Discussion on Skywalker - Powerful Template for Joomla!

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Cool theme, but why do all Joomla themes have the same dropdown menu style?

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Hi and welcome.

Most of the Joomla! developers don’t pay too much attention to the main navigation styling and there is this trend that if some menu system or style is known to be successful in terms of web traffic and downloads, then a lot other developers will use it in their projects. Some developers even brake the copyright laws (copy code) to accomplish some stupid goals and don’t focus on delivering a unique web design concept.

More, Joomla! is the first to introduce Mega Menu (back in 2009 more here http://wiki.joomlart.com/wiki/JA_Template_Framework/Overview) and just a few months ago (2011) developers from Wordpress realm started to use a similar concept also known as Mega Menu.

My template offers 4 menu systems: Mega Menu, Dropline, Split and CSS , all styled to meet the template’s unique design.

Check the arrow in the left side of the demo then click ‘More’ button, you can switch the menu system there.

Please let me know if I answered your question.

Regards, Danny

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Iam the first buyer now.

I hope you will give good support and updates/bugfixes for newer and actual Joomla Versions (1.7 is now actual).

I will try now the theme and give some feedback soon.

Maybe you can help me later a little bit with customizing to fit my needs, but for that we will talk later more specific.

Thanks alot, dnp_theme. :)

All the best

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Thanks so much Orion. Hope you will have no problem. If any, it will be fixed in short time as I am here with my computer all the time.

Thanks again and enjoy using it.

Regards, Danny

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Salut si bine ai venit …

Felicitari pentru tema, arata bine.

Bafta, Stefan

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RO: Multumesc. Deasemenea lucrarile tale arata bine. EN: Thanks. Your work is also great.

Regards, Danny

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When trying to install the template, I’m getting an error message.

JInstaller::install: File ’/tmp/install_4e4d6819b9098/fonts’ does not exist.

Is there something missing or am I missing a step?

dnp_theme

Hi. Thanks for purchasing my template and thanks a million for the bug report. There is no missing step, just a minor bug in the template template_details.xml file.

I will contact you privately (and shortly, maybe 5-10 minutes) with a quick solution for you.

Please also note that Skywalker 1.01 update is also coming soon today with updates, improvements and other minor fixes.

Regards and thanks again,

Danny

dnp_theme

The error occurs because the templateDetails.xml file haven’t been updated yet.

You can open the file in the template installation package file yourself

So you have folder J1.5 / J1.7 -> Template -> tpl_skywalker_v1.0_j17.zip / tpl_skywalker_v1.0_j15.zip

Unpack and open this file and delete line 30

< folder >fonts< /folder >

Then replace this file back to the archive of the J1.5 or J1.7 version of the template.

After all, try again installing the template. Should be fine.

Regards,

Danny

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Thank you! I will try this later and let you know.

Excellent template!

dnp_theme

Thanks you again.

Intellicents

I did get the template to work, but I have another question.

When I first saw your template, I really loved the way it looked. Had nice colors, positioned very well, etc.

I’m trying to find some documentation where it shows me how to make the template look exactly like the demo. I see documentation for customizing the T3 Framework, but nothing on how to make it look exactly like yours… the one I liked.

Am I simply overlooking that part of the documentation?

I really appreciate your help! After all, the template you have on the demo is bar far one of the best here, so it only stands to reason that we would need documentation that allows us to mimic it.

Thank you!

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I thought I would also mention that I was having trouble getting the breadcrumbs and footer to show. I’m sure it’s an error on my part, but can you tell me what to do in order to show those?

The breadcrumbs show in the proper position (like your template), but it only shows “You are here:” with nothing else.

The footer just does not show at all.

Thank you again!

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Hi,

First, thanks for getting back with news on your work and I am sorry that the documentation covers the getting started part and customization. Recreating the demo requires basic Joomla! knowledge and Joomla! has it’s own documentation here http://docs.joomla.org/

Take it easy: you need to create a new module and assign it to a position. Here how to:
  • go to Modules Manager
  • click New button
  • select the mod_breadcrumbs module
  • make sure it’s published and assigned to the template breadcrumbs position
  • click Save. Now you have the module published on your development setup.
If you don’t have the arrow, you will need it so download it here http://skywalker.pcadviser.ro/media/system/images/arrow.png

and copy it to your http://your-site.com/media/system/images/ folder or localhost/your-joomla-root/media/system/images/ folder

That is it. You have the breadcrumbs module just like the demo. Easy pissy japonese!

Please note that I have updated the item download package, please proceed with upgrade.

Now I would like to remind you that I can provide forum support. Please check item description.

Best regards,

Danny

dnp_theme

I recommend installing the Joomla! 1.7 Quickstart. It’s a much better way for you to explore what is behind the demo.

Check all module positions here: http://skywalker.pcadviser.ro/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=117&Itemid=563

Regards,

Danny

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Salut,

Bine ai venit pe TF. Multa bafta la vanzari!!

Marius

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Multumesc Marius, la fel. Dan

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great job. success with the sales.

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Thanks mate, u2

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hello I have a problem ; I install to Quickstart pack but it’s not working completely. when I click some link on menu opening like this error page “Not even Google can find this page because it does not exist! ”.. I installed site from the beginning two times.. cold you check please ; http://tasarim.karbilgisayar.com
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Hi and thanks for purchasing my template.
– not working and using SEF Links:
http://tasarim.karbilgisayar.com/index.php/2011-03-24-08-47-03/documentation/getting-started/about
- working but no SEF links http://tasarim.karbilgisayar.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=90&Itemid=551
same page on my demo server
http://skywalker.pcadviser.ro/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=90&Itemid=551

It seems you have enabled Joomla! SEO features. Please disable ALL and try again. Also clear all Joomla! cache.

BTW , the error page should look like this
http://tasarim.karbilgisayar.com/?option=com_404

Regards,

Danny

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i want to ask if this theme
woks with community builder , VirtueMart and K2 ?

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Any template can work with Community Builder, K2 and Virtuemart and add some special styling for these components.

Right now Skywalker does not provide third party support as K2 for Joomla! 1.7 is on the way, Virtuemart for Joomla! 1.7 is still beta, and Community Builder I forgot about it since JomSocial and Anahita.

Soon Skywalker will no longer support Joomla! 1.5.

Regards,

Danny

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The template has K2 support now, check it out!

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That’s too bad it won’t be supporting Joomla 1.5. It’s still the most popular version out there.

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This reminds me of the Joomla! 1.0 to 1.5 jump. It was massive! I decided to wait for Joomla! 1.5 at that time, and dealt with all of it’s bugs on the way. That was my great learning path.

So as more and more extensions go Joomla! 1.7-1.8 why stick with the old version? Even Virtuemart is almost there!

Soon, maybe a couple of months, people will pay all the attention on moving forward and everyone will leave Joomla! 1.5 behind. You can see that here on ThemeForest. Nobody asked me about J1.5.

Don’t you feel safe with your Skywalker on Joomla! 1.7 Quickstart? J1.5 don’t worth the time to start a website from scratch now.

BTW how you doin with your work?

Danny

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Hello Friends.

It is my great pleasure to inform you that a new version is coming soon. Here are the updates:
  • 100% all pages perfect vertical rhythm
  • updated typography pages (fixed bubbles to be perfect vertical rhythm)
  • updated documentation (Nivoslider mostly)
  • new documentation section: Template FAQ
  • added a new page: Testimonials
Here’s what I need your help for: what would you like Skywalker to support?
  • K2 Content Component
  • Zoo Content Component by YooTheme

Regards,

Danny

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Hi Danny,

Soon I will buy this template for a project. I have 2 or 3 questions:

a. Is possible remove Logo from Menu and add it to the top? (above menu), by add it to module “advertising1”, remove white background(a1)

a1. this will not have efect in others modules, is a separete CSS class?

b. The Nivoslider can be substitue with other Slider? (I mean other slider will work fine?)

Thanks, David

Congrats for amazing great work :)

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Hi and welcome! Thanks for your interest.

The package consist of logo source so you can change it at your will and of course you can change the position and everything, with little code adjustments I can provide via forum support in very short time.

Skywalker Template has built in styling for Nivo Slider and I recommend using it, but if you still want yours, of course I will help you with it. What slider is it btw? maybe I can have a look.

Please note an important update is coming in 2-3 days with K2 support for Joomla! 1.7 version, improved typography, fixes and code updates.

Regards and thanks again, Danny

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Hi dnp_theme,

Thanks for your ready reply.

I will wait for the new update, as will need k2 support as well need Zoo Content Component.

Thanks,

dnp_theme

At this point K2 is more ready for Joomla! 1.7 and I am currently on it.

I tested Zoo for J1.7 and seems to be not so stable as K2 so I decided to go K2. The result is excellent!

Zoo is not yet ready for template overrides (it doesn’t even have the basic files for that and the back-end is too fancy for a professional), and K2 is far better, more mature community and more popular. Within minutes I got it to work with my template overrides and my styling (for both J1.5 and J1.7). I am now working to make it perfect on every detail (vertical rhythm, content, images).

You will love it!

You can download the updated version later, you can get to know the modules behind the demo and later update the template and go on with your work.

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Danny

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Really nice Theme – bought it right now. When do you expect to release K2 support?

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Thank you for purchasing my template.

K2 support is under heavy testing.

All template overrides for J1.5 and J1.7 are under testing and also a cool demo content is coming! I worked 500 lines of good CSS , it should be massive!

I hope I can get it perfect the way I want within the next 3-4 days.

Regards and thanks again,
Danny

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Alright! I have bought right now ;) Let me explorer it, and check the best way for change logo module (I will register on your forum Danny)

Thanks ;)

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Thanks for purchase. I remember your request, you will need some small customization for the main navigation system to fit your changes and keep the current design. I will help you when the time is right ;)

Regards,
Danny

dnp_theme

Hi,

The live preview server have been updated with K2 Support. Check it out!

The new updated version will be available for download soon.

Regards,
Danny

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Please, fix the z-index of the menu (check out on the contact page – menu is hidden behind the map)

Btw – GREAT TEMPLATE ! :)

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Thanks for reporting!

Relax there is no problem with the menu. It shows above everything except Google Maps, or perhaps, on my way to create something unique on the market, I didn’t choose the right GMaps code, but still if someone wants to use it, he has to use another module position (this solution works in almost everything).

I think if you use another GMaps Module this little issue could persist and the solution is the same.

Why? Because both the menu and the map are javascript driven and they display on almost the same layer.

My coding skill is not enough to fix this minor thing but I will find another reliable solution.

Regards and thanks again,
Danny

dnp_theme

setting z-index for the menu to 1000000 does not help.

BUT it does help to change the GMaps z-index. The live site will be updated soon and also the sample data of the Quickstart

Thanks again,

Danny

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Mumpits Purchased

i purchased the template and installed it on joomla 1.7…. everything works fine..

i contacted the developer because i had questions about the customizing.. and i got an answer within 1 hour!

he solved my questions and showed me some tricks..

the best template offer i ever done! i will purchase your next template too!

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Thank you so much for purchasing my template and also for your kind words.

I am glad I could help you. My pleasure :)

Regards,
Danny

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