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==Points to Watch==
 
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Description

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The visual experience of your site front-end and back-end can be controlled in the Template Manager by choosing an installed template. A default template is used on all pages, but different templates can be assigned to various pages. The Template Manager also provides editing capabilities for the main index file of the template and the stlye sheet (CSS) file.

Version Changes

In Joomla! 1.0.x the Template Manager was available from Site -> Template Manager -> Site Templates and Administrator Templates menu item. The parameters of a Joomla! 1.0 template were hardcoded, but the parameters of a Joomla! 1.5 template can be configured easily on the Template [Edit] screen.

In Joomla! 1.5 a template is a type of extensions, so the Template Manager was moved to the Extensions menu.

In Joomla! 1.0 you could have a look at the available template positions by clicking the Site -> Preview -> Inline with Positions menu item. In Joomla! 1.5 you are searching for this menu item in vain. Please click the Preview toolbar button on the Template [Edit] screen instead.

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Template:Help screen column header Number

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Typical Usage

Template Manager can be opened from Extensions -> Template Manager menu item. The installed front-end templates are listed on the Site tab while the back-end templates are available by switching to the Administrator tab.

If you hover over the name of the template, a thumbnail image of that template is displayed. Clicking on the template name will present the template configuration screen, which provides all the basic details of the template. Parameters available for configuration appear in the Parameters pane.

Clicking the Edit HTML button will display the basic text editor, which was designed to allow minor adjustments. If you click on the Edit CSS button on the template screen, the text editor will be displayed with the style sheet file of the template. For a template with multiple style sheets, you can select which one to edit.

If you are curious about the available module positions, click the Preview button on the toolbar and the site front-end will be loaded showing you the available positions.

Quick Tips

You can switch between the already installed tmplates for the Site and the Administrator by selecting the desired template and clicking on the Default button on the upper right part of the screen.

Points to Watch

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