Converting A Previous Joomla! Version Template

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This is a work in progress.

Converting your template to work with the Joomla 3 release involves a number of steps. Because Joomla 3 uses the Twitter Bootstrap framework many class and id names have changed. Also to take advantage of Bootstrap you will want to include certain files.

This is not going to give you the results you would get by fully incorporating JUI into a template, but it will do as a work around and give some time to transition or fully go in a different direction if you prefer not to incorporate it at all.

Class names

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menu nav
pagnav pager
actions dropdown-menu This will give you text but no icons


Add this code before including the head.

<head> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"> <script src="../media/jui/js/jquery.js"></script> <script src="../media/jui/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script> <script src="../media/jui/js/chosen.jquery.min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> jQuery.noConflict(); </script>

Add this code after including your template.css

// If Right-to-Left if ($this->direction == 'rtl') : $doc->addStyleSheet('../media/jui/css/bootstrap-rtl.css'); endif;

// Load specific language related CSS $file = 'language/' . $lang->getTag() . '/' . $lang->getTag() . '.css'; if (JFile::exists($file)) : $doc->addStyleSheet($file); endif;


Editor views

The front end editor views use tabs to separate editing areas and options. If you don't wish to use these you will need to make an override that does not include this block: