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Moview

MOVIEW template (and QuickStart package) for Joomla 3.4+, is awesome looking movie review design. It allows you quickly set up your own IMDb, Rolling Stone or CinemaBlend site. Template can be used for any news niche such as video, music, games (pc/mobile) and much more. Modern, full of features and flexible design can be used to create any other website.

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General Information

First, Thank you for purchasing our digital product (template). We are happy that you are one of our customers and we assure you won't be disappointed as well. Spending several minutes reading the manual may save lot's of your time and avoid questions with obvious answers.

To use this template and quickstart you must be running on Joomla 3.5+, PHP 5.4 or higher. Please contact your web hosting service provider to be sure your server complies with the basic Joomla  requirements.

Following guide contains the basic configuration settings for the Joomla 3 template. Using these information you will be able to configure your template when you cannot use the Quickstart package. This template has been based on Helix3 Framework  (more).

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Template Demo Appearance

You may ask: "How to make my site look like the Demo" and the answer is quite simple. There are two ways to make your own site to look exactly like our Demo product:

  1. The Quickstart installation is the best solution if you are building a brand new website and you want to achieve the same look as the one in the template demo. Download from our site package (moview_quickstart_j3.zip) which includes: Joomla 3+, template, modules, components, plugins and sample data. The Quickstart package is a complete website. Install the quickstart package like any other Joomla installation and  then change our demo texts and images.
  2. The Manual installation is preferred if you just want to install the template to an existing website which already has some content. However, keep in mind that when you install the template to an existing website, you will also have to reconfigure your modules because the new template has different module positions. If you have a site with your own content, that already exists, you have to install the template and all related extensions.

demo image boxThe images shown in the live preview are for demonstration purposes only and are not included in the download package. Due to license QuickStart package contain mostly only image placeholders (Pictures with JoomShaper logo inside). Unfortunately but we cannot include in Quickstart package all photos from original Template Demo. We assume that our customers have (or should have) their own photos, which better fit to real website purposes. First online impression is the most important, so please use a high quality and legal photos.

Note! Template package (~2,8 MB) doesn't include any modules/plugins nor demo content. If you manually installed the template on your existing setup, you will have to manually create each article and install & set all modules to suit your needs using our example settings. So if you are not advanced user please install the template Quickstart (~75 MB) on your testing ground/environment, just to get more insights on sample content and advanced usage. You don't have to use demo content to build your own website, demo-dummy content is only for showing a features of current template and included components.

How to install Quickstart

  1. Unfortunately, it is not possible to install the Quickstart package inside an existing Joomla installation via the Extension Manager, because the Quickstart also includes the Joomla! CMS itself. This package is strictly for use with a new Joomla! installation to provide you with a duplicate of our demo for that particular template.
  2. You can install Quickstart just like a typical Joomla 3.x installation process (step by step).
  3. Unzip Quickstart package to get separate folders and files before sending to server.
  4. Please do not use "admin" as a your default Super Admin Username (!). Use something more unique during installation process (security reasons!).
  5. In most cases we suggest to use a new/fresh database (MySQL 5+) for all QS installations.

Template Default Settings

Helix3 template allows you to Export-Import its settings from "Advanced" tab. It means that you have to download this text file , then open in any text editor and paste inside Import field. It includes all basic settings of Template only !. If you're using Quickstart you doesn't have to do this, default settings are already there.

import export

Typography

In template demo we used Google Font named: Open Sans for whole main typography including headers and menu. Check template Typography tab inside Newedge template settings, of course you can set your own font-family. More information about it you can find >> here <<. This font have wide range of font subset / character sets. Remember only some of the fonts in the Google Font Directory support multiple scripts (like Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek for example).

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Blog settings

Here are default blog settings from template.

blog settings

Homepage Layout

The following screenshot shows the detail of Moview template settings of "Home" page with list of the addons used in the demo content configuration. Please note, Home page was built using SP Page Builder (PRO) component. Here is default "Home" layout from demo site created in SP Page Builder Pro tool provided by JoomShaper team.

home page

 

Moview Module Positions

The following screen-shot highlights the default layout module positions that we used in current template. By using Layout builder in Helix3 users will be able to move positions or change their size. Our in-build layout builder from template settings provide the opportunity to add new positions, columns, rows wherever you need as much as moving elements.

layout

Used Extensions

In our DEMO version of template we used core and additional extensions, here is a full list of them:

  • SP Page Builder (Pro) - Pro version is built-in in QuickStart only (JoomShaper.com)
  • SP Movie Database with related modules (JoomShaper.com)
  • SP Moviedb Movie (JoomShaper module)
  • SP Moviedb Tab (JoomShaper module)
  • SP MovieDb Trailers (JoomShaper module)
  • SP Moviewdb Top Celebraties (JoomShaper module)
  • SP Moviedb Search (JoomShaper module)
  • AcyMailing Starter (component with module) from acyba.com
  • Articles - Latest (Joomla core module)
  • Banners (Joomla core module)
  • Breadcrumbs (Joomla core module)
  • Custom HTML (Joomla core module)
  • Search (Joomla core module)
  • Menu (Joomla core module)

Note! To use SP MovieDb modules first you have to add / customize content inside SP Movie Database component.

Module Manager View - with list of all used and published modules

modules

 

Default Module Settings

Several used on Home page modules have its own settings or demo content, here are few tips in that topic:

1. SP Moviedb Search

search

This module was published on HomePage near logo and menu.

search2

 

2. SP Moviedb Movie

SP Moviedb Movie

3. SP Moviedb Tab

SP Moviedb Tab

 

4. SP MovieDb Trailers

SP MovieDb Trailers

 

5. SP Moviewdb Top Celebraties

SP Moviewdb Top Celebraties

 

6. Menu-social-bar (Custom HTML)

<ul class="moviedb-social-bar">
<li><a class="facebook" href="#"><span class="fa fa-facebook"><span class="dummy-text">facebook</span></span></a></li>
<li><a class="twitter" href="#"><span class="fa fa-twitter"><span class="dummy-text">twitter</span></span></a></li>
<li><a class="googleplus" href="#"><span class="fa fa-google-plus"><span class="dummy-text">google</span></span></a></li>
<li><a class="youtube" href="#"><span class="fa fa-youtube"><span class="dummy-text">youtube</span></span></a></li>
<li><a class="vimeo" href="#"><span class="fa fa-vimeo-square"><span class="dummy-text">vimeo</span></span></a></li>
</ul>

If you want to use this module  replace all # with your own url to social web services.  All those icons are from Font Awesome package. Icon fonts are great, because they enable you to easily change color, size, drop shadow and more via CSS. They are scalable vector graphics, which means that they look great on high-resolution displays. Easy to replace with others.

 

7. Off Canvas Menu (Menu module)

Off Canvas Menu

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