Hyperion Basic Customisation

A guide to the basic Hyperion customisation options that can be configured in the template "index.php" file with a description of each of the available options and how they affect the presentation of the template.

Hyperion features several built in configuration options that have been designed to be easily changed with a single control. You can take advantage of these customisation options by making changes in the Hyperion "index.php" file. Here is a breakdown of the available options:

$default_style        = "style1";     // [style1... style12]
 
$enable_ie6warn       = "true";       // true | false
 
$font_family          = "hyperion";  // geneva | optima | helvetica | trebuchet  
                                         lucida | georgia | palatino
 
$enable_fontspans     = "true";       // true | false
 
$show_fontbuttons  = "true";  // true | false
 
$template_width   = "962";  // width in px
 
$leftcolumn_width  = "210";  // width in px
 
$rightcolumn_width  = "210";  // width in px
 
$inset_width    = "290";  // width in px
 
$splitmenu_col          = "rightcol";   // leftcol | rightcol
 
$menu_name     = "mainmenu";   // mainmenu by default
 
$menu_type     = "moomenu";    // moomenu | suckerfish | splitmenu | module
 
$default_font           = "default";    // smaller | default | larger
 
$show_pathway           = "false";  // true | false
 

Default Styles

Hyperion has 12 pre-made style variants that can be easily selected from the option shown below. Simply change the settings between the two " " tags to your style of choice.
$default_style = "style1"; 
// [style1...style12] 

IE6 Warning

Warn your visitors using Internet Explorer 6 to upgrade to a more secure version with this toggle.

$enable_ie6warn = "true"; 
// true | false 

Font Family

You can choose which font you would like to use for your titles.
$font_family= "hyperion";    
// geneva|optima|helvetica| 
trebuchet|lucida|georgia|palatino

Font Spans

With the following setting enabled, you can have multi-colored headers.
$enable_fontspans = "true"; 
// true | false 

Font Buttons

You can enable or disable the font sizer buttons that will display at the top of the template.

$show_fontbuttons = "true";      
// true | false 

Template Width

You have the ability to select the width of the template. The setting below is what you edit to either reduce or increase templates width.
$template_width = "958"; 
// width in px  

LeftColumn Width

With the following setting, you can choose the width of the left column.
$lefctolumn_width= "210";     
// width in px 

RightColumn Width

With the following setting, you can choose the width of the right column.
$rightcolumn_width= "210";     
// width in px 

Inset Width

You have the ability to select the width of the inset area. The setting below is what you edit to either reduce or increase the inset width.
$inset_width = "290"; 
// width in px  

Splitmenu Location

With this setting, choose to have the sidebar placed on the left or right of the mainbody. The name of the module positions changes to reflect left or right.
$splitmenu_col = "rightcol";
// leftcol | rightcol 

Menu Name

The following parameter controls which Joomla! menu is loaded for the horizontal navigation bar.
$menu_name ="mainmenu";  
// mainmenu by default 

Menu Type

You can either, select moomenu, suckerfish, splitmenu, or as a separate module position.
$menu_type = "moomenu"; 
// moomenu | suckerfish 
splitmenu | module

Default Font

Based on your own personal preference, you can set the default font size with this setting below.
$default_font ="default";   
// smaller | default | larger 

Show Pathway

This setting controls whether the pathway appears on your site.
$show_pathway= "false";  
// true | false