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    JA Koniga – Userguide

    • For users who start your Joomla! site at the beginning, I recommend you using QuickStart package of JA Koniga, named as ja_koniga_quickstart_v…_j1.0.x.zip. For instruction how to use JoomlArt quickstart package, please check the QuickStart guide
    • For users who new to Joomla!, there are many useful documents available at http://joomla.org about Joomla! and how to use, please spend some time to check them out.
    • Here is some other guides that may useful for you:

    • For users that already have a site with contents and other extensions installed, please follow my instruction below to understand how JA Koniga works:

    I. TEMPLATE

    1.1 Template Installation

    After downloading JA Koniga package and extract it, you will find template package named: ja_koniga_template_v…_j1.0.x.zip

    Proceed installation of JA Koniga as other normal Joomla! templates. If you don’t know how to do installation or set a template as default, please check the How to install Joomla! template guide.

    After installing and setting JA Koniga as default template, your site should look like this:

    To see position located in site, in Navigation toolbar input string “?tp=1” at the end of site link

    1.2 Template Configuration

    To configure JA Koniga template, check How to configure Joomla! template guide!

    You can change all JA Koniga parameters as you wish.

    Please click here for JA Koniga module positions and its arrangement. Base on module positions, you can publish your modules on them to match JA Koniga style.

    If you don’t know how to create module position in Joomla!, please follow this guide

    II. EXTENSION INSTALLATION

    When extracting JA Koniga package, you will see the folder named Extensions. All extensions needed for Koniga template in here, there are 2 modules packages

    You check How to install Joomla! module guidefor installation.

    Here are extensions used in JA Koniga:
    Note: [xx] before each extension is its position.

    • [left] JA Newsflash module
    • [user5] JA Slide Gallery module

    And extension details as follow:

    2.1.JA Newsflash module(mod_janewsflash.zip)
    [position: left]

    On demo, it looks like:

    Please go to Modules >> Site Modules and click on module name (mod_janewsflash)to go to configuration page.

    Here is the setting of JA Newsflash on demo:

    Parameters Explanation:

    • Category: Select category for JA NewsFlash to display
    • Rolling delay time: Time to change between two articles (in seconds)
    • Animation time: The time of an animation (in miliseconds)
    • Linked Titles: Make the Items Linkable or not
    • Style class: Choose the animation style here (Fade, Scroll, Replace)
    • Height of div: Height of the div will be displayed
    • Templates: Template for this module (see default for example)

    2.2.JA Slide Gallery(mod_jaslidegallery.zip)
    [position: user5]

    On demo, it looks like:

    In Admin panel, please go to Modules >> Site Modules and click on module name (mod_jaslidegallery) to go to configuration page.

    Here is the setting of JA SlideGallery on demo:

    Parameters Explanation:

    • Width of images: Width of the image will be displayed
    • Height of images: Height of the image will be displayed
    • Width of thumbnail: Width of thumbnails will be displayed
    • Height of thumbnail: Height of thumbnails will be displayed
    • Number of thumbnail: Number of thumbnails will be displayed
    • Padding of thumbnail: Space between two thumbnails
    • Images Folder URL: Folder contain images to display
    • Duration time of Big images: Big images animation time (in milliseconds)
    • Duration time: Thumbnail navigation animation time (in milliseconds)
    • Interval time: Time for images wait before rolling (in milliseconds)
    • Order by: Order of Images in Gallery
    • Sort Order: Sort order of Images in Gallery
    • Set image array display: If you want to display some specific images only, please define them here, each image’s name separate by comma (,)
    • Auto run thumbnail navigation: Set the thumbnail navigation will automatic run or not
    • Auto resize images: Select Yes if you want it to auto resize your images
    • Use lightbox: Set to use lightbox or not, if No then your images will open in new popup when click
    • Direction of thumbnail navigation: Set the direction of thumbnail navigation when it’s running

    2.3.Module Suffix

    Joomla have specific parameter named Module suffixes let you design your module in custom look. JoomlArt templates usually comes with serveral built-in module styles. To add module suffix to your current module, do step belows:

    • In your administrator area, on the top go to Module -> Site Modules
    • There is a list of current modules in your site. Click on a module title to edit module.
    • In Module detail information page, scroll page to bottom you will see parameter: Module Suffixes
    • Type your module suffixes (usually have form: -nameofsuffix)
    • After that, click Save to save new module parameter.
    • Now refresh your main site to see how it changed.

    III. TYPOGRAPHY

    JA Koniga came with a rich typography to give users more ability to customize content look and feel. Please check all JA Koniga typography here at JA Koniga Typography

    IV. TIPS & TRICKS

    To have best presentation like JA Koniga demo, you have to configure content item not show on frontpage by these steps:

    • In administrator area, go to Menu>>Mainmenu and click to Home
    • In right zone, you will see Headline, Intro, Link set all of them to 0 to invisible all content in frontpage.

    And create your customs module, publish them in user1, user2, user5 modules.

    V. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

    Q: I want to add a template position in to my Joomla!
    A: Go to your Administration Panel, Site -> Template Manager -> Module Positions. Add your template positions and hit the Save button.

    Q: Where can I change my footer?
    A: If you want to change or remove something in the footer, just open the “ja_justicia/footer.php” then modify it to suite your needs.

    Q: My images take a lot of white space and do not look good?
    A: The {mosimage} may show some extra padding and margin. To solve this problem, go to your Joomla! Administrator -> Mambots -> Site Mambots and change the margin and padding parameters of MOS Image mambot to 0.
    Q: Images without caption are stuck with text?
    A: It is because Joomla! generates the code different when {mosimage} has and doesn’t have its caption. So when you decide that the image will not having a caption, put it between the div tag like this <div class=”mosimage” style=”float: left;”>{mosimage}</div>

    Q: What’s a module style? And module class suffix?
    A: Almost modules offer you a parameter called Module Class Suffix. Set a value for this parameter and you will have your module’s appearance differs from the others. JA templates often provide you some module styles which can be found in Module Styles area of the guide.

    Q: I changed my default color/font/resolution but when I refresh the page, it didn’t change?
    A: JA template use client’s cookie to save your preferences. If you made change to default value, please close the browser, open a blank new window and then clear the browser’s cookie. You’ll see the new preferences applied.

    Q: Some of my menu looks horrible. Why?
    A: Menus in JA templates are designed with the most semantic mark up are used over the net, it’s the list style. If you made change to the menu type, go to you menu module and change the menu type parameter to Flat List. It will solve the problem.

    Q: I want to change some graphic contents
    A: PSD/PNG files and fonts can be found in the template’s source package. Please download the file at our download page in case you need to modify something.

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