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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

Installing Google Analytics

Another common task that you may want to do with your Joomla! website is to track visitor statistics with the help of Google Analytics.

Getting ready

For this task, you'll need a Google Analytics account (which you can register for at and to retrieve the code provided once you have created a website profile.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Open your template's index.php file and find this code:

  2. 2. Before the</body> tag, add the code that Google Analytics provided for your Joomla! website. Once inserted, the bottom of your template's index.php file should look like this:

    <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript"> <!--// _uacct = "UA-123456-7";
    urchinTracker(); //--> </script>


    Note that the UA-123456-7 value should contain your Google Analytics account reference, or else you...