JA Vintas

Ecommerce Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3 template

1. Get to Know Your Template

  • Everyone should read the Template's Overview Article! This is a quick and complete overview of the template, from the colours included, to all of the powerful Joomlart complimentary extensions that come with it. You'll also find links to the LIVE Demo Site, the Download area, as well as the Forum where you can ask questions.
  • Need Help Getting Around Joomlart.com? We've created a QUICK ACCESS GUIDE to help you become a Joomlart Power User. This is a wonderful reference, full of tips on how to quickly find the template info, demo sites, module position guides and more. We don't want you to miss a thing!

2. Download Template and Extensions

Check download folder for the Quickstart, Template zip file and other complimentary extensions zip files.

Plan your site Development.

  • Making a New Site? - If you are planning to make a new site, 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 existing live-site, read How to make your site look like demo site guide first to know about the steps involved. Then you can follow the userguide below.

The user guide covers the following aspects:

  • Installing Template on your Joomla
  • Installing T3v2 Framework Plugin
  • Installing complimentary / included extensions.
  • Custom HTML Modules.
  • Mega Menu configs
  • Third Party Extensions Configuration

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

Joomla 3 System requirement

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)

Joomla 2.5+ system requirement

Software

  • 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.

Windows

  • WAMPSEVER
  • XAMPP for Windows

Linux

  • LAMP Bubdle
  • XAMPP for Linux

Mac OS

  • MAMP & MAMP Pro
  • XAMPP for Mac OS

1. Install the Template

  • Install the template that you download in your Joomla 2.5 system.
  • We'll be installing JA Vintas template with the settings as is used on the demo website, other customization should be postponed until you complete the initial setup (including modules & plugins as is on the demo).

If you are new to Joomla installation procedure, please check the following documentation. This guide will show you step by step instructions to install Template and Extensions to your Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3 system.

Detail documentation

Template Configuration:

We'll be installing JA Vintas template with the settings as is used on the demo website, other customization should be postponed until you complete the initial setup (including modules & plugins as is on the demo).

Once completed the setup, you can come back to the template back-end and check the various options for customizing your template. Refer to this Universal T3 V2 Back-end Config Guide for options on how to customize your installed template.

Note:

JA T3v2 template configurations are the same in Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 2.5, so the above guide link is valid for both.

Links to resources on T3 V2 Framework templates and advanced configurations :

Error? - I see “Missing T3” error on the website front-end?

T3v2 Framework based templates need the T3 Framework Plugin to be installed and enabled.

2. Install T3v2 Framework Plugin (T3 system plugin)

Download and install T3v2 Framework Plugin (aka T3 System plugin). Follow this guide if you are not familiar with the installation procedure. After the plugin is installed, enable it.

  • Free Extensions : (aka complimentary / included extensions). We use many extensions in our demo site to provide greater flexibility and features. These are provided for free to our members.
  • 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 the correct display. We provide the HTML code in this userguide.
  • 3rd Party Extensions : This template uses K2 and Virtuemart component. For Virtuemart, it's a commercial extension so you have to buy and install to your site then add our virtuemart package to you site.

If you are new to Joomla installation procedure, please check the following documentation.

Detail documentation

Know your Module Positions :

List of modules / plugins used in JA Vintas Template Demo :

  • JA Login Module
  • JA Contentslider Module
  • JA Slideshow lite Module
  • JA Twitter Module
  • JA Typo Plugin
  • JA Typo Button Plugin
Note: We provide the screenshot of the settings used on our demo website. Make sure you configure your modules / plugins in the same manner to achieve demo site alike style / functions.

1. JA Login Module

Module Position : login
Module Suffix : NO USED

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

Detail documentation

2. JA Twitter Module

Module Position : twitter
Module Suffix : no-title mod_twitter

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

Detail documentation

3. JA Content Slider Module

Module Position :  banner
Module Suffix :  NO USED

Important: JA Content Slider Module in Vintas have some cases needed to notice as below :

  • Not support Show Tabs
  • Slide Mode only supports Horizontal

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

Detail documentation

4. JA Slideshow Lite Module

Module Position : slideshow
Module Suffix : NO USED

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

HTML code:

[desc img="sl-1.jpg" url="#"]
<h3>Show your stripes</h3><p>Aliquam Sed mauris quis tincidunt Duis tristique vitae Vestibulum In consequat. A eget Morbi consectetuer tincidunt.</p>
[/desc]
[desc img="sl-2.jpg" url="#"]
<h3>Clear cut</h3><p>Aliquam Sed mauris quis tincidunt Duis tristique vitae Vestibulum In consequat.</p>
[/desc]
[desc img="sl-3.jpg" url="#"]
<h3>Smart is beautiful</h3><p>Aliquam Sed mauris quis tincidunt Duis tristique vitae Vestibulum In consequat. A eget morbi consectetuer tincidunt.</p>
[/desc]

Important: JA Slideshow Lite Module in Vintas has some cases needed to notice below :

  • Not support Slideshow type as Custom
  • Support YES/NO show Thumbnail but not support Width & Height
  • IE8 -9 Slideshow type only supports Fade & Slide

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

Detail documentation

5. JA Typo and JA Typo Button Plugin

These plugins allow you to add a variety of typo to your article. After you install and enable 2 plugins, open article (in back-end) you want to enable the plugin then click on the JATypo button then select the typo type you want to add to the article.

Select typo style for articles

Front-end appearance

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 to get a display like on demo.

1. Banner

Module Position : banner-top
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<div class="custom-banner"><img src="/images/sampledata/ja_vintas/banner-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Sample banner" />
<div class="custom-text">
<p>Nulla elit urna neque donec elit sit ornare ut id. Laoreet amet elit ut gravida nam lorem elit neque.</p>
</div>
</div>

2. All categories

Module Position : banner-top
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<div class="custom-banner"><img src="/images/sampledata/ja_vintas/banner-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Sample banner" />
<div class="custom-text">
<p>Nulla elit urna neque donec elit sit ornare ut id. Laoreet amet elit ut gravida nam lorem elit neque.</p>
</div>
</div>
<h3 class="title-hilite"><span>All categories</span></h3>

3. Custom banner

Module Position : mega2
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<div style="margin-top: 25px;"><a href="#" title="Sample banner"><img src="/images/sampledata/ja_vintas/banner.jpg" border="0" alt="Sample banner" /></a></div>

4. Hotline

Module Position : hotline
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<div class="phone">Service client: <strong>(012) 345 6789</strong></div>

5. Position 5

Module Position : position-5
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<p>Mauris Vestibulum tortor lorem Phasellus dapibus nisl dis ac ut cursus. Id quis tellus tortor dis nisl risus quam dui felis felis. Orci velit Nullam et risus euismod dolor aliquet Lorem consequat et. Metus tincidunt.</p>

6. Position 7

Module Position : position-7
Module Suffix : _menu
<p>Mauris Vestibulum tortor lorem Phasellus dapibus nisl dis ac ut cursus. Id quis tellus tortor dis nisl risus quam dui felis felis. Orci velit Nullam et risus euismod dolor aliquet Lorem consequat et. Metus tincidunt.</p>

7. About us

Module Position : position-5
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<p>Donec sed odio dui. Nulla itae elit libero, a pharetra augue. Nullam id dolor id ultricies ut. <a class="more-details" href="#">More detail ...</a></p>

8. Social

Module Position : social
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<div class="social"><a class="ico-social ico-facebooks" href="#" title="Facebook"><span>Facebook</span></a> <a class="ico-social ico-twitters" href="#" title="Twitter"><span>Twitter</span></a> <a class="ico-social ico-google" href="#" title="Google"><span>Google</span></a> <a class="ico-social ico-rss" href="#" title="RSS"><span>RSS</span></a></div>

9. User 1

Module Position : user1
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<div class="border-image"><img src="/images/sampledata/ja_vintas/story-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Sample Image" /></div>
<p class="img-content">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetuer ac a In euismod In. Nulla justo urna orci Fusce tellus sapien amet quis sociis est.</p>

10. User 2

Module Position : user2
Module Suffix : _center
<div class="border-image"><img src="/images/sampledata/ja_vintas/story-2.jpg" border="0" alt="Sample Image" /></div>
<p class="img-content">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetuer ac a In euismod In. Nulla justo urna orci Fusce tellus sapien amet quis sociis est.</p>

11. User 3

Module Position : user3
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<div class="border-image"><img src="/images/sampledata/ja_vintas/story-3.jpg" border="0" alt="Sample Image" /></div>
<p class="img-content">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetuer ac a In euismod In. Nulla justo urna orci Fusce tellus sapien amet quis sociis est.</p>

12. Location Store

Module Position : user4
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<p><span class="title-contact">Address store</span> Vestibulum sed et justo Vestibulum Vestibulum natoque orci porttitor Proin felis.</p>
<ul class="contact-list">
<li class="telephone">+61-3-86271478</li>
<li class="fax">+61-3-86271478</li>
<li class="email"><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></li>
</ul>

13. Customer services

Module Position : user5
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<ul class="useful-links">
<li><a href="#">Contact Us</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Track Your Order</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Shipping Information</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Our Stores</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Returns</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Catalog Request</a></li>
</ul>

14. Top Events

Module Position : user6
Module Suffix : NOT USED
<ul class="list-events">
<li><span class="created">16.07.2012</span>Suspendisse in ipsum ut magna pharetra aliquet non sodales velit.</li>
<li class="last"><span class="created">17.07.2012</span>Suspendisse in ipsum ut magna pharetra aliquet non sodales velit. Nam elit ligula elit sit ipsum netus.</li>
</ul>

15. Top Menu Module

To display as Demo site, please follow step by step as below:

Step 1 Create all top menu items

Go to Administrator >> Menus >> Top >> Add New Menu Item Type

Step 2 Create new Menu module

Go to Administrator >> Module Manager >> Add new Menu Module

Module Position : top_menu
Module Suffix : _menu
Note: To create Contacts page like on demo site, you must go to Components >> Contacts >> Contact Name. Check out how to configure here: Back-end Settings.

HTML Code:

<div class="local-map"><img src="/images/sampledata/ja_vintas/map.jpg" border="0" alt="Our head office" /></div>
<p>Tincidunt tempor ut vitae et adipiscing justo magna interdum turpis et. Habitant mollis velit orci id augue urna orci purus lobortis Phasellus.<strong> The shop is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am - 5:30pm</strong> Nunc neque Duis id tempor sollicitudin Phasellus tempus Cum vel In.</p>

16. Newsletter Module

JA Vintas provides limited support for AcyMailing Component. The module has been styled to match the template concept.

Module Position : user7
Module Suffix : NOT USED

Please note that you have to configure the Acymailing Component to get this module working.

17. Search Module

Go to Module manager : Create new Module with module style is : Search

Module Position : search
Module Suffix : NOT USED

18. Who's Online Module

Module Position : position-5
Module Suffix : NOT USED

19. Footer Module

Module Position : footer
Module Suffix : NOT USED

K2 Installation

If you are new to this Joomla component, please read this guide.

K2 Installation Documentation

2. Configure K2 component

2.1 Global Configuration: Click on Parameter button

Back-end settings

2.2 Category Configuration

To build your website like our demo, navigate to Administrator >> Component >> K2 >> Categories.

Blog category

All Content Type category

Antique Unique Charms category

Note: Other categories are inherited parameters from category: Antique Unique Charms category.

3. Configure for K2 Modules

This instruction is a reference for developers using manual installation, a guide on how to set up K2 Component like on the demo website and the quick-start package.

Please refer to the official documentation on how to install and set up K2.

3.1 K2 Users Module

Module Position : position-5
Module suffix : NOT USED

3.2 K2 User Module

Module Position : position-5
Module suffix : NOT USED

3.3 K2 Comments Module

Module Position :  position-5
Module suffix : NOT USED

3.4 K2 Tools Module

Module Position : position-5
Module suffix : _menu

3.5 K2 Content Module

3.5.1 Latest Article

Module Position : position-5
Module suffix : NOT USED

3.5.2 Top Trends

Module Position : user1
Module suffix : NOT USED

3.5.3 Most read

Module Position : user2
Module suffix : _center

3.5.4 Popular

Module Position : user3
Module suffix : NOT USED

1. Installation

If you are new to this Joomla component, please read this guide.

Virtuemart Installation Guide

2. Configure Virtuemart component

2.1 Global Configuration:

Open Configuration page

Note: another tabs use default settings.

2.2 Category Configuration

To build your website like our demo, navigate to Administrator >> Component >> Virtuemart >> Product Category and create Product & Category normally.

3. Configure Virtuemart Modules as on our Demo

3.1 VirtueMart Category Module

Module Position : position-5
Module suffix : _menu

3.2 VirtueMart Currency Selector Module

Module Position : position-7
Module suffix :  NOT USED

3.3 VirtueMart Products Module

3.3.1 Best sales

Module Position : mega1
Module suffix :  NOT USED

3.3.2 VM - Featured products

Module Position : vm-product
Module suffix :   title-hilite

3.3.3 VM - Best Sales

Module Position : vm-product
Module Suffix : NOT USED

3.4 VirtueMart Search Product Module

Module Position : position-7
Module suffix :   NOT USED

3.5 VirtueMart Shopping Cart Module

3.5.1 VM - Shopping cart 1

Module Position : position-5
Module suffix : NOT USED

3.5.2 VM - Shopping cart 2

Module Position : vm-cart
Module suffix : NOT USED

JA Vintas comes with multiple typography styles for headings, content, tables, buttons, quotes, lists and so on ...

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 Vintas 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 the future.

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 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 read them carefully 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 on getting the information from users in case the support guidelines are not followed.