Log in to your website's administration panel and navigate to the Template Manager feature. From here, select the theme that is the current default. For this example, we'll assume it's the rhuk_milkyway template:
1. Select the Edit HTML option at the top-right of your screen. You'll be presented with a text box containing the contents of the template's
Being able to edit a template's HTML from the administration panel is convenient for smaller tasks. For example, what if we wanted to remove the text at the bottom of the website that reads Powered by Joomla!?
3. Now locate the code that reads as follows:
<p id="power_by"> <?php echo JText::_('Powered by') ?> <a href="http://www.joomla.org">Joomla!</a>. <?php echo JText::_('Valid') ?> <a href="http://validator.w3.org/check/referer">XHTML</a> <?php echo JText::_('and') ?> <a href="http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/check/referer">CSS </a>. </p>
By removing the highlighted lines of code in the previous code snippet, we can remove reference to the website being powered by Joomla!, if we wish to. Depending on the template you're editing, this process will almost certainly vary.
When you edit the HTML of your template in Joomla!'s administration panel, Joomla! overwrites the
index.php of your template with the changes that you've made. If you have downloaded your template for editing, you will need to download the
index.php file again to prevent overwriting any changes.