Installing Elemental
Installing Elemental

The following is a guide that covers how to set up your new Elemental template on your Joomla site. Here you can find an overview of the files included in the Elemental release and instructions on installing and activating the template in your Joomla install.

Downloading the Elemental Files

The first step is to download all of the files that will be needed to install your template, custom modules, as well make modifications. Here is a quick explanation of each of the available files in the Elemental release.
  • Elemental Template (rt_elemental_j15.tgz) This file is the template package you will use to install your template into Joomla.
  • Elemental Custom Extensions ( This package contains each of the individual custom extensions included in the Elemental template release.
  • Elemental Source PNG's ( This zip contains the source png's for making modifications and customizations to the images in the template as well as the logo font. You will need an image editing software (preferably Adobe/Macromedia Fireworks) to utilize the Source PNG files.

Installing the Elemental Template into Joomla

To install the Elemental template into your Joomla site, follow these steps:
  • Go to your Admin control panel for your site. In the Menu at the top, go to Extensions > Install/Uninstall. Next browse for your rt_elemental_j15.tgz file you downloaded and then click Upload File & Install. Now Elemental is installed and in your template list.

  • Next, from your admin control panel, go to Extensions > Template Manager. This will pull up the list of your installed templates. Find Elemental on the list and select the radio button to the left and then click Default up in the top right corner. Now Elemental is set as your default template. If you view your site, you should see the Elemental template up and running.