Created on Wednesday, 01 July 2009 02:42
Written by Super User
A guide to the many configurable options that can be configured in the template manager.
The template is bundled with 6 pre-made style variants that can be easily and quickly chosen from the template configuration.
Due to the complex nature of the template, module hilites will now be global, as controlled by the template settings. Each module position's styling can be controlled by these settings such as User1 and Showcase3.
This setting allows you to select whether the frontpage area (where content items are placed) is active or not. This is useful if you wish to have an entirely modular frontpage and no article-based content.
You can choose which font you would like to use for your entire website, these are all web standard fonts.
Set to Enable or Disable Font Spans. Font Spans refer to the multi-coloured effect on titles, such as module headers.
Set the IDs and Classes of elements you wish to be excluded from the input styling.
This template configuration option allows you to easily change the width of the template itself, simply change the number to another pixel value.
This template configuration option allows you to easily change the width of the left column position, simply change the number to another pixel value.
This template configuration option allows you to easily change the width of the right column position, simply change the number to another pixel value.
This template configuration option allows you to easily change the width of the left inset position, simply change the number to another pixel value.
This template configuration option allows you to easily change the width of the right inset position, simply change the number to another pixel value.
One of the template's menu options is splitmenu which displays the first level items in the horizontal menu bar and the 2nd in a side column module. This option allows you to choose between the left column or the right column.
This option allows you to choose what the font size will be, you have 3 options to choose from, these are small, default and large.
Choose whether the date, in the upper left of the template appears.
Select whether the date is server based or based on the time and date of your visitors computer.
Choose whether the logo area has the template logo image, or is the logo module position. If this option is set to no and there are no modules assigned to the logo area, it will collapse completely.
Choose whether the copyright area has the RocketTheme logo image, or is the footer module position. If this option is set to no and there are no modules assigned to the footer area, it will collapse completely.
This setting allows you to disable the text size controls in the upper right of the template.
The majority of template-side CSS for the support 3rd party extensions are located in extras.css. This option, when disabled, will not load the file, thus providing better performance due to the non-loading of a redundant file.
Enable or disable js compatibility mode for better compatibility with non mootools based js libraries. Warning, setting to "true" will cause several js template features to not work properly.
A major feature of Affinity is the sortable feature, that being the interactive movement of areas of the template. By selecting the tags next to specific areas, you can move them horizontally or vertically within the template. All these options control the various aspects of the feature, from activation, opacity, roundness, and more.
module position so you can insert modules into the area (this will disable the menu however). You can also select none so the entire horizontal menu does not appear.
The maximum number of menu item rows per column. Applicable only to MooMenu and Suckerfish, as well as second+ menu levels.
The number of columns for a dropdown. Applicable only to MooMenu and Suckerfish, as well as second+ menu levels.
The menu level that is affected by the multiple column dropdown affect. Set to 0 to affect all dropdown levels or set a number greater than 0 to specify a particular level with the multiple column function. Applicable only to MooMenu and Suckerfish.
The following parameter controls which Joomla menu is loaded for the horizontal navigation bar, by default this is mainmenu but you can change it to whatever menu such as othermenu.