How to Install EasyLayouts

EasyLayouts installs as a normal Joomla package and adds the following to your site:

  • A component used to create and manage your layouts
  • A system plugin that allows EasyLayouts to act as a template overriding system in the frontend
  • A special file to allow EasyLayouts to 'wrap' modules you want to override - this file is placed in the modules folder but isn't a module that can be created independently of EasyLayouts
  • A few extra custom field types - at the time of writing these include:
    • EasyLayouts Related Article - allowing you to associated articles with each other
    • EasyLayouts Embedded Video - allowing you to include YouTube and Vimeo videos in your articles
    • More to follow

The plugins are all automatically enabled during the installation process.

 

 


Published: 22 August 2017

Demo Site

You can access our demo at https://demo.easylayouts.net.

You can easily switch EasyLayouts off and on again via a special module on the demo site and can also access the backend to experiment with the layouts. The demo resets every hour so bear in mind that the demo looks a bit odd that someone else may have changed the layouts before you viewed the page.