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

System requirement

JA Morgan 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 Morgan 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 Morgan demo to your server. It means, after install the quickstart, you will have a site exactly the same as the demo site.

Download JA Morganquickstart 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 Morgan 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 Morgan template

Step 1 - Install JA Morgan template

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

install JA Morgan template

Step 2 - Set default template style

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

set JA Morganas 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 Morgan template, where to find the files you want.

JA Morgan template

JA Morgan 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_morgan/
+-- less/                 /*  all LESS files */ 
¦    +-- template.less
¦    +-- style.less
¦    +-- home.less
¦    +-- joomla.less
+-- css/                     /*compiled files from less*/
¦    +-- template.css
¦    +-- style.css
¦    +-- home.css
¦    +-- joomla.css
¦    +-- rtl/
+-- tpls/             /* all layout files and block files*/
¦    +-- default.php
¦    +-- home-2.php
¦    +-- home-3.php
¦    +-- home-4.php
¦    +-- blocks/       /*block files*/
¦    ¦    +-- head.php
¦    ¦    +-- topbar.php
¦    ¦    +-- header.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainnav.php
¦    ¦    +-- slideshow.php
¦    ¦    +-- hero.php
¦    ¦    +-- masthead.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody.php
¦    ¦    +-- vertical-line.php
¦    ¦    +-- masthead.php
¦    ¦    +-- off-canvas.php
¦    ¦    +-- section-bottom.php
¦    ¦    +-- section-top.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight-1.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight-2.php
¦    ¦    +-- footer.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody/
+-- acm/               /*JA Advanced Custom Module content type*/
¦    +-- hero/
¦    ¦    +-- config.xml
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- less/
¦    ¦    +-- tmpl/
¦    ¦    +-- js/
+-- html/               /*override modules and Joomla com_content*/
¦    +-- com_content/
¦    ¦    +-- article/
¦    ¦    +-- category/
¦    ¦    +-- featured/
¦    +-- com_contact/
¦    +-- com_tags/
¦    +-- mod_articles_latest/
¦    +-- mod_articles_popular/
¦    +-- mod_jamasthead/
¦    +-- mod_jaquickcontact/
¦    +-- mod_footer/
¦    +-- layouts/
¦    +-- ...
+-- fonts/ 
¦    +-- font-awesome/
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- fonts/

+-- 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/

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_morgan folder

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

1. Homepage

View homepage position layout:

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

JA Morgan 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 Articles » Featured Articles menu type and assign "JA Morgan- default" template style.

home menu ja morgan

Add Page class landing In Home Menu page display options.

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 Joomla Template for Business Websites - JA ACM Module

hero module ja morgan home page style 1

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

1.2 Check Out All The Pages - JA ACM Module

checkout-all-pages ja morgan home page style 1

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

1.3 Features Template - JA ACM Module

Features template ja morgan home page style 1

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

1.4 Your Great-Looking Website Starts Right Here. - JA ACM Module

ja morgan home page style 1

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

Footer Area consit of Multiple Menu type module from position footer-1 tro footer-5. On footer-6 its social custom html module.

ja morgan home page style 1

Social Module

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

2. Homepage Style-1

View homepage position layout:

JA Morgan position

Here is instruction to create the same Homepage page

Step 1 - Create Home page menu item

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

home menu ja morgan

Step 2 - Assign content to the Home page

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

Topbar part consist of Two module position in left and right side with custom html module

2.1 Topbar Left - Custom Module

hero module ja morgan home page style 1

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

2.2 Topbar Right - Custom Module

Module position: topbar-Right
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default
<ul class="list-info social">
  <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>
  <li><a href="#" title="Rss" class="Rss"><span class="fa fa-rss" aria-hidden="true"></span></a></li>
</ul>

2.3 Slideshow - JA ACM Module

Features template ja morgan home page style 1

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

2.4 Morgan help Business Performance and Scalability. - JA ACM Module

Features template ja morgan home page style 1

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

2.5 15+ Years of Experience in Financial Services & Business. - JA ACM Module

ja morgan joomla template documentation

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

2.6 Morgan Provides Services in the Financial Sector. - JA ACM Module

ja morgan joomla template documentation

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

2.7 Developing First Class Solutions for Our Smart Clients. - JA ACM Module

ja morgan joomla template documentation

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

2.8 Morgan help Business Performance & Scalability. - JA ACM Module

ja morgan joomla template documentation

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

2.9 Meet Our Professionals. - JA ACM Module

ja morgan joomla template documentation

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

2.10 Morgan help Business Performance & Scale ability.. - JA ACM Module

ja morgan joomla template documentation

This module loads JA Quick contact module in its custom position

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

2.11 clients. - JA ACM Module

ja morgan joomla template documentation

This module loads JA Quick contact module in its custom position

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

2.12 Testimonials. - JA ACM Module

ja morgan joomla template documentation

This module loads JA Quick contact module in its custom position

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

3. Homepage Style-2

View homepage position layout:

JA Morgan position

Here is instruction to create the same Homepage page

Step 1 - Create Home page menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Featured Article menu type and assign "JA Morgan- style-2" template style.

home menu ja morgan

Step 2 - Assign content to the Home page

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

Topbar part consist of Two module position in left and right side with custom html module

hero module ja morgan home page style 2

These module are same like in Home style 2

3.1 Head Info - Custom Module

Module position: header-right
Module Suffix: NOT USED
Alternative layout: default

3.2 Preparing an Industrial Leader - JA ACM Module

hero module ja morgan home page style 2

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

3.3 Morgon is independent - JA ACM Module

JA morgan independent module ja morgan home page style 2

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

3.4 Number - JA ACM Module

JA morgan independent module ja morgan home page style 2

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

3.5 Our Happy Clients - JA ACM Module

JA morgan independent module ja morgan home page style 2

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

4. Homepage Style 3

View homepage position layout:

JA Morgan position

Here is instruction to create the same Homepage page

Step 1 - Create Home page menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Featured Article menu type and assign "JA Morgan- style-3" template style.

home menu ja morgan

Step 2 - Assign content to the Home page

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

4.1 Business Plainning, Strategy and Execution. - JA ACM Module

home menu ja morgan

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

4.2 Introducing. - JA ACM Module

home menu ja morgan

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

4.3 Preparing an Industrial Leader for the Digital Future.. - JA ACM Module

home menu ja morgan

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

5. Homepage Style 4

View homepage position layout:

JA Morgan position

Here is instruction to create the same Homepage page

Step 1 - Create Home page menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Articles » Featured Article menu type and assign "JA Morgan- style-4" template style.

home menu ja morgan

Step 2 - Assign content to the Home page

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

5.1 Preparing an Industrial Leader for the Digital Future. - JA ACM Module

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

5.2 Morgan is an independent Consulting Firm . - JA ACM Module

home menu ja morgan

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

5.3 Morgan help Business Performance - JA ACM Module

home menu ja morgan

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

5.4 Morgan develop Digital Strategies- JA ACM Module

home menu ja morgan

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

5.5 15+ Years of Experience in Financial Services & Business.- Articles - Latest Module

home menu ja morgan

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

6. News and update page

A special page for JA Morgan template.

ja morgan 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 Morgan- Default" template style.

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

News and update- Articles - Most read Module

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

Categories - Articles - Categories Module

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

7. Contact page

A special Contact page for JA Morgan template.

JA Morgan

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 Morgan - 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

JA Morgansupports 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 Morgan 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 Morgan 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 the layout for.

layout

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

theme settings

For theme, JA Morgansupports multiple themes, you can select any theme for the template style.

For 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

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

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

To change the copyrights info, open the templates/ja_morgan/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, rollback, 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 Morgan template

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

check upgrade

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

Let us know in the forum