Customising the JA Purity template/customisations/Centering the hornav

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The original JA Purity template was provided from JoomlArt.com as a zip but the latest files have been installed along with Joomla. The relevant files, index.php and ja-sosdmenu.css, can be found in templates/ja_purity. If you've been following the tutorial, you can download a tutorial version of the template that installs to the templates/my_japurity folder. Inside the folder of the template, the files are located as follows:

    <location of template>/

You can edit the file directly in your choice of plain text editors such as VI or Notepad or you can use the HTML Editor provided in the Joomla Administration area.

  1. To use the Joomla editor just log into the Administration area of your site
  2. Open the Template Manager
    JA Purity Tutorial TemplateManager0.jpg
  3. Click on your version of the JA purity template or
  4. Click the Edit button
  5. Click the HTML Editor icon in the upper right
    JA Purity Tutorial EditHTMLButton.png
  6. Near line 93 you will find:
    <style type="text/css">
    #ja-header,#ja-mainnav,#ja-container,#ja-botsl,#ja-footer {width: <?php echo $tmpWidth; ?>;margin: 0 auto;}
    #ja-wrapper {min-width: <?php echo $tmpWrapMin; ?>;}
  7. Change the class #ja-mainnav to #ja-mainnavwrap in the style section above
  8. Save and close the HTML file
  9. Click the CSS Editor icon in the upper right
    JA Purity Tutorial EditCssButton.png
  10. Click the ja-sosdmenu.css radio button
    JA Purity Tutorial Ja-sosdmenuCss.jpg
  11. Click the Edit button to begin editing ja-sosdmenu.css
  12. Near line 12 you will find:
    #ja-mainnav, #ja-mainnav ul {
    padding: 0;
    margin: 0;
    line-height: 20px;
  13. Add the following before line 12
    #ja-mainnavwrap {
    max-width: 960px; <--- EDIT THIS
    margin: 0;
  14. Change the above line to suit max width
  15. You will probably also want to add the same line to the ja-sosdmenu-rtl.css file as well
  16. Finished