Help4.x:Templates: Customise

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This is where you edit a template's source code. You can edit the template's master files and stylesheets from this screen.

How to Access

  • Select System  Templates Panel  Site Templates from the Administrator menu. Or...
  • Select System  Templates Panel  Administrator Templates from the Administrator menu. Then...
    • Select a template name from the Templates column.



Form Fields

Editor Tab

  • Select a file to edit. The edit area shows syntax highlighted text for most types of file.

Create Overrides Tab

  • Select an item to override. This is done immediately with no prompt for confirmation. The override is placed in the appropriate location. There is a confirmation message, example: Override created in /templates/cassiopeia/html/mod_whosonline

Updated Files Tab

If there have been no updates to the template since overrides were created this tab will contain a simple message:

  • Notice. Overridden files are up to date. Nothing has been changed in the last extension or Joomla update.

If there have been updates, a table will show a list of overrides that need to be reviewed.

Template Description Tab

  • Thumbnail and Description. Information on this template.


At the top of the page you will see the toolbar shown in the Screenshot above. The functions are:

  • Copy Template. ...?
  • Manage Folders. Create a new folder within the template hierarchy. A popup window appears:
  • New File. Click to upload a file from your computer to your Joomla template hierarchy. A popup window appears:
  • 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

  • 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.

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