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

System requirement

JA Mixstore 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

Important:

1. JA Mixstore 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.

Download Packages

The download package includes:

  • Quickstart package
  • JA Mixstore template
  • T3 Framework plugin
  • JA Masthead
  • JA Gooogle map plugin
  • Source file

Download now


Quickstart installation

Why Quickstart

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

Download JA Mixstore 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

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"

Step 2 - Enable T3 Framework

When you install T3 Framework, it's auto enabled by default. You can check this by going to: "Extensions → Plugins" then find T3 Plugin.

JA Mixstore Documentation

Install T3 Framework

Install JA Mixstore template

Step 1 - Install JA Mixstore template

From your back-end setting panel, go to: "Extensions → Manage → Install", browse JA Mixstore template installation package.

JA Mixstore Documentation

Install JA Mixstore template

Step 2 - Set default template style

Go to: "Extensions → Templates", set JA Mixstore template style as your default template style.

JA Mixstore Documentation

Set JA Mixstore template as default template style

Install all supported extensions to get the site like in demo.

  • Virtuemart Extension(
  • J2 Store
  • JA Megafilter

Template folder structure

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

JA Mixstore template

JA Mixstore 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_mixstore/
+-- 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
¦    +-- default-no-sidebar.php
¦    +-- footer-clean.php
¦    +-- blocks/       /*block files*/
¦    ¦    +-- head.php
¦    ¦    +-- header.php
¦    ¦    +-- hero.php
¦    ¦    +-- section-top.php
¦    ¦    +-- section-bottom.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody.php
¦    ¦    +-- off-canvas.php
¦    ¦    +-- off-canvas-user.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainnav.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight-1.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight-2.php
¦    ¦    +-- topbar.php
¦    ¦    +-- masthead.php
¦    ¦    +-- tabs.php
¦    ¦    +-- navhelper.php
¦    ¦    +-- footer.php
¦    ¦    +-- footer-2.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody/
+-- html/               /*override modules and Joomla com_content*/
¦    ¦    +-- com_virtuemart/
¦    ¦    +-- com_j2store/
¦    ¦    +-- com_tags/
¦    ¦    +-- com_ja-megafilter/
¦    ¦    +-- com_user/
¦    ¦    +-- com_contact/
¦    +-- com_content/
¦    ¦    +-- article/
¦    ¦    +-- category/
¦    ¦    +-- categories/
¦    ¦    +-- featured/
¦    +-- layouts/
¦    +-- mod_footer/
¦    +-- com_users
¦    +-- com_tags
¦    +-- mod_articles_category
¦    +-- mod_j2_products
¦    +-- mod_virtueamart_cart
¦    +-- mod_virtueamart_product
¦    +-- mod_virtueamart_manufacturer
¦    +-- mod_footer
+-- fonts/ 
¦    +-- fontawesome/
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- fonts/
+-- js/ 
¦    +-- script.js
¦    +-- owl-carousel
¦    +-- acm/
+-- images/
+-- language/
+-- templateDetails.xml  
+-- templateInfo.php/
+-- thememagic.xml/     /*the file is to add new group, parameters to ThemeMagic*/
+-- templateHook.php/

Instructions to configure supported commercial extensions in JA Mixstore: Virtuemart and J2 store

Virtuemart Configuration

JA Mixstore template supports Virtuemart component. Here is the instruction to configure the extension as the demo site.

1. Install Virtuemart component

You will need to download it from Virtuemart. Download the package and install to your site.

2. Configuration

Once the Configuration is done, go to Components » Virtuemart and you can configure the extension. In JA Mixstore template demo, we use default settings.

Virtuemart configurations

J2 store Configuration

JA Mixstore template supports J2 store component. Here is the instruction to configure the extension as the demo site.

1. Install J2 store component

J2 store is also commercial extension so you will need to buy it from J2 Store. Download the package and install to your site.

2. Configuration

Once the Configuration is done, go to Components » Event Booking and you can configure the extension. In JA Mixstore template demo, we use default settings.

j2-store admin

Mega Filter Configuration

JA Mixstore template supports JA Mega Filter component. Here is the instruction to configure the extension as the demo site.

1. Install JA Mega Filter component

Download the package and install to your site.

Follow this documentation to configure JA Megafilter

Customized style of 3rd extensions

The custom style of Virtumart and J2 Store in an independent .less file - templates/ja_mixstore/less/extras/. That means, if you upgrade VirtueMart or J2 Store, 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 Mixstore template style, open the Add-ons tab and assign the pages you want to load the custom style.

This section will help you build main pages as JA Mixstore demo site.

The demo site has 6 Types of Home pages as below :

Note- The Home Menu output in Demo site contains VirtueMart and J2 store modules with JA ACM.

I. Home Fashion Style 1

Step 1 - Create Homepage style1 menu item

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

JA Mixstore Documentation

Create home menu item

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage

The home page includes multiple sections, each section is a module.

1. Promotion Top - JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Promotion ACM module

 Module position: topbar
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

2. Hero - JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Promotion ACM module

 Module position: Hero
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

2. Features Intro 2- JA ACM module

This module used in all home pages

JA Mixstore Documentation

Features Intro 2 ACM module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

4. Features Intro 2 - JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Features Intro 2 ACM module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

5. Our Story- JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Our Story ACM module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

6. J2 Product - Recent Arrivals- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

J2 Product - Recent Arrivals- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

Note- The Home fashion 1 for VM Demo we used VirtueMart modules.

7. Recent Arrivals- VirtueMart Products- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Recent Arrivals- VirtueMart Products- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

8. #Vintage #Unique- JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

#Vintage #Unique ACM module

 Module position: section-bottom
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

9. From the Journal - Articles category module

JA Mixstore Documentation

From the Journal module

 Module position: section-bottom
 Module Suffix: mod-title-left
 Alternative layout: articles
 

10. Features Intro 2- JA ACM module

This module used in all home pages

JA Mixstore Documentation

Features Intro 2 ACM module

 Module position: section-bottom
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

11. Subscription Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Subscribe- AcyMailing module

Module position: subscribe
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Footer section

This contains 5 module on position : footer-1, footer-2, footer-3, footer-4, footer-5. All modules except About Us module are Joomla menu module.

12. About Us Custom HTML Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

About Us module

Module position: footer-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED

HTML Code


<div class="footer-info">
  <img src="images/joomlart/logo/logo-light.png" alt=""/>
  <p>278 26th Street 14th Floor Boulevard Saint-Germain Paris, France.</p>
  <p>(+33) 144 180 808</p>
  <a href="mailto:no-reply@gmail.com" title="">help@storqstore.com</a>
  
  <ul class="social-list">
	<li><a href="/index.php" title="facebook"><span class="fa fa-facebook" aria-hidden="true"></span></a></li>
	<li><a href="/index.php" title="twitter"><span class="fa fa-twitter" aria-hidden="true"></span></a></li>
	<li><a href="/index.php" title="vimeo"><span class="fa fa-vimeo" aria-hidden="true"></span></a></li>
	<li><a href="/index.php" title="rss"><span class="fa fa-rss" aria-hidden="true"></span></a></li>
</ul>
</div>

II. Home Fashion Style 2

Step 1 - Create Homepage style2 menu item

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

JA Mixstore Documentation

Create home menu item

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage

The home page includes multiple sections, each section is a module. The Top header and Footer module are same in all Menu items.

1. Features Intro 2 - JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Features Intro 2 ACM module

 Module position: Hero
 Module Suffix: no-space
 
p>2. J2 Product - Best Seller Products- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

J2 Product - Best Seller Products- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

Note- The Home fashion 2 for VM Demo we used VirtueMart modules.

p>3. VM Product - Best Seller Products- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

vm Product - Best Seller Products- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

4. Features Intro 2- JA ACM module

This module used in all home pages

JA Mixstore Documentation

Features Intro 2 ACM module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

5. #Vintage #Unique- JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

#Vintage #Unique ACM module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix:  space-top-sm
 

6. Parallax- JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Parallax ACM module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix:  space-top-sm
 

7. J2 Product - Recent Arrivals- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

J2 Product - Recent Arrivals- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

Note- The Home fashion 2 for VM Demo we used VirtueMart modules.

8. Recent Arrivals- VirtueMart Products- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Recent Arrivals- VirtueMart Products- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

III. Home Fashion Style 3

Step 1 - Create Homepage style3 menu item

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

JA Mixstore Documentation

Create home menu item

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage

The home page includes multiple sections, each section is a module. The Top header and Footer module are same in all Menu items.

1. Hero - JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Hero ACM module

 Module position: Hero
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

2. J2 Product - Recent Arrivals- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

J2 Product - Recent Arrivals- Module

 Module position: section-bottom
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

Note- The Home fashion 3 for VM Demo we used VirtueMart modules.

3. Recent Arrivals- VirtueMart Products- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Recent Arrivals- VirtueMart Products- Module

 Module position: section-bottom
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

16. Footer info Custom HTML Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Footer module

Module position: footer-1
Module Suffix: NOT USED

HTML Code


<div class="logo-footer">
  <img src="images/joomlart/logo/logo-dark.png" alt=""/>
</div>

IV. Home Fashion Style 4

This page use JA Mixstore Dark head option, You can enable it from Theme tab

JA Mixstore Documentation

Step 1 - Create Homepage style4 menu item

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

JA Mixstore Documentation

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage

The home page includes multiple sections, each section is a module. The Top header and Footer module are same in all Menu items.

1. Hero - JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Hero ACM module

 Module position: Hero
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

2. #Vintage #Unique- JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

#Vintage #Unique ACM module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

3. Our Story- JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Our Story ACM module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

4. Features Intro 2- JA ACM module

This module used in all home4 pages

JA Mixstore Documentation

Features Intro 2 ACM module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

5. Trending Products- VirtueMart Products- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Trending Products VirtueMart Products- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

6. Recent Arrivals- VirtueMart Products- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Recent Arrivals- VirtueMart Products- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

7. J2 Product - Recent Arrivals- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

J2 Product - Recent Arrivals- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

IV. Home Fashion Style 5

Step 1 - Create Homepage style5 menu item

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

JA Mixstore Documentation

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage

The home page includes multiple sections, each section is a module. The Top header and Footer module are same in all Menu items.

1. Hero - JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Hero ACM module

 Module position: Hero
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

2. J2 Product - Clothing- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

J2 Product - Recent Arrivals- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

3. Clothing- VirtueMart Products- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Clothing- VirtueMart Products- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 
>4. J2 Product - Backpacks- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

J2 Product - Backpacks- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

5. Backpacks- VirtueMart Products- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Backpacks- VirtueMart Products- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

Footwear Module has the same configurations like in the Clothing module for J2 Store and VirtueMart

6. Parallax- JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Parallax ACM module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix:  Not Used
 

V. Home Furniture

Step 1 - Create Homepage Furniture menu item

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

JA Mixstore Documentation

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage

The home page includes multiple sections, each section is a module. The Top header and Footer module are same in all Menu items.

1. Hero - JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Hero ACM module

 Module position: Hero
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

2. Hero - JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Hero ACM module

 Module position: Hero
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

2. Features Intro 2 - JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Features Intro 2 ACM module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

3. Features Intro 3 - JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Features Intro 3 ACM module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

4. Features Intro 4 - JA ACM module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Features Intro 4 ACM module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

5. J2 Product - Recent Arrivals- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

J2 Product - Recent Arrivals- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

6. Recent Arrivals- VirtueMart Products- Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

Recent Arrivals- VirtueMart Products- Module

 Module position: section-top
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

J2 Store Shop

This page list product of J2 Store.

j2 store theme

J2Store

Back-end Settings

SHOP Virtuemart Menu items with menu type VM category layout. Under the VirtueMart Menu Item there are multiple submenu that are default Menu items of VirtueMart. All these menu items are using default settings.

Shop VirtueMart Page

This page Shows Category Layout of VirtueMart

JA Mixstore Documentation

Beauty

Back-end Settings

Shop Page(JA Mega Filter)

This page Shows default layout of JA Mega filter. Joomla search and filter extension - JA Megafilter is a powerful and flexible search and filtering system for your Joomla site. Supports multiple filter setup for your Joomla site. The Filter Joomla extension supports HikaShop, K2 component, E-Shop, Virtuemart, JoomShopping. J2Store support

JA Mega filter support VirtueMart and J2 store. You must add the custom fields in both the extension to get it working.

JA Megafilter Configuration for VirtueMart

To configure the Mega filter for VM extension Make sure the JA Filter plugin for VirtueMart is installed and enabled. Here is documentation help you to create filter in the JA Mega filter

1. Shop Mega filter page for VirtueMart

This page show the default layout of the JA Mega filter using VirtueMart categories.

JA Mixstore Documentation

VirtueMart Filter Page

The Filter page menu allow you to set no of columns and Layout type : list and Grid

Back-end Settings

Assign Module to Mega filter page

In demo site we have multiple pages under the shop menu, All pages use the JA Megafilter default layout with different display options and layout

JA Megafilter Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

JA Megafilter Module

   Module position: sidebar-1
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

2. Shop Mega filter page for J2 Store

This page show the default layout of the JA Mega filter using J2Store categories.

JA Mixstore Documentation

J2Store Filter Page

The Filter page menu allow you to set no of columns and Layout type : list and Grid

Back-end Settings

Assign Module to Mega filter page

JA Megafilter Module

JA Mixstore Documentation

JA Megafilter Module

   Module position: sidebar-1
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

Category Blog page

This page list the articles from selected category for Menu Blog. The page use JA Mixstore Blog template style.

JA Mixstore Documentation

Category Blog

Back-end Settings

Assign Module to Blog page

JA Masthead module

JA Mixstore Documentation

JA Masthead module

   Module position: masthead
   Module Suffix: NOT USED
   

9. Popular Posts- Articles category module

 Module position: sidebar-2
 Alternative layout: Not Used
 

Supported Layouts

JA Mixstore supports 3 layouts by default: default, no-sidebar and footer-clean.

default layout - Full Screenshot

Layout configuration

Once you assign layout for a template style, you can configure the layout to meet your requirements. 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 configuration

2. Responsive Layout configuration

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

Responsive layout configuration

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


JA Mixstore supports multiple menu systems: Megamenu on desktop layout and off-canvas menu on Mobile

3.1 Megamenu setting

Megamenu

In the Navigation setting panel, enable Megamenu, assign Menu and hit the Megamenu button to open the Megamenu configuration panel.

Enable Megamenu

In the configuration panel, select menu item and use the built-in options to configure the megamenu for the menu item.

Megamenu configuration

Mega menu load module in its dropdown from VirtueMart and J2 Store. Here is configurations :

3.1.1 Hot Products- VirtueMart Products- Module

 Module position: None
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

3.1.2 J2 Product - Hot Products- Module

 Module position: None
 Module Suffix: NOT USED
 

3.2 Mobile menu

JA Mixstore supports 2 menu systems for mobile: dropdown menu and Off-canvas menu.

Mobile menu systems

Create Off-canvas Menu

There are 2 steps to create Off-canvas sidebar.

1. To enable Off-canvas sidebar, go to JA Mixstore template style » Addon-ons and enable the Off-canvas sidebar option.

Off-canvas menu

2. Create Menu module and assign to the off-canvas position. Check out the module settings below:

Module position: off-canvas
Module Suffix: NOT USED

Back-end Settings

Enable dropdown menu

To enable Off-canvas sidebar, go to JA Mixstore template style » Navigation and enable the Collapse navigation for small screens option.

Enable dropdown menu

The footer section includes copyrights info and T3 Framework logo.

Footer info

1. Copyrights Info modification

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

2. 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.

Disable T3 logo

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.

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 for new version

2. Upgrade JA Mixstore template

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

Upgrade JA Mixstore template

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

Let us know in the forum