A guide to the basic Akiraka
customisation options that can be configured in the template manager
The template is bundled with 10 pre-made style variants that be be easily and quickly chosen from the template configuration. There is also an option for Custom which you will choose if you do not wish to use the preset styles.
NOTE: The Header Color ... Footer Link options will not work unless you click Custom in the Preset Styles section.
If you selected Custom
in the Preset Styles option, you will now have a choice of 27 options to customise your sites colour scheme. The options are divided in 3 areas, the name, such as Header Color; an input field with a HEX colour value, such as #fff; and a colour palette box, which, on click, will show a visual colour chooser. Therefore, you can either manually type your desired colour into the input field or select the colour from the popup. The changes will appear live in the preview above all the selections.
The names of the various selections denote the area that they apply to.
Click the Custom Styles button in the toolbar to output your custom style configuration into the Custom Config output box, underneath all the params. You will use these values in the styles.php file to customise your own defaults
Choose from 5 varying overlaying texture options that will load onto the Akiraka template.
Select whether the header always appears, pinned to the top of your website or not.
Select whether the footer always appears, pinned to the bottom of your website or not.
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.
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, simply change the number to another pixel value.
This template configuration option allows you to easily change the width of the right column, 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 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.
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
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 a column. Applicable only to MooMenu and Suckerish, as well as second+ menu levels.
The number of columns for a dropdown. Applicable only to MooMenu and Suckerish, 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.