In this section we'll show you, how to start customizing a template based on ZO2 Framework
This is the plugin to hold all functions: Caching, Mega Menu Params and Process Optimize CSS, JS, HTML.
This is the folder to hold all class: Menu System, Broswer, Functions Core, TimThumb ...
This is plugin to hold all shortcodes.
This is plugin to hold functions Ping Blog, Resize Image in Articles and Google Map.
This is folder to hold all global css, js and images/userguide for template system.
This is sample template using ZO2 Framework.
ZT Kru template (Clone from ZO2 Default)
+ ZT Kru css (templates/zt_kru/css)
+ ZT Kru html (templates/zt_kru/html)
+ ZT Kru images (templates/zt_kru/images)
+ ZT Kru js and layout (templates/zt_kru/js and templates/zt_kru/layout)
+ ZT Kru scolors (templates/zt_kru/scolors)
+ ZT Kru templateDetails.xml (templates/zt_kru/templateDetails.xml)
+ ZT Kru config.xml (templates/zt_kru/config.xml)
Short codes are soul and most poweful feature of Zo2. Although Zo2 provides many ready-to-use short codes, it is clear that we cannot cover all kind of short codes for different users. By following this section, the developers can create their own short codes for their clients and install in Zo2.
+ Shortcodes (plugins/system/shortcodes)
+ Shortcodes Example (Add new shortcode Accordion) 1. Open file: plugins/system/shortcodes/assets/includes/allshortcodes.php
2. Open file: plugins/system/shortcodes/shortcodes.php
Note: If your shortcode need add new js or css, you can open file shortcodes.js and shortcodes.css to add your code.
There are many useful functions used in the default layout. This section shows these functions with the following information:
1. Zo2Functions::loadMediaFiles($file, $type)
3. Zo2Functions::getColorsValue($type, $key)
This section will show you, how to install a template based on ZO2 Framework
To install ZT Beauty you only need to take a few quick steps:
Step 1: In Joomla administration go to menu Extensions => Extension Manager => then select “Browse” button and select:
Step 2: you have 2 options A or B to install the ZT Beauty
A. Option 1:
A1. Install com_zo2framework v2.5 RC.zip => After that click on button “Upload & Install”
A2. Install zt_beauty_template_installer.zip => After that click on button “Upload & Install”
B. Option 2: install zt_beauty_zo2_template_combo.zip => After that click on button “Upload & Install”
Step 3: Go to Back-end => Extensions => Templates Manager => Select ZT Beauty and Make Default
Step 4: To Configure ZT Beauty template: Components => ZO2 Framework => Templates Manager => ZT Beauty. You will see the list of params with default setting for the template. Hover you mouse on the name to see the description for each parameter.
There are two methods of upgrading the ZO2 Framework, either via the Joomla Updater or through an overriding reinstall. The first is the simplest and recommended method. Go to Extensions → Extensions Manager → Update, select Find Updates to load all available updates, if not already shown. Then select ZO2 and click Update.. ZO2 will now be updated directly from the web.
The alternative method is one identical to installing ZO2, and necessary for upgrading the ZO2 template. You would just need to download the latest ZO2 files, and install at Extensions → Extensions Manager → Install. Select the Choose File button, locate the downloaded ZIP com_zo2framework_xxx (xxx is the version of ZO2) and click Upload & Install to begin the update. There is no need to uninstall first as the files will be updated during the installation process.
You can check to see if the correct ZO2 version has been installed by going to Extensions → Extensions Manager → Manage, then search for ZO2. The version number will appear in the table.
There are two main parts to ZO2, the framework and the template. Therefore, there are two parts to uninstalling. If you intend to uninstall only the template portion, then follow the instructions for removing the template only. Keeping the ZO2 library installed really does not harm as it is only used by a ZO2-enabled template, but if you wish to uninstall the library, you can follow those steps also.
To uninstall the ZO2 template, you will first have to ensure that it is not set as the default template. Go to Extensions → Template Manager, select the checkbox to any other Site template that is not ZO2, then click Default in the button toolbar.
Uninstall the ZO2 component, library, plugin and template from Extensions → Extensions Manager → Manage. Insert ZO2 into the Filter and click Search. Select all ZO2 elements you wish to uninstall, then click Uninstall in the button toolbar. ZO2 will now be uninstalled.
ZO2 frameworks is essentially starter template that you can use as a foundation for the creation of your own templates can significantly boost your performance and efficiency. Some are more elaborate than others featuring in depth templating system, but this is the gist of a framework.
ZO2 Framework is the third generation template framework developed by ZooTemplate.com for Joomla! 2.5 and brings new improvements and features: a new structure, Layouts, Responsive Ready, Right to Left Language Support, shortcodes system, ping blog to social network and a powerful menu system called Mega Menu. The framework itself is our three years experience providing templates for Joomla!, it was developed to shorten the website development.
ZO2 frameworks come with everything you need to get faster the proces of designing and coding a Joomla template by reducing your time, and more effectively than starting from scratch.
ZO2 Framework also comes with a new structure: a light template, a template to hold the default design and media core scripts, a plugin to manage the shortcodes, google map, but the plugin to hold menu parameters for Mega Menus have been integrated into the core framework plugin to make the updating easier.
ZO2 Default Template is a new clean template design powered by the new framework.
Please checkZO2 Framework demo.
|Features||Classic Joomla! Templates||ZO2 Framework|
|Design Features||Beautiful Typography||No||Yes|
|Right to Left Languages Support||No||Yes|
|Responsive Web Design||No||Yes|
|Administration||Easy Typography Usage||No||Yes|
|Upload Themes in Back-end||Yes||Yes|
|Edit Colors in Back-end||No||Yes|
|Multiple module positions||Yes||Yes|
|100% div based XHTML design||No||Yes|
|Advanced||Load modules as menu items||No||Yes|
|Page layout overrides||Yes||Yes|
|Front-end user tools||Color theme control *||No||Yes|
|Font size control *||Yes||Yes|
|Google Font control *||No||Yes|
|Schemes Colors *||No||Yes|
|Menu systems||Mega Menu||No||Yes|
ZO2 Framework does have some system requirements, listed below are those requirements broken down into their distinct groups:
We highly recommended that you always use the latest stable version of Joomla to ensure all known bugs and security fixes are addressed. At the time of this writing the current stable version is 2.5.7.
The recommended minimum requirements are: