Extensions Template Manager Templates

From Joomla! Documentation


This screen is accessed from the back-end Joomla! administrator panel. It is used to preview and templates in your Joomla! website.

How to access[edit]


The Template Manager: Templates screen allows you to preview and edit templates which are installed in your Joomla! installation.


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Column Headers[edit]

Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.

  • Template. The name of the template.
  • Location. Whether the style is a public front-end or an administrator back-end style. 'Site' means it is a public front-end style. 'Administrator' means it is an administrator back-end style.
  • Version. The version number of the item.
  • Date. The date the item was created by the developer.
  • Author. The developer of the template.

List Filters[edit]

Filter by Partial Title[edit]

You can filter the list of items by typing in part of the Title.

Filter. In the upper left corner just above the column headings are a Filter field and two buttons, as shown below:


If you have a large number of items in the list, you can use this filter to find the desired item(s) quickly. Enter either part of the title or an ID number and press 'Search' to display the matching items. You can type in whole words or part of a word. For example, "ooml" will match all titles with the word "Joomla!" in them. Click 'Clear' to reset filtering.

Filter by Location[edit]

In the upper right area, above the column headings, there is one drop-down list box as shown below:

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Only items matching the selection will be displayed in the list.

  • Select Location. The location the template is used in - Site or Administrator.

Number of Items to Display[edit]

Below the list you'll find:

  • Display #. The number of items to display on one page. If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages. Note that if you have a large number of items, it may be helpful to use the Filter options, located above the column headings, to limit which items display (where applicable).


At the top right you will see the toolbar:

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  • Options. Opens the Options window where settings such as default parameters can be edited. See Options.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.


See Template Manager: Styles.

Toolbar Links[edit]

At the top left, above the Filter, you will see the following two links:

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  • Styles. Click this link to go to the Template Manager: Styles screen.
  • Templates. This link takes you to the screen you are currently on.

Related Information[edit]