Difference between revisions of "Converting A Previous Joomla! Version Template"

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== HTML ==
== HTML ==

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Converting your template to work with the Joomla 3 release involves a number of steps. Because Joomla 3 uses the Twitter Bootstrap framework many class and id names have changed. Also to take advantage of Bootstrap you will want to include certain files.

This is not going to give you the results you would get by fully incorporating JUI into a template, but it will do as a work around and give some time to transition or fully go in a different direction if you prefer not to incorporate it at all.

In some cases where you have heavily styled a layout or relied on MooTools features you may want to use overrides with the 2.5 layouts as a temporary bridge.




Release: 5.3.1 is minimal needed


tablename new changed delete actions
jxx_categories x new field: version INT(10) unsigned value: 1
jxx_contentitem_tag_map x create this table in J32 via phpMyAdmin


Class names

Joomla! 2.5 Joomla! 3.x notes
menu nav
pagnav pager
actions dropdown-menu This will give you text but no icons


Add this code before including the head.

    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <script src="../media/jui/js/jquery.js"></script>
    <script src="../media/jui/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
    <script src="../media/jui/js/chosen.jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">

Add this code after including your template.css

// If Right-to-Left
if ($this->direction == 'rtl') :
// Load specific language related CSS
$file = 'language/' . $lang->getTag() . '/' . $lang->getTag() . '.css';
if (JFile::exists($file)) :

Editor views

The front end editor views use tabs to separate editing areas and options. If you don't wish to use these you will need to make an override that does not include this block:

<ul class="nav nav-tabs">
    <li class="active"><a href="#editor" data-toggle="tab"><?php echo JText::_('JEDITOR') ?></a></li>
    <?php if ($params->get('show_urls_images_frontend')) : ?>
    <li><a href="#images" data-toggle="tab"><?php echo JText::_('COM_CONTENT_IMAGES_AND_URLS') ?></a></li>
    <?php endif; ?>
    <li><a href="#publishing" data-toggle="tab"><?php echo JText::_('COM_CONTENT_PUBLISHING') ?></a></li>
    <li><a href="#language" data-toggle="tab"><?php echo JText::_('JFIELD_LANGUAGE_LABEL') ?></a></li>
    <li><a href="#metadata" data-toggle="tab"><?php echo JText::_('COM_CONTENT_METADATA') ?></a></li>