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Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook

By : Richard Carter, Chris Davenport
Book Image

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

Changing the administrator template

Once you've installed an administrator template, you'll need to enable it to see the new template.

Getting ready

Log in to your website's administrator panel and navigate to Extensions | Template Manager:

How to do it...

  1. 1. From there, select the Administrator option to view the administrator templates that you have currently installed.

  1. 2. Now you can see that we have two administrator templates currently installed—Khepri, which is currently enabled (it has a gold star beneath the Default column), and APLite.

  1. 3. To change the administrator template to your newly installed APLite template, select the radio button next to the template's name.

  1. 4. After that, all you need to do is click on the Default button at the top-right of your screen.

  2. 5. You've now changed the administrator template for your Joomla! website. The APLite template changes your administration panel to look like this:

How it works...

By changing the administrator template in Joomla!, you can...