ZT Smilax Guide

1. Introduction


Version 1.0.5 release Apr 03, 2015 & Upgrade to ZO2 Framework v1.4.6

Zootemplate now has ZT Smilax- one of the powerful Joomla Templates with the extended styles for many popular extensions: ZT Shortcodes, ZT Layer Slider, ZT News, Easy Blog, and other installed powerful modules. ZT Smilax is now compatible with Joomla 3.x & ‪# Zo2Framework‬ 1.4.6.

We want to give a huge thank you for purchasing this Joomla Template. We greatly appreciate your feedback from you on how, if anywhere, you would like this documentation improved. If you have any further question, please kindly contact to us via our Helpdesk.

2. Help & Support


2. 1. References


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.
  • Name of the Template.
  • Your Joomla version.
  • Screenshots (you can use this tool: http://pen.apl.vn)
  • If you installed extensions, specify which are these.

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

2. 2. Zootemplate policy


ZooTemplate hereby grants you a revocable, non-transferable and non-exclusive license to use the web extensions and other products sold through our web site by ZooTemplate (the “products”) in accordance with these Terms of Use (the “license”) issued by ZooTemplate.

2. 2. 1. Limited Usage Granted


You have the right to use the ZooTemplate extensions on as many concurrent sites as your entitlements provide for. After your membership expires, you may continue to use the extensions your entitlements allow for, so the extensions are not time-limited. The Developer level clubs grants unlimited implementations of ZooTemplate extensions as long as the usage complies with the rest of the Terms & Conditions.

2. 2. 2. Ownership


You may not claim intellectual or exclusive ownership to any of our products, modified or unmodified. All products are property of ZooTemplate.com. Our products are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. In no event shall our juridical person be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or other losses arising out of the use of or inability to use our products.

2. 2. 3. Refund Policy


Since ZooTemplate is offering non-tangible irrevocable goods we can offer direct refunds if your account has not been logged-into yet. In this case the refund will be provided without any question. ZooTemplate also will offer a full or partial refund within 15 (fifteen) business days starting from the moment when the member make the payment. In this case ZooTemplate has the right to ask questions for the refund and also we have the right to NOT offer the refund if we see reasonable. The above notice, also, applies to the license fee and all our Sign Up Plans. Please Contact Us if you need further information.

2. 2. 4. Delivery


After we have successfully received your payment, your membership information will be emailed to the address that you have provided during the sign up process. It normally happened within minutes. If you do not receive this information in 24 hours from you completed sign up process please contact us support(at)ZooTemplate(dot)com. With this information you can access the member area section to download our products and access our Forums.

2. 2. 5. Unauthorized Use


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2. 2. 6. Modifications


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2. 2. 7. Warranty and Support


ZooTemplate offers these templates and designs ‘as is’, with no implied meaning that they will function exactly as you wish or with all 3rd party extensions/products. Further, we offer no support via email or otherwise for installation, customization, administration of Joomla!CMS itself. Private customer forums are available at our Forums. ZooTemplate.com does not commit to monitor these forums, but we reserve the right to respond and answer questions. ZooTemplate does not warranty or guarantee these templates in any manner. We cannot guarantee they will function with all 3rd party extensions/products or web browsers. Browser compatibility should be tested against the demonstration templates on the demo server. Please ensure that the browsers you use will work with the templates as we can not guarantee that ZooTemplate templates will work with all browser combinations.

More infomation please refer to http://www.zootemplate.com/legal/terms-of-use.

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 Smilax:

3. 1. Quickstart installation


If you’ve just started building your Joomla site from the scratch, we recommend following Quick start guide to install the entire site comes with sample data.

3. 2. Separate Template Installation


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

3. 2. 1. Package Browser


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

3. 2. 2. ZT Smilax Installation


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

  • A. Option 1:

    Step 1: Install plg_system_zo2_vX.Y.Z.zip. After that click on button Upload &Install.

    Step 2. Install template_zo2_smilax_vX.Y.Z.zip. After that click on button Upload &Install.

Note: X.Y.Z is template/extension version you have

  • B. Option 2:

    Install package_zo2_smilax.x_vX.Y.Z.zip. After that click on button Upload &Install.

install_temp

3. 2. 3. ZT Smilax Configuration


  • Go to Back-end > Extensions > Plugin Manager > Use the Filter to search for Zo2 Framework and enable it.

enable_plugin

  • Once ZT Smilax is installed in your Joomla site, you need to make it default for your website so your pages get the new design. Please go toExtensions > Template Manager > Zo2_smilax – Default > Click on the star icon next to it.

template_manager_

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.

slider

ZT Layer Slider Package itself includes both ZT Layer Slider Module and plg_content_zt_layerslider.

However by default ZT Layer Slider Module, and plg_content_zt_layerslider are not enabled, so you need to be enable theme to use.

  • Go to Extensions => Modules Manager > Publish the ZT Layer Slider module that was installed. Enable the ZT Layer Slider Plugin in Plugin Manager.

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

  • Next, nagative to Components => ZT Layer Slider Module. Here, you can create a new slider, edit or delete any existing slider.

manage_slider

Note: 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 29 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.

short-code

  • 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 Smilax demo for layout and concept. You can replace the content of the same to your taste or replace them with other modules.

If you are not sure how to use Custom HTML Modules or accessing HTML Editor view. Read this Guide.

We will provide you with the HTML Code (markup) for reference below, you will need to replicate exactly and then change your content. Remember HTML code has special div classes, which are required for demo alike display.

4. 3. 1. Create and configure custome 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.

edit_new_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.

edit_module

  • 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. Right Slide


  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: position-5

right_slide

Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:


<div class="right-slide">
<div class="block_1">
<div class="block_img"><img src="images/1.png" alt="" /></div>
<div class="block_text">
<p class="text_top">are you ready?</p>
<p class="block_join">join our team!</p>
<hr />
<div class="submit"><a href="#"> join now</a></div>
</div>
</div>
<div class="block_2">
<div class="block_img"><img src="images/2.png" alt="" /></div>
<div class="block_text">
<p class="text_top">the</p>
<p class="block_creative">creative</p>
<p class="block_bussiness">bussiness ideas</p>
</div>
</div>
</div>

4. 3. 3. Our Favourites


  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: none

html

Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:


<div class="custom-menu">
<div class="custom1 col-md-3"><img src="images/article/noi-that1.jpg" alt="" />
<p>Sofa &amp; Amchairs</p>
</div>
<div class="custom2 col-md-3"><img src="images/article/noi-that2.jpg" alt="" />
<p>Tea &amp; Coffe Table</p>
</div>
<div class="custom3 col-md-3"><img src="images/article/noi-that3.jpg" alt="" />
<p>Home Office Design</p>
</div>
<div class="custom4 col-md-3"><img src="images/article/noi-that4.jpg" alt="" />
<p>Dining Room Table</p>
</div>
</div>
`

4. 3. 4. Top left


  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: position-3

html_1

Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:


<div class="header-left">
<p class="address"><span class="link-text">Have any questions?</span></p>
<p class="phone"><span class="link-text">+84 938 123 468</span></p>
<p class="email"><span class="link-text">demo@zoodemo.com </span></p>
</div>

4. 3. 5. Block 1


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

block1

Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:


<div class="block1">
<div class="left"><i class="fa fa-thumbs-o-up"></i> </div>
<div class="right">
<h3>Amazing service</h3>
<p>Restibulum ultrices veicula pelque augue placerat odio adipiscing sede.</p>
</div>
</div>

4. 3. 6. Block 2


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

block2

Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:


<div class="block1">
<div class="left"><i class="fa fa-rocket"></i> </div>
<div class="right">
<h3>High Performance</h3>
<p>Restibulum ultrices veicula pelque augue placerat odio adipiscing sede.</p>
</div>
</div>

4. 3. 7. Block 3


  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: zt-position-3

block3

Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:


<div class="block1">
<div class="left"><i class="fa fa-check"></i> </div>
<div class="right">
<h3>Easy to use</h3>
<p>Restibulum ultrices veicula pelque augue placerat odio adipiscing sede.</p>
</div>
</div>

4. 3. 8. Special Sevices


  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: position-6

html_6

  • Choose Accordion 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 Accordion the shortcodes. The shortcodes will automatically populate with the content you entered.

<div class="faq_block">









[zt_accordions type="accordion"]
[zt_accordion title="Orci luctus ultrices posuere" active="yes"]      <img src="images/3-2.jpg" alt="" />
      Vivamus ut molestie nulla. Aenean vel tortor velit. Morbi quis varius tortor. Quisque sit amet leo purus, eget accumsan lorem. Curabitur fringilla ipsum id quam lacinia venenatis. Quisque sit amet leo purus, eget accumsan lorem. Quisque sit amet leo purus, eget accumsan lorem.[/zt_accordion]
[zt_accordion title="Curabitur quis condimentum"]      <img src="images/2.jpg" alt="" />
Vivamus ut molestie nulla. Aenean vel tortor velit. Morbi quis varius tortor. Quisque sit amet leo purus, eget accumsan lorem. Curabitur fringilla ipsum id quam lacinia venenatis. Quisque sit amet leo purus, eget accumsan lorem. Quisque sit amet leo purus, eget accumsan lorem.[/zt_accordion]
[zt_accordion title="Rolupta deleniti atque corrupti"]<img src="images/2-2.jpg" alt="" />
        Vivamus ut molestie nulla. Aenean vel tortor velit. Morbi quis varius tortor. Quisque sit amet leo purus, eget accumsan lorem. Curabitur fringilla ipsum id quam lacinia venenatis. Quisque sit amet leo purus, eget accumsan lorem. Quisque sit amet leo purus, eget accumsan lorem.[/zt_accordion]
[/zt_accordions]
</div>

4. 3. 9. Company


  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: zt-position-5

html_1

Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:


<div class="modulecontent">
<ul>
<li><a href="#">welcome</a></li>
<li><a href="#">About Us</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Our Team</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Contact Us</a></li>
</ul>
</div>

  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: zt-position-6

html_2

Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:


<div class="modulecontent">
<ul>
<li><a href="#">Contact Us</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Security Policy</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Site Map</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Support System</a></li>
</ul>
</div>

4. 3. 11. My Account


  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: zt-position-7

html_4

Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:


<div class="modulecontent">
<ul>
<li><a href="#">My Account</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Order History</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Wish List</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Affiliates</a></li>
</ul>
</div>

4. 3. 12. Join our Newsletter


  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: zt-position-7

html_3

Custom Output:

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:


<div class="moduletable newsleter">
<h3 class="moduletitle">Newsletter</h3>
<div class="modulecontent">
<p class="zt-title">Sign up for our Newsletter.</p>
<div class="input-text">
<input id="email-address" class="icon-email" type="text" value="Email your email..." onblur="if (this.value=='') this.value='Email your email...';" onfocus="if (this.value=='Email your email...') this.value='';" alt="Name" maxlength="30" size="30" name="email-address">
<span class="submit">
<button class="zt-button" type="submit">Subscribe</button>
</span >
</div>
</div>

Note: It’s a custom HTML module, just for demo purpose. SO if you are looking for newsletter extension then go herehttp://extensions.joomla.org/search?q=newsletter


  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: zt-position-10

footer_icon

Custom Output;

Enter the following in the Custom Output text editor:


<div class="icon-style-1 icon-size clearafter">
<div class="iconbox-icon facebook first">
<a class="fa fa-facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/"> </a>
</div>
<div class="iconbox-icon google">
<a class="fa fa-google-plus" href="https://plus.google.com/"> </a>
</div>
<div class="iconbox-icon twitter">
<a class="fa fa-twitter" href="https://twitter.com/"> </a>
</div>
<div class="iconbox-icon tumplr">
<a class="fa fa-youtube-play" href="https://www.tumblr.com/"> </a>
</div>
<div class="iconbox-icon linke last">
<a class="fa fa-linkedin" href="http://www.linkedin.com"> </a>
</div>
<div class="iconbox-icon pinterest">
<a class="fa fa-pinterest" href="https://www.pinterest.com/"> </a>
</div>
</div>

4. 3. 14. Tabs


Module type: Custom HTML

Module position: zt-position-4

zt_tabs

We use shortcode elements: Tabs. Insert your content into your selected shortcodes. The shortcodes will automatically populate with the content you entered.


[zt_tabs type="horizontal"]
[zt_tab title="Corporate Profile" active="yes"]<div class="image"><img src="images/article/1.jpg" alt="" /></div><div class="content"><h4>Joomla business template</h4><p>Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries. Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry</p></div>[/zt_tab]
[zt_tab title="Success with us" active="no"]<div class="image"><img src="images/article/2013_work_at_SCA.jpg" alt="" /></div><div class="content">h4>Joomla business template</h4><p>Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries. Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry</p></div>[/zt_tab]
[zt_tab title="Careers" active="no"]<div class="image"><img src="images/article/1.jpg" alt="" /></div><div class="content">h4>Joomla business template</h4><p>Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries. Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry</p></div>[/zt_tab]
[/zt_tabs]

4. 3. 15. Testimonial


  1. Module type: Custom HTML
  2. Module position: position-9

Content for example: Use shortcode Testimonial to display the social icons. The content you entered will then be populated as below:

 [zt_testimonial slider="yes"][zt_testimonial_item bgColor="#f6f6f6" textColor="#747474" name="Zoo Templates" customAvatar="images/author/img-author-1.png" company="ClearSoft" borderRadius="4" link="#" target="_self"]Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley[/zt_testimonial_item][zt_testimonial_item bgColor="#f6f6f6" textColor="#747474" name="Zoo Templates" customAvatar="images/author/img-author-3.png" company="ClearSoft" borderRadius="4" link="#" target="_self"]Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley[/zt_testimonial_item]
        [zt_testimonial_item bgColor="#f6f6f6" textColor="#747474" name="Zoo Templates" customAvatar="images/author/img-author-2.png" company="ClearSoft" borderRadius="4" link="#" target="_self"]Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley[/zt_testimonial_item][/zt_testimonial]

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

search

  1. Module type : Search
  2. Module position: search
  3. Module Suffix : NOT USED

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.

module_search

How to config Search Module: You can find here some required infomation about configuring Search Module:

4. 4. 1. Details

  • Title: Module must have a title

This module will display a search box.

  • Box Label: The text that appears in the label of search box. If left blank, it will load ‘label’ string from your language file.
  • Box Width: Size of the search text box in characters
  • Box Text: The text that appears in the search text box. If left blank, it will load ‘searchbox’ string from your language file.
  • Search Button: (Yes/No). Display a Search Button
  • Button Position: (Right/Left/Top/Bottom). Position of the button relative to the search box.
  • Search Button Image: (Yes/No). Use an image as button. This image has to be named searchButton.gif and must be located in templates/your template name/images/
  • Button Text: The text that appears in the search button. If left blank, it will load the ‘searchbutton’ string from your language file.
  • OpenSearch autodiscovery: (Yes/No). Some Browsers can add support for your site’s search if this option is enabled.
  • OpenSearch title: Text displayed in supported Browsers when adding your site as a search provider.
  • Set ItemID: (Select a menu item/Getting Started/Using Joomla!/Using Extensions/Components/Content Component/…). Assign an ItemID by selecting a menu item in the list for the display of the search results if there is no com_search menu and a specific display is desired. If you do not know what this means, you may not need it.

4. 4. 2. Common Details


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  • Title: The title of the module. This is also the title displayed in the front end for the module depending on the Show Title Form Field
  • Show Title: (Show/Hide) Choose whether to show or hide the modules title in the front end. The title will be the one in the Form Field above.
  • Module Position: Choose the module position you wish this module to be displayed in. A custom module position can be entered for use with the load position plugin or the position button can be pressed to select a module position from the template.
  • Status: (Published/Unpublished/Trashed) The published status of the item.
  • Access: The viewing level access for this item.
  • Module Ordering: This shows a drop down of every module in the position that the current module is in. This is the order that the modules will display in when displayed on in the front end as well as in the Module Manager.
  • Start Publishing: Date and time to start publishing. Use this field if you want to enter content ahead of time and then have it published automatically at a future time.
  • Finish Publishing: Date and time to finish publishing. Use this field if you want to have content automatically changed to Unpublished state at a future time (for example, when it is no longer applicable).
  • Language: Item language.
  • Note: Item note. This is normally for the site administrator’s use (for example, to document information about this item) and does not show in the front end of the site.

2

On this tab there is 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.

If the latter two options are selected a list will show with all the menu items on as shown in the screenshot above. This allows you to assign modules to some but not all pages, and by selecting the menu links that you want the module associated with you can customize on what pages modules appear/don’t appear. See How do you assign a module to specific pages? for more information

4. 4. 4. Module Permissions


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  • 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. 4. 5. Advanced


  • Alternative Layout: If you have defined one or more alternative layouts for a module either in the template or Joomla! Core, you can select the layout to use for this module.
  • Module Class Suffix: A suffix applied to the CSS class of the Module. This allows you to create customized CSS styles that will apply just to this module. You would then modify the “template.css” file of your template to apply styling to this new class.
    • Enter this parameter with a leading space to create a new CSS class for this module. Enter the parameter without a leading space to change the CSS class name for this module.
    • See the tutorial Using Class Suffixes in Joomla! for more information.
  • Caching: Use Global/No Caching. Whether or not to cache the content of this Module. A setting of “Use Global” will use the Cache Settings from the Global Configuration screen.
  • Cache Time: The length of time, in minutes, before the Module is re-cached.
  • Module Tag: The HTML tag for the module to be placed in. By default this is a div tag but other HTML5 elements can also be used.
  • Bootstrap Size: (Values 0 to 12) This allows you to choose the width of the module via the span element built into bootstrap. For more information see the bootstrap documentation.
  • Header Tag: The HTML tag to use for the modules header or title this can be either a h1-h6 tag or a p tag.
  • Header Class: Here you can add optional CSS classes to add to the modules header or title element.
  • Module Style: You can use this option to override the templates style for its position.

4. 5. Zt – Language Switcher


  1. Module type: ZT Languare Switcher
  2. Muple position: language

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

top_language

  • Download the latest version of ZT Language Switcher from our Download center
  • To add a new Language Switcher module, navigate to the Extensions > Extension Manager > and upload the extension
  • To edit an existing Language Switcher module, in the Module Manager list, click on the Zt- Language Switcher Module’s Title to publish and edit this module:

language-switcher

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. ZT News


  1. Title: Latest News

2.Module type: ZT News

3.Module position: position-10

zt_news

1, Title: our featured projects

2.Module type: ZT News

3.Module position: position-12

our_project

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. 6. 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. 6. 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.

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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

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  • Assign the module to menu item(s): in this field, there are 4 choices: On all pages, No pages, Only the pages selected, On all pages except those selected.

You can select a page/menu item by tick the box beside it.

assignment

4. 6. 3. Module Configuration


Now we will inside the find out the parameters of the module.

4. 6. 3. 1. Basic Settings

news_1

4. 6. 3. 2. Source Setting

source_setting

  • Source From: The source of the items/articles you will display with ZT News. There are 2 choices: Joomla Categories and K2 Categories.
  • Joomla Categories: Select the category containing articles you want to use by highlighting it. If no category was selected, all categories will be used by default.

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.


why_choose_us

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.

content

  • By default Joomla 3.x will show the entire text of each featured article on the Featured Articles page. However, this is not very convenient when you have articles with different length. You can choose how much of each featured article to be shown on this page using the Read More feature in your articles manager.

To do that open the article in the Article editor, click where you want to split the article and press the Read More button right below your WYSIWYG editor. A dotted red line will be displayed, separating your article intro from the rest of the article content.

Note: We have updated ZT Shortcodes to Article Editor, you also use any shortcode element to edit your content.

content

HTML Source:


<div class="row zt-content">
<div class="col-md-6 col-sm-6 content-images">
<img src="images/layerslider/smilax/slide3.png" alt="" />
</div>
<div class="col-md-6 col-sm-6 content-text">
<h2>WHY CHOOSE US</h2>
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Nam cursus morbi ut mi. Nullam enim leo egestas id condimentum</p>
<ul>
<li><i class="fa fa-check"></i> Excepteur sint occaecat</li>
<li><i class="fa fa-check"></i> Sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt</li>
<li><i class="fa fa-check"></i> Mollit anim id est laborum</li>
<li><i class="fa fa-check"></i> Sed ut perspiciatis unde</li>
<li><i class="fa fa-check"></i> Unt in culpa qui officia deser</li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>

NOTE: Remember to always turn off Toggle Editor when you want to edit HTML in the content section. Otherwise Toggle Editor can break your content.

6. 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

6. 1. General Configuration


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

mega-menu-setting

  • 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.

6. 2. Configuration Level


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

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

6. 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.

sub-menu

  • 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

6. 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.

colum-setting

  • 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.

item-config

  • 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

6. 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.

6. 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.

6. 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.

add-sub-menu-1

  • 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).

add-sub-menu

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.

6. 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).

add-colum

  • Select Width(1-12) to set number of grid columns that the selected column spans.
6. 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.

assign-module

  • 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.

assign-module-

6. 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.

move-menu

6. 3. 1. 5. Group submenu or not

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

group-menu

  • 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.

6. 3. 2. Style and Add icon


6. 3. 2. 1. Style for Mega Menu

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

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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.

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6. 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.

add_icon

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.

7. 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.

tab-layout

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:

layout

  • 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.

7. 1. Top


top_section

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


header

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.

layout_menu

7. 3. Slide Section


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

slide

7. 4. Feature Section


feature

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.

breakcurm

7. 6. zo2-message


Here we have one column, and it contains span12.

zo2_messga

7. 7. Main Body Section


main_body

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.

7. 8. News Section


newss

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

7. 9. Bottom


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.

footer

7. 11. How to use


7. 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.

add_new_1

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

add_row

row_setting

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

7. 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.

drag

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

7. 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.

new_col

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

column_decrease

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

colum_inline

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.

colum_setting

7. 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.

column_set

  • 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.

module_position

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.

8. 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

profile-overview

8. 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.

default_profile

8. 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.

8. 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”.

new_profle

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.

new_profile_1

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.

new_profile_2

8. 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

dupliate-theme

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

profile

8. 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.

8. 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.

8. 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.

menu-assignment

8. 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.

9. Fonts, Theme Preset and Advanced Settings


toolbar

Built in new Zo2 Framework, ZT Smilax 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.

10. Typography and Short Code


We carefully handcrafted this joomla template with a strong focus on typography, usability and overall user-experience. ZT Smilax 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 Smilax.

Shortcodes Buttons built in Editor

shortcode_buttons

Please view all Shortcode embed in ZT Smilax.

11. Frequently Asked Questions


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


Answer:

11. 2. How to change browser page title?


Answer:

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

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


Answer:

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.

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


Answer:

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.

12. Support Us


Thank you for reading!

We hope you can create the best website with our template.

One again, thank you so much for using our template. As i said at the beginning, i’d be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this template. No guarantees, but i’ll do my best to assist. If you have a more general question relating to the template.

Do not hesitant to contact us by submiting ticket via our helpdesk – http://member.zootemplate.com/helpdesk.

Please take a screenshot photo with descriptions about your problem. More details about your problems help us more easier to figure out and respond you sooner.

  • Scope of Support:

Our support covers getting setup, trouble using any features and any bug fixes that may arise. Unfortunately we cannot provide support for customizations or 3rd party plugins. If you need help with customizations of your template, please contact with us with your requirement. Our technical team will help you with some fees.

  • Support Schedule:

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