See also: Extension types (general definitions)
- Introduction to Joomla! templates
- Installing a template
- Accessing the Template Manager
- Switching templates
- Template style
- Upgrading a Joomla! 1.0 template to Joomla! 1.5
- Upgrading a Joomla! 1.5 template to Joomla! 2.5
For more administrator information, see Template Management.
- Creating clickable background images using CSS
- Jim Yuzwalk has contributed a useful introduction to Joomla templates (download the example template from here).
- Changing the site favicon
- Using Class Suffixes
- Using Firebug With Your Joomla Website
- Understanding Output Overrides
- Layout Overrides in Joomla 2.5
- How are templates executed?
- How to determine if the user is viewing the front page
- jdoc statements
- Objects methods and properties available from your template - what you can do with
- How to cloak email addresses
For more developer information, see Template Development.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of templates are there?
Front-end templates change the way your site looks to average users. Most of the templates you use will be Front-end Templates. Three Front-end templates come preinstalled with Joomla!: rhuk_milkyway, beez and Ja_purity.
Back-end Templates are much rarer than Frontend Templates. You will probably never need to change your Back-end Template. Back-end Templates allow you to change the way the administrator interface looks.
Where can I get new templates?
There are some wonderful templates that were made in the template contest. There are also many websites where both free and non-free Joomla! templates can be downloaded.
How can I create a new template?
If you are interested in creating your own template than there are a few thing that you might want to know before you start. first you will need to know CSS, HTML, and PHP. Joomla! has created a tutorial for those who would like to create their own template.