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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

Chapter 7. Social Media and Joomla!

With the increasing popularity of social media, it can be worth considering making use of social media tools to engage and interact with your Joomla! website's visitors. This chapter covers:

  • Integrating Twitter with Joomla!

  • Integrating AddThis social bookmarking tool with your Joomla! template

  • Embedding YouTube and other videos in your Joomla! website

  • Configuring the DisQus Comments extension for Joomla!

  • Integrating Facebook into your Joomla! website


Years ago, websites were simply brochures or articles designed to inform. They've since moved on to help businesses sell to customers across the world, and now visitors expect to be able to interact with websites, adding their own opinions and content, and sharing what they find with friends, colleagues, and relatives globally.