HotStart Installation

Once you finish this installation method, you should get exactly the same copy of this Demo site on your server. This is what you need to do to get started with this template. Please follow this guide.

  1. Unzip file "" from the archive you downloaded after purchase. Unzip this archive to your computer.
  2. Using FTP software (such as FileZilla) upload all files and folders to your hosting space. Make sure that folder where you uploaded files is writable by server (chmod 755).
  3. In browser, open address (change "" with your site address, change "joomla" with folder name where you uploaded files, if you uploaded files to the root folder, you don't need this).
  4. Select your language and click Next.
  5. The installer will check your server to find out if it's compatible with Joomla. If you see any parts marked red, please contact your hosting provider to resolve the problem. If all items are green, you can click Next.
  6. You can read Joomla License and click Next.
  7. You should enter MySQL database connection parameters now. Please enter Host Name (usually "localhost"), username, password and database name and click Next. If you get error message, please check database parameters. If you don't know correct parameters, please contact your hosting provider.
  8. On FTP Configuration page, you can enter parameters of your FTP server. This is not necessary and can be entered later, if needed. So, just click Next.
  9. On Main Configuration screen you should enter Site Name, e-mail and administrator's username and password (twice). Click Install Sample Data button. (Otherwise, demo content won't be imported). Once you get "Sample data installed successfully" message, you may click Next.
  10. As the Finish screen says, please remove "installation" folder from your server (use FTP software).

Congratulations, you are done! Click Site button to see your site's frontend, or Admin to see site's backend (login required with username and password that you selected during installation).

How To Use This Template

Big Home Page Slideshow

To change demo images, first create your six JPG images. They can be any resolution, but recommended resolution is 1024x683px. Name the images as 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg, 4.jpg, 5.jpg and 6.jpg. Using any FTP client, upload the images in folder /templates/hot_cv/images (overwrite originals).

To change demo words, first select "Editor - None" as your Default Editor in Global Configuration. Go to Extensions > Module Manager > Slideshow. You will see the words wrapped in H3 tag, so simply change them and save the module.

Featured Articles on Home Page

This template shows 6 featured articles after installation. You will notice that some articles are styled differently than the others. Joomla puts each article is inside the row that has class with ordering number. So, the first article has class "row-0", the second article has class "row-1", and so on. We used these classes to style the articles differently. So, your first article will have the same styling as the first article on our demo. The second article will have the same styling as the second article on our demo, and so on...

If you want to switch the styling of two articles, you should edit file "template_css.css". In example, if you want the first article to has styling of the second article and vice versa, you should change "row-0" class for "row-1" class and "row-1" class for "row-0" class everywhere in this file.

You can also make more articles to use the styling of one article. In example, if you want the first and the second article to have the styling of the third article, you should delete all "row-0" and "row-1" classes in file template_css.css and add them to the class "row-2". In this example, line:

.sparky_home .items-row.row-2 .item

should be changed to:

.sparky_home .items-row.row-0 .item, .sparky_home .items-row.row-1 .item, .sparky_home .items-row.row-2 .item

Modules In Pages (bars, clients and lightbox)

These 3 modules doesn't have the module positions. They are included into the articles directly using Joomla plugin "loadposition". You can change parameters of these modules normally through the Module Manager. When you need to insert any of these modules into the article, enter this command:

{*loadposition name}

In the above example, you must remove the asterisk (*) and change name with bars, clients or lightbox.