JA Mero

responsive business Joomla template for Joomla 3 and Joomla 2.5

JA Mero sports the metro theme of windows 8 OS and sports all the features introduced in the T3v3 Framework. It is responsive by default with layouts to support various mobile devices, comes with ease to use layout configurator and thememagic, which lets you control and customize almost every part of the template. It also comes with great K2 blog styles apart from bonus styles. Make sure you check all the pages in the live demo..


  • JA Mero does not support RTL language, but this feature will come soon.
  • Fully compatible with Joomla 2.5 & Joomla 3.x

1. Main Features

  • T3 Framework latest version
  • Integrated Bootstrap
  • Fully responsive
  • K2 Component Support with style for K2 blog
  • Supports Megamenu
  • 5 themes and 4 layouts supported by default.

2. JA Extensions Supported

  • JA Slideshow Lite module
  • JA Twitter module
  • JA Sidenews module
  • T3 Framework plugin
  • JA Extensions Manager Component

3. Third Party Extensions Supported

  • K2 Component
  • Acymailing Component

4. Layout and Module Positions

Please check the image below to know the structure, layout, module positions of JA Mero.

JA Mero is compatible with Joomla 3 and Joomla 2.5. Please make sure your system meets the following requirements:

Joomla 3 System requirement


  • PHP (Magic Quotes GPC off): 5.3.1 + (5.4+ recommended)


  • 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)

Joomla 2.5+ system requirement


  • PHP 5.2.4+ (5.4+ recommended)
  • MySQL: 5.0.4+

Web Sever

  • Apache: 2.x+
  • Microsoft: IIS 7
  • Nginx: 1.0 (1.1 recommended)

Browser requirement

The requirements are the same with both Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3

  • Firefox 4+
  • IE (Internet Explorer) 8+
  • Google Chrome 10+
  • Opera 10+
  • Safari 5+

Development Environment

The requirements are the same with both Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3

During development process, Localhost is preferred. You can use the following servers on your PC to develop your site.


  • XAMPP for Windows


  • LAMP Bubdle
  • XAMPP for Linux

Mac OS

  • MAMP & MAMP Pro
  • XAMPP for Mac OS

1. Plan your site Development

  • Making a New Site ? - If you are planning to make a new site, then use our Quickstart package to clone the demo site and replace the demo content with yours. Check How to install Quickstart Package.
  • Installing on your live site ? - If you are planning to use this template on your already live site. Then you should follow How to make your site look like demo site guide first to know about the steps involved.

2. Download Template and Extensions

Browse and Download: Go to the Download page of JA Mero and download the Template zip file.

3. Install Template and Extensions

  • Install the template that you download in your Joomla 2.5 system.
  • JA Mero template will install with Settings used on the demo website, so you can postpone the configuration until you complete the setup (install other modules / plugins used in the demo website).
Detail Documentation


Custom HTML Module: To match the design of the template, we also style (CSS) for Custom HTML modules using different div classes. You will need to check the HTML codes and make sure to use the recommended HTML markup to get correct display. We provide the HTML code in this user-guide.

1. JA Slideshow Lite Module

Module position : slideshow
Module Suffix : NOT USED

Slideshow's description: Add description for each slideshow item, the following is the sample code for description used in demo site.

[desc img="sl-1.jpg" url="#"]
<h2>Hola.I’m Surface.</h2><p>Buspendisse in lorem ipsum ut magna pharera aliquet non sodales lorem ipsum belit.</p>
[desc img="sl-2.jpg" url="#"]
<h2>Hola.I’m Surface.</h2><p>Buspendisse in lorem ipsum ut magna pharera aliquet non sodales lorem ipsum belit.</p>

Main Configuration panel

For more detail, please check the documentation of the module.

Detail Documentation

2. JA Twitter Module

Module position : position-5
Module Suffix : mod-hilite4

For more detail, please check the documentation of the module.

Detail Documentation

3. JA Side News Module

3.1 Surface

Module position: position-1
Module Suffix: no-padding double-rows

3.2 Metro UL

Module position: position-2
Module Suffix: no-padding double-rows

3.3 Windows 8

Module position: position-3
Module Suffix: no-padding double-rows

3.4 Web and UI Design

Module position: position-4
Module Suffix: no-padding

3.5 Corporate design

Module position: position-6
Module Suffix: no-padding

3.6 Apps development

Module position: position-8
Module Suffix: no-padding

For more detail, please check the documentation of the module.

Detail Documentation

4. Menu Module

4.1 Navigate

Module position: footer-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Main Configuration panel

4.2 Useful Links

Module position: footer-2
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Main Configuration panel

4.3 Services

Module position: footer-3
Module Suffix: NOT USED

4.4 Monthly Newsletter

Module position: footer-6
Module Suffix: NOT USED

If you are not sure how to use Custom HTML Modules or how to access the HTML Editor please Read this Guide.

We will provide you with the HTML Code (markup) for reference below, you will need to replicate it exactly and then change your content. Remember, HTML code has special div classes, which are required for demo alike display.

1. Welcome

Module position : position-5
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<p>Curabitur Vestibulum lorem laoreet orci et sed Curabitur egestas Vivamus. Sed tincidunt gravida convallis interdum metus congue neque mauris nunc a. In in sagittis</p>
<p class="readmore"><a href="#" title="Read more">Read more</a></p>

2. Quick contact

Module position: position-5
Module Suffix: mod-hilite1 no-padding
<p><a class="btn-icon btn-big icon-contact" href="#" title="Contact us"><span>Contact us</span></a></p>

3. Gallery

Module position: position-5
Module Suffix: mod-hilite2 no-padding
<p><a class="btn-icon btn-big icon-photo" href="#" title="Gallery"><span>Gallery</span></a></p>

4. Social

Module position: position-5
Module Suffix: no-padding no-bg
<div class="social-wrap"><a class="btn-icon btn-small icon-facebook" href="#" title="Facebook">Facebook</a> <a class="btn-icon btn-small icon-google-plus" href="#" title="Google plus">Google plus</a> <a class="btn-icon btn-small icon-twitter" href="#" title="Twitter">Twitter</a> <a class="btn-icon btn-small icon-flicker" href="#" title="Flicker">Flicker</a></div>

5. Position-9

Module position: position-9
Module Suffix: no-padding no-bg height-auto
<div class="banner-text">
<h2>professional & unique.</h2>
<p>Metro Joomla Template from JoomlArt</p>

6. Social

Module position: footer-4
Module Suffix: NOT USED
<ul class="social-list">
<li class="twitter"><a href="#" title="Twitter"><span>*</span>Twitter</a></li>
<li class="facebook"><a href="#" title="Facebook"><span>*</span>Facebook</a></li>
<li class="flickr"><a href="#" title="Flickr"><span>*</span>Flickr</a></li>
<li class="google"><a href="#" title="Google"><span>*</span>Google</a></li>

7. Get in Touch

Module position: footer-5
Module Suffix: NOT USED
<ul class="social-list">
<li class="twitter"><a href="#" title="Twitter"><span> </span>Twitter</a></li>
<li class="facebook"><a href="#" title="Facebook"><span> </span>Facebook</a></li>
<li class="flickr"><a href="#" title="Flickr"><span> </span>Flickr</a></li>
<li class="google"><a href="#" title="Google"><span> </span>Google</a></li>

1. Installation

If you are new to K2 Component, please follow THIS GUIDE to know more about the component, how to install, how to use.

2. Configuring K2 component

We provide a template for K2: ja_mero. Assign categories for the template to use the template in your site. In our demo site, the template: ja_mero is assigned to all categories.

2.1 Global Configuration: (click Parameter button on the top right side).

Back-end Setting

2.2 Category Configuration:

To build your website like our demo, navigate to: Administrator >> Components >> K2 >> Categories

Front-end Appearance

  • All categories page
  • K2 article detail page
  • K2 Blog page

Back-end settings for each category

Note: Other categories are inherited from category Mobile App settings.

3. Configurations for K2 Modules

These modules are all available for you to use when you install K2 in your site.

3.1 K2 Comments

Module position : position-7
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.2 K2 Content

Module position : position-5
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.3 K2 Tools

3.3.1 K2 Archive

Module position : position-5
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.3.2 K2 Tags

Module position : position-7
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.3.2 K2 Calendar

Module position : position-5
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.4 K2 User

Module position : position-5
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.5 K2 Users

Module position : position-7
Module Suffix : NOT USED

JA Mero comes with multiple typography styles for headings, contents, tables, buttons, quotes, lists and so on. It uses Typography of T3V3.

You can view the Typography Page on the Demo site: Typography Page.

Here is the Typo HTML code.

You can use the above HTML code to make a similar page on your website and refer to the codes for using Typography.

IMPORTANT : These typography styles are specific to JA Mero template and if you use them in your content and later decide to change the template, the styles will be broken, as these styles depend upon the template based css files (typo.css). We recommend using minimum typography, if you plan to change your template in future.

1. Template Override

In summary, to override template, you clone a style then edit as you wish. After all, assign the cloned style to specific menus. The assigned menus will override the same menus in the default style.

Each style can be configured to use a theme, layout so in one website, you can have menus with different themes, layouts.

2. Themes Setting

JA Mero supports up to 5 themes.

Let's check how front-end looks like.

3. Layout Setting

JA Mero supports 2 layouts:

In each layout, you can customize to satisfy your website's need.

3.1 Configure layout structure

In the setting panel, you can customize the structure of a layout, you can change any module position, set number of module positions in a spotlight block.

3.2 Configure Responsive Layouts

In the setting panel, customize layout in any supported responsive layouts. Select a responsive layout, then enable, disable any module position in the layout, you can also resize module positions in spotlight block.

The following video tutorials will show you how to work with Layouts: Configure and Customize.

Layout configuration video tutorial   Layout customization video tutorial

4. ThemeMagic Setting

JA Mero is developed with T3 so you can customize themes with ThemeMagic.

To customize theme with the feature, firstly, you have to enable the option.

In the setting panel, you can customize all the themes. The left panel is the setting area while the right panel is your site front-end. Each time you change setting, click on "Preview" button to view the change in front-end on the right panel.

The following video tutorials will show you how to customize theme and customize ThemeMagic.

Video tutorial

The above userguide should help one in replicating the Demo site settings for the template and extension on their site.

Recommended :

If you are new or are confused. We recommend installing Quickstart on your localhost and use it as reference for configs. This is the best way to work with any template. Links to all the resources are provided above, you should carefully read them to take the maximum advantage of our products.

Support :

Please raise your support queries in the forum and make sure you follow the support guidelines. We spend more time in getting the information from user in case the support guidelines are not followed.