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Your Guide to Using the Halcyon Template for Joomla


Halcyon, the January 2012 template release, is elegant and subtle, reflecting a conservative design direction, perfect for deployment on a professionally or commercially orientated site, or as an excellent platform for extensive and individual customization.

The template has integrated styling for Ecwid, a powerful third party and platform independent eCommerce solution, ported into Joomla via the RokEcwid component. Halcyon is built on the Gantry Framework, providing ready access to its rich feature set such as an extensive administrator interface and per menu item configuration options.

NOTICE: Halcyon is a Joomla 3.x template.


  • Apache 2.2+ or Microsoft IIS 7
  • PHP 5.3.10+ (PHP 5.5+ Recommended)
  • MySQL 5.1+
  • Joomla 3.4

NOTE: Gantry v3.1.18+, 3.2.12+ is required for Halcyon to work correctly. For more details on the Gantry Framework, please visit its dedicated website.

Key Features

  • Joomla 1.5 (unsupported) / 2.5/3.x versions
  • 10 Preset Styles
  • Powerful Core Gantry Framework
  • iPhone/Android viewing support
  • Ecwid Integrated with RokEcwid Bridge
  • RocketTheme Extensions Styling
  • Custom Content Typography
  • FusionMegaMenu, SpliceMenu & Splitmenu
  • Load Transitions
  • 80 Module Positions
  • 59 Structural and Stylistic suffixes
  • FF, Safari, Chrome, Opera, IE8+ Compatible
  • W3C XHTML 1.0 / CSS Valid

Ecwid Integrated Template

Ecwid is a revolutionary shopping cart that seamlessly integrates with your existing website. It can also be added to your page on social media networks, such as Facebook or mySpace.


RokECWID component integrates ECWID directly into Joomla. It is available for download here and is supported by Ecwid.

RocketTheme Extensions Styling

A selection of our RocketTheme Extensions have been styled to integrate with the template:

  • RokNavMenu: A powerful feature rich platform extending Joomla! menu.
  • RokAjaxSearch: An advanced ground-up revolutionary Joomla! gallery extension.
  • RokStories: An advanced content rotator module with multiple layout modes.
  • RokTabs: A tabbed based content module, with advanced display controls.
  • RokFeatureTable: A stylistic and highly configurable tabular data displayer..
  • RokNewsPager: A snippet content previewer, supports accordion and list layout styles.

RokNavMenu Powered Template

RokNavMenu is a powerful menu module which provides functions above and beyond the capabilities of the core Joomla menu. It provides a feature rich platform for extending the menu, allowing for overrides and plugins for the menu itself, in addition to versatile theming capabilities and so much more.


SpliceMenu is a MooTools powered dropline menu system. The first and second level of menu items in the header and others in the sidebar.

Fusion with MegaMenu

Fusion is a javascript enhanced CSS dropdown menu system, that is fully crawlable by search engines. Mootools adds transitions and animations to the dropdown, providing a smooth and dynamic interface for the navigational structure. MegaMenu features include a vast assortment, such as multiple columns, grouped child items, dropdown widths and item distribution. These provide for individual control over each specific dropdown menu item or column.

Triple Level Splitmenu

The Triple Level Splitmenu on Halcyon provides a static menu system that displays 1st and 2nd level items in the main horizontal menu and further children in the Sidebar.

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