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

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Downloading the Synapse 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 Synapse release.

  • Synapse Template (rt_synapse_j15.tgz) This file is the template package you will use to install your template into Joomla.
  • Synapse Custom Extensions ( This package contains each of the individual custom extensions included in the Synapse template release.
  • Synapse 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. There are additional sources for the transparent background, buttons, typography and headers. You will need an image editing software (preferably Adobe/Macromedia Fireworks) to utilize the Source PNG files.

Step 1 - Using the Joomla installer

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_synapse_j15.tgz file you downloaded and then click Upload File & Install. Now Synapse is installed and in your template list. You should observe an introductory page in which you select Continue.

Step 2 - Making Synapse Default

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


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