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Nuance: Recreating the Demo - Blog Page

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Nuance Demo for Joomla


Introduction

The Blog example page demonstrates how you can create a beautiful page with the Nuance template. Here is some information to help you replicate this page as it appears in the demo.

Menu Item Options

The Blog page is a Category Blog menu item type. To recreate the layout the way it appears in our demo, enter blog in the Alias field in the menu item settings. This alias is tied to a class in the demo.less file.

In order for this to work, you should have the Page Suffix option set to On in Administrator > Template Manager > Template > Advanced.

Mainbody

The page's content body is set to display articles in the Sample Blog category. The first article is the Powered by Gantry Framework article. You will find the content used in the article below.

<p><span class="rt-image"><img src="/images/rocketlauncher/pages/blog/img-01.jpg" alt="image" /></span></p>

<p>Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits. Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence without revolutionary ROI.</p>

<p>Efficiently unleash cross-media information without cross-media value. Quickly maximize timely deliverables for real-time schemas. Dramatically maintain clicks-and-mortar solutions without functional solutions.</p>

Modules

Below is a brief rundown of the modules used to make up the demo page.

1
Custom HTML - Blog
2
RokAjaxSearch - Search the Blog
3
Menu Module - Site Menu
4
Custom HTML - Template Tutorials
5
Login Form - Login Form
6
Who's Online - Who's Online
7
Custom HTML - Join Our Newsletter
8
Custom HTML - Nuance Demo
9
Custom HTML - Sample Contact Info
10
Category Blog
  1. Custom HTML - Blog

  2. RokAjaxSearch - Search the Blog

  3. Menu Module - Site Menu

  4. Custom HTML - Template Tutorials

  5. Login Form - Login Form

  6. Who's Online - Who's Online

  7. Custom HTML - Join Our Newsletter

  8. Custom HTML - Nuance Demo

  9. Custom HTML - Sample Contact Info

  10. Category Blog

Custom HTML - Blog

Module

Option Setting
Title Blog[span class="rt-title-tag"]Read the Latest News[/span]
Show Title Show
Position showcase-a
Status Published
Access Public

The title of this module requires RokCandy in order to appear properly on the screen due to the [span] tags present. See the main RokCandy guide for additional instructions.

Content

&nbsp;

Options

Option Setting
Prepare Content No
Select a Background-Image Blank

Advanced

Option Setting
Module Class Suffix rt-top-large-padding nomarginall rt-center rt-title-large rt-nomodulecontent

RokAjaxSearch - Search the Blog

Module

Option Setting
Title Search the Blog
Show Title Show
Position sidebar-a
Status Published
Access Public
Search Page URL index.php?option=com_search&view=search&tmpl=component
Advanced Search Engine URL index.php?option=com_search&view=search
Include RokAjaxSearch default CSS No
Theme Style Blue
Searchphrase Any Words
Ordering Newest First
Limit 10
Results per page 3
Google Web Search No
Google Blog Search No
Google Images Search No
Google Videos Search No
Google Ajax Search API Key
Show Pagination Yes
Google SafeSearch Moderate
Image Size to Search Medium
Show Estimates Yes
Hide div id(s)
Link to All Results Yes
Show Description Yes
Include Category/Section Yes
Show Read More Link Yes

Advanced

Option Setting
Module Class Suffix box3 title1

Menu Module - Site Menu

Module

Option Setting
Title Site Menu
Show Title Show
Position sidebar-a
Status Published
Access Public
Select Menu Main Menu
Base Item Current
Start Level 1
End Level All
Show Sub-Menu Items Yes

Advanced

Option Setting
Module Class Suffix box2 title3

Custom HTML - Template Tutorials

Module

Option Setting
Title Template Tutorials
Show Title Show
Position sidebar-a
Status Published
Access Public

Content

<ul>
    <li><a href="http://www.rockettheme.com/docs/joomla/platform/templates.md#how-to-install">How to Install</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.rockettheme.com/docs/joomla/basic/how_to_edit_the_logo.md">Change the Default Logo</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.rockettheme.com/docs/joomla/basic/how_to_edit_template_text.md">Editing Template Text</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.rockettheme.com/docs/joomla/basic/how_to_set_up_a_rokbox_member_login.md"><span class="hidden-tablet">Set Up a </span>RokBox Member Login</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.rockettheme.com/docs/joomla/basic/how_to_use_popup_module.md"><span class="hidden-tablet">How to Use the </span>Popup Module</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.rockettheme.com/docs/joomla/basic/responsive_support_classes.md">Responsive Support Classes</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.rockettheme.com/docs/joomla/basic/creating_responsive_content.md"><span class="hidden-tablet">Creating </span>Responsive Content</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.rockettheme.com/docs/joomla/basic/k2_styling_guide.md">K2 Styling Guide</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.rockettheme.com/docs/joomla/basic/how_to_create_a_template_override.md"><span class="hidden-tablet">How to Create a </span>Template Override</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.rockettheme.com/docs/joomla/templates/nuance/demo.md">Recreating the Demo</a></li>
</ul>

Options

Option Setting
Prepare Content No
Select a Background-Image Blank

Advanced

Option Setting
Module Class Suffix box1 title4

Login - Login Form

Module

Option Setting
Title Login Form
Show Title Show
Position sidebar-a
Status Published
Access Public
Pre-text
Post-test
Login Redirection Page Default
Logout Redirection Page Default
Show Greeting Yes
Show Name/Username Name
Encrypt Login Form No
Display Labels Icons

Advanced

Option Setting
Module Class Suffix box4 title4

Who's Online - Who's Online

Module

Option Setting
Title Who's Online
Show Title Show
Position sidebar-a
Status Published
Access Public
Display # of Guests / Users

Advanced

Option Setting
Module Class Suffix title1

Custom HTML - Join Our Newsletter

Module

Option Setting
Title Join Our Newsletter
Show Title Yes
Position extension-a
Status Published
Access Public

Content

<div class="gantry-row">
    <div class="gantry-width-60 gantry-block-center">
        <div class="gantry-width-spacer">
            <p><span>Get Updates, Upcoming Themes Info, and Our Great Deals!</span></p>
            <form class="rt-blog-form largemargintop largepaddingtop" action="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify" method="post" target="popupwindow" onsubmit="window.open('http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=rocketthemeblog', 'popupwindow', 'scrollbars=yes,width=550,height=520');return true">
                <input type="text" placeholder="Your Email" alt="Your Email" class="inputbox" name="email">
                <input type="hidden" value="rocketthemeblog" name="uri" />
                <input type="hidden" name="loc" value="en_US" />
                <input type="submit" name="Submit" class="readon" value="Join" />
            </form>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>
<div class="clear"></div>

Options

Option Setting
Prepare Content No
Select a Background-Image Blank

Advanced

Option Setting
Module Class Suffix rt-center

Custom HTML - Nuance Demo

Module

Option Setting
Title Nuance Demo
Show Title Yes
Position footer-a
Status Published
Access Public

Content

<p class="hidden-phone">These examples are intended to show how Nuance can be constructed on your site, above and beyond the frontpage demonstration. These include Joomla content and component pages, with varying modular content, mainbody widths and page lengths.</p>
<p class="nomarginbottom">All demo content is for sample purpose only, intended to show a live site. Use the <a href="http://www.rockettheme.com/joomla/templates/nuance">Nuance RocketLauncher</a> to install an equivalent of the demo onto your site.</p>

Options

Option Setting
Prepare Content No
Select a Background-Image Blank

Advanced

Option Setting
Module Class Suffix rt-phone-center

Custom HTML - Sample Contact Info

Module

Option Setting
Title Sample Contact Info
Show Title Yes
Position footer-b
Status Published
Access Public

Content

<p>Completely synergize resource sucking relationships via premier niche markets. Professionally cultivate one-to-one customer service with robust ideas.</p>

<div class="gantry-width-container">
    <div class="gantry-width-40">
        <div class="gantry-width-spacer">
            <img src="/images/rocketlauncher/pages/pages-overview/logo.png" alt="image" />
        </div>  
    </div>

    <div class="gantry-width-60">
        <div class="gantry-width-spacer">
            <span class="rt-intro-text">+1(123)456-5555-555</span><br />
            <span>Nuance Theme, LLC</span><br />
            <span>123 Joomla! Boulevard</span><br />
            <span>Seattle, WA 00000, USA</span><br />
            <span><a href="#">noreply@domain.com</a></span>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>
<div class="clear"></div>

Options

Option Setting
Prepare Content No
Select a Background-Image Blank

Advanced

Option Setting
Module Class Suffix rt-phone-center

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