Editing a template with Template Manager
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Revision as of 20:01, 23 June 2013 by Tom Hutchison
To edit a template with the Template Manager you must first access the Template manager.
Access the Template Manager
- Log in to the Administrator (Back-end). If you are not sure how to do this see: To log in to the Administrator (Back-end)</translate>
- Click on: Extensions → Template Manager</translate>
<translate> You will now see the Template Manager screen.</translate>
<translate> 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.</translate>
Switch to Style view
Styles will be highlighted, click on Templates which will turn the view to Template Manager:Templates.
Select the template you wish to modify which will change the view to Template Manager: Customise Template view.
The available files for editing vary from template design or what the template designer allows for editing.
- CSS stands for cascading style sheets. This controls many elements of the look and feel of your site.
- 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.
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.