JA Teline II Userguide

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JA Teline II Userguide

Following the spirit and inspiration of JA Teline
, JoomlArt now introduce JA Teline II

with great features and functions for your Joomla! site.
Let's check it out what we'll have.
In the download section, please select JA Teline II and download it.
After downloaded, extract it to the location of your choice, you will see another 3
packages inside.

If you plan to start your Joomla! site from the beginning, I recommended you using
QuickStart package of JA Teline II, it called
ja_teline_ii_quickstart.zip. For instruction how to using JoomlArt quickstart package,
please see the QuickStart tutorial


For users who new to Joomla!, there are many useful documents available at
http://joomla.org
about Joomla! and how to use, please spend some times to check
them out.

For users that already have a site with contents and other extensions installed, please
follow my instructions below carefully to make your site match the demo at JoomlArt.

I. TEMPLATE INSTALLATION


1. Installation

After downloaded JA Teline II package and extract it, you will found a file name:
ja_teline_ii_templates.zip
Login to your Joomla! admin and head to Extensions, choose Install/Uninstall



Then select JA Teline II templates package and click install.

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To make JA Teline II is your default template, select Extensions >> Template
Manager
Select JA Teline II and click default.

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized
704x156.


Refresh your site now, you will see JA Teline II layout:

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You will notice that the frontpage content is empty. Please don't rush, we will fill it up
with JA News module (ver. 1.3) later.

2. Configuration

In Template Manager (Extensions >> Template Manager), click on JA_Teline_II
name, you will be directed to JA Teline II configuration page:

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All parameters of JA Teline II can be seen here. To understand which parameters stand
for, please hover your mouse to its title



On Joomla! 1.0.x version, please open file name ja_vars_1.0x.php or ja_vars.php and
you will see parameters with description there.

II. EXTENSIONS INSTALLATION


Please extract package file name ja_teline_ii_extensions.zip, you'll notice there are 3
module packages and 1 plugin package. We will install them all to your Joomla!.

Install Extensions in Joomla! version 1.5.x is same for all whatever it's a template
package or module package,... Just go to Extensions >> Install/Uninstall, then select
extensions package file and click Upload/Install.

Now let's check what extensions came along with JA Teline II:
Note
: [xx] before each extension is its postion.

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[ja-news] JA News module version 1.3

[ja-news] JA News module FrontPage

JA HighSlide (this was embedded in the template, you don't need to install)

JA Tab (embedded in the template)

JA Zin plugin

[left] JA_Catslwi (Categories Spotlight with Image)
We'll check them one by one now.

1. JA News Modules (mod_janews.zip)
[position: ja-news]

New version 1.3.0 of our JA News module now came with JA Teline II.



After installed, please go to Modules Manager and click on JA News 1.3.0 name:


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Set the position for it is ja-news. If you don't have that, please type in that position
name (see FAQ for more details).



Here is the setting of JA News on demo page

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For each parameter, please hover your mouse on its title for more information.
On the settings, you will notice there's one parameter named Category (Section) ID
and its setting
Quote:
13:red
14:orange
8:deepblue
12:cyan
5:green
9: pink
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11:lime
Syntax for this is: <ID>:<color>. ID can be sectionID or categoryID base on what you
choose right above and color can be color English name in this list (red, cyan,
deepblue, green, orange, pink, lime)).

2. JA News Frontpage Module (mod_janews_fp.zip)
[position: ja-news]
Rearrange frontpage contents (article choose to display on frontpage) of Joomla into
Headline layouts like news portal. You can choose among 2 options layout
JA News Frontpage is a part of JA News packages (JA News + JA News frontpage = JA
News 1.3 and released with JA Teline II).

Do installation same as JA News above, after that, click on JA New FrontPage to go to
configuration page.



This module position was ja-news. Above is the setting at demo page. Please make
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sure your settings are the same as shown.
You will notice that there's a param name Layout style.


When setting as default_fp.php, layout of JA News Frontpage will look like this:



and when set to headline_fp.php, layout of it will back to old style of JA News earlier
version.

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Here is the setting at demo page for Headline layout setting, these params only being
used when layout select as headline_fp.php




3. JA Category Spotlight with Image (mod_ja_catslwi.zip)
[position: left]

This module will show specific content from a category in a very impressive way.

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Select Extensions >> Install/Uninstall then select mod_ja_catslwi.zip, click
Upload/Install.
Goto Extensions >> Modules Manager and select Spotlight Module Content with
Image


Here is the setting for this module at demo page:



When you put in CategoryID, all articles in that category will be shown as spotlight like
this:
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You can limit number of items to display in Number of Elements.
Module height specify the height of each content display:


For other parameters, simply hover your mouse over its title, you will see what it
stands for.

4. JA ZIN PLUGIN (plg_jazin.zip)
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This plugin will find all available section and categories in your Joomla site and create
all menu items link to such section/categories. Once created, menus item will be set to
publish status. You can delete or unpublish unnecessary menus.

Install it as other extensions. When done, please select Extensions >> Plugin
Manager you will see JA Zin plugin with the name JA Section menu plugin in the list.
Please make sure it enabled.


Click on its name to go to configuration page.
Here is the setting at Demo page:


Type in the menu name that you want to create at Menutype. After enable, you will
see the menu has been create by click on Menu >> <your menu name>
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This menu will be created base on your Section structure and Category you've had. If
you have any changes in your section/category structure, please select Update
Setting = Yes in JA Zin configuration page to make change to menu.
Now we need to go back to Template Manager >> JA Teline II configuration page
and select this menu to display.



5. JA Tabs & JA HighSlide (embedded)
JA Tabs was integrated in template, all you have to do is publish your desire modules to user6 position,
it will be display in a tab on FrontPage.

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JA HighSlide was also embedded and applied to elements of the page:





If you want to add highslide to other elements on your page, please check out the document and API of
HighSlide at:
Document: http://vikjavev.no/highslide/doc.php

API Reference: http://vikjavev.no/highslide/ref/

It's a bit difficult for non-developer user so I recommended you read the HighSlide document carefully
before using it.

6. OTHERS

Login Module: Need to be published to ja-login position.
Settings: Show Title: Yes. Menu Assigntment: All

Main Menu, Poll, Advertisement,... should be set to right position.

For Custom module, please read FAQ: how to create custom HTML module.
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After you done all above, the base frame of JA Teline II has been setup. We now need
some modification in content to match the template layout and style.
You may want to add some module or custom module to position user8 and user9 to
make your site look exactly like JA Teline II.

For more about JA Teline II position arrangement, you can check it out at this url


III. TYPOGRAPHY


As usual, JA Teline II came with a rich typography to give users more ability to
customize content look and feel. Please check all JA Teline II typography here at JA
Teline II Typography


IV. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION


Q: How can I create module position in Joomla! 1.5.x?
A: There are many users don't know how to create module position in Joomla! 1.5.x,
and here is how. Select module that you want to put to new position. In the
configuration page, just click directly to the Position box (not the arrow button), you
will notice it's typeable. Delete all and type in your desire position. After saved, your
new position has been created and your selected module will be put in that postion.
{image}

Q: How can I make a custom HTML module?
A: In Module Manager, Click on New button {image}. Then select Custom HTML, and
click Next. Fill your HTML code to Custom Output textarea and click Save. You will
have a new Custom Module as you expected.

Q: Why I need to do many things to make template work? Why don't you just provide
template only?
A: JoomlArt template is More than just a Template. When you download template
package from JoomlArt, you will have all extensions included. The template simply will
not be perfect without a hand of extensions. It will not only make your site more
attractive but also provide users more features and ability to explore your site easier.


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