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See also: Extension types (general definitions)

Recommended Reading


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For more administrator information, see Template Management.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of templates are there?

Front-end Templates

Front-end templates change the way your site looks to average users. Most of the templates you use will be Front-end Templates. Three Front-end templates come preinstalled with Joomla!: rhuk_milkyway, beez and Ja_purity.

Back-end Templates

Back-end Templates are much rarer than Frontend Templates. You will probably never need to change your Back-end Template. Back-end Templates allow you to change the way the administrator interface looks.

Where can I get new templates?

There are some wonderful templates that were made in the template contest. There are also many websites where both free and non-free Joomla! templates can be downloaded.

How can I create a new template?

If you are interested in creating your own template than there are a few thing that you might want to know before you start. first you will need to know CSS, HTML, and PHP. Joomla! has created a tutorial for those who would like to create their own template.

More Template Information.

Please see the list of Wiki articles in the Template category and the list of frequently asked Template questions.