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Advanced Template Manager

Advanced options for templates in Joomla!

Version: 1.3.2   Type: C PS   Compatibility: Joomla! 3

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Description

Advanced Template Manager is an extension that changes the way your Template manager works.

With Joomla you can normally only assign template styles to certain menu items.

With Advanced Template Manager you have the possibility to assign template styles to just about anything you want.

Note: Advanced Template Manager is NOT compatible with templates using the Gantry or T3 frameworks.

Free vs Pro

Free

Free

Enough functionality for most websites!

Unlimited access to free updates and support.

Features

  • Colour tags
    • You can give each template style a certain colour, that will show up in the template list. This will make searching and grouping template styles easier. You can even sort the template list by colour!
  • Assignments
  • Menu Items
  • Home Page
    • Assign templates to the real homepage only. Date Range
  • Templates
  • URLs
  • Operating Systems
  • Browsers
    • Assign templates by different Browsers, including Mobile Browsers
  • Components
  • Tags
    • Only available in the Joomla 3 version
  • Joomla! Content
    • Assign templates by Joomla Page types, Categories and Articles

Free support

  • Access to Free forum
    • Get support for the extension.
      Response time aim: within 72 hours. Usually within 24 hours.
  • Install on multiple domains
    • You can install the extension on any domain you want. No limitations. No domain checks.
  • Open Source code
    • The code is open source (GPL), meaning there is no form of code encryption. No use of Zend Guard or ionCube.

Professional

 25

Need more? Get all Pro features and support.

1 year access to Pro updates and support.

Pro features

  • All features available in the free version, plus:
  • Seasons, Months, Days, Time
  • User Group Levels
  • Users
    • Assign templates by User ids
  • Languages
  • Geolocating
    • Assign templates by country, region or state
  • FLEXIcontent Content
    • Assign templates by FLEXIcontent Page types, Tags, Types, , Categories and Items
  • K2 Content
    • Assign templates by K2 Page types, Categories, Tags and Items
  • Zoo Content
    • Assign templates by Zoo Page types, App, Categories and Items
  • Akeeba Subscriptions
    • Assign templates by Akeeba Subscription Page types and Levels
  • Hikashop
    • Assign templates by Hikashop Page types, Categories and Products
  • Mijoshop
    • Assign templates by Mijoshop Page types, Categories and Products
  • Redshop
    • Assign templates by Redshop Page types, Categories and Products
  • Virtuemart
    • Assign templates by Virtuemart Page types, Categories and Products
  • Cookie Confirm
    • Assign templates by cookie acceptance state
  • Custom PHP
    • Create your own custom php check. This will make it possible to make assign the template to virtually anything you can think of

Pro support

  • Access to Pro forum
    • Get faster support for the extension.
      Response time aim: within 48 hours. Usually within 12 hours.
  • Pro downloads & updates
    • Get access to the Pro downloads and updates for a full year.
  • Install on multiple domains
    • You can install the extension on any domain you want. No limitations. No domain checks.
  • 30 Day money back guarantee
    • Not happy with the extension? Or simply have no use for it after trying out the Pro version? Simply ask your money back!
  • Open Source code
    • The code is open source (GPL), meaning there is no form of code encryption. No use of Zend Guard or ionCube.

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Tutorial

There is a Free and a Pro version of Advanced Template Manager.
The parts in this tutorial that only concern the Pro version will be marked with: Pro only

More coming soon...

For now:

Advanced Template Manager is pretty much the same as Advanced Module Manager, except you can control template styles instead of modules.

So the documentation on the assignments in the Advanced Module Manager tutorial are the same as for Advanced Template Manager.

See the Advanced Module Manager tutorial

Installation

You can either install Advanced Template Manager by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful NoNumber Extension Manager.

Note: When updating Advanced Template Manager, you do not need to uninstall it first. The package will update all the files automatically.

Keep in mind that when you update to a major new version (or uninstall first), you might lose some configuration settings.

NoNumber Extension Manager

It is very easy to install/update any NoNumber Extension using the NoNumber Extension Manager.

Please see the User Guide for the NoNumber Extension Manager for more detailed information...


Joomla! Extension Manager

To install via the Joomla! Extension Manager, just follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Joomla administrator;
  2. In the menu, choose: Extensions >> Extension Manager;
  3. Choose the tab: Install from Web (or enable it if you haven't done so yet);
  4. Select the search field and enter Advanced Template Manager and hit enter;
  5. Click on the Advanced Template Manager listing;
  6. Click on Install;
  7. Click on Install to confirm.
Joomla! Installer - Install from Web

Or if you need to install the Pro version or cannot install via the 'Install via Web' method for some reason:

  1. Download the extension install file (.zip);
  2. Log into your Joomla administrator;
  3. In the menu, choose: Extensions >> Extension Manager;
  4. Choose the tab: Upload Package File;
  5. Click on the Choose File button and select the extension zip;
  6. Click on Upload & Install.
Joomla! Installer - Upload Package File

If you have problems installing Advanced Template Manager, please try the manual installation process as described here: docs.joomla.org/Installing_an_extension

FAQs

I want to assign my template style to something not available in the assignments

If you are using the FREE version, see if the assignment is available in the PRO version.

In the PRO version there is also the ability to assign by custom PHP code. This gives you the opportunity to assign to just about anything you can think of. You just need to know what PHP code you should use.

With PHP you can call on all data/information available in the variables, url, database, etc. And then do your checks on this data. You can tell the module whether it should be displayed by ending the PHP code with a return true or false based on your checks.

For examples and ready-to-use PHP scripts, please see the PHP Assignment Guide.

Installation

How can I install/upgrade Advanced Template Manager?

You can either install Advanced Template Manager by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful NoNumber Extension Manager.

Note: When updating Advanced Template Manager, you do not need to uninstall it first. The package will update all the files automatically.

Keep in mind that when you update to a major new version (or uninstall first), you might lose some configuration settings.


Advanced Template Manager won't install...

If you have problems installing Advanced Template Manager, please try the manual installation process as described here: docs.joomla.org/Installing_an_extension

How can I uninstall Advanced Template Manager?

You can either uninstall Advanced Template Manager by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful NoNumber Extension Manager.

If you no longer use any NoNumber extensions, you can also uninstall the NoNumber Framework plugin by using the Joomla! core extension manager.

What are the minimum requirements?

Advanced Template Manager will only work correctly if your setup meets these requirements:

  • Up-to-date version of Joomla:
    • Joomla 3.3.0 or higher
  • PHP 5.3.13 or higher
  • PHP mbstring (Multibyte String) functions enabled
  • MySQL 5 or higher

Important: I can only provide support for setups that:

  • meet the above requirements;
  • do not have extension files or Joomla! core files which have been altered in any way.

Where can I download earlier versions?

You have access to all previous free versions of all extensions on this website.

If you have a subscription to an extension, you can also download any previous pro version of any extension on this website.

If you do not have a valid subscription, you can download any pro version that is older than 1 year.

You can find old versions in the changelog.

Note: Please note that I am unable to provide support on old versions! (whether you have a subscription or not).

How can I downgrade to an earlier version of Advanced Template Manager?

If for some reason you need to install an older version, it is best to uninstall the extension first.

You will also have to uninstall the NoNumber Framework system plugin.

After that you can simply install the older version zip file using the Joomla! installer.

Note: Please note that I am unable to provide support on old versions!

How can I upgrade from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3?

The upgrade of Joomla itself is a one-click process. But that just takes care of Joomla.

Many templates and extensions will not work the same or at all after upgrading to Joomla 3.

I personally advise against using the built-in upgrade process, and advise starting from scratch by installing a fresh copy of Joomla 3.

If you do want to upgrade Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3, you will need to do this with regards to the NoNumber extensions you have installed:

  1. Disable or uninstall all NoNumber extensions.
    (Uninstalling NoNumber extensions will make you lose any global configuration settings for that extension. You will not lose any saved items)
  2. Upgrade Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.
  3. Re-install all NoNumber extensions you want installed.

For a detailed step-by-step migration process, see: https://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_2.5_to_3.x_Step_by_Step_Migration

Licensing

Under what license are NoNumber extensions released?

All free and paid NoNumber extensions are released under the Open Source GNU GPL v2.0 license.

See the Terms & Conditions for additional terms.

NoNumber Framework

What is the NoNumber Framework?

The NoNumber Framework is a Joomla! system plugin that is installed along with every NoNumber extension.

This plugin contains all the common functions and language strings that the NoNumber extensions use.

If you use any NoNumber extensions, this plugin must be installed and published. They will not function correctly or they will not function at all without it.

What is the NoNumber Elements plugin?

The NoNumber Elements system plugin is no longer used and has been replaced by the NoNumber Framework.

If you have been using NoNumber extensions for a long time you may still have this Elements plugin installed.

The NoNumber Elements plugin can safely be uninstalled IF your NoNumber extensions are up-to-date.

More Questions

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Changelog

+ Added   - Removed   ^ Changed   # Fixed

24-Feb-2015 : v1.3.2

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 # J3 Fixed issue with Content author assignment giving fatal error
 # J3 Fixed issue with url assignment not working correctly when having multiple lines
 # J3PRO Fixed issue with EasyBlog pagetype 'Frontpage Blog Layout' not working
 # J3PRO Fixed issue with K2 tags assignment not working and giving error

23-Feb-2015 : v1.3.1

Download Free

 # J3 Fixed issue with assignments on items that have no accompanying menu item not working correctly
 # J3 Fixed issue with time assignments not working correctly

23-Feb-2015 : v1.3.0

 + Added translations: vi-VN
 + PRO Added Norway counties to the Geo regions selection
 + J3 Added ability to assign modules by Joomla article author
 + J3PRO Added ability to assign modules by EasyBlog page types, categories, tags and items
 + J3PRO Added ability to assign modules by Form2Content types
 + J3PRO Added ability to assign modules by K2 item and Zoo item author
 ^ Updated translations: sv-SE
 ^ J3 Moved close buttons on assignment groups from items to group
 ^ J3 Recoded assignment code

20-Jan-2015 : v1.2.4

Download Free

 ^ Updated translations: fr-FR
 # Fixed issue with wrong language string in switch to core link

08-Jan-2015 : v1.2.3

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 # Fixed issue with Free version being able to be installed over the Pro version

21-Dec-2014 : v1.2.2

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 + Added translations: sv-SE
 ! Removed compatibility for php versions under 5.3.13
 ! J3 Removed compatibility for Joomla 3 versions under 3.3.0
 ^ Updated review links to the Joomla Extensions Directory
 ^ PRO Updated browser detection scripts

25-Nov-2014 : v1.2.1

Download Free

 ^ Improved speed of pageloads
 # Fixed issue with error about nnFile on installation on some setups
 # PRO Fixed issue with assignment to VirtueMart pagetype cart not working
 # PRO Fixed issues with duplicate rows in update_sites table

20-Oct-2014 : v1.2.0

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 + PRO Added extra geo location service: Telize
 # J3 Fixed issue with assignment to tags on items with multiple tags not working correctly

25-Sep-2014 : v1.1.7

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 + Added translations: pl-PL
 # Fixed issue with IE11 browser assignment not working
 # PRO Fixed issue with assignment to K2 categories not working correctly

15-Sep-2014 : v1.1.6

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 ^ Updated browser list
 # PRO Fixed issue with $article->text being empty when referenced in the PHP assignment
 # PRO Fixed issue with assignment to K2 categories not working on empty items

20-Aug-2014 : v1.1.5

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 # PRO Fixed issue with HikaShop category assignments not working when page doesn't have a menu item
 # PRO Fixed issue with Virtuemart product list being empty
 # J2 Fixed issue with errors after upgrade to Joomla 3
 # J3 Fixed issue with frontend module edit links pointing to core module manager

19-Jul-2014 : v1.1.4

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 # Fixed issue with NoNumber Framework not getting installed
 # Fixed issue with manifest cache (version and update info) not being updated

18-Jul-2014 : v1.1.3

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 # PRO Fixed HikaShop category assignment not working
 # PRO Fixed issue with edit page breaking when not using en-gb as an active language in VirtueMart

30-Jun-2014 : v1.1.2

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 + Added translations: lt-LT
 ^ Updated translations: id-ID, pt-PT, ru-RU
 # FREE Fixed update issues
 # J2 Fixed issue with errors after upgrade to Joomla 3
 # J3 Fixed issue with timeouts in assignment fields when having great amounts of articles/items

20-Jun-2014 : v1.1.1

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 # Fixed issue with feed (and other non-html) pages breaking
 # Updated and fixed some stuff in mobile browser detection

19-Jun-2014 : v1.1.0

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 + Added translations: nl-NL
 ! Removed Preview Module Positions option (falls back on setting in core template manager)
 ! Removed message about default style under assignments when default is not selected
 ^ Refactored code
 ^ Updated translations: id-ID, fr-FR
 # Fixed wrong version number

15-May-2014 : v1.0.1

Download Free

 + Added copyright information to list views
 + Added redirect and incompatibility message on Gantry based templates
 + Added switch to core template manager on list views and template edit view
 + Added version check to list views
 ! Removed incorrect translations of the URL field description

15-May-2014 : v1.0.0

Download Free

 + First stable release
 + Updated translations: de-DE
 ^ Made search ignore leading/trailing spaces

10-May-2014 : v0.1.1

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 + Added redirect and incompatibility message on T3 based templates
 + Added translations: de-DE, fr-FR, id-ID, pt-PT, ru-RU, tr-TR
 ^ Changed assignment to not use template style if no assignments are selected (all ignored)
 ^ Changed default menu assignment to ignore
 # Fixed issue with SQL errors on uninstall
 # Fixed issue with extra tab labels showing language strings
 # Fixed issue with language default setting not working
 # Fixed issue with override view not working
 # Fixed undefined property errors in template view

06-May-2014 : v0.1.0

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 + First beta release
	
	

Reviews

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Functionality

Provides the missing link to template control... just like Advanced Module Manager does to modules

Ease of use

If you know Advanced Module Manager, then this will be second nature

As usual, this new extension from NoNumber save me a lot of time and headache to assign my template to my multisites. With this extension, I can assign one Yootheme template to multisties while normally I cannot do that
I was in trouble with the assignment of template to a menu item, it was not working, couldn't point why. After installing the extension, it works out of the box. Thanks!
A very usefull extension, simple to use.

I use to diplay the modules with 'advanced module manager'. With this extension I can now do the same for the templates.

thank you Peter !
It´s an extension very useful and intuitive. I'm very satisfied.
Peter, you're a genius!!

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Translations

Advanced Template Manager comes packed with the following languages:

English (United Kingdom)
100%
German (Germany)
60%Translate
French (France)
100%
Indonesian (Indonesia)
100%
Lithuanian (Lithuania)
96%Translate
Dutch (Netherlands)
100%
Polish (Poland)
100%
Portuguese (Portugal)
31%Translate
Russian (Russia)
46%Translate
Swedish (Sweden)
100%
Turkish (Turkey)
90%Translate
Vietnamese (Viet Nam)
100%

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