1. Start
  2. Quickstart Installation
  3. Template Installation
  4. Layouts and Module Positions
  5. CSS Files and structure
  6. Modules
  7. Plugins
  8. Set up Page
  9. Com TZ Portfolio
  10. T3 Framework 2.0 Documentation
  11. Source and Credits

TZ Nicanian Template

Documentation 1.0

Thank you for purchasing 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 + Nicanian 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

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    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 TZ Nicanian Template is easy and quick. Before installation you need to download latest version of Ja T3 System Plugin for Joomla 2.5.

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

make default theme

make default theme

Layouts and Module Positions


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

  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_nicanian > core > 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

left header

  1. TZ News : On the Home page
    • Module Type : TZ News
    • Module Position : event
    Module Event


    Module Event config
  2. Footer Home page : On the footer of Home page
    • Module Type : Custom html module
    • Module Position : footer-home
    • Module Class Suffix: _footer_home
    • Module Text:
                      Footer home page
  3. Module TZ Full Slider : On the Home page
    • Module Type : TZ FULL SLIDER
    • Module Position : slide

    Change sound when next image and background sound

    1. Change sound when next image:

      You upload sound width name(click.ogg)in to folder(modules/mod_fullslide/sounds). You can conver mp3 to ogg with link: Convert

    2. Change background sound:

      You upload sound width name(background_music.ogg)in to folder(modules/mod_fullslide/sounds).


    Module full slider
  4. Logo website : Logo
    • Step 1: Upload image (logo.png) into path (templates/tz_nicanian/images)
    • Step 2: You can change with height in (templates/tz_nicanian/css/template.css) line 304 and line 306

  5. Modules in Portfolio page

    Portfolio page

  6. Module Left banner
    • Module Type : Custom html Module
    • Module Position : left-banner
    • Module Text:
  7. Module Right banner
    • Module Type :TZ Twitter Widget
    • Module Position : right-banner
    • Config:
  8. Module Nicanian
    • Module Type : Custom Html Module
    • Module Position : bottom1
    • Module Text:
  9. Module text
    • Module Type : Custom Html Module
    • Module Position : bottom2
    • Module Text:

  10. Module Testimonial
    • Module Type : mod_tz_portfolio_articles_latest
    • Module Position : user6
    • Module Class Suffix: _testimonial
    • Settings:
  11. Module Twitter Updates
    • Module Type : TZ Twitter Widget
    • Module Position : user7
    • Settings:
  12. Module Address
    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : user8
    • Module text :
  13. Module Newsletter
    • Module Type :Custom HTML
    • Module Position : user9
    • Module text :
  14. Module Footer
    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : footer
  15. Module Footer social
    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : footer
    • Module Class Suffix : _social_footer
    • Module text :

  16. Module in Blog page

  17. Module Popular Posts
    • Module Type : TZ News
    • Module Position : right


  18. Module Latest Work
    • Module Type : TZ News
    • Module Position : right


  19. Module Twitter Widget
    • Module Type : TZ Twitter Widget
    • Module Position : right


  20. Module Newsletter
    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : right
    • Module Class Suffix : _newsletter
    • Module text:

  21. Module Calendar
    • Module Type : GCalendar Overview
    • Module Position : right


  22. Module in Contact page

  23. Module Drop us a line
    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : user1
    • Module text:

  24. Module Google map Go to Site/Global Configuration and setting
    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : user1
    • Module text: you can paste google map code after setting editor-none

  25. Module in Blog detail page

  26. Module Subscription to comment
    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : subscribe
    • Module text:


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

Set up Portfolio page

How to show tags filter

Created menu item and choose menu type: Portfolio

Setting params:

Set up Time line page as Portfolio page

Created menu item and choose menu type: Time line

Set up Blog page

Created menu item and choose menu type: Category Blog

Setting params:

In tab "TZ Portfolio Options"

Com TZ Portfolio

Creating Portfolio

  1. Document Com TZ Portfolio: Portfolio document
  2. Set up component TZ Portfolio: Extract component.zip and install com_tz_portfolio_joomla2.5_v2.5.11.zip
  3. Setting Component TZ Portfolio:
    • Step 1:
    • Step 2: TZ portfolio
    • Step 3: TZ Images
    • Step 4: Article
    • Step 5: Blog / Featured Layouts

T3 Framework 2.0 Documentation

Look documentation of T3 framework 2.0.

Videos of T3 framework 2.0:

  1. T3 Framework 2.0 Overview
  2. Themes and Layouts

Source and Credits


  1. T3 Framework 2.0
  2. TZ Portfolio Component
  3. Com jcomments v2.3.0
  4. Module Twitter
  5. Module SocialNetwork
  6. Module TZ News
  7. Module Gcalendar

Icon & Image

  1. http://www.templaza.com/188-cute-icon-set.html
  2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/markjsebastian/page5/


  1. ArchitectsDaughterRegular
  2. Qarmic Sans
  3. Arial