How to override the output from the Joomla! core

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The standard output from the Joomla! core can be overridden by adding code to the html directory in a template. Basic overrides include: your_template/html/modules.php (overriding module output) and your_template/html/pagination.php (overriding pagination output); however, it is possible to override the output of any module or component.

Getting A Head-Start with Overrides

Joomla! comes pre-packaged with a frontend template called Beez. Beez utilizes template overrides to produce a table-less layout for faster, smoother, and semantically correct markup. To add the table-less layout to your template, locate your Joomla! installation's template directory, and you'll notice the Beez template. Inside the Beez template directory, copy the html folder (the entire directory structure is as follows: your_joomla/templates/Beez/html/) and paste the html folder into your template's main directory.

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