In this guide, we will briefly introduce you to what Helix Ultimate is, the main template features, technical requirements and development environments.
What's Helix Ultimate?
Helix Ultimate is an open source theming frameworkrn, flexible and highly customizable. It is free to download and use.
The framework is what you interact with on the back end. It gives you the ability to set colors, layouts, typography, and just about any other aspect that affects the way the site looks.
For Helix Ultimate based theme, the theme package file containing two main parts: The framework and the template itself. That means the Helix Ultimate framework will install automatically upon template installation.
The theme or template is what the look and feel of your site is based on. For websites using a Helix-powered theme, the theme take advantage of the foundation created by the framework.
The back-end administration requirements of Helix Ultimate in order of preference are as follows (with latest version of each browser):
Local development is the preferred method of working with any Helix Ultimate based template as it allows for the fastest development iterations due to flat out performance and convenience. The following is a list of suitable server setups that can be installed locally on your computer:
The Joomla Quickstart package is a complete demo website. Its installation allows you to replicate the demo site to your server with all included extensions installed and the corresponding template demo content.
It's fully functional, the entire Joomla package (containing Joomla CMS, components, modules, chosen template), Helix Ultimate framework plugin with all the configurations, and data that we used on the demo site consists of the quick start package.
You cannot install Joomla Quickstart package inside an existing Joomla installation. It requires both fresh space and a database where you can install it like the Joomla. Take a look the installation documentation for more detail.
The Template package (~2 MB) is a Joomla standalone template. The template does not include any modules, components nor demo contents. You can use this package if you want to start from scratch.
Where to Get Help
If you have any problems at all with Joomla Templates from WarpTheme, please feel free to let us know by submitting a question on the Ticket Support system.