JA Wall Insight #5: Themes & Styles

I. Style List

JA Wall template supports up to 8 styles. Each style bring you the different impressive outlook.

  • Default
  • Classic
  • Blackboard
  • Color Block
  • Color Block Light
  • Minimal List
  • Retro
  • Teen Life

The following gallery will give you overview of each style.

The theme-list is located in the: your_site/templates/ja_wall/themes.

To set a specific style for menus, go to: Extensions --> Template Manager --> ja_wall_Default --> Template themes.

To create a new theme, follow the instruction below:

  • Create new theme folder in: your_site/templates/ja_wall/themes with override CSS file and images.
  • Define new theme in the file: your_site/templates/ja_wall/templateDetails.xml.

               <field name="templatecolor" type="list" default="nature"
                    <option value="default">TPL_WALL_OPTION_DEFAULT</option>
                    <option value="classic">Classic</option>
                    <option value="retro">Retro</option>
                    <option value="color-block">Color Block</option>
                    <option value="color-block-light">Color Block Light</option>
                    <option value="blackboard">Blackboard</option>
                    <option value="minimalist-dark">Minimal List Dark</option>
                    <option value="teen-life">Tean Life</option>
                    <option value="new-theme">New Theme</option>

II. How to add new template styles

The following steps guide you how to add new template style and enable it in front-end.

1. Build language package

For each style, we need to build a language for it. Each language has 1 XML file to define in Joomla. For example, with style: Style Classic, to create language with language tag = sty-CLS, we create a folder sty-CLS and a file sty-CLS.xml file with content as below.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<metafile version="2.5" client="site">
    <name>Classic (Style)</name>
    <author>JAWall! Project</author>
    <authorEmail>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.</authorEmail>
    <copyright>Copyright (C) 2005 - 2012 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.</copyright>
    <license>GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt</license>
    <description>Classic Style for JAWall template</description>
        <name>Classic (Style)</name>
        <locale>en_GB.utf8, en_GB.UTF-8, en_GB, eng_GB, en, english, english-uk, uk, gbr, britain, england, great britain, uk, united kingdom, united-kingdom</locale>
    <params />

2. Install new language package

From back-end of your site, go to: Extensions --> Extension Manager, then select tab: Discover, click on button: Discover then install new created language. The images below show you step-by-step instruction to install new language package.

3. Add content language

From back-end of your site, go to: Extensions --> Language Manager, then select tab: Content, click on button: Add to add new Language then enter the information to the form. Note that the Language Tag must be correct as in the xml file (sty-CLS). The images below show you step by step to install new language package.

4. Create Template style

From back-end of your site, go to: Extensions --> Template Manager, then select the template you want to display.

5. Create menu item

Create menu with menu style = External Url, then enter the following url.


Note: The "435" is the itemid of menu item: Home (it can change so you should check the id of the Home menu to get right itemid).

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