Installation Instructions

This guide covers the basics of installing a template.

Downloading the necessary files

To install the template, you will need one of the following files:

  • Crystalline Template (Standalone) rt_crystalline_j15.tgz - This is the standalone template file that you use to install into Joomla.
  • Crystalline Template (Bundle) rt_crystalline_j15-bundle.tar.gz - This is the bundle package, containing the template and Gantry library files, that you use to install into Joomla.
Only use the Bundle package on a clean install, or on an install that does NOT have the Gantry library already installed - /components/com_gantry. Use the standalone package if the Gantry library is already present.

There are other files that you may wish to download that accompany the release, but are not required for the template to work.

  • Crystalline Source PNG(s) - This contains all the Adobe Fireworks PNG source files for the template, and if applicable, the logo font.
  • Crystalline Extensions - This package contains all the extensions that accompany the template release.
  • Crystalline RocketLauncher - The RocketLauncher pack is a full Joomla install that contains all the demo content, including extensions and the template.
The latest extensions can be downloaded from the Extensions Download area located here

Step 1 - Using the Joomla installer

  • Login into the Joomla administrator (
  • Go to Extensions → Install/Uninstall
  • Select the browse button and find rt_crystalline_j15.tgz or rt_crystalline_j15-bundle.tar.gz
  • Click Upload & Install

The template is now installed.

Step 2 - Making Crystalline Default

  • Login into the Joomla administrator (
  • Go to Extensions → Template Manager
  • Find rt_crystalline_j15
  • Select the radio icon to its left
  • Click Default in the top right button menu

The template is now default and will appear as your site theme.