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Helix Ultimate

Updated Last: 17 November 2020

How to install & update template

You have 2 options to install Helix Ultimate.

  1. Installing the Helix Ultimate template on your existing Joomla site
  2. Installing the Helix Ultimate QuickStart (that gives you a complete Joomla site with preloaded Helix Ultimate demo contents)

Method 1: Installing the Helix Ultimate template on your existing Joomla site

Step 1:

First of all you have to login to your Joomla control panel using your username and password.

Step 2:

Click extensions. On the top of the drop-down menu, click “Manage” and then select “Install”.

 helix template installation

Step 3:

On the Install page, select the option “Upload Package File”.

Step 4:

Upload your template installation file using the drag-and-drop method or clicking the file browsing button. Joomla will automatically install the template upon completing the upload.

Step 5:

To make Helix Ultimate the default template for all the pages of your site (that’s the entire website), go to Extensions > Templates > Styles. Now set your template to default (click the star button).

default template Helix Ultimate

So, this is the process to install the Helix Ultimate template. It’s that much easy and straightforward!

 

Method 2: Installing the Helix Ultimate QuickStart

The Quickstart package is a complete demo website. It's fully functional, the entire Joomla 3.9+ package (containing Joomla CMS, components, modules, chosen template), Helix Ultimate framework plugin with all the configurations, and data that we used on the demo site consist the quickstart package. You can use it to recreate/restore the demo site appearance. You cannot install it inside an existing Joomla installation. It requires both fresh space and a database where you can install it like the Joomla - step by step.

Please learn how to install a QuickStart pack from our tutorial from this link.

How to update template

The best way is just re-install the Helix Ultimate template with a new version - downloaded from our site. It will update both framework and template, in both changes has been made by us. You don't have to uninstall old version. Remember to:

  • Export Settings.
  • Backup file(s) which you edited/customized from template.
  • Clear CMS and browser cache after each template update !

To see available update for template and framework:

  1. Go to Extensions > Update Sites
  2. Click "Rebuild" button
  3. Now, go to Extensions >Update tab and click Find updates
  4. Mark all Helix related product and update Helix Ultimate Template