Categories: JoomlaWordPress

Our latest template “Business Meeting”, with versions for both Joomla 2.5 and WordPress!

Our latest template Business Meeting has versions for Joomla 2.5 and WordPress! The main new functionality we have added to this design is a header with sliding images in it. Below I will explain in details how you can manage the slider for the WordPress and the Joomla template.

WordPress Functionality

In WordPress, once you install the theme, a new menu will appear on your admin page named Business Meeting. On this page, you can configure whether you want to enable the slider or show a single image and how many slides to be shown if slide show is enabled. The images for the slide show should be 950x 290px and should be uploaded in the “images” folder of your theme directory with names image1.jpg, image2.jpg etc.

Additionally, in WordPress you can have a custom image in the header for each post or page you publish. This is achieved by using the standard WordPress functionality featured image. Our theme slider is configured to display such a featured image instead of the slider. If no image is featured the theme will show your default slider settings for the post.

Download Business Meeting for WordPress.

Joomla Functionality

The configuration of the slider for the Joomla 2.5 template is similar. In the Template Manager you can set the same options: if the slider functionality of the header will be enabled or disabled, and if enabled how many slides will be rotated.

In Joomla, however, you cannot have custom image for different pages, as this is possible for WordPress only. What the template offers instead is to choose whether the header will be visible for all the pages or only for the home page. If you decide to use the slider only on your front page, the design will adjust accordingly, so your other articles will still look great!

Download Business Meeting for Joomla 2.5


Hristo Pandjarov: Enthusiastic about all Open Source applications you can think of, but mostly about WordPress. Add a pinch of love for web design, new technologies, search engine optimisation and you are pretty much there!

View Comments

  • This template is outstanding. It is very simple and clean! I am trying to figure out how to add some image links in the title area on the Wordpress version instead of the text. Is there a way to do that? Do I need to go into the header.php file or something?

    • Yes, you need to edit the header.php file and replace the h1 and h2 tags (title and tagline) with the appropriate HTML to display your image.

  • Hello,

    Thank you for this template, but when I installed it and set it by default, these lines appears in top of my site :

    "Strict Standards: Non-static method JSite :: getMenu () shoulds not be called Expired statically, $ this from incompatible Assuming context in C: \ Program Files (x86) \ EasyPHP-devserver-13.1VC9 \ data \ localweb \ focusteam \ templates \ siteground-j16-44 \ index.php on line 44

    Strict Standards: Non-static method JApplication :: getMenu () shoulds not be called Expired statically, $ this from incompatible Assuming context in C: \ Program Files (x86) \ EasyPHP-devserver-13.1VC9 \ data \ localweb \ focusteam \ includes \ application.php on line 540

    Strict Standards: Only variables Should Be Assigned by reference in C: \ Program Files (x86) \ EasyPHP-devserver-13.1VC9 \ data \ localweb \ focusteam \ templates \ siteground-j16-44 \ index.php on line 44 "

    Any idea?


    • Hi Adil,

      This issue is caused by your local server configuration. Please check it's documentation for more information on how to troubleshoot such issues.

  • Hi Hristo i can´t change the images of the slideshow, what can i do? i tried to install another version of bussines meeting but it´s the same problem

  • Is there any way to change the font size in the business meeting theme? Love the theme other than that. Thanks.

    • You can use the FireBug extension for Firefox and Chrome to 'inspect' the text you want to modify. Then, make the necessary changes in the theme's CSS file to increase the font size.

  • Hi. Can i hide Date,author,category informations on my posts without deleting the entries manually in my different php files?
    Thanks for help

  • I change the photos in the folder /templates/siteground-j16-44/images/ but still doesnt works.
    May I change this?

    getActive() == $menu->getDefault() or ($indexonly == 0)) :?>

    <?php if ($slider_enabled == 1) {for ($i = 1; $i
    <img src="baseurl ?>/templates/template ?>/images/image.jpg" alt="Slideshow Image" />

    Galleria.loadTheme('baseurl ?>/templates/template ?>/js/galleria.dots.js');

    getActive() == $menu->getDefault() or ($indexonly == 0) ) ): ?>

    <img src="baseurl ?>/templates/template ?>/images/image1.jpg" alt="Slideshow Image" />

    • Hey, my advice would be to contact a local dev to help you out with that. It would be the best way to do it since they can make it work the way you want for your particular site.

      • Open your index.php file and change:
        $menu = &JSite::getMenu();

        $menu = JFactory::getApplication()->getMenu();

  • Hristo, I am writing to you here because you haven't answered the last several queries on the blog for the World theme, and googling that theme I can't find anything else at all. Also the theme does not appear to be listed on the Wordpress site as one of their themes.

    I love this theme, exquisite in its simplicity, but need support and don't know where else to look. Has the theme been discontinued by Wordpress? Or is it a theme only available on Siteground? Why are you not answering questions on the World theme blog? If the theme is no longer supported, in my opinion it should not be offered as an option to Siteground users. What say you?

  • Since I wrote my original message, I found the information that the World theme was created by Siteground, so that's why I didn't find it on WordPress site. DUH. Also, I am so new to Siteground that it took me a while to find the extensive documentation available by pressing the Help button. Another DUH, based on my years-long experience that Help menus are seldom helpful and I usually ignore them. Wrong in this case!

    However, although the documentation for World theme is extensive, it ain't perfect. What I can't find is the CSS for the tag line in header. I want to increase font size and change color. Can you help me with that?

    • There's nothing speciffic in that theme that would require additional information. Please check the header.php file for the top part of the theme. I believe you will find the code that has to be edited there. In any case, I would advice you to contact a dev if you want to make more serious changs to your theme.

  • Hi. Due to when i create pages they will appear automatically in the "top menu" where the button home is, upper the logo/slider area, can i simply create a button wiht a simple link in the same area? Thank for help.