The following is a guide that covers how to set up your new Oculus template on your Joomla! site. Here you can find an overview of the files included in the Oculus release and instructions on installing and activating the template in your Joomla! install.

Note: The Bundle Template is only necessary if the Gantry Library is not installed at /libraries/gantry directory.


Step 1 - Installation

  1. Install from Admin → Extensions → Extensions Manager
  2. Browse for oculus-template.zip and click Upload & Install
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Step 2 - Template Default

  1. Make the template default at Admin → Extensions → Template Manager
  2. Select rt_oculus
  3. Press Make Default
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RocketLauncher Instructions

We always recommend installing a RocketLauncher first to trial and understand the template more effectively. It must be installed as new, and not over an existing Joomla install.


Step 1 - Upload

  • Download the RocketLauncher
  • Unzip the file
  • Upload the created folder to your server

Note: You can upload all the files via FTP, or use cPanel or SSH to upload the zip and unzip directly onto the server. Enquire with your hosting provider.


Step 2 - Installation

Collapsible

If no modules are published to a position, the entire area or row will not appear or collapse.

Injected Features

Non-Standard Elements
 

There are Features that are injected into a position when enabled, and are stacked vertically; which includes: Social Buttons, Date, Font Sizer, Login Panel, Popup Module, Branding, Copyright, To-Top Scroller, System Messages, Reset Settings, and Google Analytics.

Gantry Grid

Configure at Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → rt_oculus, then go to Layouts to set the grid widths and allocated positions.

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Grid Sizes

Configure at Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → rt_oculus, then go to Layouts to set the grid widths and allocated positions.

By default, each grid is given an equal distribution, but this can be modified to a custom distribution between modules, such as 3/4/5 instead of 4/4/4. These options are available for when 2-6 modules are present.

MainBody / Sidebar Layouts

Configure at Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → rt_oculus, then go to Layouts tab and set the varying Mainbody/Sidebar layout possibilities.

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Note: If no modules are assigned to the Sidebar positions, the Mainbody will become full width.

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Mainbody
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Sidebar
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Sidebar
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