Using the template

After you have successfully installed the template as explained in the Installation Guide, we will start by setting RSPenta! as the default frontend template. Head over to Extensions >> Template Manager >> Select RSPenta from the template list and click on the "Make Default" button.

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


  • Color Scheme: RSPenta! comes with 24 main predefined color schemes to choose from. Pick a color that best suits your website's styling direction.
  • Select Background: Choose one of the 4 available background images. Any combination of color scheme and background is possible.
  • Menu Position: Position the main menu to either the Left, Right or in the Center.
  • 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.
  • Fade Content Effect: Yes / No - enable a fade effect for all module positions
  • Preloader: Choose one of 9 preloader effects for your website. It will get displayed while a page is being loaded.
  • Scroll To Top Button: Yes / No - set to Yes in order to add a fixed Scroll To Top button that will instantly scroll to the top of the page.
  • Menu Compatibility for Tablets: Enables dropdown menu compatibility with high resolution tablets (such as iPad), when being held in landscape mode. This will allow your visitors to click on submenus.
  • 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.

  • 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 framework: If there's another extension loading jQuery on your website you can set this to No.
  • Load Google Fonts: If selected, Google fonts will be loaded to replace the current template fonts.
  • Google font for Titles: if selected, a Google font will replace the default font for titles.
  • Google Font for Content: if selected, a Google font will replace the default font for Content elements
  • Google Font Subset: Select a subset that will be downloaded for the Google Font chosen above
  • Extra CSS Selectors for titles using 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
  • Extra CSS Selectors for content using Google Font Type the extra CSS selectors where you want the Content font to be used, separated by commas. Example: .my-class, #my-id, .my-second-class
  • Google Analytics Tracking ID: Activate the Google Analytics Tracking Code using the Google Analytics property ID
  • Custom <head> tags: Add the custom tags you need to the head section of the site. The tags you add have to be proper markup validated, otherwise the site may not be displayed well!
  • Favicon: Select the image to be used as favicon.
  • Hide Copyright Link: Setting this to Yes will remove the Joomla! Templates link from the frontend

Socials Links Options
  • Position: Select the position where you want your social links. You can choose from one of the following: top-a, top-b, top-c, top-full-width, breadcrumbs, before-content, after-content, middle, bottom or footer.
  • Inside position alignment: The alignment of the social links within the selected position. Selectable options are: Left, Center and Right.
  • Text: type a name for the Social Links module.

To set Social Links, simply add their related URL:

  • Facebook: Link to your Facebook page.
  • Twitter: Link to your Twitter page.
  • LinkedIn: Link to your LinkedIn page.
  • YouTube: Link to your YouTube channel.
  • Vimeo: Link to your Vimeo page.
  • Flickr: Link to your Flickr gallery.
  • Pinterest: Link to your Pinterest gallery.
  • Skype: Link to your Skype account.
  • Instagram: Link to your Instagram profile.

Template Positions

This feature 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.

Sample Data

This tab only incorporates a single button, Install Sample Data. By clicking it, you will install the exact same sample data that we have included on the template's demo website. Note that this is optional, you do not necessarily need to install the sample data.


  • We strongly recommend to install the sample data before adding any menu items or other data on your website.
  • For the sample data to work properly, please make sure to first install RSMediaGallery! and its Responsive Slideshow Module. The RSMediaGallery! System Plugin also needs to be installed and enabled.
  • To get the best results, please use the rstpl-fullwidth class in the Responsive Slideshow module's configuration (Extensions >> Module Manager >> look for RSMediaGallery! Responsive Slideshow Module and edit it >> add rstpl-fullwidth in the Module Class Suffix field)

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