Joomlabamboo template and extension documentation

Compatible with 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 Lifestyle2 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 Lifestyle2 template and make it the default - Download
  • Install and enable the T3 Framework plugin - Download
  • Install and enable the JB Type plugin - required for typography and font icons - Download
  • Install Zentools - slideshows, banners, grids etc - Download
  • Install Zensocial - Social Icons - Download

Elements to modify


  • Create a new custom html module and publish it to the logo position.
  • Use an h2 tag to surround your site name and attach a link to the site name.


  • Set the "Show Title" setting of the main menu to Hide.
  • Change the position of the "Main menu" module to the "menu" position.
  • Remove the module and menu classes nav_pills and _menu in the advanced parameters for the menu module.


  • Publish a search module to the search position.
  • Set the "Show Title" setting of the search module to hide and add a space to the box label search field.


  • 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 Lifestyle2 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.


Frontpage module positions

Available module positions

Sub page sidebar and banner modules

Controlling the banner height

Template colour schemes

The following colours are the primary and secondary colours used in the lifestyle2 template styles.

















Module Classes

Animated effects

Zentools has the capacity to add animated effects to the titles, images etc in your zentools module items. This is the effects you can see on the front page of the Lifestyle2 demo. You can read about how to apply these effects on the Zentools documentation site.

Frontpage Classic

The following image details the layout used for the home page classic view. This is the frontpage view that mimics the layout of the original Lifestyle template.

frontpage classic



The following image highlights the modules used to create the main front page layout as seen on the demo.

front page stacked




Extensions used on the demo site

Zentools Backstretch Slideshow

Zentools Stacked Grid