Populus - Dec 07 Joomla Templates
The exciting new Populus template features a module driven design with loads of module positions, making it one of the most flexible templates we have ever offered. Harness the power and flexibility of Populus to create the ultimate community portal site.
Populus also features our popular integrated tabbed module system, providing you with a powerful way to display your content. Also making its return is the stylish RokSlideShow module, as well as many more features you’ve come to expect from RocketTheme templates including: RokMooMenu, an incredible 22 module positions with subtle module variations, RokZoom integration, and so much more…
An overview of the key features of this template are as follows:
* Joomla 1.0+ compatible * Joomla 1.5 Native version available * 8 Preset Styles * Ability to flip sidebar from right to left * Fireboard forum integration * Community Builder Integration * GroupJive Integration * Incredible new RokSlide based tabbed module system * RocketLauncher enabled - Create your own site just like the demo site with only a few clicks * 6 Hilite module variations for each color style * 22 fully collapsible module positions for the most flexible layout options possible * 3 built-in menu options - The exclusive RokMooMenu menu system, Suckerfish, SplitMenu, as well as a module position to use your own custom menu module (Module) * RokZoom Integration - custom slimbox variant built from the ground-up with cool zoom effect and a brand new look * Built-in IE6 PNG fix * W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional. W3C CSS Valid * Fully compatible IE6, IE7, Safari 2, Firefox 1.5+, Opera 9, OmniWeb, Shira, Netscape. * Source Adobe Fireworks PNGs included
Color and Style variations:
Populus Populus includes 8 beautifully rich preset style options for you to use on your site along with subtle hilites for your modules. The warm, soft colour styles will please your members and enourage new visitors to join in the fun.
The 8 preset styles included with the Populus release are shown below:
The New RokSlide Powered Tabbed Modules
Harnessing the power and functionality of the popular RokSlide module, Populus offers the ability to present your modules in sliding tabs. Publish multiple modules into to a single tab module position as well as customize the titles that appear in each tab.
Organize large amounts of information in easy to navigate tabbed panes and reduce the clutter and space needed to display your content. By default, User 10-14 module positions appear in the bottom tabbed module pane. You can also add more module positions if needed.The Exclusive RokMooMenu
Learn more about RokMooMenu on the Menu Options Demo Page.
The exclusive RocketTheme menu systems in this template use the mainmenu by default and this menu is configured in the admin administator. For these to function correctly, understand that the ‘top level’ menu items will show up as the horizontal buttons across the top of the template. For sub menu items, assign Parent Item to these top menus to the top-level item. These will then show up below in a sub-horizontal menu when you click on a top-level item. For an example of this check out the demo server For more details on the menu configuration options in Populus, check out the instructions on the demo site
We’ve created a guide that covers how to set up your new Populus template on your Joomla site and configure its features, functionality, and content to look similar to the RocketTheme Populus Demo FrontPage. Full details on how to install and setup the template can be found on the “demo server”: http://demo.rockettheme.com.
Module positions are summarized in the diagram below:
1. This template fully supports full width configurations for use with galleries or forums, make sure you do not publish any modules in the side module positions ‘mainbody’ will fill the entire width.
There are a couple of configuration options for this template. The configuration variables are located in the template’s own index.php file. This way you can use the Edit HTML button in the Template Manager to quickly and easily make changes to these options. This is how you can choose the color variations and also configure some default variables. Also you can select which menu the system should use.Populus Configuration Options
// *************************************************// Change the variables below to adjust the template//// If you have any issues, check out the forum at// http://www.rockettheme.com//// *************************************************
$default_style = "style3"; //[style1... style8]$enable_rokzoom = "true"; // true | false$template_width = "950"; // width in px$sidebar_width = "375"; // width in px$sidebar_side = "left"; // left | right$menu_name = "mainmenu"; // mainmenu by default$menu_type = "moomenu"; // moomenu | suckerfish | splitmenu | module$splitmenu_col = "secondcol"; // firstcol | secondcol$default_font = "default"; // smaller | default | larger$show_pathway = "true"; // true | false
// module slider configuration
$module_slider_height = 200; // height in px$max_mods_per_row = 3; // maximum number of modules per row $modules_list = array(array("title"=>"Group 1 Stuff", "module"=>"user10"), array("title"=>"Group 2 Panel", "module"=>"user11"), array("title"=>"Group 3 Collection", "module"=>"user12"), array("title"=>"Group 4 Assortment", "module"=>"user13"), array("title"=>"Group 5 Items", "module"=>"user14"));
Populus Full Package