Panacea – July 2010 Joomla Template


RocketTheme released their Panacea – July 2010 Template. Panacea, the Template Club release, encapsulates stylistic freedom with the inclusion of the Color Chooser, allowing for easy style customization with just a few clicks. Offering an unconventional approach to such designs, combining ease of alteration with a mainstream appearance.

The template also supports a Background Rotator for the sub-header area, as well as popular features such as Ajax Content Loading, an iPhone Specific Theme as well as Smart Loading for all content images.

NOTICE: Panacea is a Joomla 1.5 only template.

Features of the Template

  • Gantry Framework
  • Color Chooser with 12 Preset Styles
  • RTL Support
  • Native iPhone Versions
  • Ajax Article Loading & Smart Loading
  • Inbuilt Background Rotator
  • 3rd Party Extensions / RT Extensions Styling
  • Custom Typography & JS Form Styling
  • Fusion Menu & Splitmenu
  • 15 Module Variations & 68 Module Positions
  • FF3.6, Opera, Safari 4, IE7,8 Compatible
  • Limited IE6 Support
  • W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional. W3C CSS 3 Valid

NOTE: Gantry v3.0+ is required for Panacea to work correctly. For more details on the Gantry Framework, please visit its Feature Page on the Panacea Demo.

Template Screenshots

Color Chooser

Panacea is accompanied by a Gantry-Admin based Color Chooser. The entire template styling is controlled by the Color Chooser, utlizing very few images such as the Logo. Set the Color Chooser options from Admin → Template Manager → rt_panacea_j15 → Settings. The available controls are listed below:

  • Main Background: Select the Background Color.
  • Header, Body & Footer: Control the Background, Overlay, Text and Link Colors.
  • Module Variations: Choose the Background, Border, Text and Colors.
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Background Rotator

The Background Rotator is a Gantry Feature which offers basic background rotator functionality with content calling controls. Load articles from a set category/section and select images from the background manager to fully control the effect, it is very simple. Control the feature from Admin → Template Manager → rt_panacea_j15 → Settings.

  • Rotator Controls: Set the Order, Delay(s), Category and/or Section, as well as if the controls are displayed and if rotation is automatic or manual.
  • Background Manager: Control which images appear in the Rotator with the popup, drag and drop, javascript interface.
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iPhone Specific Theme

The template supports an iPhone specific version for view in the mobile platform.

  • Theme: iPhone specific theme, combining pre-existing template elements with mobile specific styling.
  • Aliases: Assign current module positions to mobile equivalents such as mobile-header → header-a.
  • Reszier: Avoid unnecessary scrolling by the automatic resizing of content images.
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NOTICE: The latest version of RokNavMenu is required for the Panacea Menu to work.

Article Controls

The template extends the range of styling and abilities of default Joomla Content. On the first count, there are controls for 3 Article Details layouts as well as 8 Article Styles; and on the second count, Panacea also supports Ajax Loading for its articles, meaning page refreshes are unnecessary for reading More Articles.

  • Article Details: Choose from 3 Layout modes, varying from a standard form, to an offset style and a tooltips based format.
  • Article Styles: Select from 8 styles which echo the various module variations, Title1-5 and Box1-3.
  • Ajax Loading: Set whether Ajax is used to load additional content in a category/section layout.


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