Getting Started

Last updated 2 months ago

This template is for local developing under Node.js® and Gulp. A good workflow is to code your template on localhost and if it is ready to deploy it on the live server (e.g. copy via sftp). And for shure, you should have a Joomla!™ installation ready for this.

Requirements

If Node.js® is installed, install Gulp via command prompt (e.g. console or terminal).

npm install -g gulp-cli
  • BL4NK (download latest version)

Customization

You can customize your template with your information doing the following steps.

  • Unzip BL4NK

  • Edit the templateDetails.xml

    Fill out all information

  • Replace the following images (optional)

    template_preview.png

    template_thumbnail.png

    favicon.ico

  • Zip the template folder again

Installation

Install BL4NK like a normal template in Joomla!™. Open your command prompt and go to the template directory. Install all dependencies.

npm install

Run Gulp to compile, compress and build.

gulp

See the magic happen on your command line if you edit some files.

Working files

Let's start the work by coding in the following files.

  • index.php (html)

  • js/script.js (javascript)

  • css/template.scss or .less (css)

The building files are stored in folder /build in your template directory.