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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

Locating Joomla! templates in your website's hierarchy

When building your Joomla! template it's useful to know where in Joomla! the files for each template are stored within your website's hierarchy.

Getting ready

Open your FTP program if your Joomla! website is stored on a remote server and locate the root directory of your Joomla! installation. Let's assume that our Joomla! installation is on and that we're using FTP throughout the book. We'll use FileZilla, which can be downloaded for free from

How to do it...

  1. 1. Locate the directory where your Joomla! is installed. Joomla! templates are stored in the templates directory. We're looking for the default template we identified previously, rhuk_milkyway, which is located in the rhuk_milkyway directory:

How it works...

By storing related files such as CSS files, images, and the template files together in a Joomla! template, it's easier to see which files relate to a particular Joomla! template.

See also

You may find these other recipes helpful:

  • Understanding Joomla! templates

  • Installing a Joomla! template