Customising the JA Purity template
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- 1 Introduction
- 2 Template Layout
- 3 Customisation - Basics
- 4 Customisation - Intermediate
- 5 Customisation - Advanced
- 6 Known Issues and Bugs
- 7 See also
JA Purity is a highly customizable template available by default in standard Joomla 1.5 installations. JA Purity was designed by JoomlArt.com and features the following:
- Screen width configuration (Fluid/Narrow/Widescreen/Fixed in pixel or percentage)
- Multiple colors schemes (Red, Green, Blue and Black )
- Well Structured, xHTML/CSS validated and SEO-optimized source
- Cross-browser support for Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox, Safari, Opera
If you have a support question about the JA Purity template check for a solution on the following forum.
Before You Start
Before you start hacking away at the template you may want to download the tutorial template. This will save you from worrying about any updates to the Joomla source that might overwrite your edits. Once you download the archive, rename it as my_japurity.zip and then log into the Administration area of your Joomla site and install the template. This tutorial is based on the latest template version as of Joomla version 1.5.11. You may want to use the modifications to index.php since they strip out some embedded text strings in the source and use the MACROS in the language initialization files.
Here's the directory structure for the template. Click to see a description of the directory contents (if available) <imagemap> Image:JA_Purity_directories.jpg default Ja purity directory structure desc bottom-left </imagemap>
Click on the picture to see the descriptions (if available) <imagemap> Image:JA_Purity_Tutorial_Main.png|640px rect 19 9 220 67 Customise the Logo rect 253 9 1102 67 Customise the Header Background rect 1140 13 1197 34 Customise Accessibility rect 1113 40 1265 64 Customise Searching rect 0 76 279 657 Customise - Module Position Left rect 278 76 1002 657 Customise - Main Content Area rect 1002 76 1280 657 Customise - Module Position Right rect 0 657 1280 817 Customise - Spotlight Area rect 0 817 1280 1024 Customise - Module Position Footer rect 0 0 1280 73 Customise Header Area default Customising the JA Purity template desc bottom-left </imagemap>
Customisation - Basics
Customise Module Position and Content
Customise the Logo
Customise the Header
Customise the Favicon
Customisation - Intermediate
Customisation - Advanced
Known Issues and Bugs
- Left position fails to collapse when no module present.
- PROBLEM: When Joomla cache is enabled reference Joomla 1.5.10 and before) and clicking a menu item it doesn't change color. It is impossible to understand which is the active menu item. SOLUTION: for now the only solution is to disable the cache function in the mod_mainmenu: go to 'Tools>Module Manager' and select the 'Main Menu' module (type=mod_mainmenu). Under 'Parameters>Advanced Parameters' select 'Caching>No Caching'.