How do you assign a template to a specific page?

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In Joomla! there is a default template, but you can assign other templates to specific "pages" that are defined by menu links.

To assign a template to a page, you must first make sure that there is a direct menu link to the page.

  • Go to Extensions>>Template Manager
  • Select the Template and click the edit icon (or click the template name)
  • In the left column, change "None" to "Select from List."
  • Select the links you want to apply the template to.
  • Save

Note that you cannot assign the default template to individual pages.


The templating system uses the ItemID to determine which template to show. ItemIDs are created when you create a menu link. This is why only menu items are shown in the list of pages to which you can assign templates.