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  • Provider:
  • Designer:
  • Holger Koenemann
  • Template Version (Date):
  • 1.0 (15 Jan. 2010)
  • Source File(s) Format:
  • Photoshop CS+
  • Included Source Files:
  • background.psd, blacklight.psd
  • HTML/CSS type:
  • XHTML 1.0/ CSS 2.1
  • Joomla Compatibility:
  • 1.5+

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Read and follow the three steps below to install and activate your new template. After the successfull installation and activation read on and learn more about the setup and the different options provided by the template.


download First of all you have to download the template package to your local HDD from your account. Than extract the .zip archive. The archive includes the templates installation file (another .zip archive) plus additional files like this documentation, Photoshop source files etc. Keep in mind where you store the installation file and proceed to step 2...


downloadLog into your Joomlas admin backend and click on "Extensions -> Install/Uninstall" to access the extension manager. Hit the "Search" button, select the installation file from your HDD and hit the "Upload File & Install" button. Wait a moment and you are done.
Proceed to step 3 to learn more about the activation and setup...


downloadYour new template is installed now but inactive. To activate it click on "Extensions -> Template Manager". A list of all installed templates appears. Select your new template and hit the "default" button in the upper right corner. Your template is now installed and active and you can start to set it up by following the next steps in this document.


modulepositions overview

1.Number of positions

The "BlackLight" Template provides a total of 42 modulepositions, separated into different sections. Click on the image to the left to open a modulepositions overview map.
All modulepositions are collapsible, they are removed completely if they are not in use.

2.The header slider module(s)

The "BlackLight" Template comes with a build in JavaScript slider area. The slider area includes up to 12 slides. Every slide is a stand alone moduleposition called header1, header2, header3...header12. If none of these 12 modulepositions are in use, the slider area disappears completely. If you setup just one moduleposition it will load just this one static module without the sliding navigation. If you use more than one of these modulepositions (for example "header3" and "header5") the slider area will load the first module on show the navigation to "slide" to the second one. You can use the 12 modulepositions to setup what ever you want. For example: A image, a text, HTML code, a video or one of the thousands of free and commercial Joomla modules out there.

Slider Setup from the templates manager

As mentioned before the slider area will be activated automatically as soon as you publish a module on position "header1 - header12". But you can also setup some and change some basic values from the templates config screen. To access the config screen click on "extensions->template manager". Select the "MP BlackLight" template from the list and hit the "edit" button in the upper right corner. The templates config screen will appear. Inside the right column you can setup the hight, the width and the duration between two slides in milliseconds.

3.Setup individual HTML modules

setup custom modulesJoomla allow you to add your own modules with your own text/HTML content very easily. We use such custom modules on the templates demo site to outline the different module positions. If you want to add your own log into your admin backend and click on "extensions->module manager". Hit the "new" icon in the upper right corner and select as module type "custom HTML".
The setup screen of your new module appears. Add a name, select the module position where you want to display your content (take a look at the "module map" above) and add your content into the editor text box at the bottom of the setup screen. You can add texts, images, links and any other HTML elements. Save your module and publish it.

4.Setup the DropDown menu

menusetupThe "BlackLight" template comes with an moduleposition called "mainmenu". To display your main menu module on this position log into your backend and click on "extensions->module manager". Select your main menu module from the list and hit the "edit" button in the upper right corner. The main menu module setup screens appears. Select as moduleposition "mainmenu" and save the changes. To activat the "Suckerfish" drop down function for sub menu items click on "Module Parameters" in the right column and activate the "Always show sub-menu Items" function. Than click on "advanced Parameters" and enter the value "nav" (without the "") into the "Menu Tag ID" input field. Save the changes. Make sure that the module is published on all home- and subpages and that no other module is published on the "user3" module position.

The legal stuff

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