Techzone


Theme Introduction

Techzone is a versatile responsive Magento theme for eCommerce sites. Supporting all the latest versions of Magento CE including Magento 1.9, this eCommerce Magento theme ships with responsive web design, off-canvas menu and offers 5 bonus theme skins. You can read more about Techzone features here.

Supported Magento Extensions

UberTheme develops complementary Magento extensions for our themes exclusively. Once purchased Techzone, you can download the following complementary extensions, namely:

Mega Menu | BaseTheme | Slideshow | Masshead | Products | Quickview | Products Slider | Tabs | Ajax Loadmore | Shop By

Layout and Block Positions

The layout of Techzone Homepage can be illustrated as follows.

  • Techzone home-layout

Accordingly, Techzone comes up with these following static blocks:

slideshow | banners | best-seller | sales | news | company | shop | support | home-menu | home-logo | mega-products | shipping-services | new-products | contact-map | contact-info |

Note:

To create new static blocks, read on here.

System requirement

To install Techzone, you have to install the Magento base in advance. You can get it done quickly by following the Magento Installation Guide.

Download packages

Once downloaded, extract Techzone download package to get these folders:

  • mage_ext: contains all built-in extensions of the theme.
  • mage_tpl: contains the theme files only.
  • quickstart: a full Magento version with Techzone already integrated to match the demo.
  • source: contains all source files of the theme.

There are two ways to install a UberTheme Magento theme:

  • Manual Installation: Applicable if your store is full with content that you don’t want to overwrite.
  • QuickStart Installation: Applicable if you want to get a whole new fresh site as per Demo.

Provided that you have installed the Magento base already, decide which way to install and follow steps as below.

1. Manual Installation

Step 1: BaseTheme Installation

Kindly install Magento extension BaseTheme in advance of any other installations to avoid unexpected conficts that may occur.

To install, copy the BaseTheme folder in the extracted folder mage_ext to your site root folder.

For more about BaseTheme, visit its detailed documentation.

Step 2: Theme Installation

1. Copy the folders skin and app to your site root folder. The overwritten folders should have a directory layout like this:

        {docroot} /magento/app/
        index.php
        js/
        lib/
        LICENSE.txt
        media/
        pear/
        skin/
        var/

2. Log in to your Admin Panel e.g. //www.yourdomain.com/admin. Log out and log in back.

3. Navigate to System >> Cache Manatechzoneent, Sellect All the cache types, take Action as Refresh and Submit.

Magento Guide: Cache Manatechzoneent

4. Navigate to System >> Configuration >> Design.

5. In Themes tab, input Default field with the actual theme name e.g. “techzone” instead of “purity”.

Magento Guide: Packages and Themes Settings

6. You can also change the settings for Techzone Header.

Magento Guide: Header Settings

7. Click Save Config button to finish.

Step 3: Extension Installation

1. Copy all the folders of each extension folder in mage_ext to the your site root folder.

2. In your Admin Panel, navigate to System >> Configuration.

3. To enable any extension, enter this one’s tab and set Enable to “Yes”.

Magento Guide: Extension Enable Settings

4. Click Save Config button to finish.

2. QuickStart Installation

Quickstart package is to minimize time and effort in installing the theme as per Demo site. Kindly note that, with Quickstart, all your existing data will be overwritten. Thus, we recommend using Quickstart for your first installation or just in case you want to refresh your site to the very beginning.

1. Upload the folder quickstart to your server. In Quickstart folder you will see the extracted folder that includes all sample data.

2. Create a database for your Magento store using phpMyAdmin.

Magento Guide: phpMyAdmin

3. To install, open a browser and navigate to your URL (where the Quickstart package uploaded) to load the default Magento installer. Kindly follow each step of the Installer so that the installation process can be set.

Magento Guide: lisence

4. In the Configuration step, input the required fields as below.

  • Do not use “localhost” in URL, otherwise you could not log in to your Admin area (you should use your local IP in case of installing on your computer).
  • Leave Tables prefix field blank.
Magento Guide: lisence settings

Take a full backup

Always make a back-up before proceeding to any of the upgrade process. In case there are any problem, you can always restore from the back-up files.

Upgrade Magento core

In case you need to upgrade Magento core for your eCommerce site e.g. upgrading Magento 1.7 to Magento 1.9, head over our detailed guide about this here.

This section will guide you to configure your pages just as the Demo of Techzone.

I. Homepage

Detailed layout of Techzone Homepage:

  • Page configuration

To configure this page, in the Admin Panel, navigate to CMS >> Pages.

Create a new page named {Homepage} in Page Manatechzoneent section.

Copy and paste the following code into the Design field.

<reference name="tops1">
                <block type="cms/block" name="slideshow">
                  <action method="setBlockId"><block_id>slideshow</block_id></action>
                </block>
              </reference>
              <reference name="tops2">
                <block type="cms/block" name="banners">
                  <action method="setBlockId"><block_id>banners</block_id></action>
                </block>
              </reference>
              <reference name="tops3">
                <block type="joomlart_jmtabs/core" name="jmtabs">
                  <action method="addTabs_staticblock">
                    <title>New Products</title>
                    <identifier>new-products</identifier>
                  </action>
                  <action method="addTabs_staticblock">
                    <title>Bestsellers</title>
                    <identifier>best-seller</identifier>
                  </action>
                  <action method="addTabs_staticblock">
                      <title>Sales</title>
                      <identifier>sales</identifier>
                  </action>
                </block>  
              </reference>
              <reference name="bots1">
                <block type="cms/block" name="news">
                  <action method="setBlockId"><block_id>news</block_id></action>
                </block>
              </reference>

II. 404 Page

To configure this page, in the Admin Panel, navigate to CMS >> Pages, select 404 Not Found 1 page to edit the following settings.

Copy and paste the following code into the Content field.

<div class="no-route-page"><dl><dt>The page you requested was not found, and we have a fine guess why.</dt><dd>
<ul class="disc">
<li>If you typed the URL directly, please make sure the spelling is correct.</li>
<li>If you clicked on a link to get here, the link is outdated.</li>
</ul>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<ul class="disc">
<li><a onclick="history.go(-1); return false;" href="#">Go back</a> to the previous page.</li>
<li>Use the search bar at the top of the page to search for your products.</li>
<li>Follow these links to get you back on track!<br /><a href="{{store url=""}}">Store Home</a> <span class="separator">|</span> <a href="{{store url="customer/account"}}">My Account</a></li>
</ul>
</dd></dl></div>

Front-end Appearance:

404 configuration

1. slideshow: UB Slideshow

Back-end Settings

<div class="jm-home-slideshow">{{block type="joomlart_jmslideshow/list" name="home.jmslideshow.list" }}</div>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

2. banners: Banners

Back-end Settings

<ul class="banners-list">
<li class="gift-first"><a href="#"><img alt="iPad Air" src="{{media url="wysiwyg/banners/banner01.jpg"}}" /></a></li>
<li class="gift-second"><a href="#"><img alt="Nexus 9" src="{{media url="wysiwyg/banners/banner02.jpg"}}" /></a></li>
<li class="gift-third"><a href="#"><img alt="Best Google Nexus 6 Cases and Covers" src="{{media url="wysiwyg/banners/banner03.jpg"}}" /></a></li>
<li class="gift-fouth"><a href="#"><img alt="Four Games, One Definitive Bundle" src="{{media url="wysiwyg/banners/banner04.jpg"}}" /></a></li>
</ul>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

3. best-seller: Best Seller

Back-end Settings

<div class="best-seller-products-slider">{{block type="joomlart_jmproductslider/list" name="trending.jmproductsslider.list"}}</div>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

4. sales: Sales

Back-end Settings

<div class="sales-products-slider">{{block type="joomlart_jmproductslider/list" name="trending.jmproductsslider.list"}}</div>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

5. news: Knowing What’s Happening is Good. Making it Happen is Better.

Back-end Settings

<div class="news">
<h2>Knowing What's Happening is Good.<br />Making it Happen is Better.</h2>
<div class="lead-news"><img alt="Best Google Nexus 6 Cases and Covers" src="{{media url="wysiwyg/news.png"}}" />
<h3><a href="#">Best Google Nexus 6 Cases and Covers</a></h3>
<p class="desc">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh uismod incidunt ut laoreet dolore magna liquam. Duis aute irure dolor in lorem reprehend erit.</p>
<p class="date-time">Sep 23, 2014</p>
</div>
<div class="list-news">
<ul>
<li>
<h3><a href="#">New Android Wear: Apps and Watches for Every Occasion</a></h3>
<p>Sep 23, 2014</p>
</li>
<li>
<h3><a href="#">Infographic: Your favorite apps, games, movies and more in 2014 </a></h3>
<p>Sep 23, 2014</p>
</li>
<li>
<h3><a href="#">Coming to a TV near you </a></h3>
<p>Sep 23, 2014</p>
</li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

6. company: Company

Back-end Settings

<div class="block block-company">
<div class="block-title"><strong><span>Company</span></strong></div>
<div class="block-content">
<ul>
<li><a href="#">Info</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Careers</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Blog</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Privacy</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Terms</a></li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

7. shop: Shop

Back-end Settings

<div class="block block-shop">
<div class="block-title"><strong><span>Shop</span></strong></div>
<div class="block-content">
<ul>
<li><a href="#">Pre-Order Now</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Returns</a></li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

8. support: Support

Back-end Settings

<div class="block block-support">
<div class="block-title"><strong><span>Support</span></strong></div>
<div class="block-content">
<ul>
<li><a href="#">Log In</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Help</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Contact Us</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Get Started</a></li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

9. home-menu: Home Menu

Back-end Settings

<div class="vertical-mega-menu">{{block type="jmmegamenu/jmmegamenu" name="left.jmmegamenu" menu_group_id="13"}}</div>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

11. home-logo: Home Logo

Back-end Settings

<h1 id="logo"><a title="Magento Commerce" href="#"><img alt="Logo" src="{{skin url="images/logo.png"}}" /></a></h1>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

12. mega-products: Mega Product

Back-end Settings

<div class="mega-jmproducts">{{block type="joomlart_jmproducts/list" name="mega.jmproducts.two" template="joomlart/jmproducts/oneproduct.phtml" quanlity="1" width="220" height="220" quanlitytable="1"}}</div>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

13. shipping-services: Shipping Services

Back-end Settings

<div class="shipping-services"><span class="free">FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on orders over $100</span><a class="more" href="#"><span>More</span></a></div>

Front-end Appearance:

14. new-products: New Productuseful.jpgs

Back-end Settings

<div class="new-products-slider">{{block type="joomlart_jmproductslider/list" name="new.jmproductsslider.list"}}</div>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

15. contact-map: Contact Maps

Back-end Settings

<div class="contact-map"><img alt="" src="{{media url="wysiwyg/contact-map.jpg"}}" /></div>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

16. contact-info: Contact Info

Back-end Settings

<div class="contactInfo">
<div class="information">
<h3>Information</h3>
<ul>
<li class="address">Address: 123 Main st. Los Angeles, CA, 90012, U.S.A</li>
<li class="phone">Phone: (315) 451 7777</li>
<li class="fax">Fax: (315) 451 7777</li>
<li class="email">Email: info@ubertheme.com</li>
<li></li>
</ul>
</div>
<div class="bussines-hours">
<h3>Bussines hours</h3>
<ul>
<li>Monday - Friday : 9 am to 21 pm</li>
<li>Saturday : 9 am to 17 pm</li>
<li>Sunday : Day off</li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>

Front-end Appearance:

Techzone Documentation: Static Block Configuration

For more details about any extension configuration, check the documentation of this actual one here.

1. Masshead

Magento extension Masshead can be displayed at any position. In Techzone Demo site, this extension is being used at the header of the category pages.

In the Magento Admin Panel, navigate to System >> Configuration >> Masshead and configure the default settings as the Back-end Settings.

To get this extension for any categories, navigate to Catalog >> Manage Categories >> select the actual category as shown in Back-end Settings.

Copy and paste the following code into the Custom Layout Update tab.

<reference name="mass-head">
<block type="joomlart_jmmasshead/core" name="jmmasshead" >
<action method="setData"><name>background</name><value>wysiwyg/masshead/masshead03.jpg</value></action>
</block>
</reference>

Front-end Appearance:

Magento extension Configuration

2. BaseTheme

2.1. BaseTheme Configuration

In the Magento Admin Panel, navigate to System >> Configuration >> BaseTheme and configure the default settings as the Back-end Settings.

Front-end Appearance:

Magento extension Configuration

2.2. Label Configuration

To label any products, follow these steps.

Step 1: At Theme Settings, select “Yes” value to enable Labelling function.

Magento extension Configuration

Step 2: Navigate to Catalog >> Attributes >> Manage Attributes and create a new attribute named Label.

Step 3: Navigate to Catalog >> Attributes >> Manage Attribute Sets to add the “Label” attribute into “Default Attribute Set”.

Magento extension Configuration

Step 4: Simply choose the label you want for each product as Back-end Settings.

Front-end Appearance:

3. Mega Menu

Navigate to System >> Configuration >> Mega Menu, enable and choose the animation effect for your menu as the Back-end Settings. For detailed configuration of each menu item, refer to the Menu Configuration.

Front-end Appearance:

4. Products

Navigate to System >> Configuration >> Products and configure the default settings as Back-end Settings.

Front-end Appearance:

Magento extension Configuration

5. Products Ajax Load

Navigate to Uber Theme >> UB Products Ajax Loadand configure the default settings as Back-end Settings.

Front-end Appearance:

Magento extension Configuration

6. Slideshow

Navigate to System >> Configuration >> Slideshow and configure the default settings as Back-end Settings.

Front-end Appearance:

Magento extension Configuration

7. Quickview

Navigate to System >> Configuration >> Quickview and configure the default settings as Back-end Settings.

Front-end Appearance:

Magento extension Configuration

8. Products Slider

Navigate to System >> Configuration >> Products Slider and configure the default settings as Back-end Settings.

Front-end Appearance:

Magento extension Configuration

9. Tabs

Navigate to System >> Configuration >> Tabs and configure the default settings as Back-end Settings.

Front-end Appearance:

Magento extension Configuration

9. Shop By

Navigate to Uber Theme >> UB Shop By and configure the default settings as Back-end Settings.

Front-end Appearance:

Magento extension Configuration

Techzone supports Magento extenstion Mega Menu. Follow the guide below to get it configured properly.

In the Magento Admin Panel, navigate Mega Menu >> Manage Menu Groups.

You need to create a Menu group first, each for one store language view. Once done, select the store language view that you want to create a menu and click “Add Menu Item” button to define the menu items. The default settings belong to English group. Other language groups have similar settings for menu items.

New Arrivals Menu

Front-end Appearance:

Note:

Other menu items do have the same settings with the items above.

New Arrivals Menu -- Home English group

Front-end Appearance:

Note:

Other menu items do have the same settings with the items above.

As a responsive Magento theme, Techzone supports responsive layouts for various screen sizes and Off-Canvas menu for collapsed screens of mobiles and tablets.

Screenshot of Techzone layout in various devices:

Techzone responsive web design

Screenshot of Off-Canvas layout for Techzone:

Techzone Off-canvas layout

Where to customize?

All the style files for responsive web design are located in the folder: skin/frontend/default/ub_techzone/css. In this particular theme, we support 3 layout styles for desktop, tablet and mobile.

CSS folder

Once modified the style files, call your customization onto fron-end by updating the page.xml file located in: app/design/frontend/default/ub_techzone/layout.

Page file

Note:

The default settings of responsive Magento theme Techzone support any eCommerce Magento site to work at its best performance. Any modification may not be supported by us.