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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

Configuring the DisQus Comments extension for Joomla!

Allowing your visitors to comment on your website is a good way to encourage a community for your website to grow and allows visitors to contribute their own thoughts to your content. DisQus ( is a popular third-party comment management system that can be integrated with any content platform.

Getting ready

  1. 1. You will need to install the DisQus Comments extension for Joomla!, which is available from Joomla!'s official extension repository at

  2. 2. Once installed, you should see the Install Plugin Success message and further information about the plugin.

How to do it...

  1. 1. You can customize the appearance of this plugin (using template overrides) by moving the files located in the \plugins\content\jw_disqus\tmp directory to the templates\rhuk_milkyway\html\jw_disqus directory, where rhuk_milkyway is the name of your Joomla! template...