Our Joomla template for April, Client, is a super sleek and clean business template for Joomla. Tight alignments, simple structures and grid based layouts make the Client template a great choice for your next client centered or business focussed website.
It's is a responsive design that features sticky nav, off canvas bar, our new (free) Maps2 module and the new (also free) Mod Skillset modules. It's built on T3Bs3 which means it takes advantage of all of the bells and whistles of the latest and greatest version of the Bootstrap framework.
Maps2 - Updated and enhanced free google maps module
I mentioned a week or so ago that we had a new beta version of our maps module available and the good news today is that it officially goes stable and in even gooder ... I mean better ... news it is now free.
Check out the original announcement here or grab a copy now. We will be building the documentation and demo site this week but I can guarantee it's super simple to use so you will be able to start mapping straight away.
I've just put together a beta package for our upcoming release of Maps2 - our new Google maps Joomla module.
Maps2 is a significant update to our free map module JB Maps, in fact, Maps2 is a complete rethink on the whole methodology of using a map in Joomla.
Everything gets previewed in realtime
So now rather than entering latitude and longitude co-ordinants into a text input you can either enter an address in the admin and the map preview will automatically find the location. Or if you want a more hands on approach you can drag the map to the specific location you want to display and then just hit save.
Zentools offers numerous options for organising and displaying Joomla content, including galleries, slideshows, accordions and a lot more. In this tutorial a combination of a Zentools grid and Joomla's Link A functionality is used to display content.
Using Joomla's Link A in a Zentools module means that when the module is clicked, you are directed to a different page from the original content source.
This provides an excellent way of linking to pages that normally can't display content in a Zentools module.
You can view this tutorial on the Zentools extension site.
We are midway through a 4 week trial of a new cheaper and slightly shorter subscription to our Joomla template club.
So for the next two weeks, if you haven't already, you can take advantage of the 2 month plan option. The 2 month option costs $30 AUD (For U.S. based folks thats around $27 USD) and is priced at the same rate as the 3 month option - $15 per month. It just provides a cheaper entry point for getting access to a single theme.
Zentools for Joomla is a flexible, responsive and multi purpose extension that offers the ability to display content in many different ways from slide shows, carousels, grids, accordions, lists and many more.
In this tutorial a Zentools slide show is created using a directory (folder) of images. The images are then linked to web pages using the Zentools external link function. You can view the tutorial on the Zentools extension site.
When the T3 team released the update to the T3 framework (which includes support for Bootstrap 3) we needed to create a new base theme that included all of the great new features added to T3.
The Base3 Joomla template is a new starter theme that has full support for T3BS3 and other assorted additions to the T3 framework. It is the new base theme that we will start development with all of our new T3 themes with, so it's a great place to start if you use our themes already and want to see how we work.
Hub was high on my list of favourite Joomla templates from our back catalogue and so I'm super excited that Hub2 is now available for Joomla3, using T3 and Bootstrap 3. It's also a fully responsive template so it makes a very obvious choice for someone who needs a sophisticated magazine style theme for Joomla 3.
A new base theme
Hub2 is the first theme built on our new base theme, Base3. Base3 will be released next week as a second additional club theme release for March.
I am super excited about our March Joomla template. In the spirit of the Profile template we released last year, I now present you with Profilr. Profilr is all about the big screen. Big video, big gallery, big images ...
It is a stand alone template (no framework required), that comes with some incredible layout options baked right into the template itself. You can easily create full screen slideshows, full screen photoset grids (with built in responsive lightbox) , full width galleries, fullscreen maps and fullscreen background videos.
A question that frequently crops up on our ticket and forum systems is “why won't the T3 plug-in install correctly via the joomla installer?” - this problem is frequently due to the hosting file upload limit being set too low.
One solution is to upload an extension via the tmp folder. This article on our knowledgebase looks at how you can utilise this method to install Joomla extensions using the tmp folder.
The ability to create search engine friendly urls has been available since the release of Joomla! 1.5. Joomla provides two methods for creating search engine friendly urls. The default option is without mod_rewrite which means that the urls still contain the index.php reference in the url. The second option involves removing this reference via the use of Apache mod_rewrite.
To enable url rewriting in Apache, the htacces.txt file needs to be renamed and there are several steps to follow.
This article on our knowledgebase will guide you through the correct procedure for renaming htaccess.txt to .htaccess.