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. Com TZ Portfolio
  11. Source and Credits

TZ Plazart Blank 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 + Plazart Blank 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 TZ Plazart Blank Template is easy and quick. Before installation you need extract zip file and install plugin T3 Framework for Joomla 3.0

Install this like a standard Joomla extensions (Extensions - Install/Unistall). Afterwards you can install TZ Nianian 2 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_Nicanian - Default and click "Make Default". Refresh your site.

make default theme

make default theme

Layouts and Module Positions


Plazart Blank 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

Step 1:

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

Step 2:

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

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 Website

    You can change logo in config of template

  2. 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"
  3. 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"

  4. Module About

    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : headline


    • Go to extension/ modules manager/ create new module and choose type "Custom HTML"
    • content:


  5. Module in position user1, user2, user3, user4


    All modules as same

    Example: module in position user1

    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : user1
    • Module Class Suffix : _bootstrap

    You can see content of module


    You can see Module Class Suffix of module


  6. Module in position user5, user6


    Module Helpdesk and module support have type is Custom HTML

    You can see content of this module

    Example: module Helpdesk
    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : user5


  7. Module TZ Twitter Widget

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


  8. Module in position: bottom1, bottom2, bottom3, bottom4, bottom5, bottom6


    All modules have type is "menu"

    You can create menu and go to module manager and create module with type is "menu" and choose position for this module

    • Module Type : menu
    • Module Position : bottom1 or bottom2...
  9. Change copyright and logo framework please read Config Template

  10. Modules in Blog page

    Blog page

  11. Module Text Widget
    • Module Type : Custom HTML
    • Module Position : right
  12. Module Latest News
    • Module Type : TZ News
    • Module Position : right
    • Config:
  13. Module Tags
    • Module Type : TZ Tags
    • Module Position : right
    • Config:
  14. Module Login
    • Module Type : login
    • Module Position : right

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

Set up Portfolio page

How to show tags filter

Created menu item and choose menu type: Portfolio

Setting params:

Set up Blog page

Created menu item and choose menu type: Category Blog in com Tz Portfolio

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
  5. 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/groups/modeling/pool/
  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8GZb9ueKms


  1. Open Sans
  2. Arial