Installation Instructions

The following is a guide that covers how to set up your new Ionosphere template on your Joomla! site. Here you can find an overview of the files included in the Ionosphere release and instructions on installing and activating the template in your Joomla! install.

Note: The Bundle Template is only necessary if the Gantry Library is not installed at /components/com_gantry (J1.5) or /libraries/gantry (J2.5).


Step 1 - Installation

  • (J1.5) Install from Admin → Extensions → Install/Uninstall → Choose File → Select file → Upload File & Install
  • (J2.5) Install from Admin → Extensions → Extensions Manager → Choose File → Select file → Upload File & Install

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Step 1 - Template Default

  • (J1.5) Make the template default at Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → rt_ionosphere_j15 → Default
  • (J2.5) Make the template default at Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → rt_ionosphere → Make Default

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RocketLauncher Instructions

We always recommend installing a RocketLauncher first to trial and understand the template more efficiently. It must be installed as new, and not over an existing Joomla install.

Step 1 - Upload

  • Download the RocketLauncher
  • Unzip
  • Upload the created folder to your server

Note: You can upload all the files via FTP, or use cPanel or SSH to upload the zip and unzip directly onto the server. Enquire with your hosting provider.

Step 2 - Installation

  • Go to www.yoursite.com/*folder name*
  • Follow the Installation instructions
  • Ensure you click Install Sample Data during installation
  • (J1.5) Delete the /installation directory on your server
  • (J2.5) Remove the installation folder in the Installation interface