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

System requirement

JA Landscape 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 Landscape template
  • T4 Framework plugin
  • JA Advanced Custom Module
  • JA Quick contact Module
  • T4 Framework
  • Source file

Download now


Quickstart installation

Why Quickstart

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

Download JA Landscape 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 Landscape 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 Landscape template

Step 1 - Install JA Landscape template

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

install JA Landscape template

Step 2 - Set default template style

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

set JA Landscapeas default template

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 Landscape template, where to find the files you want.

JA Landscape template

JA Landscape 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_landscape/
+-- 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/
¦    +-- mod_jaquickcontact/
¦    +-- mod_footer/
¦    +-- layouts/
¦    +-- ...
+-- fonts/ 
¦    +-- font-awesome/
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- fonts/

+-- js/ 
¦    +-- bootstrap.bundle.js
¦    +-- imagesloaded.pkgd.min.js
¦    +-- isotope.pkgd.min-min.js
¦    +-- template.js
¦    +-- script.js
¦    +--   html5lightbox.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_landscape folder

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

1. Homepage

View homepage position layout:

JA Landscape positionn
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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 Landscape-default template style. to Create the different type of Homepages like in demo you need duplicate default template style and assign Themes from Theme tab

In demo site there are multiple themes used for Home Menu items, You can change the theme from Theme settings

JA Landscape themes

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 Landscape- Home" template style.

home menu JA Landscape

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 Topbar Module

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

1.2 Call Us now Module

Module position: header-l
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default
<div class="call-us-now">
  <h3>Call Us now</h3>
  <h2><a href="#">+1 (800) 124 1624</a></h2>
</div>

1.3 CTA Module

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

1.4 Slideshow - JA ACM Module

Slideshow JA ACM module - JA Landscape

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

1.5 We are since 1987! - JA ACM Module

We are since 1987! JA ACM module - JA Landscape

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

1.6 Statistics - JA ACM Module

Statistics JA ACM module - JA Landscape

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

1.7 Our Services - JA ACM Module

Our Services JA ACM module - JA Landscape

Module position: section-3
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: owl1

1.8 Testimonials - JA ACM Module

Upcoming EventsJA ACM module - JA Landscape

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

1.9 Our works - Articles category Module

Our works articles category module - JA Landscape

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

1.10 Gallery. - JA ACM Module

Video JA ACM module - JA Landscape

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

1.11 Services Since 1987. - JA ACM Module

Services Since 1987 JA ACM module - JA Landscape

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

1.12 Affordable luxury. - JA Quick Contact Module

Affordable luxury JA ACM module - JA Landscape

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

1.13 Landscape Design. - JA ACM Module

Landscape Design JA ACM module - JA Landscape

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

1.14 Our Team. - JA ACM Module

Our Team JA ACM module - JA Landscape

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

1.15 Intro - JA ACM Module

Intro JA ACM module - JA Landscape

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

1.16 Our Blog - Articles category Module

Our blogarticles category module - JA Landscape

Module position: section-10
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: owl2

1.17 Clients - JA ACM Module

Clients JA ACM module - JA Landscape

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

Footer Area

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

JA Landscape documentation

1.18 Footer Logo - Custom Module

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

1.19 Address - Custom Module

Module position: footnav-2
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default
<div class="contact-info">
<div class="address"><i class="fa fa-address-card-o" aria-hidden="true"></i>65th Street, New York City, NY</div>
<div class="mail"><i class="fa fa-envelope-open-o" aria-hidden="true"></i>info@flexstone.com</div>
</div>

1.20 Call Us now - Custom Module

Module position: footnav-3
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default
<div class="call-us-now">
  <h3>Call Us now</h3>
  <h2><a href="#">+1 (800) 124 1624</a></h2>
</div>

1.21 Social - Custom Module

Module position: footnav-4
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default
<ul class="social-list text-right">
	<li><a href="#" title="facebook"><span class="fa fa-facebook" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="d-none">facebook</span></a></li>
	<li><a href="#" title="twitter"><span class="fa fa-twitter" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="d-none">twitter</span></a></li>
	<li><a href="#" title="instagram"><span class="fa fa-instagram" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="d-none">instagram</span></a></li>
	<li><a href="#" title="vimeo"><span class="fa fa-vimeo" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="d-none">vimeo</span></a></li>
</ul>

2. Services page

A special helps you to display all kind of services offered by website.

JA Landscape documentation

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 Landscape- projects and services" template style.

3. Projects page

This page use Peoject list menu type, give an amazing view to list out many projects articles.

JA Landscape documentation

Here is instruction to create the same project page

- Create Blog menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Project List menu type and assign "JA Landscape- projects and services" template style.

4. Our Blog 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 Landscape- Default" template style.

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

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

7. Contact page

A special Contact page for JA Landscape template.

JA Landscape

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

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

theme settings


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

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

check upgrade

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

Let us know in the forum