JA Nuevo template customization

How to customize JA Nuevo template: logo customization, sticky mainmenu, change copyrights ifo, etc.

Here is the steps when you customize template style.

Enable Development mode

JA Nuevo is developed with LESS. When customizing template style, it's recommended to use .less files in templates/ja_nuevo/less. When you enable development mode, your site is running on LESS so that it's easy to debug to customize template style.

Enable dev mode

Customize your template style

When debug, Firebug is a good tool. You can customize style of template, track file to add the style to.

track file

Disable Development mode and compile LESS to CSS

After customizing your template, please disable Development mode, save the settings and compile LESS to CSS so that your customization will be compiled to CSS.

Compile LESS to CSS

You should optimize JS and CSS to improve performance of your site. The optimization is only applied for non-development mode >> Detail documentation

Customize template with CSS

If you are not familiar with LESS, you can customize your template with CSS. Add the customization style to the templates/ja_nuevo/css/custom.css. The file is not overridden when compiling LESS to CSS and it works on both Development mode status: enabled and disabled.

Change logo image

JA Nuevo uses 1 logo for all responsive layouts: large, medium, small and extra small layout.

JA Nuevo logo

To change logo, please open the template style. In the "Theme" setting, select the "Image" logo type, browse logo for large and medium layout then logo in small layout.

logo configuration

Please note that the changes are only applied for CURRENT template style only. If you want to change for all, you have to change for all template styles.

An other way to change logos globally is replacing the logo images: templates/ja_nuevo/images/logo.png

Logo customization

1. Changing logo image path

To change logo image path, please open the file: templates/ja_nuevo/less/variables.less, find the following code:

// T3 LOGO
// --------------------------------------------------
@t3-logo-image:               "@{t3-image-path}/logo/logo.png";

2. Changing logo style: alignment, padding, etc

The style of logo is in the file: templates/ja_nuevo/less/style.less, find the code and customize as you expect.

// Logo
// ----
.logo {
  padding-bottom: 22px;
  padding-top: 22px;
  text-align: left;

  @media (min-width: @screen-lg-min) {
    padding-bottom: 0;

  a {
    display: inline-block;
    line-height: 1;
    margin: 0;

3. Customize image logo style

Open the file: style.less again, find the code and customize as you expect.

// Logo Image
// ----------
.logo-image {
  // Hide sitename and slogan
  span, small {
    display: none;

4. Customize text logo style

Open the file: style.less again, find the code and customize as you expect.

// Logo Text
// ----------
.logo-text {
  white-space: nowrap;
  a {
    text-decoration: none;
    font-size: @font-size-h4;
    font-weight: bold;

  &:hover a,
  a:focus {
    text-decoration: none;

  // Taglines
  .site-slogan {
    display: block;
    font-size: @t3-font-size-smaller - 3;
    margin-top: 5px;


5. Change logo position size

Open the file: templates/ja_nuevo/tpls/blocks/header.less, find the code and customize as you expect.

$logosize = 'col-lg-2 col-xs-6';

When changing size of the logo position, you should change the size of other positions in header block to fit header block size.

Sticky main menu, also known as fixed menu is basically a website menu that is locked into place so that it does not disappear when user scrolls down the page.

To sticky main menu, please open the templates/ja_nuevo/tpls/blocks/header.php file then find the following code:

<header id="t3-header" class="wrap t3-header">

Replace the code with:

<header id="t3-header" class="wrap t3-header" data-spy="affix" data-offset-top="70">

Check the front-page

sticky menu

The "Back to top" button allows you to quickly navigate to the top of your site. In JA Nuevo, it's supported by default and you can customize its style like changing icon, etc.

back to top button

To customize the Back To Top button, please open the templates/ja_nuevo/tpls/blocks/footer.php and find the following code:

<div id="back-to-top" data-spy="affix" data-offset-top="300" class="back-to-top hidden-xs hidden-sm affix-top">
<button class="btn btn-primary" title="Back to Top"><i class="fa fa-angle-up"></i></button>

<script type="text/javascript">
(function($) {
// Back to top
$('#back-to-top').on('click', function(){
$("html, body").animate({scrollTop: 0}, 500);
return false;

Remove the code above to delete the Back To Top button in your site. You can change the Back To Top icon with any icon class of Font Awesome 4, just replace the icon class with fa fa-angle-up.

To customize style of the Back To Top button, please open the templates/ja_nuevo/less/style.less file and find the style rule:

// Back to Top
// -----------
#back-to-top {
  position: fixed;
  right: @t3-global-margin;
  top: auto;
  z-index: 999;
  display: none;

  @media (min-width: @screen-sm-min) {
    display: block;

  .btn {
    background: @gray-dark;
    border-color: @brand-primary;
    color: @brand-primary;
    height: 60px;
    width: 60px;
    border-radius: 50%;
    line-height: 60px;
    opacity: 0.7;
    padding: 0;
    text-align: center;
    transition: 0.2s;

    &:hover, &:active, &:focus {
      background: @gray-darker;
      opacity: 1;

  &.affix {
    bottom: @t3-global-margin * 2;

  a {
    outline: none;

  i {
    font-size: @font-size-large + 10;

Now customize the style as you wish then save the file and compile LESS to CSS.