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Template Specific Options

This template is built on the very powerful S5 Vertex Framework, which comes packed with amazing features! Learn More About Vertex...

Every template built on Vertex also comes with its own unique template specific options applicable to that particular template such as highlight colors, social icons, and much more. These features are in addition to the standard functions of Vertex, and are still controlled through the very user friendly interface of Vertex. This page will document the features specific to this template.

Template Specific Configuration Interface of Vertex

Below is a screenshot that shows all the template specific features available in the user friendly Vertex admin:




Designed with the Joomanager Component

The Classifieds Ads template is your perfect choice for creating an online listings directory. The directory is powered by the Joomanager component purchased seperately. The directory offers features including, ratings, paid ads, Google map search and unlimited searchable custom fields and much more! TheClassifieds template was designed with the Joomanager component so that you can actually have directory/classified ad functionality with this template. There is custom CSS that we did to get the Joomanager component to match this template. Just simple choose the "default" template layout for all your Joomanager pages and the CSS we put in the template will take control and match Joomanager to the template design.

But the template can also be used without the Joomanager component for any style Joomla website. We have a demo of this in the main menu just click "Joomla Frontpage".

If you are a Shape5 member be sure to check out the member bonus area to get a coupon for 20% off any Joomanager license!






Custom_1 Position and Header Background Image

The Image and Content Fader on the homepage is published to the "custom_1" position. When you don't have a module published to the custom_1 position it will collapse and appear as the below image. In the Vertex admin area you can enter in a background image URL which then will show when the custom_1 position is collapsed.






Top Menu

For the demo we published the top menu to public view. We did this to show you what is possible with the template. So for a live site we recommend setting the menu to registered only. That way once logged in a user can then see this and have easy access to their Ads and Profile pages. You would also need to set the proper links for these menu items if using the Site Shaper






Custom Highlight Colors

Photobox comes packed with color options to make styling a breeze. This is all made possible by the very wide variety of color configuration options shown in the screenshot above. In addition to that you can also change the color of any module row under the Backgrounds tab within Vertex. Below is an example of how these color choices work.






Custom Highlight Font

Choose a custom highlight font powered by Google fonts. You can set a custom font for the titles, buttons, and much more. This is used in conjunction with the default site font which is controlled under the Layout tab of Vertex, and controls many other elements as well.




Uppercase Leters

Choose to enable or disable lowercase letters on most menu items, buttons, titles and more.






Small Menu

The S5 Flex Menu gives you the ability to have subtext on each menu item.






Floating Header

As you scroll down the page you will notice that the main header floats with the page. This feature is optional and can be turned off so that the menu always stays at the top of the page.


Social Icons

Easily link to a social media site with the built in social icons found in the footer of this template. Simply enter the url of your social site in the configuration and the icon will automatically appear. To disable an icon simply leave the url blank for that particular icon.

Site Shapers


So what are Site Shapers? They are quick installs of Joomla combined with all the modules, content, etc used on our demo, excluding stock photography. Within a few minutes you can have your site up, running and looking just like our demo. No more importing SQL dumps and installing modules. Just head on over to the download section of this template and grab a Site Shaper. Simply install the Site Shaper like any other Joomla installation, it's that easy!



How to setup a Site Shaper

  • Login to your cpanel or your server admin panel.
  • Locate the area where your databases are (usually labeled Mysql Databases)
  • Create a new database
  • Next create a new database user and assign it to this newly created database in the previous step
  • You will then need to extract the site shaper to either a folder on your server or the root directory such as WWW. NOTE: if you already have a website in the root of your WWW folder, we suggest creating a new folder and extract the site shaper there. If your cpanel does not have an extract option or you cannot find it, you may also extract the contents of your site shaper in to a folder on your desktop and upload all the files via an ftp client to your server.
  • Next, navigate to the url where you extracted the site shaper via your web browser.
  • Continue through each screen until you reach the below screenshot:



  • At the above screen be sure to enter localhost as shown, continue to fill in the following text fields with your newly created database and username information
  • Follow through the rest of the site shaper setup and click the install sample data at the last screen and the installation is complete! (be sure to rename/remove the installation directory after finishing the install)

Stock Photography

All content and images shown on this site is for demo, presentation purposes only. This site is intended to exemplify a live website and does not make any claim of any kind to the validity of non-Shape5 content, images or posts published. Stock photography and icons are often purchased from shutterstock.com for this demo only, and is not included with this template. Occasionally open source images are used as well, but are also not included. You may not use these items for your own use without first purchasing them from their copyright owner. Links will be provided for some of these items if you wish to purchase them from their copyright owners or download them from their sources.

Search Engine Optimized


SEO - Get your site noticed!

Not only is this template beautifully designed but it is great for search engine optimization as well! What is SEO? It is simple the act of altering a web site so that it does well in the organic, crawler-based listings of search engines such as google.com. How does this template accomplish this? It's simple, the majority of your most valuable content is found in the main body of your site, through css we are able to alter the layout of the site and call the main content before the left and right columns are called. This allows for your content to be found first by search engines before it reaches your other content, which is vital in search engine optimization. This is a common feature this can be done with almost all of Shape 5 templates as well.

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