1. Start
  2. Change Log
  3. Theme Overview
  4. Installing Corporate X
  5. Change Theme Appearance
  6. Change Site Logo
  7. Change jQuery Home Slide Effect
  8. Setting up the Default Portfolio
  9. Changing Views specific Titles
  10. Changing Footer Blocks
  11. Advanced Theme Development
  12. Sources and Credits

Corporate X - Responsive Multipurpose Drupal 7 Theme


Thank you for purchasing my work. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to email via our user page contact form here (in the sidebar). Thanks so much!

Change Log


V 2.21 March 7, 2013

V 2.20 January 18, 2013

V 2.19 December 3, 2023

V 2.17 October3, 2023

V 2.0 April 20, 2012

V 1.3 Februrary 3, 2012

V 1.2 January 30, 2012

V 1.1 January 11, 2012

V 1.0 December 2, 2011

Theme Overview


Corporate X is a responsive multipurpose theme for creating "content flexible" Drupal 7 websites in minutes. It's built over the most recent and recommended Drupal version: 7.12, so you can start from a "scratch brand new base" on building a long term support solution for your clients. Drupal Team currently recommends Drupal 7 due to the advance of its community modules above later versions, 1 year after its initial release, and this is one of Corporate X's highest features. You can browse the theme demo at Corporate X v 2.0 Demo. It's extremelly easy to install, something like the "Next, next, next ..." way :D .

Fully Responsive Layout

A fully responsive layout allows Corporate X to addapt to your visitor's devices, no matter what they're using: iPhone, Android, Smartphones, Tablet, iPad or a common Desktop Computer. You can test it by opening the demo presented at Corporate X v 2.0 Demo and resizing your browser. Following are a set of previews of how the demo will be seen from different devices:

iPhone/Android devices in Portrait mode layout
iPhone/Android devices in Landscape mode layout
iPad/Tablet PC devices in Portrait mode layout
Desktop Screen such Mac or PC layout and iPad Lanscape

Contextual Content Edition + Sample Content

Corporate X includes an awesome contextual content edition interface(red tags on content) in each one of the Views it contains. You won't need to teach clients how to find a content they would like to change. Just find where it's being visualized and edit it. Each role on your site can see only the contextual editing options as you define them on the Drupal's Permission module.

The Item also includes sample content (text + media) for each content type, so you only need to edit it using contextual edition instead of having to create it from scratch and it's much easier to have it fully working in 5 minutes. An old phrase says "It is much easier to edit, than create" and that's what you'll got with Corporate X, instead of a blank template. Everything you see on the screnshots, is what you'll get, but the sample images, due to copyright reasons.

Theme Colors Edition: Color Picker + Live Preview

Corporate X also includes an advanced theme editing interface, where you can edit every color on your screen by using a color picker. 16 base colors palettes will help you to get a start point for your theme, but you can also customize as much as you want.

Advanced jQuery Slideshow

In the Home Page, Corporate X includes an advanced jQuery slideshow with over 27 configurable effects you can use to show your slides. Most relevant included jQuery effects are:

SEO (Search engine optimization)

Corporate X contains a lot of SEO best practices. It uses, in every View & Content Page, semantically valid HTML code and CSS so search engines can index them easily. Headlines are where they should be (h1, h2, h3, h4 etc) depending on the View hierarchy. It helps Search Engines like Google & Yahoo, to "understand" the ranking of your content inside your pages, even when the boots that rank pages, are just computers. Resuming, Corporate X provides an internal SEO feature that will allow you to place your content online and get it on high ranking probabilities.

Don't forget to rate this theme if you like it. All ThemeForest visitors and users will appreciate it.

Technical details

Drupal Configuration

Theme Documentation

Corporate X package includes a detailed documentation that allow you to get started installing the theme, the whole Drupal 7.12 project, how to customize your theme and many other technical details for advanced theme developers interested on extending it. You can read it here. As an overview, documentation summary includes:

Documentation also includes screenshots, graphics & code fragments for specific topics.

Included Drupal 7 Modules

Following are the modules included on the packagge. You won't need to add any other one to get it working. Once installed, you can extend it as you do with any other Drupal site:

Purchaser's Support

I provide support for any theme/item related question or doubt (I’m currently working on GMT -5 so please, be patient for my response) so if you have any, please mail me via the contact form titled “Email jagutierrez” at the bottom of the right sidebar of my profile page.

General Support was moved to doublemthemes.com since January 25, 2012. You can also place your questions here if you're a verified purchaser.

Installing Corporate X


Corporate X is created over an installation profile, so you don't need to do much to get it working. Following steps will guide you trough the installation process.

1. Extract corporate_x_(VERSION).zip file on your web server. It includes all you need to get it working, so don't worry about any other files handle.

The location of your installation depends on the kind of server you're using. I mention some examples here you may be:

Once you extract it, it will be located on a folder called "corporate_x". You can change it and place your new theme name there.

2. Using a Web Browser, navigate to your folder/domain/subdomain where the extracted corporate_x's folder was created.. I'll use as example the name "corporate_x" due to the default folder. It would be on "http://localhost/corporate_x" in case you installed it locally or "http://yourdomain.com/corporate_x" in a remote installation.

3. Select Corporate X as your installation profile on the "Select an installation profile" page and then click "Save and Continue".

4. Select your language on the "Choose language" page and then click "Save and Continue" by default, the theme is English Based.

5. Setup your database info on the "Database configuration" page and then click "Save and Continue". If you haven't created it yet, do it via phpMyAdmin or any other MySQL configuration app. Once you continue, the installation process will begin. Please, be a little bit patient.

6. Configure your site basic info on the "Configure Site" page and then click "Save and Continue". Wait a little bit, until all Corporate X features are configured.

7. Congrats, there's your purchase. Ejnoy it, and most of all, check out the red tags :D. I would really appreciate you give it an overview and rate it on Themeforest.

Change Theme Appearance


Site appearance is the most important part of your theme. If you want to change it, follow these steps:

1. Browse to http://yourdomain.com/corporate_x/?q=admin/appearance/settings/corporate or go to Site Appearance on the Drupal 7 administration menu and click Appearance and then Settings on Corporate X theme.

2. Once there, you have your own "Photoshop Style" Theme editor. 6 Color sets are a good start point, but you can change whatever you want. Once you finished Click "Save Configuration".. It's done.

You can also copy the HEX color from another source and paste it directly on the color box. IMPORTANT: Remember you must save theme settings for get colors updated.

Change jQuery Home Slide Effect


You can quickly change jQuery effect on the Home Slide just by following these steps:

1. Browse to http://yourdomain.com/corporate_x/?q=admin/structure/views/nojs/display/jquery_slideshow/block_1/style_options and scroll down to the "Cycle Options" frame.

2. Once there, you can select one of the available 27 effects, define the transition duration, the time between each effect, etc.

3. Click Apply at the bottom of the page. Then, you'll be redirected to the "Slideshow View Page". Be careful to not touch View Related preferences to avoid unstable results if you're not an advanced Drupal user.

3. Click Save button at the upper right part of the page. It's done.

Setting up the Default Portfolio


As mentoned before, Corporate X includes 2 portfolios layouts. By default, the 2 columns is the recommended due to it's the most balanced. Anyway, you could replace it with the other. NOTE: Is highly recommended to keen navigation menu as clear as possible, it will help your site beeing more simple and focused on content. Although, dropdown navigation is supported, but is recommended to keep it in one level or two.

1. Browse to http://yourdomain.com/corporate_x/?q=admin/structure/menu/manage/main-menu and check out the Main Menu It has 2 hierarchies. The one for the sample porfolios and the one for the blog posts.

2. Click on the EDIT link of the first level menu item named "Portfolio Gallery" .

3. Edit the "Path" with one of these: .

4. Then, click Save.

5. Once again on the menu screen, unset the checkboxes at the 2nd level menu items, so they won't show again. Then, click Save configuration. It's done.

Changing Views specific titles


Some text are included in some Views. Changing them requires only to use these links:

SERVICES WE PROVIDE

http://yourdomain.com/corporate_x/?q=admin/structure/views/nojs/config-item/home_page/attachment_1/header/area

LATEST NEWS

http://yourdomain.com/corporate_x/?q=admin/structure/views/nojs/config-item/home_page/attachment_4/header/area

Once there, you can change it. Then click "Apply" and then, "Save" the view.

Advanced Theme Development


Corporate X visual elements are very flexible. If you're an advanced theme developer or want to know how to extend it, you should read this:

HTML Layout Files

Corporate X inherits all the layout files from Zen Base Theme for Drupal 7, but 2: page.tpl.php and html.tpl.php. Here's why:

page.tpl.php

The page.tpl.php file contains the main page layout for theme pages, including Views and content type's pages. I edited it to remove the default menu Zen has. It's much better to use it as a Block.

html.tpl.php

The html.tpl.php file uses the "double background" or "double body" technique, so the slide screen shows and behind it you can use any other background that integrates with it. It's something like this:

	
<body>
	<div id="corporate-header">
	    /* Content goes here */
	</div>
</body>	

CSS Files

I'm using two CSS main files in this theme. Zen Base theme includes a lot more you can edit, but Corporate X Theme focus all its styles in 6 CSS files: the 4 used for responsive layout, corporate.css and color.css. Zen Base theme includes reset, base layout, browsers level up and many other features that aims to each Drupal visual element, so you don't need to define it in thousands of lines of code, just in these files I'm going to explain:

Corporate X's responsiveness CSS files are located at /sites/all/themes/corporate/css folder. They're all "section commented" so you can find each section easily. Following, the main CSS files of the theme and a comment with it's purpose:

    /*
	 *	News Center v1.0
	 *	Media Layout for MaxDeviceWidth 320px
	 *	
	 *  This stylesheet works only on a 320px width device. i.e. an iPhone on Portrait mode.
	 */
	
	 mobile-portrait-layout.css
	
	
	/*
	 *	News Center v1.0
	 *	Media Layout for MaxDeviceWidth 480px
	 *	
	 *  This stylesheet works only on a 480px width device. i.e. an iPhone on Landscape mode.
	 */
	
	 mobile-landscape-layout.css
	
		
	/*
	 *	News Center v1.0
	 *	Media Layout for MaxDeviceWidth 768px
	 *	
	 *  This stylesheet works only on a 768px width device. i.e. an iPad on Portrait mode.
	 */
	
	 tablet-layout.css
	
	
	/*
	 *	News Center v1.0
	 *	Media Layout for MinDeviceWidth 960px
	 *	
	 *  This stylesheet works only on a minimal 960px width device. i.e. desktop Mac or PC.
	 */
	 
	 screen-layout.css	
	 
	 
	 /* 
	  *  News Center v1.0
	  *  General Layout & Theme Styles 
	  */
	  
	  news_center.css
  

Sources and Credits


I've used the following images: