Joomlabamboo template and extension documentation

Compatible with Joomla 1.5 / Joomla 2.5 / Joomla 3+ and uses the T3 framework .

Please note: This template uses the T3 framework. You can download the latest release of the T3 plugin directly from the T3 GitHub repository.

Need help getting started?

The following links may be helpful if you are new to Joomla, T3 or our templates.

Starting with Standard from a fresh installation.

The following steps outline the process involved for setting this template up in a new or existing Joomla installation. Please note: We recommend users use our quickstart packages if they have the opportunity to start completely from scratch.

Elements to install

  • Install the Standard template and make it the default - Download
  • Install and enable the T3 Framework plugin - Download
  • Install JB Type - required for typography and font icons - Download
  • Install Zentools - slideshows, banners, grids etc - Download

Elements to modify

  • Change the position of the "Main menu" module to the "menu" position.
  • Set the "Show Title" setting of the main menu to Hide.
  • Remove the module and menu classes nav_pills and _menu in the advanced parameters for the menu module.
  • Change the position of the breadcrumb module to the "breadcrumbs" position.
  • Ensure that the module title for the breadcrumb module is also set to hide.
  • Depending on your needs you may like to set this module to not appear on the front page via the menu assignment settings in the module.

What's next?

At this stage you will have a very basic looking template ready for you to customise, add your content and start setting up the other modules you can see on the demo for the Standard template.

For more information on replicating the front page layout or other extensions used on this site please read the information provided on the frontpage and extensions tab.

Available module positions


Template colour schemes

The following colours are the primary and secondary colours used in the standard template styles.





Module Classes

About module class suffixes

Module classes are a core Joomla functionality that allow the user to specify how a specific module will appear. The class itself is added to the module in the module parameters.

Combining module classes:

Module classes can be combined to take advantage of multiple complementary styles. An example of a module class suffix using a combination of classes: "hot primary1 top50".

Structural classes

Structural classes can be used to change the general layout or structure of a module.

  • nopadding - this class removes all padding that may be set by default by the template.
  • The following classes are micro adjustment classes that allow you to adjust the top offset of a module in increments of 25px. They start at 25 and move through to 500px offsets in 25px increments.
  • top25
  • top50
  • top75
  • top100
  • top125
  • top150
  • top175
  • top200
  • top225
  • top250
  • top275
  • top300
  • top325
  • top350
  • top375
  • top400
  • top425
  • top450
  • top475
  • top500

Appearance classes

Our themes use a combination of two colours to determine the colour scheme for each template style. In general the colours are determined by the following formula:

  • primary1 - uses the base primary colour
  • primary2 - uses a colour 15% darker than the default primary colour.
  • primary3 - uses a colour 15% lighter than the default primary colour.
  • secondary1 - uses the base secondary colour.
  • secondary2 - uses a colour 15% darker than the default secondary colour.
  • secondary3 - uses a colour 15% lighter than the default secondary colour.
  • dark
  • light
  • inset
  • shadow
  • shadow2
  • border
  • corner
  • hot
  • new
  • icon icon-[icon name]

Mobile classes

Module classes for mobile viewing (mediaqueries classes).

Class Mobile max-767px Tablets 768px to 979px Desktop min-980px
.visible-phone Visible
.visible-tablet Visible
.visible-desktop Visible
.hidden-phone Visible Visible
.hidden-tablet Visible Visible
.hidden-desktop Visible Visible

Screenshots of module classes used in the standard template

The screenshots below highlight the specific implementation or appearance of the module classes found in this template.

Module variations


Frontpage Overview



  • Open image/ Link. This link is displayed on the page when you publish any module to the panel1, panel2, panel3 or panel4 position. The template provides the ability for you to control the text of the link in the case that the visitor is or isn't logged in. These strings can be added via the template parameters or via the template's language file.
  • Logo. The logo is a text type logo that uses the Gravitas One google webfont. The logo has some very elegant css3 applied to it to provide for the 3 dimensional shadow effect which degrades well on browser including ie8 and before.
  • Main Menu. The main menu is a core Joomla menu module that is published to the menu position. Please note that to render the superfish menu here you need to ensure the superfish option is enabled in the template but you do not need to add the module class -superfish.
  • Slideshow. The slideshow is an instance of the Zentools module using the slideshow layout. The demo draws images from a folder and the links are assigned using the external link function in the zentools module. The settings to recreate the layout for the slideshow can be seen in the screenshots below.
  • Grid1, Grid 9. Plain text is used inside custom html modules.
  • Grid4, Grid12. Is another instance of the zentools module and is published to the grid4 position. It uses the Zentools grid layout and the setitngs can be seen in screenshots below.
  • Tabs1 - Tab4. Modules are placed inside tab1-tab4 module positions but Tab name is controlled via template setting > Tools > Tabbed Modules. All Tab modules are created as pure custom html modules.
  • Bottom1. A custom html module is published to this position.
  • Bottom6 -> Social Icons. This module is from Standard template - Social Icons. You can define them inside template setting > Tools > Social Icons
  • Footer. Joomla menu module is published to the footer position without any specific setting.
  • Template width. The demo site uses a standard template width of 960px without left or right offset.
  • Contact page. Contact page has a module position called contact that is ideal for publishing a google map to.
  • Toggle menu. As described in the responsive menu options in the core framework the togglemenu position can be used to publish a menu or any module of your choosing to display on mobile devices.

Extensions used on the demo site

Screenshots of extensions used for the demo

The screenshots below are taken from the modules used in the demo and quickstart packages for this template.

Grid1 and grid9 zentools grid settings


Slideshow settings