SolarSentinel May 2009 Joomla Template
SolarSentinel is ready to impress, with its staggering assortment of new, powerful and functional modules; its array of varying module hilites; a sophisticated and SEO friendly layout and incredible flexibility make the template an ideal choice for any situation.
Content is king with this template with a plethora of avenues available to showcase your content in a visually stunning and effective manner.
Features and Screenshots
- New: RokStories Module
- New: RokMicroNews Module
- New: RokNewsPager Module
- New: RokWeather Module
- New: RokStock Module
- New: RokGzipper Plugin
- Source Ordered Layout
- Multi-column Menu
- RokMoomenu, Suckerfish, Splitmenu menus
- 10 Preset Styles
- 9 Module Variations
- FF3, Opera 9.6, Safari 3, IE6,7,8 Compatible
- W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional. W3C CSS Valid
Extensions, Extensions and even more Extensions!
The May template release is accompanied by an army of extensions from modules, plugins to components. There are 4 new modules, RokStories, RokMicroNews, RokNewsPager, RokStock and RokWeather which are all visible on the frontpage which provide a high degree of content control and visual majesty. Similarly, the popular extensions of old are also in tow, with RokNewsFlash making a reappearance along with RokTabs, RokAjaxSearch, RokNavMenu, RokBox and RokCandy. There have never been so many ways to diversify your site. More Details...
Source Ordered Layout
SolarSentinel continues the latest trend of SEO optimised templates. The layout of the template has been constructed differently to the norm. A typical Joomla template, in regards to the mainbody source, will load the left column first, then the right column and finally the main column (where your main articles are loaded). SolarSentinel takes a different approach and loads the main column code before the left and right columns. Therefore, this template loads in this order: Header, Menu, Showcase, Main Column, Left Column, Right Column, Bottom, Footer. This is perfect for SEO purposes as the search crawlers will find your main content before your subsidiary content in your side columns. This is a major step forward and will improve your search engine results for your pages. More Details...
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Installation - Joomla 1.5
Downloading the Template Files
- SolarSentinel Template (rt_solarsentinel_j15.tgz) This file is the template package you will use to install SolarSentinel into Joomla.
- SolarSentinel Custom Extensions (solarsentinel-extensions-j15.zip) This package contains each of the individual custom extensions included in the SolarSentinel template release.
- SolarSentinel Source PNGs (solarsentinel-sources.zip) This package contains the Adobe Fireworks source PNGs for making modifications and customizations to the images in the template. You will need Adobe Fireworks image editing to fully utilize the Source PNG files.
Using the Joomla Installer
From the Menu in your Joomla Administrator, go to Extensions → Install/Uninstall.
Next, browse for your rt_ solarsentinel_j15.tgz file you downloaded and then click Upload File & Install.
Making SolarSentinel the Default
Next, go to Extensions → Template Manager. Find rt_ solarsentinel_j15 on the list of installed templates.
Select the radio button to the left and then click Default up in the top right corner. SolarSentinel 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 SolarSentinel Template, inclusive of any alpha, beta, release candidate and final versions.