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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 Facebook into your Joomla! website

Facebook ( is another popular social networking website that allows you to befriend and send messages to other users, share photographs, and "like" pages representing everything from businesses to products and your favorite musical artists.

As a popular social tool, it is worth considering integrating Facebook with your Joomla! website. Luckily for us, a Joomla! extension exists that allows us to do just that.

Getting ready

  1. 1. Firstly, you need to download the Facebook FanBox (LikeBox) Free extension for Joomla! from

  1. 2. Next, you need to download the extension (this requires registration, but it's free!).

  2. 3. You will also require a Facebook API key, which you can get from If you haven't already, click on the Allow Access button that appears to confirm that you want to be able to get your Facebook API key...