module helps you to add masthead on every menu item, you can configure different masthead for different menu items via this module

Module position: sidebar-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED

JA Kidscorner

Categories - Articles - Categories

Module position: sidebar-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Latest Programs- Articles - Latest

Module position: sidebar-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Login - Login module

Module position: sidebar-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED

6. Contact page

A special Contact page for JA Kidscorner template.

JA Kidscorner

Here is instruction to create the same contact page

In the Contact page to show map correctly, please make sure You have configured JA Google map plugin with your location

Create Contact menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Event Blog menu type and assign "JA Kidscorner - Default" template style.

In the Contact component, please make sure You have created contact item so you can assign it to the menu item

Supported Layouts

JA Kidscorner supports default layouts by default. Here is the structure of the supported layout.

Assign Layout for a template style

To assign a layout for a JA Kidscorner 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 Kidscorner 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.

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.

layout

2. Responsive Layout configuration

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

layout

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

theme settings

For the theme, JA Kidscorner supports default themes, you can create new theme from ThemeMgaic options.

For the logo, you can select to use image logo or text logo. You can also select the different logo for mobile view.


Desktop Menu configuration - Megamenu

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

Off-canvas menu

off canvas menu

Step 1. enable off-canvas option in template setting.

 off canvas menu

Step 2. create menu module and assign to position off-canvas

menu setting

To change the copyrights info, open the templates/ja_kidscorner/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 Kidscorner template

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

check upgrade

Step 2 - Upgrade JA Kidscorner 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.

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

Let us know in the forum