Mercado March 2011 Joomla Template
Mercado, the March 2011 release, is the epitome of elegant eCommerce integration, sporting three shopping solutions; in addition to its refined visuals, style and structure.
The theme has a unique design with a dedicated sidepanel, with more prominent styling, perfect to act as a focal point. Built on the Gantry Framework, Mercado features a whole range of controls over its layout and design elements, allowing for easy use and swift modification.
Features and Screenshots
- Ecwid/redSHOP/Tienda Styling
- Dedicated Sidepanel
- Gantry Framework
- 9 Preset Styles
- Fusion with MegaMenu & Splitmenu
- RocketTheme Extensions Styling
- Scrolling Module Positions
- Custom Typography
- Custom JS Form Styling
- 70 Module Positions
- 30 Module Variations
- FF 3.6, Safari 4, Opera 10.x, IE7+ Compatible
- W3C XHTML 1.0 / CSS 3 Valid
In Mercado, the Sidepanel is forced on every page, and has a grid distribution of 3, leaving 9 to the Mainbody. Therefore, the Gantry layout controls only allow you to edit the Mainbody/Sidebar distribution, and not the Sidepanel distribution. You can switch the left/right position of the Sidepanel in the Gantry controls.
Control whether the Side Panel displays on the left or right in the Gantry settings: Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → rt_mercado_j15 → Settings → Side Panel Position.
To disable the Sidepanel altogether, set Layout Mode to Component Only. Do this on a per-menu-item basis only.More Details...
Ecwid Styling Support
Ecwid (pronounced as “eck-vid”, short for “e-commerce widgets”), is a revolutionary shopping cart that seamlessly integrates with your existing website. It can also be added to your page on social media networks, such as Facebook or mySpace.
Simply activate Ecwid Styling in Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → rt_mercado_j15 → Advanced.More Details...
redSHOP Styling Support
redSHOP is the leading webshop solution for Joomla. To activate the styling, enable redSHOP Styling in Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → rt_mercado_j15 → Advanced.
Mercado has style and structural overrides for redSHOP for better integration of the redShop extension with Mercado.More Details...
Tienda Styling Support
Tienda is a complete ecommerce extension for Joomla. it is not a fork or bridge; it is a brand new extension designed and written from scratch on Joomla's MVC framework and can therefore be easily modified or themed using Joomla's templates.
To activate the styling, enable Tienda Styling in Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → rt_mercado_j15 → Advanced.More Details...
Installation - Joomla 1.5
Downloading the Template Files
To install the template, you need one of the following files:-
- Template (Standalone) rt_mercado_j15.tgz - Standalone template file.
- Template (Bundle) rt_mercado_j15-bundle.zip - Template plus Gantry Component.
- RokNavMenu rt_mercado_j15-extensions.zip(unzip first) or mod_roknavmenu.zip - Required for the menu to work..
There are other files that you may wish to download that accompany the release, but are not required for the template to work.
- Source PNG(s) rt_mercado_j15-sources.zip - Adobe® Fireworks PNG source file(s) and any applicable fonts.
- Extensions rt_mercado_j15-extensions.zip - All extensions for the template.
- RocketLauncher rt_mercado_j15-rocketlauncher.zip - Demo replica installer.
Using the Joomla Installer
From the Menu in your Joomla Administrator, go to Extensions → Install/Uninstall.
Next, browse for the rt_mercado_j15.tgz or rt_mercado_j15-bundle.zip file that you downloaded earlier and then click Upload File & Install.
Making Mercado the Default
Next, go to Extensions → Template Manager. Find rt_mercado_j15 on the list of installed templates.
Select the radio button to the left and then click Default up in the top right corner. Mercado is now your default template.
Additionally, you can also edit the template's customization parameters by selecting this same radio button and clicking the "Edit" button in the top right corner.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a non-exhaustive changelog for the Mercado Template, inclusive of any alpha, beta, release candidate and final versions.