My Rule Number 2 => For the Do It Yourself Website

when building a site using joomla, regardless of the templates, components, modules, plugins etc used, be prepared to start over as many times as it takes.

it is rare to build a site flawlessly on first try efforts, especially when trying new component s and templates, there is a learning curve for everything. and part of that curve is "trial and error"

take the leaps of faith into trying new things, but always be prepared to delete, reinstall, and try over again until it works. If you get an error message, as components and templates and such regardless of the source are debugged before being released to the community, chances are the error is not a bug, just an issue with your install.

its great when things work first time, but its actually not the norm. prepared to do things several times before they work correctly