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Helix3 - Installation and System Requirements

How to download Helix3

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to install a Helix3 template and set it as default for your website.

  1. Download the latest Helix3 template from that URL:  http://www.joomshaper.com/joomla-templates/helix3 - to your local disc.

  2. If your Joomla site have content already you can install template and modules only. Quickstart is good only for new websites because it contain Joomla package itself.
  3. Before installation, check the compatibility whether the downloaded version of template is compatible with your version of Joomla. Must be Joomla 3.4+.
  4. Once you have your Joomla template downloaded on your computer, login to the administrative area of your Joomla website and upload the template through the Extension Manager (Extensions -> Extension Manager).
  5. Click on Browse button and select the template bundle archive you downloaded earlier. Finally, click on upload & install.
  6. After installing the template, you should receive a message "Installing template was successful!". At this point, you have successfully installed a Helix3 template. Please note that this has not activated your new template, you still need to do this if you want to use this design.
  7. Once the template is installed in your Joomla 3 system, you need to make it default for your website so your pages get the new design. First, you need to go to Extensions -> Template Manager. Now select the template checkbox near its name and click on Make Default.
  8. Make sure that only "shaper_helix3" is assigned to all menu items if you want to use them fully as a default template in your next project.
  9. That's all Helix3 should be now your main and default template in Joomla 3.4+ system.

Installation: Helix3 QuickStart

The Helix3 Quickstart package is a complete demo website. It's basically a fully functional and the entire Joomla! 3.7+ package containing the CMS itself, components, modules, chosen template, Helix3 framework plugin with all the configurations and data that we used on the demo site. You can use it to recreate/restore demo site appearance.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to install the Helix3 Quickstart package inside an existing Joomla installation via the Extension Manager. You may ask why? Because the Quickstart also includes the Joomla! CMS itself. This QS package is strictly for use with a new Joomla! installation only  to provide you with a duplicate of our Helix3 template demo site.

How to install Helix3 QuickStart

You can install Quickstart just like a typical Joomla 3.x installation process:

  1. Download helix3_quickstart_j3_v2.x.zip package.
  2. Unzip locally and copy all files to server OR unzip directly on server.
  3. Create a new database.
  4. Run installer and go step by step.

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Beside, each JoomShaper template has it's own guide how to install QuickStart and how manage problems which may occur.