The following is a guide that covers how to set up your new HiveMind template on your Joomla site. Here you can find an overview of the files included in the HiveMind release and instructions on installing and activating the template in your Joomla install.
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Downloading the HiveMind Files
The first step is to download all of the files that will be needed to install your template, custom modules, as well make modifications. Here is a quick explanation of each of the available files in the HiveMind release.
- HiveMind Template (rt_hivemind_j15.tgz) This file is the template package you will use to install your template into Joomla.
- HiveMind Custom Extensions (hivemind_extensions_j15.zip) This package contains each of the individual custom extensions included in the HiveMind template release.
- HiveMind Source PNG's (hivemind_sources.zip) This zip contains the source png's for making modifications and customizations to the images in the template as well as the logo font. There are additional sources for the transparent background, buttons, typography and headers. You will need an image editing software (preferably Adobe/Macromedia Fireworks) to utilize the Source PNG files.
Go to your Admin control panel for your site. In the Menu at the top, go to Extensions
. Next browse for your rt_hivemind_j15.tgz
file you downloaded and then click Upload File & Install
. Now HiveMind
is installed and in your template list. You should observe an introductory page in which you select Continue
Next, from your admin control panel, go to Extensions
-> Template Manager
. This will pull up the list of your installed templates. Find HiveMind on the list and select the radio button to the left and then click Default
up in the top right corner. Now HiveMind
is set as your default template. If you view your site, you should see the HiveMind template up and running.