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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

Changing the logo in an administrator template

If you want to customize your Joomla! administrator template, one of the most noticeable elements that you can alter is the logo that is displayed.

Getting ready

Prepare the logo that you'd like to use in your administrator template. We'll use the one based on the logo for the example site we've started to change:


We'll be using the APLite template in this example, though you can easily apply this technique to any Joomla! administrator template.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Open the template's index.php file, and locate the following code:

    <div id="ap-logo">
    if(file_exists($logoFile)) { ?>
    <a href="<?php echo $url;?>administrator">
    <img src="<?php echo $logoFile;?>" /></a>
    <?php } else { ?>
    <a href="<?php echo $url;?>administrator">
    <?php echo $mainframe->getCfg( 'sitename' ) . " " . JText::_( 'ADMIN' );?> </a>
    <?php }?>