Version 1.0.3 released Mar 09, 2015 & Upgrade to ZO2 Framework v1.4.6
Thank you so much for interesting in responsive joomla template ZT Zone. Now we will show you how to install and configure the ZT Zone template.
2. Help & Support
2. 1. References
You may find these sites useful while installing and configuring your Joomla site!:
2. 1. 1. Joomla installation
- Joomla FAQ: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_3_FAQ
- System Requirements: http://docs.joomla.org/Technical_requirements
- Server Compatibility Check: http://docs.joomla.org/Installing_Joomla
- Installation Guide: http://docs.joomla.org/J3.2:Installing_Joomla#tab=Prepare_for_Install
2. 1. 2. Joomla help
Online Joomla guide
- Table of contents: see the list of all topics
- Video Tutorials – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0w1OO0UFKLbXeeQmJSzQ0ihrdQm5XyZD
- Joomla Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joomla!
- Joomla Forum http://forum.joomla.org/
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:
- Demo ZT Zone
- Online Userguide
- Joomla Fanpages
ZT Zone is not only a friendly interface, but also an impressive and beautyful design. So, It will surely meet the highest of your business objectives. With this user guide, we hope you will know how to install & use this template daily to support your business activities effectively.
If you are unable to find answers to your questions, please feel free to post them in our HelpDesk, or contact to us. We’d be glad to help you. Once again thank you so much for using our company’s product.
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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.
There are 2 methods of installing the ZT Zone:
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.
4. Separate Template Installation
To install ZT Zone you only need to take a few quick steps:
4. 1. Package Browser
- In Joomla administration go to menu Extensions => Extension Manager => then select Browse button and localte ZT Zone files.
4. 2. ZT zone Installation
You have 2 options A or B to install the ZT Zone:
- A. Option 1:
plg_system_zo2_vX.Y.Z.zip. After that click on button Upload &Install.
template_zo2_zone_vX.Y.Z.zip. After that click on button Upload &Install.
Note: X.Y.Z is template/extension version you have
- B. Option 2:
package_zo2_zone_vX.Y.Z.zip. After that click on button Upload &Install.
4. 3. ZT Zone Configuration
- Go to Back-end => Extensions => Plugin Manager => Use the Filter to search for Zo2 Framework and enable it.
- Once ZT Zone is installed in your Joomla site, you need to make it default for your website so your pages get the new design. Please go to
Template Manager=> Zo2_zone – Default => Click on the star icon next to it.
To view all ZT Zone module positions, please click here.
5. 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.
- In Joomla administration go to menu Extensions => Extension Manager => then select Choosefile button and select
zt_layerslider j25 j30.zipfile (included in zt_zone_package). After that click the Upload & Install button.
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
Publishthe ZT Layer Slider module that was installed. Enable the ZT Layer Slider Plugin in
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.
Note: For more information about module usage, please see the Extensions Usage Guide.
5. 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
- You can find & enable the settings for this plugin by going to
Plug-in Manager> Search in Plug-in title “Shortcodes”.
- ZT Short Code Usage:
Shortcodes can use in detail article (K2 and Content). Here is for example with Content article: Please navigate to
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.
If you want to use Shortcodes in Custom HTML Module. Please navigate to
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.
5. 3. ZT Custom HTML
We use many custom HTML modules in our ZT Zone 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.
5. 3. 1. Our Core Features
- Click the
ZT Shortcodes> Choose
Box Contentas 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
Box Contentthe shortcodes. The shortcodes will automatically populate with the content you entered.
[zt_box_content class="boxed-content"] [zt_box_content_item icon="fa fa-eye" iconColor="#1493d4" iconSize="39" iconFontSize="39" title="Retina Ready" iconTop="0" iconBottom="0" column="4"]Zo2 Framework comes with Drag & drop layout builder which allows you to create any number of stunning and unique layouts up to 5x faster.[/zt_box_content_item] [zt_box_content_item icon="fa fa-heart-o" iconColor="#1493d4" iconSize="39" iconFontSize="39" title="Retina Ready" iconTop="0" iconBottom="0" column="4"]Zo2 Framework comes with Drag & drop layout builder which allows you to create any number of stunning and unique layouts up to 5x faster.[/zt_box_content_item] [zt_box_content_item icon="fa fa-globe" iconColor="#1493d4" iconSize="39" iconFontSize="39" title="Retina Ready" iconTop="0" iconBottom="0" column="4"]Zo2 Framework comes with Drag & drop layout builder which allows you to create any number of stunning and unique layouts up to 5x faster.[/zt_box_content_item] [zt_box_content_item icon="fa fa-columns" iconColor="#1493d4" iconSize="39" iconFontSize="39" title="Retina Ready" iconTop="0" iconBottom="0" column="4"]Zo2 Framework comes with Drag & drop layout builder which allows you to create any number of stunning and unique layouts up to 5x faster.[/zt_box_content_item] [zt_box_content_item icon="fa fa-expand" iconColor="#1493d4" iconSize="39" iconFontSize="39" title="Retina Ready" iconTop="0" iconBottom="0" column="4"]Zo2 Framework comes with Drag & drop layout builder which allows you to create any number of stunning and unique layouts up to 5x faster.[/zt_box_content_item] [zt_box_content_item icon="fa fa-picture-o" iconColor="#1493d4" iconSize="39" iconFontSize="39" title="Retina Ready" iconTop="0" iconBottom="0" column="4"]Zo2 Framework comes with Drag & drop layout builder which allows you to create any number of stunning and unique layouts up to 5x faster.[/zt_box_content_item] [zt_box_content_item icon="fa fa-cog" iconColor="#1493d4" iconSize="39" iconFontSize="39" title="Retina Ready" iconTop="0" iconBottom="0" column="4"]Zo2 Framework comes with Drag & drop layout builder which allows you to create any number of stunning and unique layouts up to 5x faster.[/zt_box_content_item] [zt_box_content_item icon="fa fa-code" iconColor="#1493d4" iconSize="39" iconFontSize="39" title="Retina Ready" iconTop="0" iconBottom="0" column="4"]Zo2 Framework comes with Drag & drop layout builder which allows you to create any number of stunning and unique layouts up to 5x faster.[/zt_box_content_item] [zt_box_content_item icon="fa fa-check-square-o" iconColor="#1493d4" iconSize="39" iconFontSize="39" title="Retina Ready" iconTop="0" iconBottom="0" column="4"]Zo2 Framework comes with Drag & drop layout builder which allows you to create any number of stunning and unique layouts up to 5x faster.[/zt_box_content_item] [/zt_box_content]
5. 3. 2. Why Choose Us
We didnot use any shorcode element for this section, Just enter the following content into custom editors of custom html module:
<h5>Here are some of the reasons to choose our theme</h5> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-6 col-sm-6"> <ul class="list-reasons"> <li>Super Fast</li> <li>Powerful Admin</li> <li>Unlimited Layouts</li> <li>Right to Left Language</li> </ul> </div> <div class="col-md-6 col-sm-6"> <ul class="list-reasons"> <li>Responsive Design</li> <li>Retina Ready</li> <li>Drag & Drop Layout Builder</li> <li>600+ Google Fonts</li> </ul> </div> </div>
5. 3. 3. What People Say’s?
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="#fff" name=" Steve Krug" position="Ah, but that's life, no?" customAvatar="images/demo/person_3.png" target="_blank"]A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.[/zt_testimonial_item] [zt_testimonial_item bgColor="#fff" name="Jarod Kintz" position="Ah, but that's life, no?" customAvatar="images/demo/person_2.png" target="_blank"]A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.[/zt_testimonial_item] [zt_testimonial_item bgColor="#fff" name="Douglas Adams" position="Ah, but that's life, no?" customAvatar="images/demo/person_1.png" target="_blank"]In reality, though, most of the time we don’t choose the best option—we choose the first reasonable option, a strategy known as satisficing..[/zt_testimonial_item] [/zt_testimonial]
5. 3. 4. Buy Nơw
We didnot use any shorcode element for this section, Just enter the following content into custom editors of custom html module:
<div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-8"> <h3>Join ZT Zone and Give Your Website a Brand New Look!</h3> <p>One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.</p> </div> <div class="col-md-4"><a class="btn btn-lg btn-outline-inverse pull-right" title="Buy Now" href="#"> Buy Now </a></div> </div> </div>
5. 3. 5. Get In Touch
Social Icon to display the social icons. The content you entered will then be populated as below:
<ul class="address"> <li><b>Address:</b> 350 Name Street Avenue, 17T3 th, New York 94107</li> <li><b>Phone:</b> + 001. 234. 5678</li> <li><b>Email:</b> <a title="Email Us" href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a></li> </ul> <div class="social-media">[ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [/zt_social_icons]</div>
5. 3. 6. Social Media
Social Icon to display the social icons. The content you entered will then be populated as below:
[_social_icons]] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [/zt
5. 4. Module ZT Parallax
This module is a great solution to help your items are presented with the most striking way. It is designed full width slideshow along with beautiful parallax effect. You can choose any image ((Maximum Size: 10 MB) as background for your Parallax Module. This module is built 100% responsive and ready to display on any table and mobile devices.
Module Configuration: Go to
Module Manager >
Module ZT Parallax.
- To add a new background to this module, click the
Selectbutton from Background Image option.
- In the popup window, you can browse the previously uploaded pictures on the Media Library tab or insert Image URL. Choose a picture, and click the
- Or You also can upload your picture by choosing a picture from your computer, and then select
- Use ZT Shortcodes embedded in Custom HTML module to edit the content for Parallax module. Right now, select a shortcode element from more than 21 ones, insert the content to Shortcode editor. The shortcodes will automatically populate with the content you entered > Copy it to Parallax content editor.
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.
5. 5. Weblinks
Weblinks module allows you to manage links to other web sites and organize them into categories.
Linksto u to add, edit and remove links to other web sites on your Joomla! web site, and organize them into categories.
- Go to
Module Manager, click on Weblinks Module Title to see its configuration:
5. 6. 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.
zt_dend_mod_zt_twitter.zipand 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
Usernamebox, and please don’t change the Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, Acess token, and Access Token Secret .
5. 7. ZT Weather
ZT Weather is the best weather module for joomla developed by Zootemplate developers allowing you to display weather datas in a beautiful way. This module is very useful, easy to configure.
You can download this powerful Joomla module from our download page
Below Picture is the screenshot of some important settings from ZT Weather Module back-end:
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.
6. 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
6. 2. 3. Menu Item Setting
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
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 – Yesparameter 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.
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).
- 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 Moduledropdown 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.
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.
6. 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.
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:
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 =>
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.
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
Iconbox 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
Savebutton 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.
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:
- The drag & drop option: By using this option, You can drag & drop to change the position of columns in a line as well.
- Column’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.
- Duplicate Row: The 3rd option provides you to add new row.
- Split Row: The 4th option provides users to add new column.
- Remove 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
In Top Section, we use 3 columns and span 4 for each column. The Columns are top-menu, search,and top-social.
7. 2. 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.
7. 3. Slide Section
The Slide Layout is a simple one column. And the span 12 covered the whole width of this layout.
7. 4. Feature Section
In the feature section we used the whole span. There is option available for to create more column and row.
7. 5. Breadcrumb Section
This section had only one column and it contain span12.
7. 6. zo2-message
Here we have one column, and it contains span12.
7. 7. Main Body Section
In the main body section we used 03 columns. And the columns are
The left & right contain span3 and the component area contain span6.
7. 8. News Section
In these sections we used the whole span. There is option available for to create more column and row.
7. 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.
7. 10. Footer Section
This is pretty Footer one columns layout with whole span.
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.
Here we published our new position under the NEWS position. For doing that add a new row by using Add a new row option.
- Using the drag & drop option to change the order of layout. See How to move a module position to a different position
- Now give it a name by using row settings in the editor toolbar of selected row.
- Insert row name into Name Field, and select the specific device to display module
Save Changesand 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.
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 option.
- In the param “Column 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.
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.
- 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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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”.
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.
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
Template Manager> Duplicate your current default template
- When new template created, open it and choose your desired profile to use.
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.
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
Built in new Zo2 Framework, ZT Zone 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 Zone 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 Zone.
Shortcodes Buttons built in Editor
Please view all Shortcode embed in ZT Zone.
11. Frequently Asked Questions
11. 1. How can I change my Joomla site favicon?
- The way to upload a favicon to your Joomla site is presented here: http://docs.zootemplate.com/post/changing-the-site-favicon
11. 2. How to change browser page title?
- 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?
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?
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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