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

System requirement

JA Space 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 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 Space 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 Space template
  • T3 Framework plugin
  • JA Masthead Module
  • JA Advanced Custom Module
  • Source file

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Quickstart installation

Why Quickstart

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

Download JA Space 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: "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 Space template

Step 1 - Install JA Space template

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

Step 2 - Set default template style

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

default Joomla template

Set JA Space template as default template style

Install all supported extensions

  • JA Masshead Module
  • JA Advanced Custom Module

Template folder structure

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

JA Space template

JA Space 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_space/
+-- 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
¦    +-- blocks/       /*block files*/
¦    ¦    +-- head.php
¦    ¦    +-- header.php
¦    ¦    +-- hero.php
¦    ¦    +-- mask-body.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody.php
¦    ¦    +-- masthead.php
¦    ¦    +-- off-canvas.php
¦    ¦    +-- section-bottom.php
¦    ¦    +-- section-top.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight-1.php
¦    ¦    +-- spotlight-2.php
¦    ¦    +-- navhelper.php
¦    ¦    +-- footer.php
¦    ¦    +-- mainbody/
+-- acm/               /*JA Advanced Custom Module content type*/
¦    +-- client/
¦    ¦    +-- config.xml
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- less/
¦    ¦    +-- tmpl/
¦    ¦    +-- js/

¦    +-- clients
¦    +-- features-intro/

+-- html/               /*override modules and Joomla com_content*/
¦    +-- com_contact/
¦    +-- com_content/
¦    +-- com_tags/
¦    +-- com_user/
¦    +-- com_search/
¦    ¦    +-- article/
¦    ¦    +-- featured/
¦    ¦    +-- category/
¦    ¦    +-- categories/
¦    +-- layouts/
¦    +-- mod_footer/
¦    +-- mod_articles-latest/
¦    +-- ...
+-- fonts/ 
¦    +-- font-awesome/
¦    ¦    +-- css/
¦    ¦    +-- fonts/
+-- js/ 
¦    +-- script.js
¦    +-- inview.js
¦    +-- sdecor.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.

This section will help you build default Joomla pages the same as JA Space demo site.

JA Space has 5 demo homepage use 2 colours. Each homepage use different theme color and use same modules.

All the pages use same layout structure - default layout.

Home page

Here is instruction to create Home page

Step 1 - Create Home menu item

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

JA Space Homepage

Create home menu item

Step 2 - Assign content to the homepage

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

1.1 Hero - JA ACM Module

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

Hero module JA Space

1.2 Nice to meet you.- JA ACM Module

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

nice to meet u module JA Space

1.3 Studio.- JA ACM Module

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

Studio module JA Space

1.4 Mission.- JA ACM Module

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

Mission module JA Space

1.5 Case Studies.- JA ACM Module

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

Case Studiesmodule JA Space

1.6 Let’s work together. Custom HTML Module

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


<div class="text-center ja-animate" data-animation="fadeIn" data-delay="800">
  <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary">Start a Project</a>
</div>

lets-work module JA Space

1.7 Clients.- JA ACM Module

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

Clients module JA Space

Project Page

our project page JA Space

Our project Page

Menu setting

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

Project Menu contains 2 type of styles in Demo that you can change via Select Project style in Project menu > blog layout options.

JA Space documenation

Menu setting

Project Articles

project artile page JA Space

Project Articles

Category Setting

Go to Content » Categories, add new category, select Extra Field and assign Project Field

JA Space documenation

Project category setting

Now Add a new article and save it under project category will display the extra field options in Article

JA Space documenation

Project Article setting

Our Blog Page

blog page JA Space

blog Page

Menu setting

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

JA Space documenation

Menu setting

Contact us Page

contact page

Contact Page

1. Create contact

From back-end, go to: Components > Contacts then add new contact.

Joomla add contact item

Create Contact

2. Create contact menu item

Go to Menu » Main menu, add new menu item, select Contacts » Single Contact menu type and assign "ja_space - Default" template style.

creat contact menu item in joomla

Create Contact

Supported Layouts

JA Space supports 1 layout by default: default.

Assign Layout for a template style

You can create multiple layouts to meet your requirement and assign the layout to specific pages. To assign a layout for a JA Space template style, open the template style » Layout setting panel » assign layout for the template style.

layout configurations

Layout assignment

You can create multiple templates style for JA Space 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.

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.

JA Space Layout configurations

layout configuration

2. Responsive Layout configuration

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

JA Space Layout configuration

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.

Theme Settings

The theme settings pannel allows you configure theme color, logo (image logo or text) and background image for the template style.

JA Space Theme Settings

Theme settings

The theme settings in the Template Setting panel are not global settings so you can use different logo for each template style. To change the logo, open template style setting panel » Theme Setting and you would see the logo setting


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

3.1 Megamenu setting

JA Space megamenu

Megamenu

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

JA Space Enable megamenu

Enable Megamenu

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

megamenu settings

Megamenu configuration

3.2 Off-canvas Sidebar

off-canvas sidebar

Off-canvas menu

There are 2 steps to activate Off-canvas sidebar.

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

enable off canvas

Off-canvas menu

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

  1. Module position: off-canvas
  2. Module Suffix: NOT USED

Back-end Settings

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_space/html/mod_footer/default.php file, find the following info and change to what you want.

  1. <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>
  2.  
  3. <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 Space template

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

update ja sapce joomla template

Upgrade JA Space 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 Space template forum. We'll try to cover them all.

Let us know in the forum