BabyShop - Joomla Template Documentation

BabyShop is a Joomla! E-commerce template designed for 2 most popular e-commerce extension VirtueMart and HikaShop. It will be joy to design your e-commerce website with BabyShop template powered by Gantry 5 framework.

Note: HikaShop Wishlist, Compare and filters on left sidebar designed with HikaShop pro version which isn't included with this template.

Installation
Accessing Gantry Admin Development and Production Modes Understanding Gantry 5 Outlines Changing Theme Styles Configuring Page Settings Configuring Theme Layout Using Menu Editor Inheritance Guide
Required Atoms

Atoms are Particles that do not appear visually on the front end, but do serve an important purpose. They can be assigned on a per-page basis, or as a default which automatically applies to all of the pages on the site.

Required Atoms:

  1. JavaScript Frameworks
  2. RcaTheme Elements

 

How to add and Configure Atoms

  1. Go to Gantry Admin
  2. Switch to Base Outline

    documentation

  3. Click on Page Settings
  4. Scroll to bottom and you will see Atoms area.

Required Atoms

Required Atoms Settings

  1. JavaScript Frameworks

    documentation

  2. RcaTheme Elements

    From the RcaTheme Elements Atom, you could enable/disable theme features such as: ToTop, Fixed Header, Cookie Consent, Extra Typography etc.

Using Icons
  1. FontAwesome Icons
    1. Go to http://fontawesome.io/icons
    2. Click on your desired icon and copy the code. For example - <i class="fa fa-smile-o"></i> for and paste on your Particle, Joomla article and module editor by switching Code editor (HTML).
Adding Custom SCSS/CSS or Overriding Styles with SCSS/CSS Adding/Editing Theme's contents and particles
Top
Top
  1. Usermenu and Horizontal Menu
    1. Go to Gantry Admin
    2. Click on Layout tab
    3. Scroll to the Top section and click (config icon) next to the Top Toolbar particle

      documentation

    4. Now follow on-screen instructions
  2. HikaShop Cart Module
    1. Go to Extensions > Modules
    2. Click on New button and select HikaShop Cart Module
    3. Module Position: top-cart
    4. Now follow screenshots and setup-

      documentation

  3. VirtueMart Cart Module

    Make sure you have installed mod_virtuemart_minicart_v.x.x.x.zip module provided with the template.

    1. Go to Extensions > Modules
    2. Click on New button and select VirtueMart Mini Shopping Cart
    3. Module Position: top-cart
Header
  1. Adding/Changing Logo
    1. Go to Gantry Admin
    2. Click on Layout tab
    3. Scroll to the Header section and click (config icon) next to the Header Toolbar particle

      documentation

    4. Now see Logo - Options and follow on-screen instructions
  2. Search HikaShop
    1. Download RCA HikaShop Search pkg from your download area of RcaTheme.com if already didn't
    2. Login to your Joomla! Administrator
    3. Install the package you have downloaded using Joomla!'s default extension installer.
    4. Go to Extensions > Modules
    5. Click on New to create new module and select RCA HikaShop Search
    6. Now follow on screen instructions and setup.

      documentation

  3. Search VirtueMart

    Make sure you have installed mod_virtuemart_category_search_v.x.x.x.zip provided with the template.

    1. Go to Extensions > Modules
    2. Click on New button to create new module and select VirtueMart Category Search
    3. Now follow screenshot and setup-

      documentation

  1. Main Menu
    1. Go to Gantry Admin
    2. Click on Layout tab
    3. Scroll to the Navigation section and click (config icon) next to the Menu particle

      documentation

    4. Now follow on-screen instructions
  2. Navigation Hotline
    1. First, see Gantry Menu documentation with video here http://docs.gantry.org/gantry5/configure/menu-editor
    2. Go to Gantry Admin
    3. Click on Menu from top right corner

      documentation

    4. Now drag & drop Particle on the end of all menu items and then select Hotline and follow on-screen instructions. See screenshot-

      documentation

  3. Home Menu Icon
    1. Now on the Gantry Menu Editor, hover on Home menu item and click on config icon. Now see screenshot below-

      documentation

    2. CSS Classes: r-menu-home
    3. Now follow screenshot below-

      documentation

Home Page (Banner Slider)
Home Page (Banner Slider)
  1. Go to Extensions > Modules
  2. Click on New button and select Gantry 5 Particle
  3. Click on Pick a Particle and select "Banner Slider" from popup list. Then follow on-screen instructions and setup.
  4. Add position name: showcase-a
  5. Menu Assignment: Only on the pages selected; select your Home page only.
Home Page (Quick Access Info)
Home Page (Quick Access Info)
  1. Go to Extensions > Modules
  2. Click on New button and select Gantry 5 Particle
  3. Click on Pick a Particle and select "Quick Access Links" from popup list. Then follow on-screen instructions and setup.
  4. Add position name: intro-a
  5. Menu Assignment: Only on the pages selected; select your Home page only.
Home Page Featured and Best Seller Products (HikaShop)
Home Page Featured and Best Seller Products (HikaShop)
  1. Go to Extensions > Modules
  2. Click on New button and select RCA Product Carousel for HikaShop
  3. Configure STYLES as follows and others as you need.

    documentation

  4. Module Position: feature-a
  5. Now repeat exactly same above steps and create another same module.
    Module Position: utility-a
  6. Menu Assignment: Only on the pages selected; select your Home page only.
Home Page Featured and Best Seller Products (VirtueMart)
Home Page Featured and Best Seller Products (VirtueMart)
  1. Go to Extensions > Modules
  2. Click on New button and select RCA Product Carousel for VirtueMart
  3. Configure STYLES as follows and others as you need.

    documentation

  4. Module Position: feature-a
  5. Now repeat exactly same above steps and create another same module.
    Module Position: utility-a
  6. Menu Assignment: Only on the pages selected; select your Home page only.
Home Page (Image Block)
Home Page (Image Block)
  1. Go to Extensions > Modules
  2. Click on New button and select Gantry 5 Particle
  3. Click on Pick a Particle and select "BabyShop Image Block" from popup list. Then follow on-screen instructions and setup.
  4. Add position name: info-a
  5. Menu Assignment: Only on the pages selected; select your Home page only.
Home Page (Latest Blogs)
Home Page (Latest Blogs)
  1. Go to Extensions > Modules
  2. Click on New button and select Articles - Category
  3. See screenshot below and configure

    documentation

    BabyShop documentation

    documentation

  4. Module Position: info-2-a
  5. Menu Assignment: Only on the pages selected; select your Home page only.
Bottom Section
Bottom Section
  • Contact Us
    • Go to Extensions > Modules
    • Click on New button and select Gantry 5
    • Click on Pick a Particle and select "Get Support" from popup list. Then follow on-screen instructions and setup.
    • Module Position: bottom-a
    • Menu Assignment: On all pages
  • Customer Care
    • Go to Extensions > Modules
    • Click on New button and select Gantry 5
    • Click on Pick a Particle and select "Bottom Menu" from popup list. Then follow on-screen instructions and setup.
    • Module Position: bottom-b
    • Menu Assignment: On all pages
  • Information
    • Follow above steps for Customer Care
    • Module Positions: bottom-c and bottom-c
  • Sign up for newsletter
    • Go to Extensions > Modules
    • Click on New button and select Gantry 5
    • Click on Pick a Particle and select "Ajax MailChimp" from popup list. Then follow on-screen instructions and setup.
    • Module Position: bottom-d
    • Menu Assignment: On all pages
Copyright and Payment Icons
Copyright and Payment Icons
  1. Copyright Info
    1. Go to Extensions > Modules
    2. Click on New button and select Gantry 5
    3. Click on Pick a Particle and select "Copyright" from popup list. Then follow on-screen instructions and setup.
    4. Module Position: copyright-a
    5. Menu Assignment: On all pages
  2. Payment Icons
    1. Go to Extensions > Modules
    2. Click on New button and select Gantry 5
    3. Click on Pick a Particle and select "Logo / Image" from popup list. Then select an image with payment icons and follow on-screen instructions for other options.
    4. Module Position: copyright-a
    5. Menu Assignment: On all pages
HikaShop Settings
HikaShop Settings HikaShop Settings

HikaShop settings

HikaShop settings

HikaShop settings

VirtueMart Settings
VirtueMart Settings VirtueMart Settings

VirtueMart settings

VirtueMart settings

VirtueMart settings

HikaShop Filter - Price Range
HikaShop Filter - Price Range
  1. Creating HikaShop Filter
    1. Login to your Joomla! Administrator
    2. Go to Components > HikaShop > Configuration
    3. Click on Display > Filters

      documentation

    4. Click on New button to create a filter
    5. Follow screenshot below and setup-

      documentation

  2. Creating Filter Module
    1. Go to Extensions > Modules
    2. Click on New button and select HikaShop Filter Module
    3. Follow screenshot below and setup-

      documentation

    4. Module Class Suffix: hikashop-sidebar-filter
    5. Module Position: sidebar
HikaShop Filter - Filter by Brand
HikaShop Filter - Filter by Brand
  1. Creating HikaShop Filter
    1. Login to your Joomla! Administrator
    2. Go to Components > HikaShop > Configuration
    3. Click on Display > Filters

      documentation

    4. Click on New button to create a filter
    5. Follow screenshot below and setup-

      documentation

  2. Creating Filter Module
    1. Go to Extensions > Modules
    2. Click on New button and select HikaShop Filter Module
    3. Follow screenshot below and setup-

      documentation

    4. Module Class Suffix: hikashop-sidebar-filter
    5. Module Position: sidebar
HikaShop Filter - Filter by Color
HikaShop Filter - Filter by Color

Note: If you have created products characteristics then you can create this types of filter.

  1. Creating HikaShop Filter
    1. Login to your Joomla! Administrator
    2. Go to Components > HikaShop > Configuration
    3. Click on Display > Filters

      documentation

    4. Click on New button to create a filter
    5. Follow screenshot below and setup-

      documentation

  2. Creating Filter Module
    1. Go to Extensions > Modules
    2. Click on New button and select HikaShop Filter Module
    3. Follow screenshot below and setup-

      documentation

    4. Module Class Suffix: hikashop-sidebar-filter
    5. Module Position: sidebar
Setup Blog
  1. First, Read Setup Blog in Joomla and setup your blog.
  2. Search module:
    1. Go to Extensions -> Modules
    2. Click on New button to create new module
    3. Select a Module Type: Search
    4. Show Title: Show
    5. Position: aside
    6. Menu Assignment: [blog menu item]
  3. Login form:
    1. Go to Extensions -> Modules
    2. Click on New button to create new module
    3. Select a Module Type: Login
    4. Show Title: Show
    5. Position: aside
    6. Menu Assignment: [blog menu item]
  4. Tags:
    1. Go to Extensions -> Modules
    2. Click on New button to create new module
    3. Select a Module Type: Tags - Popular
    4. Show Title: Show
    5. Position: aside
    6. Menu Assignment: [blog menu item]
  5. Subscribe:
    1. Go to Extensions -> Modules
    2. Click on New button to create new module
    3. Select a Module Type: Gantry 5 Particle
    4. Pick a Particle: Ajax MailChimp; then follow on screen instructions in the particle.
    5. Show Title: Show
    6. Position: aside
    7. Menu Assignment: [blog menu item]
Contact Page
  1. Creating Contact Form
    1. Go to Menus -> Main Menu -> Add New Menu Item
    2. Select Menu Item Type* -> Contacts -> Single Contact

      documentation

    3. Click on Create button to create new contact form or select your existing form

      documentation

    4. Form Settings

      documentation

      documentation

  2. Adding Contact Details
    1. Go to Extensions > Modules
    2. Click on New button to create new module
    3. Select a Module Type : Gantry 5 Particle
    4. Pick a Particle : Contact Details; and then follow on-screen instructions
    5. Show Title : Show
    6. Position : aside
    7. Menu Assignment : Only on the pages selected > Contact page
Customizing 404 Error Page

404 error page will get configurations from Base outline, however you could add more information or customize 404 page by following -

  1. Go to Gantry Admin
  2. Switch to Error

    documentation

  3. Click on Layout tab and customize as you need.
Customizing Offline Page
  1. Go to Gantry Admin
  2. Switch to Offline

    documentation

  3. Click on Layout tab and customize as you need.
Other Particles

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Optimizing for best performance

After done configuration and customization,

  1. Read What is responsible for my Joomla! website performance?
  2. activate Production mode, check above Development and Production Modes
  3. Recompile CSS from Styles tab
Support

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