Installation Instructions

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

Note: The Bundle Template is only necessary if the Gantry Library is not installed at /libraries/gantry directory.


Step 1 - Installation

  1. Install from Admin → Extensions → Extensions Manager
  2. Browse for rt_metropolis.zip and click Upload & Install
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Step 2 - Template Default

  1. Make the template default at Admin → Extensions → Template Manager
  2. Select rt_metropolis
  3. Press Make Default
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RocketLauncher Instructions

We always recommend installing a RocketLauncher first to trial and understand the template more effectively. It must be installed as new, and not over an existing Joomla install.


Step 1 - Upload

  • Download the RocketLauncher
  • Unzip the file
  • Upload the created folder to your server

Note: You can upload all the files via FTP, or use cPanel or SSH to upload the zip and unzip directly onto the server. Enquire with your hosting provider.


Step 2 - Installation

  • Go to www.yoursite.com/*folder name*
  • Follow the Installation instructions
  • Ensure you click Install Sample Data during installation
  • Remove the installation folder in the Installation interface

Requirements

  • Windows XP or latest
  • SQL Server 2000/MySQL 5.0.4/Oracle 9i or higher
  • Windows Service Pack 2 or latest 

Essential Files

  • SQL Server/MySQL/Oracle Database- Download the latest version of Database
  • Database Connectivity Service - Install database connectivity service for your desired database

Additional Files

  • Download Installation Guide PDF