Set up the Joomla menu

Set up the Joomla menu

This tutorial shows you how to set up the main menu correctly in your Warp 7 based template.

Create the menu

After installation of the template click on Menus » Menu Manager Menu » Add New Menu in the administration menu on top. Give it a name and click on Save & Close. For more detailed instructions on how to create a menu see the Joomla documentation.

You can now assign menu items to the menu. Click on Menus » YOUR MENU » Add New Menu Item. For additional instructions on how to create a menu item take a look at the Joomla documentation.

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Set up the logo

Set up the logo for Joomla Template

The Logo is actually a simple image element. In Joomla we are using a Custom HTML module published on the themes logo position for it to display.

Desktop Logo

Go to Extensions » Modules Manager. Click on New. Select a Custom HTML module.

On the following edit screen, you select the logo module position.

And fill the Custom Output field. After publishing the module, the logo will display in the template.

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File permission issues

File permission issues

Learn, how to handle file permission issues with your Warp theme.

There are two ways of accessing files when working with Joomla: either directly via your webserver or through an FTP client. Different files and directories have permissions specifying who can read, write or access them. Sometimes the permission settings of your webserver and your FTP client can collide, so that when trying to install an extension from the backend you are suddenly confronted with messages, like JFolder::create: Could not create directory or Directory not writable: /administrator/templates/system/ or you may not be able to save theme settings.

Change file permissions

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Template Information

Get an overview of versions, file modifications and potential issues in your theme.

Versions

The dashboard section displays the current version number of the theme and the framework. This kind of information might be useful, if you need to resolve technical issues. It is advisable to update the framework and the theme simultaneously.

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Joomla Menu Settings

Manage and organize your menus with additional settings. Menu items can be filtered by the position to which they are assigned.

Menu Settings

The following table shows you all additional menu settings.

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Joomla Layout Settings

The layout settings manage the positioning of different layout parts.

This section makes the arrangement of your content very easy and flexible. You can enable or disable system output, define the layout of the theme’s widget or module positions and select a style you created in the customizer. Additionally you have the possibility to store your modifications in a layout profile and assign it to different pages.

Style

This option enables you to assign a style to your layout. In addition with the customizer and the layout manager this makes styling your pages very flexible.

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Customizer

Template Customizer

Learn all about managing theme styles and how to add your own.

The Warp customizer simplifies your workflow and allows you to add new styles with no need for any CSS knowledge. It is divided into two sections. The left hand vertical bar indicates the settings for the theme and on the right you can see your selected theme. All modifications within the customizer will instantly be displayed in the preview on the right side.

NOTE To optimize performance, we recommend disabling add-ons, like Firebug in Firefox.

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Joomla Template Configuration

Joomla Template Settings

The general theme section allows you to control the behaviour and the overall appearance of your template.

Style

The style section contains the customizer. Hit the Customizer button to add your own style or to modify an existing style. After the customizer is loaded, you can easily customize colors, fonts, margins and even more settings of the theme. The customizer saves only the modified variables and automatically compiles them into CSS.

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How to update Joomla template

Learn how to update Joomla template without losing your customizations.

If a newer version of your template or Warp framework is available, you will receive a notification in the theme settings. In that case, just visit the Downloads section and download the latest template package.

Update Warp 7

  1. Create a copy of your theme’s /warp folder. That way, you will have a backup in case the update fails.
  2. Download any Warp 7 theme and unzip the package.
  3. Copy the /warp folder from the theme and replace the one in your theme with this one.

NOTE Sometimes a Warp update also requires to update the theme to reflect the changes in Warp accordingly.

Update Joomla Template

The file verification in the theme settings shows all modified and missing files in your theme to help you detect which files you have customized before you start updating. Changes in Warp’s administration area will generate the config.json, which is not shown in the file verification. So be sure to have a backup of that file. To update your theme, do the follow these steps.

  1. First of all, make a backup of all your customized theme files, so you can recover modifications at any time.
  2. Download the latest theme version and extract the package to your Desktop.
  3. Copy all files to /templates/THEME-NAME for Joomla and replace all files.
  4. Recover your modifications by merging your customized files with the new ones.
  5. Open Warp’s administration area and hit Compile LESS.

IMPORTANT We strongly recommend to create a new style for all modifications and make a backup before updating. That way all your changes will be kept when updating your original theme files by replacing them.

How to install a Joomla template on your existing website

Install Joomla Template

This tutorial gives you a brief overview of the general Joomla! and Joomla Template installation process.

Installation

Setting up a Joomla Template follows the standard Joomla installation procedure and works like with any other template.

  1. Download Joomla from the Joomla website.
  2. Setup a new Joomla install.
  3. Install and activate your theme.

For more information, take a look at the official Joomla documentation.

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What is “Pro” and why I need to pay for it?

JoomLead Templates are all available on both FREE and PRO versions

Free Edition

Free for download, limited features and support. You can use it for Unlimited Website License, personal or commercial project.

Pro Editions

What you are actually purchasing is a Pro Version. The Pro Version offers significantly more features than the free-for-use version (see Pro Version for details). Each Pro version has its duration and specifics. See our pricing table for details of each plan. Once your order expired, Our template will continue to work indefinitely. However, you will not be able to access our Members Area anymore(Pro standard Edition only) to get updates and support.

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