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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

Creating an image slideshow with JavaScript in Joomla!

A common feature for many websites is an image slideshow that allows multiple images to be displayed in turn. Typically for Joomla!, there's an extension that provides this feature for us! The extension is called Flash-Style jQuery Slideshow.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Log in to your Joomla! website's administrator panel and navigate to Extensions | Install/Uninstall.

  1. 2. Select the extension from your computer in the Upload Package File field and click on Upload File & Install.

  1. 3. The extension is now installed! You can configure the extension by navigating to Extensions | Module Manager.

  1. 4. Locate the extension in the list (named as Flash-Style jQuery Slideshow v2.0.2) and enable it by clicking on the red cross icon to the right-hand side of the extension's name.

  1. 5. Next, configure the extension itself, moving it...