K2 templating with one finger
You think K2 templating is not easy to manage ?
You never know where to copy the K2 default template ?
You never know how to name the custom css file ?
Copy/move/delete templates easily
Affect a template to many categories in 1 click
Edit your template files on backend
Add parameters to your template
Works perfectly with the 'CSS4K2' extension
K2 Template Manger allows you to easily manage, edit and install K2 templates into your Joomla installation, without the need to know about file locations.
Not only can you install new K2 templates, but you can also edit any K2 php and css files from within its control panel that is integrated into the K2 extension in the Joomla backend.
Development, customisation and even installation time is significantly reduced, saving you valuable time and resources.
Thats not all, custom css can be added and if the CSS4K2 plugin is used, you can see which templates are using the templates css.
Installation is just like any other Joomla extension installation. Subscribers will need to have downloaded a copy.
- Login to your Joomla Administration
- From the main Menu, navigate to Extensions> Install/Uninstall
- In the Extension Manager window, click on the Choose File button.
This will open a pop up window, allowing to find the relevant file on your local drive.
Additionally, you may store your downloads on your server or paste a link directly to the download file.
The later will only work if you have an active subscription.
- Click either Upload & Install of just Install, depending on which installation option you chose in step 3.
- Once installed, you will see the installation confirmation text.
Thats it, installation is now complete, time to check out the features.
Once installed, K2 Template Manager can be accessed from within the K2 extension. No need to go hunting for it amongst the other extensions, as it is located on the far right of the K2 features menu, after the information link.
Go ahead, click on Templates.
|Welcome to the template manager dashboard.
The primary display is a list of all the K2 templates which are installed in the component or Joomla templates.
One of the cool things, is the use of the Custom CSS. This adds a copy of the default k2.css and places it with the K2 template that has been selected.
If you click on one of the installed templates, the next screen will display a list of all the K2 categories and the templates which are currently assigned to it. This is a very quick way of selecting which categories are assigned a template, no more editing multiple categories.
Template manager also lists out the files which are contained within the selected template, which if clicked can be edited.
The code editor screen allows you to access the template css and php files, so that they can be edited from the Joomla backend, without the need for 3rd party software or having to set up ftp access to your server files.
|So now your all set to manage your K2 templates through Joomla, no more guess work on where to place your template.|