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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

Selecting the default Joomla! template

You can select the default Joomla! template to be displayed on your website from the administration panel.

Getting ready

Log in to the administration panel and navigate to the Template Manager feature (available from the Extensions | Template Manager option in the menu).

How to do it...

  1. 1. Select the radio button next to the theme's name; we'll select the JA_Purity template for this example.

  1. 2. Click on the Default button to select that template as the default template displayed on your website:

  2. 3. Refresh the frontend of your website, and you'll see the new template in action:

Notice that the content remains the same, but the design changes. For the purposes of this book, we'll now revert the default template to rhuk_milkyway.

How it works...

By selecting a new template as the default, you can change Joomla!'s look and feel quite substantially.

See also

  • Changing your template's logo

  • Changing your template's color variation