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Helix3 - Installation and System Requirements

Introduction

Helix3 was created to works smoothly with the latest version of Joomla 3.4. Please make sure that you're using that version of CMS and your installation is free from errors with may hinder installation that template.  Helix3 is a fully working template, you don't have to install any other addcional plugins anymore like it was in Helix2 times. Using Joomla features, you can easily change your website's template at any time you want. Changing your template lets you explore a variety of design styles and color combinations, which can completely change the look and feel of your website. In this tutorial we will teach you how to install a Helix3 template and set it as default for your website.

Helix3 is fully free template, that you can use for your private, noprofit and commercial projects.

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

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