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Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook

By : Richard Carter, Chris Davenport
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Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook

By: Richard Carter, Chris Davenport

Overview of this book

Templates in Joomla! provide a powerful way to make your site look exactly the way you want either using a single template for the entire site or a separate template for each site section. Although it sounds like an easy task to build and maintain templates, it can be challenging to get beyond the basics and customize templates to meet your needs perfectly.Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook consists of a series of self-contained step-by-step recipes that cover everything from common tasks such as changing your site's logo or favicon and altering color schemes, to custom error pages and template overrides. It starts off with the basics of template design and then digs deep into more complex concepts. It will help you make your site more attractive and user-friendly. You will integrate your site with various social media such as Twitter and YouTube; make your site mobile-friendly with the help of recipes for creating and customizing mobile spreadsheets; and use miscellaneous tricks and tips to get the most out of your website. You get all of this in a simple recipe format that guides you quickly through the steps and explains how it all happened.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Finding the current default template

Our first task is to discover which Joomla! template our website is using.

Getting ready

Log in to the Joomla! administration panel, which you can reach by going to the directory (where Joomla! is installed) in your web browser.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Once logged in to your Joomla! website's administration panel, navigate to the Template Manager feature under Extensions | Template Manager in the menu.

  1. 2. Once the page has loaded, you will see a list of the templates that are currently installed on your Joomla!-powered website.

  2. 3. The current default template displays a star icon under the Default title in the table, so the template that is the current default on your website is called rhuk_milkyway, which is installed by default.

How it works...

Joomla!'s Template Manager feature in the administration panel allows you to see which templates are currently installed. It also allows you to change which template is the current default that your website's visitors will see.

There's more...

You can view more information on a template by clicking on the name of the template in the administration panel's Template Manager section.


If you hover over the name of the template in the list, you'll see a small thumbnail preview of what the Joomla! template looks like: it can be useful picking a new default template for your website.

See also

  • Finding the current default template

  • Locating Joomla! templates in your website's hierarchy

  • Understanding Joomla! templates

  • Changing your template's logo