First of all make sure to read all readme/license files found in the template zip file.

Always try to use the newest template, because older templates may have unfixed errors.

Frequently asked questions:

Q: My template does not look like the live demo. How do I enable the sidebar and other modules?

  • A: Check the video here (and here for joomla 3.0)and check out the MODULE POSITIONS image file to find out the module positions. YOu have to set each module to its position.

Q: How do I enable the slideshow on all pages not only the homepage?

  • A: look for these lines in index.php

<!– Slideshow –>
<?php $menu = JSite::getMenu(); ?>
<?php $lang = JFactory::getLanguage(); ?>
<?php if ($menu->getActive() == $menu->getDefault($lang->getTag())) { ?>
<?php if ($this->params->get( ‘slidedisable’ )) : ?>   <?php include “modules/slideshow.php”; ?><div> <!– menushadow –></div><?php endif; ?>
<?php } ?>
<!– END Slideshow –>
Delete everything but this line
<?php if ($this->params->get( ‘slidedisable’ )) : ?>   <?php include “modules/slideshow.php”; ?><div> <!– menushadow –></div><?php endif; ?>

Q: How do I enable the submenus?

  • A: Go to the “main menu” module of your joomla site and set the option “Show Sub-menu Items” to “Yes”.

Q: How do I change the logo/slideshow images of the template?

  • A: If there is no upload function in the template functions, then you have to change them manually (upload them via FTP manager)

Q: I get different errors when I install the template. Here are a few examples:

( ! ) Notice: Undefined property: ContentViewFeatured::$print in C:\Program Files (x86)\wamp\www\templates\templatename\html\com_content\featured\default_item.php on line 67

Strict Standards: Non-static method JSite::getMenu() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in D:\xampp\htdocs\gogo\templates\templatename\index.php on line 78

Strict Standards: Non-static method JApplication::getMenu() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in D:\xampp\htdocs\gogo\includes\application.php on line 523?
  • A: This is because you have the feature error reporting on on your server. These messages are just warnings and not errors. These can happen because of the different versions of PHP or other reasons. Many joomla template developers have these warnings. In your Admin panel go to Global Configuration > Server > set ‘Error reporting’ to ‘None’ > Save. Otherwise you just have to ask your webhost to disable them. As you can see in the live demos the templates are working fine.