Editing a template with Template Manager

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To edit a template's files with the Template Manager you must first access the Template manager.

Access the Template Manager

≥ 3.0



  • Click on: Extensions  Template Manager</translate>

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<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>

Two methods to Access the Template Manager Customisation Feature

Since Joomla! 3.2, there are two methods available for accessing the Template Manager: Cutomise Template. The Cutomise Template interface allows for editing the actual code found in the template files, creating layout overrides and template file manipulation.

One-Click or Switch to Template View


Remember: Styles 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.

To access the Template Cutomise feature:

  1. Click the template name in the column Template
  2. 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

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