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To edit or copy a template's files with the [[J3.2:How_to_use_the_Template_Manager|Template Manager: Customise Template]] you must first access the Template manager.
  
Styles will be highlighted, click on Templates which will turn the view to '''Template Manager:Templates'''.
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Select the template you wish to modify which will change the view to '''Template Manager: Customise Template''' view.
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The available files for editing vary from template design or what the template designer allows for editing.
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*[[CSS]] stands for cascading style sheets. This controls many elements of the look and feel of your site.
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*[[HTML]] or master files are the files which control where positions are defined and placed. It should be noted that, with a few exceptions, what is in the .css and HTML files largely depends on the approach of the template designer.
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One common change is to use your own graphic/image. Graphics are linked to the HTML file. Simply change the reference to the image of your choice. Keep in mind that if it is a different size than the original image this may change the appearance of the site in unexpected ways.
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To edit or copy a template's files with the Template Manager: Customise Template you must first access the Template manager.

Access the Template Manager

Joomla! 
≥ 3.0
  • Click on: Extensions  Template Manager


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You will now see the Template Manager screen.

Note: If you do not see Template Manager listed as an option on the Extensions menu, then it is most likely because you are not logged in as a Super Administrator. Only Super Administrators will see this menu item.


Access the Template Manager Customisation Feature

There are two methods available for accessing the Template Manager: Customise Template. The Customise Template interface allows for editing the actual code found in the template files, creating template overrides and template file manipulation.

One-Click or Switch to Template View

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A Tip!

Styles column refers to changing the available parameters of a template, such as color, font-color, logo, etc. These are dependent on the parameters a template maker made available and are a convenience for quick changes. Template - column refers to editing the actual template files.

To access the Template Customise feature:

  • Directly - Click the template name in the column Template
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  • Indirectly - Styles will be highlighted, click on Templates below it which will turn the view to Template Manager:Templates, see image below.
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  • Select the template you wish to modify which will change the view to Template Manager: Customise Template view

Customisation View

You should now be looking at the image below, Template Manager: Customise Template.

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