The following is a guide that covers how to set up your new Replicant2 template on your Joomla site. Here you can find an overview of the files included in the Replicant2 release and instructions on installing and activating the template in your Joomla install.
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Downloading the Replicant 2 Files
The first step is to download all the necessary files needed for installation, setup and customisation. Below is a summary of each of the available packages from the Replicant 2 release.
- Replicant 2 Template (rt_replicant2_j15.tgz) This file is the template package you will use to install your template into Joomla.
- Replicant 2 Custom Extensions (replicant2-extensions-j15.zip) This package contains each of the individual custom extensions included in the Replicant2 template release.
- Replicant 2 Source PNG(s) (replicant2-sources.zip) This zip contains the source PNG(s) for making modifications and customisations to the images in the template (and if applicable, the font used for the logo). You will need an image editing software (preferably Adobe/Macromedia Fireworks) to utilise the Source PNG files.
- Replicant 2 RocketLauncher (Joomla_RT_Replicant2_j15.zip) This is the RocketLauncher pack for Replicant2 which is a complete and separate Joomla install which has the template pre-installed and configured. Similarly, the demo content is injected and the extensions are also pre-installed.
Navigate to the Joomla administrator (http://yoursite.com/administrator) for your site. Along the top menu bar, go to Extensions > Install/Uninstall
. Next, select the browser button and located the rt_replicant2_j15.tgz
package on your computer that you downloaded Then, click Upload File & Install
. After installation, an introduction page will appear with the template's name, description and thumbnail, select Continue
when this page appears. You should now see rt_replicant2_j15
in the list of installed templates.
In the Joomla Administrator, navigate to Extensions > Template Manager
. You will be directed to a page which lists all the install templates. Locate rt_replicant2_j15
in the lost. Select the radio button / circular icon to the left of the name. Then select the Default
in button menu in the top right area of the Administrator. The Replicant2
template will now be the default template on your Joomla site.