Using the template

After you have successfully installed the template as explained here, we will start by setting RSClario! as the default frontend template.

This is done by heading to Extensions >> Template Manager >> Select RSClario! from the template list and click on the "Make Default" button.


Main Menu

Once the menu has been created with your desired links, to add the frontend main menu follow these steps:

  1. Go to Menus >> Menu Manager.
  2. Select your main menu from the "Modules Linked" dropdown on Joomla! 3.x.
  3. Choose the main-menu RSClario! position and the pages you want it to be displayed on(usually on all pages).
  4. Go to Advanced Options and set Alternative Layout to responsive(from RSClario! template).

Secondary Menu (optional)

If you wish to add a secondary menu to your website follow these steps:

  1. Go to Menus >> Menu Manager.
  2. Select your secondary menu from the "Modules Linked to the Menu" column.
  3. Choose the column-left or column-right RSClario! position and the pages you want it to be displayed.

All template positions are explained here.

RSClario! Configuration

The template's configurable options can be found by going to Extensions >> Template Manager and selecting RSClario! from the style column.


  • Color Scheme: RSClario! comes with 11 predefined color schemes. Choose a color that best suits your website.
  • Center Menu: If set to Yes, the menu items will be displayed in the center of the module. If set to No, the menu items will be displayed starting from the left side of the module.
  • Animate "Main Menu": Enables effects in your main menu. If set to No, the menu children will appear instantly instead of having a smooth effect.
  • Sticky Menu: If enabled, when scrolling past the menu, it will automatically become fixed to the top of the window. This will allow your users to quickly access the menu. Only available on desktop version.
  • Use Gravatar: Designed for Content articles, if set to Yes, a Gravatar picture will be displayed next to the article's author
  • Hide Homepage content: If enabled, the home page and the column-right and column-left modules will no longer be displayed.
  • Align vertical top positions: Aligns the Top a, b and c positions vertically.
  • List Arrows: Replaces the <ul> items' dots with arrows. Available only for the bottom and footer positions

Advanced Options

  • Load Bootstrap: If you are relying on another extension's Bootstrap, you can set this to No. Otherwise, Bootstrap should always be loaded with this template.
  • Load jQuery: If there's another extension loading jQuery on your website you can set this to No.
  • Google Font: choose from over 600 Google fonts.
  • Google Font Subset: Select a subset that will be downloaded for the Google Font chosen above
  • Extra CSS Selectors for Google Font Type the extra CSS selectors where you want the font to be used, separated by commas. Example: .my-class, #my-id, .my-second-class
  • Google Analytics property ID: Activate the Google Analytics Tracking Code using the Google Analytics property ID

Logo Options

  • Position: Select the position where you want your logo to appear. Please note that only top positions can be used (Top-a, Top-b and Top-c).
  • Appearance: Set the appearance of the logo either by Text or Image.
  • Link: Specify a link for the logo.
  • CSS class: You can add a custom CSS class to the logo container. Leave blank if not needed.
  • Text Options
  • Text: Type in your desired text, this will appear in the logo position.
  • Text alignment: set the text alignment (left, center, right).
  • Heading size: the heading size used for the logo text. Typically <h1> tag is a good idea.
  • Color: Select which color you'd like to use for your text (Black, Primary, Secondary). Primary and Secondary are taken from the selected color scheme of the template.
  • Image Options
  • Image: select the image to be used as your logo.
  • Image alignment: select the image alignment (left, center, right).

Socials Links Options

  • Position: Select the position where you want your social links. Please note that only top positions can be used (Top-a, Top-b and Top-c)
  • Inside position alignment: The alignment of the social links within the selected position. Selectable options are: Left, Center and Right.
  • Text: type the title for the Social Links position.

  • To set Social Links, simply add their related URL:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Flickr
  • Pinterest
  • Skype
  • Yahoo

Template Positions

This is a new feature that was introduced along with RSClario! which allows you to re-arrange the template positions. It is represented by a table containing all the positions in their default arrangement. You can only re-arrange entire rows by dragging and dropping them in the desired positions

  • Reset to Default: By clicking on this button, your changes will be reset to the default arrangement.

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