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This page contains many links to selected documentation concerning Template Development for {{JVer|1.5}}, {{JVer|2.5}} and {{JVer|3.x}}
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This page contains many links to selected documentation concerning Template Development for {{JVer|2.5}} and {{JVer|3.x}}. A good place to start is with the '''[[#Recommended Reading|Recommending Reading]]''' articles below as they provide a good introductory base of knowledge to build on.
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A template is a type of Joomla! [[S:MyLanguage/extension|extension]] that changes the way your site looks.  There are two types of templates used by the Joomla! CMS: [[S:MyLanguage/Template#Front-end Templates|Front-end Templates]] and [[S:MyLanguage/Template#Back-end Templates|Back-end Templates]]. The Front-end Template controls the way your website is presented to the user viewing the website's content. The Back-end Template controls the way your website's administrative tasks are presented for controlling management functions by a Joomla! Administrator. These would include common tasks such as: user, menu, article, category, module, component, plugin and template management.<br>
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'''See also''': [[S:MyLanguage/Component|Component]], [[S:MyLanguage/Module|Module]], [[S:MyLanguage/Plugin|Plugin]]
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As a developer, you are probably are more interested in how to create a '''Front-End Template'''.|title=What's a Joomla! Template?</translate>}}
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This page contains many links to selected documentation concerning Template Development for Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x. A good place to start is with the Recommending Reading articles below as they provide a good introductory base of knowledge to build on.

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What's a Joomla! Template?

A template is a type of Joomla! extension that changes the way your site looks. There are two types of templates used by the Joomla! CMS: Front-end Templates and Back-end Templates. The Front-end Template controls the way your website is presented to the user viewing the website's content. The Back-end Template controls the way your website's administrative tasks are presented for controlling management functions by a Joomla! Administrator. These would include common tasks such as: user, menu, article, category, module, component, plugin and template management.

See also: Component, Module, Plugin

As a developer, you are probably are more interested in how to create a Front-End Template.