ZT Neoa Guide

1. Introduction

Current Version 1.0.3 (release Mar 13, 2014) Upgrade to Zo2Framework v1.4.6

After a process of careful and creative studying about the the customer’s demand, we realized that on the template market there are not still many templates for icon set and Zootemplate is glad to introduce to you our amazing new product – ZT NEOA – lauching as a gift to help you explore your favorite icons as well as thank you for your care and support us for a long time. It belongs to the premium Joomla Templates and moreover, ZT NEOA’s layout is crisp, clean and corporate great for business website but also will work for any corporate style website. ZT NEOA is now compatible with Joomla 3.x

Last but not least, we greatly appreciate your feedback from you to make this documentation improved. If you have any further question, please kindly contact to us via our Helpdesk. Our smart and flexible staffs are always ready to help you. So, feel free to be servered with best quality!

2. Help & Support

2. 1. Reference

You may find these sites useful while installing and configuring your Joomla site!:

2. 1. 1. Joomla installation

2. 1. 2. Joomla help

Online Joomla guide

There are many tutorials, acticles and forums to help you learn how to use this Joomla template and its features. This section provides helpful links to instructions on commonly used this Joomla template features, but you can learn even more by exploring these resources:

All of our items come with free support, and we have a dedicated support system to handle your requests. Support is limited to questions regarding the template’s features or problems with the template. We are not able to provide support for code customizations or third-party plugins. If you need help with anything other than minor customizations of your template then you should enlist the help of a developer.

To submit a Ticket always remember:

  • Include as many information as possible to explain your issue.
  • Your URL.
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  • If you installed extensions, specify which are these.

(We reserve the right to change or modify current Support Policy with no prior notice.)

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2. 3. Third-party extensions

This template may not be compatible with some third-party extensions. It’s impossible for Joomla template authors to make the template compatible by default with all existing extensions because there are thousands of available Joomla extensions. Only the “default” Joomla default is compatible with all third-party extensions, because all extensions are designed to work with it. But authors of the extension should provide detailed instruction about how to integrate the extension with custom templates, since nobody really uses “default” Joomla template, everybody uses custom template.

Generally all extensions can work with all templates but they sometimes have to be integrated manually. The same applies for third party scripts or extensions you may add that can cause conflicts with our Joomla template. In such cases you need to customize the template and merge two conflicting template files into one template file.

2. 3. 1. Support

Unfortunately third-party extensions are beyond the scope of our support, please contact the author of the extension if needed. Author of the extension should provide detailed instructions about how to integrate the extension with any custom Joomla template.

3. Installation

There are 2 methods of installing the ZT NEOA:

3. 1. Separate Template Installation

To install ZT NEOA you only need to take a few quick steps:

3. 1. 1. Package Browser

  • In Joomla administration go to menu Extensions => Extension Manager => then select Browse button and localte ZT NEOA files.

3. 1. 2. ZT NEOA Installation

You have 2 options A or B to install the ZT NEOA:

  • A. Option 1:

A1. Install com_zo2framework v1.0.6.zip. After that click on button Upload&Install.

A2. Install zt_NEOA_template_installer.zip. After that click on button Upload&Install.

  • B. Option 2:

Install zt_NEOA_zo2_template_combo.zip. After that click on button Upload&Install.


3. 1. 3. ZT NEOA Configuration

  • Go to Back-end => Extensions => Templates Manager => Select ZT NEOA and Make Default.


4. Configuration

4. 1. ZT Layer Slider


ZT Layer Slider allows you to easily create the sliders with multiple cool effects. With this module, you can now add a custom Slider to any or every page on your website. Equally, you can also add as many slider as you like. A more detailed instruction about how to edit and configure ZT Layer Slider can be found in ZT Layer Slider Configuration Manual.

  • Login to our download website and download ZT Layer Slider module
  • In Joomla administration go to menu Extensions => Extension Manager => then select Choosefile button and select Layer Slider file you just downloaded. After that click the Upload & Install button.


More informations about these steps are available in chapter Configure the Extension.

  • Next, nagative to Extensions > Module Manager > then click on ZT Layer Slider to open configurable area. Here, you can create a new slider, edit or delete any existing slider.


There are a few specific settings that you should use when using the ZT Layer Slider of our Zootemplate. For more information about module usage, please see the Extensions Usage Guide.

4. 2. ZT Shortcodes

A good new for you, All new Joomla templates with Zo2Framework now comes with 25 built-in shortcodes (e.g. tabs, gallery, video, google map etc.) that users can attach to certain pages by adding the corresponding macro codes into articles or even modules. But we went a step further than the competition, we created ZT Shortcode Generator plugin for Joomla 3.x. This is a free plugin for adding & displaying Zo2 shortcodes on your website.


  • Download ZT Shortcodes and install it via Extensions > Extension Manager
  • You can find & enable the settings for this plugin by going to Extension > Plug-in Manager > Search in Plug-in title “Shortcodes”.
  • ZT Short Code Usage:

Sample 1:

Shortcodes can use in detail article (K2 and Content). Here is for example with Content article: Please navigate to Content > Article Manager > Add New Article > click `ZT Shortcodes” button and select any Shortcodes type as you want to edit. Note that UPPERCASE is where you can edit code.

Sample 2:

If you want to use Shortcodes in Custom HTML Module. Please navigate to Extensions > Module Manager > Add New Module with “Custom HTML” module type > click “ZT Shortcodes” button and select any Shortcodes type as you want to edit. Note that UPPERCASE is where you can edit code.

For both samples, after selecting your own shortcode, you should fill out all of the available parameters and your content, for example Title and Content of tabs. You can simply include these info in your shortcode as well later. The shortcodes will automatically populate with the content you entered.

4. 3. ZT Custom HTML

We use many custom HTML modules in our ZT Cena demo for layout and concept. You can replace the content of the same to your taste or replace them with other modules. Just need to insert your new content into the shortcodes by clicking the “ZT Shortcodes” button and choose of the element you would like to insert.

4. 3. 1. Create and configure custom HTML Module

  • To create this module, go to backend: Extensions => Module Manager => New => You’ll see a list of available modules. Select type as Custom HTML and begin editing the module.


  • To Edit an existing Custom HTML module, in the Module Manager click on an Custom HTML Modules Title or click the Custom HTML modules check box and then click the Edit button in the Toolbar.


  • Click the Save button to apply the changes.

You can found all settings of these custom HTML modules in Module Manager. Use the filter by Partial Title/ID in the upper left or the filter by State, Position, Type, Access and Language in In the upper right area to see how to configure each module.

4. 3. 2. Hello

  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: feature


Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:

<h2>Explore your favorite icons</h2>
<p class="tdesc">Nulla vitae elit libero pharetra ougue ultricies vehicula ut id elit integer</p>

  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: bottom4


  • Choose gallery as shortcode you will use to insert this content. Now you should fill out all of the available parameters and your content, for example Title and Content of tabs.
  • Insert your content into element gallery the shortcodes. The shortcodes will automatically populate with the content you entered.

[zt_gallery dir="gallery" width="600" height="450" thumb-width="90" thumb-height="60"][/zt_gallery]

4. 3. 4. Social

  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: zt-social


Custom Output:

Use shortcode Social Icon to display the social icons. The content you entered will then be populated as below:

<div class="social header-social">
[zt_social_icons boxed="yes"]
[zt_social_icon icon="fa fa-facebook" link="#" color="#8d8d8d" bgColor="#28292a" hoverColor="#fff" hoverBgColor="#4d70a0"][/zt_social_icon]
[zt_social_icon icon="fa fa-google-plus" link="#" color="#8d8d8d" bgColor="#28292a" hoverColor="#fff" hoverBgColor="#9d0502"][/zt_social_icon]
[zt_social_icon icon="fa fa-twitter" link="#" color="#8d8d8d" bgColor="#28292a" hoverColor="#fff" hoverBgColor="#23d8e8"][/zt_social_icon]
[zt_social_icon icon="fa fa-linkedin" link="#" color="#8d8d8d" bgColor="#28292a" hoverColor="#fff" hoverBgColor="#0077b5"][/zt_social_icon]
[zt_social_icon icon="fa fa-youtube-play" link="#" color="#8d8d8d" bgColor="#28292a" hoverColor="#fff" hoverBgColor="#af100a"][/zt_social_icon]

4. 3. 5. GET IN TOUCH

  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: zo2-touch


Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:

<div class="zo2-contact"><form id="contact-form" action="#" method="post">
<div class="email"><input id="jform_contact_email" size="30" type="email" value="" placeholder="Email" /></div>
<div class="mess"> </div>
<div class="submit text-right"><button class="button-submit" type="submit">Subscribe !</button></div>

4. 3. 6. About us

  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: zo2-bottom1


Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:

<div class="zt-aboutus">
<p class="zt-images"><img src="images/logo-NEOA.png" alt="logo-footer" /></p>
<div class="title">Nullam congue dui at sem tincidunt a egestas justo pharetra. Curabitur et leo elit, id condimentum justo. Vivamus et molestie risus? Proin luctus turpis id lorem euismod gravida. Mauris lacinia sapien sed magna dignissim non ultrices metus euismod. Donec malesuada ante eu leo accumsan tristique. Cras vulputate, mauris sit amet sollicitudin feugiat; massa leo rhoncus nibh, vitae malesuada felis velit at enim. remaining essentially is unchanged.</div>

4. 3. 7. Location Services

  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: zo2-bottom2


Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:

<div class="add"><br /><small><a style="color: #0000ff; text-align: left;" href="https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=embed&amp;hl=vi&amp;geocode=&amp;q=No.+501,+the+building+169,Nguyen+Ngoc+Vu,+Hanoi&amp;aq=&amp;sll=37.0625,-95.677068&amp;sspn=0.009435,0.021136&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=169+Nguy%E1%BB%85n+Ng%E1%BB%8Dc+V%C5%A9,+Trung+Ho%C3%A0,+C%E1%BA%A7u+Gi%E1%BA%A5y,+H%C3%A0+N%E1%BB%99i,+Vi%E1%BB%87t+Nam&amp;t=m&amp;z=14&amp;ll=21.012137,105.808144">Xem Bản đồ cỡ lớn hơn</a></small>
<p>501 Floor, 169 Building, Nguyen Ngoc Vu Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam Working from 8am - 17 pm daily Weekends from 8am - 12pm</p>

4. 3. 8. Contact us

  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: zo2-bottom3


Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:

<div class="zt-contact">
<p>If you want to support, please call hot line:<span class="hotline">19001089</span> or send email to: <span class="web">support@yourdomain.com</span></p>
<p class="follow">Follow</p>
<li class="itwitter"></li>
<li class="fbook"></li>
<li class="google"></li>
<li class="dribbble"></li>

  1. Module type: Search
  2. Muple position: search

This Module displays a Search entry field where the user can type in a phrase and press ‘Enter’ to search the web site.


To ‘add’ a new Search module or ‘edit’ an existing Search module, navigate to the Module Manager:

  • Select Extensions > Module Manager
  • Click the New button and click on Search in the modal popup window.

To ‘Edit’ an existing Search module, in the Module Manager, click on the Search Module’s Title or click the Search module’s check box and then click the Edit button in the Toolbar.


4. 5. Language Switcher

  1. Module type: Language Switcher
  2. Muple position: zo2-feature

This module allows you to switch between available Content languages. Selecting a language will take you to the home page for that language.


  • To add a new Language Switcher module, navigate to the Extensions > Module Manager > click the New button > select the Language Switcher in the modal popup window.
  • To edit an existing Language Switcher module, in the Module Manager list, click on the Language Switcher Module’s Title to publish and edit this module:


Pre-text: This is the text or HTML that is displayed above the language switcher.

Post-text: This is the text or HTML that is displayed below the language switcher

Use Dropdown: (Yes/No). If set to ‘Yes’, the display parameters below will be ignored. The content languages native names will display in a dropdown.

Use Image Flags: (Yes/No). If set to ‘Yes’, will display language choice as image flags. Otherwise will use the content language native names.

Horizontal Display: (Yes/No). Default is set to ‘Yes’, i.e. to horizontal display.

Active Language: (Yes/No). Display or not the active language. If displayed, the class ‘lang-active’ will be added to the element.

Languages Full Names: (Yes/No). If set to ‘Yes’ and image flags set to ‘No’, full content language native names are displayed. If set to ‘No’, upper case abbreviations from the content language’s URL Language Code are used. Example: EN for English, FR for French.

  • Common Tabs: Menu Assignment (a list of menu items. You can choose between On All Pages, No Pages, Only on the pages selected and On all pages except those selected from the List.), Module Permissions (Manage the permission settings for the user groups below. See notes at the bottom.), Advanced (The advanced module settings allow you to modify:Module tag, Bootstrap size, Header tag, Header class, Module style).

More infomation about how to create a multilingual site in Joomla 3.x, please check guide How to create a multilingual site in Joomla 3.x.

4. 6. Featured Article


Featured Articles allows you to edit some articles marked in your site as Featured.

  • First, you need to mark some articles in your site as Featured go to Content => Article Manager. Here, you will see a list of your articles. Note that there is a star next to each article. To mark an article as Featured, simply press the star next to it. It will turn yellow, indicating that you’ve marked this article as featured.


  • When you click on Add New Article, you will see a ZT Shortcodes module that you can use to insert and format your new article text, add images & links to it, and more.


  • If not, please paste the following content into the Content Editor:

<div class="row">
<div class="fimage col-md-4 col-sm-4"><img src="images/welcome.png" alt="Welcome to ZT Neoa" /></div>
<div class="finfo col-md-8 col-sm-8">
<h1 class="welcome">Welcome to ZT Neoa</h1>
<p class="deswel">Joomla Template for icon set </p>
<p><strong>Nulla vitae</strong> libero, a pharetra augue Integer posueres erat a ante venenatis dapibus posuere Nulla vitae elit libero, a pharetra augue. Integer posuere erat a ante venenatis dapibus posuere velit aliquet.</p>
<p>Donec sed odio duis mollis est commodo luctus, nisi erat porttitor ligula, eget lacinia odio sem nec praesent  cursus magna,celerisque nisl consectetur et lacinia bibendum nulla consectetur.</p>
<hr id="system-readmore" />
Donec nunc quam, auctor sed ullamcorper eget, condimentum nec enim. Praesent vel dui a neque pulvinar rutrum id in odio. Duis velit leo, pharetra vel bibendum sed, tempus at odio. Curabitur ut sagittis tellus. Donec dui nunc, bibendum eu vestibulum sed, hendrerit in arcu. Aliquam laoreet mollis ligula, at pharetra ipsum egestas vel. Mauris molestie leo sed ipsum pulvinar ut vehicula magna sagittis. Fusce accumsan scelerisque nunc, sed fringilla magna porttitor sit amet.

Maecenas molestie mollis ultrices. Morbi nec nisi eu lorem sagittis semper. Phasellus facilisis arcu mattis lacus tristique sodales. Sed a lacus lorem, in cursus nunc. Aliquam erat volutpat. Vivamus nec tortor ut urna rutrum sodales. Ut varius erat vitae augue euismod lobortis. Vivamus euismod, leo at luctus pellentesque, mauris justo fringilla erat, nec pharetra ipsum lacus et lorem. Fusce eget tortor eu mauris posuere interdum. Nunc volutpat neque at nunc tempor posuere. Donec enim ligula, consectetur eget vehicula at, imperdiet hendrerit eros. Duis fringilla scelerisque purus, in blandit nunc rutrum sit amet.

Ut nisl neque, viverra nec iaculis a, volutpat eget quam. Nam aliquet elit congue orci sagittis faucibus. Donec viverra, justo in porta ornare, diam leo pellentesque ante, in aliquet nisi elit non neque. Donec lectus nulla, varius non accumsan at, congue at tellus. Quisque at tellus libero. Mauris ipsum erat, lacinia ut commodo ut, tristique eget felis. In congue, eros vitae ornare pellentesque, sapien nulla molestie nisi, at rhoncus purus enim non nibh. Cras felis arcu, tincidunt congue placerat ac, commodo eu arcu. Nunc interdum dictum ultricies. Sed nisl neque, consequat non feugiat nec, ullamcorper vel dolor. Fusce feugiat, lectus porttitor tristique gravida, neque lectus imperdiet nisl, ac congue tellus neque eu nisi. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Aliquam imperdiet malesuada diam id vehicula. Nunc eu tellus a est convallis ultricies eu eget risus. Suspendisse semper hendrerit nibh et fermentum. Pellentesque ante magna, fermentum id sagittis sit amet, gravida ut mi.

Note: To make your article visible on your website for all visitors, you need to put it on Published status and Public Access.

4. 7. ZT News


1.Module type: ZT News

2.Module position: zt-news

ZT News module from Zootemplate module allows you display previews of articles on the Joomla front page. ZT News will list all articles within a section, grouped by categories. With this module you can easy to configure the number of column, more links and intro news with or without thumbnail.

4. 7. 1. Download & Installation

  • Now,Downloaded the latest version of ZT News module.
  • After successfully downloaded the package, Log into the administration area, navigate to Extensions > Extension Manager, Browse the package file and finally, click Upload & Install.

4. 7. 2. Enable the module

After successful installation, go to Extensions > Module Manager, you will see a list of modules, click on ZT News to access to module manager page.


To make sure the module display in front-end, at least you have to go through three fields:

  • Publish the module
  • Select a position for module


4. 7. 3. Module Config

You can use this extension in order to show articles from your favorite categories grouped in a very nice section of the front-end. After Installing module we will get the following setting scene:

4. 7. 3. 1. Data Source


  • The module supports 2 content types: Joomla content or K2 content. Select one of those content types from Source From dropdown list then select one or many categories that the module will display articles from.
4. 7. 3. 2. Article Layout

From this setting option you will be able to fix your feature layout.


The module supports 3 layouts:


Each layout has a totally different way to display your article list. Each layout also has a different back-end configuration.

Publish module at the pages you want.


4. 7. 3. 4. Module permission

  • Delete: (Inherited/Allowed/Denied). Allow or deny Delete for users in the Public group. Delete Allows users in the group to delete any content in this extension.
  • Edit: (Inherited/Allowed/Denied). Allow or deny Edit for users in the Public group. Edit Allows users in the group to edit any content in this extension.
  • Edit State: (Inherited/Allowed/Denied). Allow or deny Edit State for users in the Public group. Edit State Allows users in the group to change the state of any content in this extension.


4. 7. 3. 5. Advanced

Fix cathe Time and Catching option.


In Joomla 3 you also have Categories. Each time you create an article or other content type you can assign it to a category. Kindly refer to this documentto know about managing categories in Joomla 3.x.

4. 7. 3. 6. Background module

ZT News in each page comes with different title and background as well. The background can be an image stored anywhere in “images” folder. Follow path: templates/zo2_four/assets/zo2/images/. And thing you need to do, is uploading the background image to images folder.

4. 8. ZT Twitter

4. 9. ZT Twitter


ZT Twitter Module provides API integration with the Twitter microblogging service to drive more traffic to your site. This module comes with ease of configuration, its powerful admin panel includes all settings for you to configure, no customization is required.

  • Download ZT Twitter and install the module in the usual manner.
  • Go to Module Manager, search for ZT Twitter by making use of the filter or looking for module’s name from the select type menu. Click on the Twitter module, and learn how to config it:


  • Type your preferred username in the Username box, and please don’t change the Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, Acess token, and Access Token Secret .

Module Position: zt-twitter

4. 10. Informations/ Menu

This Module allows you to place your Menus on the page. Every Joomla! website has at least one Menu that is created in the Menu Manager screen. The Menu Module allows you place all or part of the selected Menu at the desired position and on the desired web pages.


Module position: bottom2

4. 10. 1. Add & Edit Menu

  • To ‘add’ a new Menu module or ‘edit’ an existing Menu module, navigate to the Module Manager:

Select Extensions > Module Manager > Click the New button and click on Menu in the modal popup window.

  • To ‘Edit’ an existing Menu module, in the Module Manager click on the Menu Module’s Title or click the Menu module’s check box and then click the Edit button in the Toolbar.


This module displays a menu on the frontend.

  • Select Menu: (About Joomla/Australian Parks/Fruit Shop/Main Menu/Top/User Menu). Select a menu in the list
  • Base Item: (Current/Getting Started/Using Joomla!/Using Extensions/Components/Content Component/…). Select a menu item to always be used as the base for the menu display. You must set the Start Level to the same level or higher than the level of the base item. This will cause the module to be displayed on all assigned pages. If Current is selected the currently active item is used as the base. This causes the module to only display when the parent menu item is active.
  • Start Level: (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/…). Level to start rendering the menu at. Setting the start and end levels to the same # and setting ‘Show Sub-menu Items’ to yes will only display that single level.
  • End Level: (All/1/2/3/4/5/6/…). Level to stop rendering the menu at. If you choose ‘All’, all levels will be shown depending on ‘Show Sub-menu Items’ setting.
  • Show Sub-menu Items: (Yes/No). Expand the menu and make its sub-menu items always visible.

Note: In case you don’t see the module displaying in front-page, you need to check:

Is the module published ?

Please make sure that the module is published.

Is the module assigned to a visible module position ?


There can be many module positions listed for you to select, but make sure that the module position you select is visible in front-page.

Is the module assigned to a menu ?

When you want to display a module on specific menus, you need to assign it to the menus.


The menu items above contained in a menu created using the Menu Manager.

  • Select Menus → [name of the menu] from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation. For example, if a Menu is calledMain Menu, select Menus > Main Menu. Or you can navigate to the Menu Manager and click on the icon in the Menu Items column.


4. 11. Recent Post

This Module shows a list of the most recently published Articles.


To add a new Latest News module or edit an existing Latest News module, navigate to the Module Manager:

  • Select Extensions > Module Manager
  • Click the New button and click on Latest News in the modal popup window.

To Edit an existing Latest News module, in the Module Manager click on the Latest News Module’s Title or click the Latest News module’s check box and then click the Edit button in the Toolbar.


Title: Module must have a title

This Module shows a list of the most recently published and current Articles. Some that are shown may have expired even though they are the most recent.

Category: Selects Articles from one or more Categories. If no selection will show all categories as default

Count: The number of Articles to display (the default is 5)

Featured Articles: (Show/Hide/Only show Featured Articles). Show/Hide Articles designated as Featured

Order: (Recently Added First/Recently Modified First/Recently Published First/Recently Touched First/Random Articles).

Recently Added First: order the articles using their creation date

Recently Modified First: order the articles using their modification dateRecently Published

First: order the articles using their publication date.Recently Touched First: order the articles using their modification or creation dates.

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  • Common Tabs: Menu Assignment (a list of menu items. You can choose between On All Pages, No Pages, Only on the pages selected and On all pages except those selected from the List.), Module Permissions (Manage the permission settings for the user groups below. See notes at the bottom.), Advanced (The advanced module settings allow you to modify:Module tag, Bootstrap size, Header tag, Header class, Module style).

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5. Mega Menu

ZO2 Framework supports Mega Menu adding lots of advanced features. This Mega Menu is a perfect choice for creating unique menus. You can create a vertical, horizontal or fixed responsive menu with many custom styles and effects.

Please note that the megamenu setting is not global setting. If you use multiple styles, you need to enable and configure the megamenu option in the style you want to use the feature.

ZO2 Framework Mega Menu consists of 2 parts: Mega Menu Configuration and Mega Menu Edit

5. 1. General Configuration

This allows you to to config selected elements as general configuration for the MegaMenu.


  • Dropdown Strigger: Select mouse event to trigger dropdown menu
  • Animation: select the animation when moving menus in front-end.
  • Duration: Enter time duration for show sub menu
  • Menu type: Choose type menu you want to use

Please note that, the navigation settings are not general settings, that means in each style, it can have difference navigation. In each style, you can display different menus as main menu.

5. 2. Configuration Level

There are 3 level of configuration in the Mega Menu Settings, which are:

  • Sub-megamenu setting
  • Column setting
  • Menu item setting.

5. 2. 1. Sub mega menu Setting

This setting allows you to configure the width of the sub-megamenu, add column, and add class that style for it.


  • Add row: add a row to the selected submenu.
  • Hide when collapse: show/hide this submenu when the menu is collapsed on small screen.
  • Submenu width (px: set width (in px) for the selected submenu.
  • Alignment: align the selected submenu: left, right, center, justify.
  • Extra class: allows you to style the selected submenu with an extra css class

5. 2. 2. Column Setting

MegaMenu from ZO2Frameworks support the column setting which allows you to add column, remove column, set width of column and assign module to column.


  • Add/remove column: “+” to add a new column to the right of the selected column. “-” to remove the selected column
  • Hide when collapse: show/hide this column when the menu is collapsed on small screens
  • Width (1-12): allows you to set number of grid columns (Bootstrap grid) that the selected column spans
  • Module: add/replaace a module to the selected column
  • Extra class: allows you to style the selected column with an extra css class

In this level of configuration, you can: enable or disable submenu if a menu item, display sub-menus in group or not, move menu item to right or left, assign a module to a module menu item, add icon for menu item.


  • Submenu: you can enable/disable submenu for this item
  • Group: config how the selected item’s submenu displays
  • Positions: allows you to move a list of menu items to another column
  • Extra class: allows you to style the selected item with an extra css class
  • Icon: allows you to add an icon from Twitter Bootstrap to the selected item
  • Item caption: add caption to the menu item

5. 3. Mega Menu Edit

One Mega menu is split in two parts: Config and Edit. The Menu Config is specificed in chapter Mega Menu Configuration. In this section, we have two parts: build-up your Megamenu, and style and add icon for menu item as well.

5. 3. 1. Build up Mega Menu

ZO2 Framework has a powerful, flexible and feature rich mega menu built into it’s core. One of the features of the megamenu is the ability to include a module as a submenu item. This section describes how to insert a submenu column, row… into your ZO2 Framework Mega Menu.

5. 3. 1. 1. Add a sub menu

  • On the Megamenu configuration screen, you will see the main menu items. Click on the menu item under which you would like to add a submenu item.
  • If the menu item does not already have a sub menu, click on Submenu – Yes parameter under Item Configuration in order to add a submenu item for selected main menu item. This step isn’t necessary if the parent menu item already has a sub menu item.
  • When you enable a Submenu for the selected main menu item, then you will see the new submenu has been created under the main menu item.


  • Click on the empty area around the submenu dropdown. You will see that the Menu Item configuration has changed. And that the Sub-megamenu setting toolbar appears.
  • Here you can add a new row(1), designate a sub-menu column width for each of the columns you are creating (3), align the selected submenu(4) and show/hide this submenu when the menu is collapsed on small screen(2).


The default for Mega Menu in Joomla is one column, but with ZO2Framework MegaMenu, you can have three to four columns side-by-side. The number of columns and the width of columns of a menu item’smega menu can be set via Column Configuration.

5. 3. 1. 2. Add a column to sub menu

  • Click on the empty area in submenu dropdown to open the Column Configuration area open as the image in chapter Column Setting.
  • Then, select “+” to add a new column to the right of the selected column (click “-” if you want to remove that column).


  • Select Width(1-12) to set number of grid columns that the selected column spans.
5. 3. 1. 3. Assign a module to column

Next, you can easily select the content for each column by assigning any module. That content can be the existing module, a video or even a random image.

  • Select Select Module dropdown box under Column Configuration area to find and select the module you would like to show as a submenu item.


  • Once you select the module to be placed in the menu item you will immediately see that the Megamenu editing interface will load a module and show it in the submenu dropdown.


5. 3. 1. 4. Move menu items to another column

You can move a menu item to next or previous column. This option will help you to devide menu items into columns.


5. 3. 1. 5. Group submenu or not

In this step, you can set all the sub items under one parent item.


  • Also, You can split the Bonus Page column in two or three individual ones if you wanto in Column Configuration and style those columns and make them look balanced. Please read back chapter Add a column to submenu.

5. 3. 2. Style and Add icon

5. 3. 2. 1. Style for Mega Menu

  • You can style for the MegaMenu item by adding class to the field: Extra Class.


You can add class for a mega menu, for a column or for a menu item. So you should the priority oder. The priority order (Mega menu => Column =>Menu Item) is from low to high.

There are one file that you can add style for MegaMenu.

megamenu.less in: templates/zo2_hallo/assets/less

  • Moreover, you can also style for your own menu by adding the subtitle for each menu item.

It is easy to add a subtitle for a Menu Item. In the Item setting panel, select a menu item then add subtitle in the field: Item Caption. The following image shows you how to add subtitle for a menu item.


5. 3. 2. 2. Add icon

One of the features of a megamenu is the ability to add icons to your menu items. This section will show how to add an icons to your menu items.

On the Megamenu configuration screen, you will see the menu items just under the Item Configuration area.

  • Click on the menu item under which you would like to add an icon.
  • For that menu item, click in the Icon box in the Item Configuration area.
  • Input the name of the icon that you would like to show before the menu title for that specific menu item.


Note: Full list of all available icons that you can use with this Icon parameter can be found on the Font Awesome site. Copy the icon class which you want to add to box Icon.

  • Finish adding an icon to the selected menu item by clicking on the Save button in the Megamenu editing page toolbar.

6. Layout Builders

Layout Builder is one of the unique features introduced in Zo2Framework which supports multiple layouts that allow you to make your content displayed flexibly. In the layout builder we used 12 columns. We called the columns as span. This means in our layout builder we used 12 span. This 12 span covered the whole width of our layout. If Users wants to create 4 columns then have to use span3 for every column. Also if anyone wants to create 3 columns then have use span4 for every column.

This part brings more functionalities and improvement user interface in managing template layouts, including:

  • Specify the number of modules to be placed within a module position.
  • Set the width for Column using bootstrap spanX classes (form span1 to span12)
  • Set any of the above options for either tablet/mobile or desktop mode through Column’s/Row’s Settings.
  • Change the name of each row, and also select any module to each column.

You can find all Layout builder settings under Layout Builder section.


Layout Builder also provides more settings for you to create a new layout, customize and manage the layout of your theme. All layout settings are at the top right of each row/column form, including:


  • drag The drag & drop option: By using this option, You can drag & drop to change the position of columns in a line as well.
  • columColumn’s/Row’s Settings: Here you will be able to select the row’s/column’s name & class if he wants. Also users will be able to fix the section for where to visible or where to hidden.
  • rowDuplicate Row: The 3rd option provides you to add new row.
  • row1Split Row: The 4th option provides users to add new column.
  • removeRemove Row: If users want delete the row then just click the cross button.

This part focuses on knowledges to create a new module layout and manage the existing layout in your theme.

6. 1. Top


In Top Section, we use 3 columns and span 4 for each column. The Columns are top-menu, search,and top-social.


Here’re 3 columns: mega_menu (canvas menu) with span 1, header_logo with span 3 and mega_menu with span 8.

Layout Settings For Menu

In layout settings there is option for fixed the type by Module, Message or Components. Here is another option for select the position where to publish. From here users also able to select the span. This settings also contain Offset, Style or Custom class settings.


6. 3. Slide Section

The Slide Layout is a simple one column. And the span 12 covered the whole width of this layout.


6. 4. Feature Section


In the feature section we used the whole span. There is option available for to create more column and row.

This section had only one column and it contain span12.


6. 6. zo2-message

Here we have one column, and it contains span12.


6. 7. Main Body Section


In the main body section we used 03 columns. And the columns are

  • left
  • Component Area
  • right

The left & right contain span3 and the component area contain span6.

6. 8. News Section


In these sections we used the whole span. There is option available for to create more column and row.

6. 9. Bottom


We select the bottom area with bottom1 by one column and bottom2 by 3 columns. Every column (bottom2) contains same span and the span is span 3.

This is pretty Footer one columns layout with whole span.


6. 11. How to use

6. 11. 1. Add a new row

After set up the position name and location on your template to display your new “row module” position. We will see the module position “example” how it works. Go to Template Manager and click Zo2_hallo > open Layout Builder tab. Now, choose a location where you want to create a new module position. Just above the module, click the Add new row [=][duplicate Row] icon at the top right of any existing row form. A new row will be created under.


Here we published our new position under the NEWS position. For doing that add a new row by using Add a new row option.



  • Insert row name into Name Field, and select the specific device to display module
  • Save Changes and then, the name of row is created.

6. 11. 2. Move a module position

Modules are boxes that can be moved around on the layout screen. Drag and drop to move layout positions, is a great feature comes with Zo2Framework.

Putting a module in a different position on the page is a very simple process, which can be made from Layout Builder tab in Zo2 Hallo template settings. If you hover your mouse over the gray 4 arrow icon of a module, you’ll notice the 4 arrow cursor appears to let you know it can be moved. Start dragging the module to a new location – it may be upper and lower position. When the box is showing in the correct location, let go of the mouse button, and the module will be saved temporary in the new location.


Please don’t forget to save changed layout using Save & Close button.

6. 11. 3. Add a new column

Layout has rows and each row can hold 1 to 6 columns. You can easily add one or more columns to a layout row by clicking the new column icon icon and a popup window will appear like below on the created row header.

  • Now, open Layout Builder tab from Template Manager. Here we added our new column under the NEWS module. For doing that add a new row by using Add a new column columns-icon option.


  • In the param “Column Width” colum_width, you can change the width of each column.


You can drag & drop to change the position of columns in a line as well.


Module/Components/Message/ or Menu positions also can be responsive. Click on column setting icon to open Responsive tab and Select the devices you want to show or hide. Click apply and save your settings.


6. 11. 4. Assign a new module to column

Next, you can easily select the content for each column by assigning any module

  • Click the icon Column’s Setting, Choose desired position from the drop-down selection in Position Field.


  • After clicking on this icon you will found option for select the position name. Here we select our new created position named newposition. Then click on Apply.


Then save this by clicking on the save button on top left. Now your new position added on the layout builder. You can use this position on this template now.

7. Profiles

A profile is a custom set of theme settings which can define the style, content and layout of your site. The default profile defines the default settings for the entire website. You can create new profiles and use them to any different theme. This allows you to load different theme settings on different pages.

New profiles inherit all settings from the default profile, so you just need to apply the settings you want to change. One example where we use the profiles are the different theme variations we deliver with each theme. Also special module layout behavior is done using profiles.

Now, in your Joomla backend, select Extensions > Template manager > zo2_hallo - Default to get started with new Profile function of Zo2 Framework. “Profile” tab is underneath the Menu Bar of Zo2 settings


7. 1. The default Profile

In the general theme settings you find a parameter called Default Profile. Here you choose the profile which will be loaded on all your pages. By default it is set to the profile called default. Each theme has a default profile and it can not be deleted. If you want to load another newly created profile as default for all your pages you can select it here. Zo2 will load your new profile automatically. For each profile, you will be required to create a new template that are to apply the new added profile. We are going to present “How to create a new template” in the last of this section.


7. 2. Profile Variations

Other profiles can only override some settings defined within the default profile. This profile will only override the default theme used by the template with the orange theme, so as you can see, there is no need to repeat the entire profile code if the other settings are not changed.

7. 3. Step 1: Create a new profile

New profiles can be created in the profile theme settings by clicking the Save As button which is available right next to the “profile dropdown” list”.


The first time you click the button, a window will appear allowing you to create a new profile.

  • Now just need to enter a name for your new profile and “Save” it.


Below you can see all settings you can control and override with your new profile. By default all values are inherited by the default profile.


7. 4. Step 2: Create new templates for new profile

Each style includes its own theme, layout, logo, navigation … When creating new style, you can configure those things and override the default style. To do that, first create new template by duplicating your current defaut template.

  • Go to Extensions > Template Manager > Duplicate your current default template


  • When new template created, open it and choose your desired profile to use.


7. 5. Step 3: Create different layouts for new profile

As said before, new profiles inherit all settings from the default profile, so you just need to apply the settings you want to change. Now of course this is right for Layout Builder settings.

You can refer the guide to use Layout Builder on this same documentation system in purpose of adding or editing your new profile’s layout builder.

7. 6. Step 4: Custom Style for new profile

Profile option from Zo2 Framework is very useful allowing you to create preset styles and customization. With Preset Style, you can assign a certain style to your theme or change the preset style such as Background, Header, Text, Link…

To select a preset style and create your desired style, in your new Layout Profiles tab, please scroll down the page you’ll see Style section.

This more detailed tutorial to custom style will cover this topic in depth.

7. 7. Step 5: Assign any template to any menu item

Assign any template (also duplicated templates) to any menu item directly from your theme configuration with just a few clicks.


7. 8. Final Step

After all the changes with the new profile, one very important action you have to take, is clicking the Save button to apply all to your Joomla site.

8. Fonts, Theme Preset and Advanced Settings


Built in new Zo2 Framework, ZT Neoa provides you a various of settings:

  • General Settings: These are the general options for the templates
  • The Font Settings: provides the ability to change the font size as well as the font type used in the template. Many popular web fonts are included as options and some templates also include additional custom font options.
  • Theme Preset: The Presets Style Panel in ZO2 Framework makes use of a powerful Preset system that allows you to create preset styles and customization.
  • Advanced Settings: show up with many advanced options related to RTL, sticky menu, responsive layout, switcher box, custom css, tracking code and developer options.

Please visit to our Zo2 Framework document site to see the setting for each section.

9. Typography and Short Code

We carefully handcrafted this joomla template with a strong focus on typography, usability and overall user-experience. ZT Neoa delivers the shortcodes you need in spades, letting you quickly and easily put together great content and sharp layouts.

Please view all typography embed in ZT Neoa.

Shortcodes Buttons built in Editor


Please view all Shortcode embed in ZT Neoa.

10. Frequently Asked Questions

10. 1. How can I change my Joomla site favicon?


10. 2. How to change browser page title?


  • Simply, just refer this guide to know to to change Browser/Homepage/Site’s Title.

10. 3. How to create multiple languages in this template?


Installing a new language in Joomla 3.x is much easier than changing languages in Joomla 2.5. This is because of the new Install Language Tool from Joomla 3.x , which allows you to install new languages without manually needing to find and download them from other sites on the web.

You can see the detailed tutorial to create multiple languages in this 3.x template in our document system.

10. 4. How to edit CSS of the Template?


There are 2 ways to edit css of the template:

  • Every Zo2 Framework’s template is packed with a handful of stylesheets in the form of LESS file. So you should follow this guidehttp://docs.zo2framework.org/post/customize#2-custom-styles
  • Since Zo2Framework version 1.3.1 we added an option called Load Profile [Custom CSS]: if enabled, custom.css file (in which you can override the default styling of the template) will be loaded in the frontend.

This might be useful when you want to make some changes in the template design. All the CSS placed in this file will not be lost after upgrading the template.

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