Customising the JA Purity template/customisations/Replacing the Joomla! Logo

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The original JA Purity template was provided from as a zip but the latest files have been installed by default along with Joomla. The relevant files, logo.gif (used for PNG transparency problems) and logo.png, are in the following directory:


If you've been following the tutorial you can download a tutorial version of the template that installs to the following directory:

  1. Create a new image, width: 207 pixels , height: 80 pixels using any graphics editor such as Gimp.
  2. Save the image as both a PNG and a Gif to the template images directory. Make sure you overwrite the existing logo.gif and logo.png files.
  3. Edit, Save, Test till you are satisfied with your new logo.

If you change the size of the logo you'll need to change the size of the header area and edit the relevant style sheet, template.css which is in the following directory:


If you've been following the tutorial version then the directory is:


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

  1. To use the Joomla editor 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
  4. Click the CSS Editor icon in the upper right hand
    JA Purity Tutorial EditCssButton.png
  5. Click the template.css radio button
    JA Purity Tutorial TemplateCss.jpg
  6. Click the Edit button to begin editing template.css
  7. Near line 956 you will find:
    h1.logo a {
    width: 208px; <--- EDIT THIS ---<<
    display: block;
    background: url(../images/logo.png) no-repeat;
    height: 80px; <--- EDIT THIS ---<<
    position: relative;
    z-index: 100;
  8. Change the above values to the desired height and width of the logo
  9. Click the Save button to apply the settings
  10. Finished