Please Read First before installing Merlin Joomla Template.
Note: When you have downloaded your purchased template DO not try and install the zip file directly into Joomla as it will not work. You will receive the following error "JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find XML setup file"
First you must unzip the file you downloaded from Joomlage.com. In this example I will use a file name called unzipfirst_joomlage0000-templatename.zip.
When the file is unzipped you will see a folder with the same name as the zip Example: unzipfirst_joomlage0000-templatename.zip file. Open the folder and you will see a file called installguide.pdf. Click the link in this file to access the Template Setup Guide.
Note: If you want to install the template as it is in our demo please follow the instructions in the Quickstart-Demo-Installation.pdf located in the Template Demo Installer folder. Note: Demo installs are only available for the joomla version that existed at the time the template was developed. This is a full Joomla installation which requires you to have a database already created on your web server. The demo installer will have blank images in place of images in the demo. This is because the images used in the demo are licenced to shutterstock.com and not for resale. You can purchase suitable images for your website from http://www.shutterstock.com or download free images fromhttp://www.sxc.hu/
Merlin Template Install ( installing your Template on an existing Joomla Installation)
1: Go to your Joomla Administrator Login page enter your Login details and click Login.
2: Select Extensions >> Extensions Manager option from the Extensions menu.
3: Click browse and select the Joomla Template you wish to install eg.joomlage0000-templatename.zip from the Joomla 3.0 template files folder in your downloaded unzipped folder.
4: Click Upload and then Click Install button to complete the installation.
5: You should see a information bar displaying (Install Template Success) if installation was successful.
Merlin Template Parameters Setup
Now that you have your new template from Joomlage.com installed lets take a look at how Easy it is to configure using the template parameters.
A: Login to your Joomla Administration. To access the Template Parameters goto Extensions >> Template Manager.
B: You will see 2 links one for Templates and one for Styles at the top left of your screen. Click on the Styles link to show all the Current Template Styles in your Joomla installation.
C: From the list of styles click on the one that refers to the name of the Joomla Template you installed. Example joomlage0000-mytemplate. You should now see something similar to the image below.
D: Click on a tab to open it and start styling your joomla template. Under each Tab is detailed instructions and links to examples on how to setup your template styling.
Time to Save Parameter Changes
For Joomla 3.0 users Scroll to the Top of your Joomla Administration page and follow the instructions in the image below.
Fullscreen Header is enabled in the Header Styling Parameters. Simply set Fullscreen Header to Yes to display a fullscreen header effect. When you have the fullscreen header enabled the background image you set in the global settings is displayed. If no image is in the body then the body background color is shown. This can also produce a nice effect where a plain color fills the screen.
Merlin Modules Setup
A: In your Joomla Administrator goto Extensions >> Extensions Manager >> Install
B: Select the module file from the following directory (Joomla 3.0 Template files/modules) extracted from your Unzipfirst_joomlage0000-templatename.zip download.
C: Click install. You should see a notice stating successful install.
D: Now goto Extensions >> Module Manager and select the Module you just installed and place it in a module position of your choice and set ENABLED to YES. To see all module positions available please click on the module positions link in the template demo at http://demos.joomlage.com and click on the module positions menu item under the features menu item.
E: NB. For the slideshow module place it in position SHOWCASE and set SHOW TITLE to NO. See example below.
Time to Save Module Changes
Scroll to the Top of your Joomla Administration page and follow the instructions in the image below.
Your Template Slideshow and other modules should now be successfully installed. Should you have any queries with regards to your installation please see our support forum at Joomlage.com Support Forum >>