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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

Integrating AddThis social bookmarking tool with your Joomla! template

One way to help promote your website is with the use of social bookmarking tools such as Digg, Furl, Mister Wong, Facebook, and Delicious. These websites allow users to share links to interesting content on the Web and to bookmark them remotely with access from any number of computers they may use.

There are huge numbers of social bookmarking tools, and it could be very time-consuming to add the ability for your visitors to make use of each of these social bookmarking websites. AddThis ( provides support for around 50 of the most popular services.

Getting ready

There are a number of extensions that allow you to add AddThis support into Joomla! (see, but it's fairly simple to do so without an extension.

  1. 1. Go to the AddThis website ( and select the relevant options:

    • For the Select your service option, select Website.

    • Select your preferred...