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This screen is accessed from the back-end Joomla! administrator panel. It is used to edit the source code of template files.
 
This screen is accessed from the back-end Joomla! administrator panel. It is used to edit the source code of template files.
  

Latest revision as of 16:42, 18 April 2013

This screen is accessed from the back-end Joomla! administrator panel. It is used to edit the source code of template files.

How to Access[edit]

Navigate to the Template Manager: Customise Template screen. Click on the name of the template you want to edit. Then click the link to the template file that you want to edit.

Description[edit]

This screen is where the source code of template files is edited. It provides a plain text interface to edit the template files. HTML, PHP and CSS programming syntax is highlighted to make the source code files easier to read.

Screenshot[edit]

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Details and Options[edit]

  • Source Code. The contents of the selected template file is displayed and editible here.

Toolbar[edit]

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

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The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the template source file and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the template source file and closes the current screen.
  • Cancel/Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Quick Tips[edit]

  • Important: Do not delete the default template files using FTP because it generates an error in both the front-end and back-end.
  • Before editing the HTML and the CSS file of the template, it is a good idea to make a backup of the file you are editing. Also, you can edit these files outside of Joomla! using the HTML or CSS editor of your choice.

Related Information[edit]