Front Page Setup
The front page of the Grid2 template utilises our free CaptifyContent module that now has the ability to also display items from the K2 content construction kit component for Joomla. The image below highlights the other modules we have used to create the layout on the front page.
Other notes regarding recreating the front page layout:
- The height of the logo is set in the template parameters so you can get the logo height to match perfectly against the first row of images in the captifyContent module.
- By default the modules in the left hand column have a bevelled bottom border so in order to avoid displaying a border (as with the bottom module on the left) you need to apply a module class called -noborder to the module.
- The captifyContent module on the demo site uses the following settings with a template width of 887px. Please see the note below regarding having the captify module only display on the front page of your site.
- The latest News scroller is the JB Slideshow module. You can see the screenshot highlighting the settings required to replicate this layout below.
Working with captifyContent and keeping it on the frontpage of your site.
A common question we received on the Joomla Bamboo forum for the first Grid template was How do I get Captify Content to appear on just one page and not the sub pages?
This is a common issue in Joomla that relates to menu id's. Joomla determines where modules should be loaded based on menu items and so if a menu item does not exist for the content category you are trying to display then Joomla will use the home or default menu item.
The solution to only having the captifyContent module appear on the first page is to create a dummy link to the category/categories you are trying to display in the module. Its important to realise that this menu does not need to be visible on the site but it needs to be in the site's database.
As an example if you want to display content from a category called "folio" then you need to create a menu item of a blog > category type that points to the folio category on your site. Once you have created the menu item then ensure that the captify module is not assigned to the newly created menu item.
Setting up JB Slideshow in the Latest News Scroller format.
The settings below are of the JB Slideshow module being displayed as a news ticker and positioned to the banner position. The module seen in the screenshot below are from v3.2.4 of the module. If you are using a module version latest than this you may need to check the main Joomla Bamboo site for more up to date details.
Last Updated on Jun072010