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To edit a template with the Template Manager you must first access the Template manager.
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To edit a template's files with the Template Manager you must first access the Template manager.
 
===Access the Template Manager===
 
===Access the Template Manager===
 
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===Switch to Style view===
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===Two methods to Access the Template Manager Customisation Feature===
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Since Joomla! 3.2, there are two methods available for accessing the [[J3.2:How_to_use_the_Template_Manager|Template Manager: Cutomise Template]]. The '''Cutomise Template''' interface allows for editing the actual code found in the template files, creating layout overrides and template file manipulation.
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====One-Click or Switch to Template View====
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[[File:30-Template-manager-template-templates-view.png]]
  
Styles will be highlighted, click on Templates which will turn the view to '''Template Manager:Templates'''.
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'''Remember:''' Styles refers to changing the available parameters of a template, such as color, font-color, logo, etc. These are dependent on the parameters a template maker made available and are a convenience for quick changes.
  
[[File:30-Template-manager-template-style-view.png]]
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To access the Template Cutomise feature:
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#Click the template name in the column '''Template''' and see [[J3.2:How_to_use_the_Template_Manager|How to use the Template Manager]]
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#Styles will be highlighted, click on Templates which will turn the view to '''Template Manager:Templates'''.
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::[[File:30-Template-manager-template-style-view.png]]
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::*Select the template you wish to modify which will change the view to '''Template Manager: Customise Template''' view and see [[J3.2:How_to_use_the_Template_Manager|How to use the Template Manager]]
  
Select the template you wish to modify which will change the view to '''Template Manager: Customise Template''' view.
 
 
[[File:30-Template-manager-template-cutomise-view.png]]
 
 
The available files for editing vary from template design or what the template designer allows for editing.
 
*[[CSS]] stands for cascading style sheets. This controls many elements of the look and feel of your site.
 
*[[HTML]] or master files are the files which control where positions are defined and placed. It should be noted that, with a few exceptions, what is in the .css and HTML files largely depends on the approach of the template designer.
 
 
One common change is to use your own graphic/image. Graphics are linked to the HTML file. Simply change the reference to the image of your choice. Keep in mind that if it is a different size than the original image this may change the appearance of the site in unexpected ways.
 
 
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[[Category:Template Management]]
 
[[Category:Template Management]]
 
[[Category:Template Reference]]
 
[[Category:Template Reference]]
 
[[Category:Template Development FAQ]]</noinclude>
 
[[Category:Template Development FAQ]]</noinclude>

Revision as of 10:26, 29 November 2013

To edit a template's files with the Template Manager you must first access the Template manager.

Access the Template Manager

  • Click on: Extensions  Template Manager

Extension-manager-template-manager-3x.png

You will now see the Template Manager screen.

Note: If you do not see Template Manager listed as an option on the Extensions menu, then it is most likely because you are not logged in as a Super Administrator. Only Super Administrators will see this menu item.


Two methods to Access the Template Manager Customisation Feature

Since Joomla! 3.2, there are two methods available for accessing the Template Manager: Cutomise Template. The Cutomise Template interface allows for editing the actual code found in the template files, creating layout overrides and template file manipulation.

One-Click or Switch to Template View

30-Template-manager-template-styles-view-1.png

Remember: Styles refers to changing the available parameters of a template, such as color, font-color, logo, etc. These are dependent on the parameters a template maker made available and are a convenience for quick changes.

To access the Template Cutomise feature:

  1. Click the template name in the column Template and see How to use the Template Manager
  2. Styles will be highlighted, click on Templates which will turn the view to Template Manager:Templates.
30-Template-manager-template-style-view.png