1. Start
  2. Quickstart Installation
  3. Template Installation
  4. Layouts and Module Positions
  5. CSS Files and structure
  6. Modules
  7. Config Template
  8. Plugins
  9. Set up Page
  10. Files Supplied
  11. Com TZ Portfolio
  12. Source and Credits

Meloul version1.0 Template

Documentation 1.0

Thank you for use my theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to post it on out forum here. Thanks so much! This documentation was made only with the Documenter (except the images)

Quickstart Installation

Quickstart = Joomla + Meloul Template + Demo Content. After installation you'll see complete site like a Demo Site. So, if you're running for new website, I do urge to install using the quickstart file. But, If you've already had a joomla website with your own content, you could install only the Template to keep your own data

Installing Quickstart package is quite easy as you install normal joomla!. Please follow these steps:

  1. You will have 2 options:
    • Upload the quickstart.zip file to your host and extract it using cPanel or other File Manager Tools if possible.
    • If the option above unavailable, you can extract the quickstart.zip file on your computer, and upload all files to your host using FTP client program such as filezilla.
  2. Start installation by typing your URL to the directory you have placed quickstart files. The installation page should be appeared as normal Joomla! installation.

  3. Complete Install

    Complete Install

    Complete Install

    Complete Install

    You're now in the end of installation process, and then you must now directly remove the installation folder.
    But, Sometimes this process could not write to the configuration.php file. So you should have this below image, and follow the instruction to copy the content of the box to your configuration.php file

  4. Login into your administrator panel using "admin" as username and using a your password.

Please make sure your server suppoorts MySQLi Database. And if you're unsuccessful following the steps above, you could please PM me, I will send you the website files and SQL separatedly

Template Installation

Installation Meloul Template is easy and quick. Before installation you need extract zip file and install plugin Plazart

Install this like a standard Joomla extensions (Extensions - Install/Unistall). Afterwards you can install Meloul Template. Please go to: Extensions Manager Find template.zip file on your computer browser and click "Upload and Install". Next go to: Extensions Manager - Template Manager choose TZ_meloul - Default and click "Make Default". Refresh your site.

make default theme

make default theme

Layouts and Module Positions


Meloul has 2 layout

View layouts

Go to template manager and choose edit template default

In tab "Layout" you can choose layout and view block, position in this layout

layout default

Use Layout

Example: create menu item "Home" and choose layout home

If has not layout Home, we will created layout home

Step 1:

Go to menu/main menu/ create menu item "Home".

Step 2:

Go to Extensions/Template manager/choose template "tz_meloul"

This template is written under T3 framework and mostly module positions are controlled through xml files. Those xml files are stored on etc > layouts folder. You could directly access those xml files through your template manager > layouts (tab). There are four xml files are available on this template (see our demo):

Modules Position

Please follow these below steps to know all module positions are used in this templates :

  1. Login to the administration area
  2. Please go to template manager and click option
  3. You would have pop up box with two tabs, 1st one is template and 2nd one is permission, You should choose templates tab
  4. then click enabled Preview Module Positions, and then click save and close
  5. Please make sure, you have enabled "Enable Template Information" in global tab of template parameter

    module positions

    module positions

  6. afterwards, you go to your site and call your site like this http://yourlivesite.com/?tp=1 then you’ll have all information about module position that is used in this template. Then will see your website like this image below:

  7. Or you can go to folder templates > tz_Plazart Blank > etc > layouts. There should be several xml files. You could open it to understand the used position on this templates.

CSS Files and structure

We separated css file to make this template user friendly. We have several main css file :


Modules in Home page

Home page

  1. Logo Loading

    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : loading


  2. Logo Website

    You can change logo in config of template

  3. Module Menu

    • Module Type : Menu
    • Module Position : menu


    • Step 1: Create new menu
    • go to extension/ modules manager/ create new module and choose type "menu"
  4. Module Search

    • Module Type : Search
    • Module Position : search


    Go to module manage and create new module and choose menu type is "search" and choose position is "search"

  5. Module Slide Music

    • Module Type : TZ Play Music
    • Module Position : slide


    • Install module mod_tz_play_music and set up as:
    • Module
  6. Module News Release & Music Video

    • Module Type : TZ News Pro
    • Module Position : headline
    • Module Class Suffix : _latest_new(News Release)
    • Module Class Suffix : _bg_gradien(Music Video)

    You can see Module config


  7. Module Action

    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : spotlight


  8. Module Latest News

    • Module Type : TZ News
    • Module Position : user5


  9. Module Our Clients

    • Module Type : TZ Guest Book
    • Module Position : user6
    • Module Class Suffix : _clients


  10. Module Newsletter

    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : user6


  11. Module TZ Twitter Widget

    • Module Type : TZ Twitter Widget
    • Module Position : bottom


  12. Module in position: bottom1, bottom2, bottom3


    Module About us

    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : bottom1
    • Content:

    Module Album

    • Module Type : Module Menu Categories
    • Module Position : bottom2
    • Content:

    Module Contact us

    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : bottom3
    • Content:
  13. Change copyright and logo framework please read Config Template

  14. Modules in Blog page

    Blog page

  15. Set up Blog page:
    1. Create menu item Blog and choose menu type is (TZ Portfolio/Portfolio)
    2. And you can see params config
  16. Module Text Widget
    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : right
  17. Module Random Music
    • Module Type : TZ Play Music
    • Module Position : right
    • Config:
  18. Module News Release
    • Module Type : TZ News Pro
    • Module Position : right
    • Config:
  19. Module Latest Post
    • Module Type : TZ News Pro
    • Module Position : right
    • Config:

  20. Blog Timeline page

    Blog page

    Set up page same as Blog page

    However when you create menu item you choose (TZ Portfolio/ Time line)

    Album page

    Album page

    Set up Album page

    You create menu item you choose (TZ Portfolio/ Blog)

    Album page

    Guest Book page

    GuestBook page

    Set up GuestBook page

    You create menu item you choose (TZ GuestBook/ Guestbook)

    GuestBook page

    Contact page

    Contact page

    Set up GuestBook page

    You create menu item you choose (Contacts/ Single Contact)

  21. Module Social Contact
    • Module Type : Module social network
    • Module Position : contact
    • Config: You can upload icon social or icon hover in options of module

  22. Module Google Map
    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : contact
    • Create:
    • 1. You go to system/global configuration and find "Default Editor *" choose value is "None"

      2. You go to module manager and create new module with type "Custom html" in position "contact" and paste your google code

Files Supplied


ogv, m4v


mp3, ogg

Convert ogv, mp3, ogg at link http://video.online-convert.com/

Convert m4v at link http://www.wondershare.com/convert-video-audio/mp4-to-m4v.html

Upload article:

Config Template

Go to template manage choose template default

Config Theme

You can change logo and change copyright

Change logo framework:
You upload image with name (framework-logo.png) to folder images path(templates/plazart_blank/images)

Config Layout

You can choose layout, set width for page with (% or Pixel)

and you can set width for sidebar of template

Config Font

You can change and add your font, please view video
Video add font

Config Menu

Config Social API

You can choose social in detail page article as: Facebook like, Google+ like and share, Twitter and pinterest

Config Advanced Setting

You can compression css and js for load web is quickly

and you can add custom css for edit style of template.


On this section, I wouldn't explain all used plugin on this template. I would only remind about the plugins listed below should be enabled

Or you might be interested in more functionality of Editor - TinyMCE plugin, you could set its functionality into extended

Com TZ Portfolio

Creating Portfolio

  1. Document Com TZ Portfolio: Portfolio document
  2. Set up component TZ Portfolio: Extract component.zip and install 20121229_com_tz_portfolio_joomla3.0_v3.0.3.zip
  3. Setting Component TZ Portfolio:
    • Step 1:
    • Step 2: General
    • Step 3: TZ Portfolio - Time Line
    • Step 4: TZ Gallery
    • Step 5: TZ Tag - User
    • Step 6: Image
    • Step 7: Artile

Source and Credits


  1. Plazart Framework 1.0
  2. TZ Portfolio Component
  3. Module Twitter
  4. Module TZ News Pro
  5. Module TZ Music
  6. Module TZ Tags

Icon & Image & Video Music

  1. http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/
  1. http://www.flickr.com/groups/fashionphotography/pool/
  2. http://www.flickr.com/search/?z=e&w=all&q=music&m=text
    Video & Music
  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-Ddumty4mk
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP0f5rvVkAU
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kf_U87UahA
  4. https://soundcloud.com/epickayay-musicflavor/to-the-racetrack-1
  5. https://soundcloud.com/kamransyed/coldplay-clocks-kamran-remix
  6. https://soundcloud.com/nedleyfallsmusic-1/to-wonderland-royalty-free


  1. Source Sans Pro
  2. Verdana