Template Stile

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The Template Styles screen is used to manage both Site and Administrator templates. Use it to set the default template for all pages or assign a specific template to an individual page.

How to Access

  • Select Extensions  Templates  Styles from the drop-down menu of the Administrator Panel



Column Headers

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

  • Checkbox. Check this box to select one or more Template styles. To select all Template styles, check the box in the column heading. After one or more boxes are checked, click a toolbar button to take an action on the selected Template style or Template styles. Many toolbar actions, such as 'Duplicate', can work with multiple Template styles. Others, such as 'Edit', only work on one Template style at a time. If multiple Template styles are checked and you press 'Edit', the first Template style will be opened for editing.
  • Preview. Select to see a preview of the style if one is available. Has to be activated in Template Options.
  • Style. The name of the style. Select the link to edit the Style.
  • Default: Makes the selected Template style the default Template style. The default star symbol (Icon-16-default.png) will show in the Default column, indicating that this is now the default Template style.
  • Pages. The Menu Items where this Template style will be displayed. A Template style will only display on Menu Items where it is selected.
  • Template. The name of the template. Select a link to edit the templates files. Do not edit Joomla default templates - your changes may be lost if there is an update.
  • ID. This is a unique identification number for this Template style assigned automatically by Joomla. It is used to identify the Template style internally, and you cannot change this number. When creating a new Template style, this field displays 0 until you save the new entry, at which point a new ID is assigned to it.

Column Filters

Above the column headers on the right, there are 2 drop-down input fields, Sort Table By: (preset to 'Template ascending') and a number (preset to '20') to display.


These column sorting input fields shows the current method of sorting applied to the table. Use the drop-down field choices and click the column heading name. Alternatively, click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.

This will also change the value in the drop field to correspond with the column header name. The list will then be sorted in order by that column and a sort icon (up or down arrow) will show next to the column name. Click a second time to reverse the sort, which will change the corresponding drop field.

  • Order. Order Template styles will be displayed in.
  • Ascending Shows ordering of selected column, ascending or descending.
  • # Shows the number of Template styles to display on one page. If there are more Template styles than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons located at the bottom of the table (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages.

List Filters

Site and Administrator filter

At the top left you will see the following filter:

  • Site. Filters on Site Template styles. This is the default selection and allows you to manage the Template styles for the frontend of the web site.
  • Administrator. This allows you to manage the Template styles for the backend administration of the web site.

Filter by Partial Title or ID. In the upper left is a filter or search field and two buttons, as shown below.

  • To filter by partial title, enter part of the title and click Search.
  • To filter by ID number, enter "id:xx", where "xx" is the ID number (for example, "id:9").
Click 'Clear' to clear the Filter field and restore the list to its unfiltered state.

Filter by 'Search Tools'.

  • - Select Template -. Use the drop-down list box to select a template from those available.

Automatic Pagination

Page Controls: When the number of items is more than one page, you will see a page control bar as shown below. The current page number being viewed is shaded.

  • Start: Click to go to the first page.
  • Prev: Click to go to the previous page.
  • Page numbers: Click to go to the desired page.
  • Next: Click to go to the next page.
  • End: Click to go to the last page.


At the top of the screen, you will see the toolbar:


The functions are:

  • Default: Makes the selected Template style the default Template style. The default star symbol (Icon-16-default.png) will show in the Default column, indicating that this is now the default Template style.
  • Edit. Opens the editing screen for the selected Template style. If more than one Template style is selected (where applicable), only the first Template style will be opened. The editing screen can also be opened by clicking on the Name of the Template style.
  • Duplicate: Makes a copy of the selected Template style. The copy is created immediately and is given the same name as the original but prefixed with "Copy of" and/or suffixed with a number (eg. "(2)") so that it can be distinguished from the original and any other copies.
  • Delete. Deletes the selected Template styles. Works with one or multiple Template styles selected.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.
  • Options. Opens the Options window where settings such as default parameters can be edited.

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