UncategorizedFrequently Asked Questions

Here are a few FAQs that you'll probably be wondering about with Perihelion General Features

  • A complex Left/Right column module position layout. The ability to choose between a mixture of different styles from independent blocks, grouped blocks and both.
  • The logo can be switched to the icon module position with a simple change in the template configuration.
  • The RocketTheme Logo/copyright area can be switched to the footer module position with a simple change in the template configuration.
  • Splitmenu with 3rd level support. 2nd level menu items are placed horizontal underneath the main menu bar with the 3rd level items placed in the right (by default) column.
  • RokNewsRotator is a module which dynamically loads content items but rotates singular items in a block. Notice the controls appear on hover (by default).

Demo Content

How do I setup the Starbucks area?
For information on setting this up, please see Demo Content

Note that the shaded area behind the text is generated from the image itself, so you would have to include that in your images if you want the same effect.

How do I use those stylish Banner modules in the User4-6 area?
For information on setting those modules up with that suffix, please visit Demo Content

How do I setup the Recent Blog Entries area?
For information on setting this area up, please visit Demo Content

Note that this isn't an installable module but just demo content. If you are using RocketLauncher, you will want to edit the module named User7 block (will be on the 2nd module manager page)

How do I setup the Photo gallery earlier?
Again, this is just fake demo content, not using a module or component. Instructions are below:-

1. Go to Admin > Modules > Site Modules > New or Admin > Extensions > Module Manager > New > Custom HTML
2. Assign to the user8 position and fill out other settings
3. Insert the following into the Custom Output box

<img src="images/stories/photo1.jpg" class="demogallery" alt="Photo"> <img src="images/stories/photo2.jpg" class="demogallery" alt="Photo"> <img src="images/stories/photo3.jpg" class="demogallery-last" alt="Photo"> <br /> <img src="images/stories/photo4.jpg" class="demogallery" alt="Photo"> <img src="images/stories/photo5.jpg" class="demogallery" alt="Photo"> <img src="images/stories/photo6.jpg" class="demogallery-last" alt="Photo"> <br /> <img src="images/stories/photo7.jpg" class="demogallery" alt="Photo"> <img src="images/stories/photo8.jpg" class="demogallery" alt="Photo"> <img src="images/stories/photo9.jpg" class="demogallery-last" alt="Photo"> <br /> <img src="images/stories/photo10.jpg" class="demogallery" alt="Photo"> <img src="images/stories/photo11.jpg" class="demogallery" alt="Photo"> <img src="images/stories/photo12.jpg" class="demogallery" alt="Photo"> 

How do I setup Content Feed links in the bottom
Similar to the photo gallery, this is demo content using raw HTML in a custom module, for instructions, see below:-

1. Go to Admin > Modules > Site Modules > New or Admin > Extensions > Module Manager > New > Custom HTML
2. Assign to the user10 position and fill out other settings
3. Insert the following into the Custom Output box

 <div style="padding: 12px 5px 5px; float: left; width: 150px; margin-left: -120px; margin-right: 5px; position: relative;"> <h3>Content Feeds</h3> <a href="#">RSS Feed Company Blog</a><br> <a href="#">RSS Feed Support Blog</a><br> </div> <div style="padding: 12px 5px 5px; float: left; width: 100px; margin-right: 5px;"> <h3>Support</h3> <a href="#">Account Support</a><br> <a href="#">Website Support</a><br> </div> <div style="padding: 12px 5px 5px; float: left; width: 100px; margin-right: 5px;"> <h3>Legal</h3> <a href="#">Privacy Policy</a><br> <a href="#">Terms of Service</a><br> </div> <div style="padding: 12px 5px 5px; float: left; width: 100px; margin-right: 5px;"> <h3>Contact</h3> <a href="#">Report Abuse</a><br> <a href="#">Give Feedback</a><br> </div> 

RokNewsRotator

What is the RokNewsRotator Module?
This module is also on the frontpage but is located in the user1 area (the dark top sction). You simple assign it to a category and it will rotate through the content items for you.

How do I setup the RokNewsRotator Module?
You will want to read the demo tutorial located at Custom Modules – The tutorial covers what the settings the module has and how to configure/use it.

How do I integrate RokNewsRotator into other templates? You will want to read the forum tutorial located at the RocketTheme forums – You will need to follow the steps in this tutorial and use the guide above to configure it. Note that his is from the MediaMogul board as the original RokNewsRotator appeared there. This tutorial will present you with more obvious styling as the one on Perihelion uses the demo for its effect (i.e. the dark backgrounds).

Module Positions

How many Module Positions?
Perihelion has 32 module positions which are viewable at either or all of the following:-

Note that not all are visible on the second 2 links. This is because 3 modules appear under condition. In the template, the Logo and the RocketTheme/Copyright area can be turned directly into a position by a toggle. The 3rd hidden one is toolbar which appears when the other menu options are disabled.

How do I enable the hidden positions?
You can enable/disable these positions in the index.php configuration (if you are using Joomla 1.0) or in the Joomla Template Manager (if you are using Joomla 1.5). For information, see either or all of the following:-

How does the left & right columns function?
The left & right columns have a complex structure. We have 3 modules for each column and I shall explain them. Due to the complex nature of the module styling, the whole position has to be used to style it effectively. This results in a duel layout. You can have both singular blocks of separate modules (using left, left2 and left3); or you can have several modules assigned to the same position which will encompass them into a single styled unit.

It is easier to understand this by seeing the modules in active, visit ( Module Variations ) Notice that the Left and Left3 position have a single module assigned to it and they appear as separate blocks. However, in the left2 position, we have 2 modules being loaded which result in them being place together within the block.

Therefore, you can have independent blocks, grouped blocks or a mixture for the left, left2, left3, right, right2 and right3 positions

How do I setup the Bottom menu
For the bottom menu, you will need t use the following settings in Admin -> Modules -> Site Modules -> Other Menu :-

  • Position: bottom
  • Menu Class Suffix: -bottom
  • Menu Style: Flat List

Menu Module

The menu module has specific styling to allow it to expand the background image of each menu item to the sides of the module. To make this occur on your menu modules (as we have done on the demo), you need to add a module class suffix to the Menu module. This suffix is -sidemenu.


Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/dgud2dwgisfo/public_html/wp-content/themes/manufactura/views/prev_next.php on line 10
previous
J! Stuff

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/dgud2dwgisfo/public_html/wp-content/themes/manufactura/views/prev_next.php on line 36
next
RokNewsRotator