I want to style the next and previous buttons from Joomla! and I already have configured that in my css file, so I've just to add them a class but I don't find the file, where I can override these two buttons. I already looked for the pagination folder which contains the two files link.php and links.php but it seems to be the wrong folder.

Does anyone know, in which file these two buttons(links) could hide?

I appreciate every help and comment!

  • templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/pagination.php?
    – Lodder
    Apr 21, 2016 at 14:43
  • Hello .. I do not have this file
    – suben
    Apr 21, 2016 at 14:45
  • Which template are you using? I made a mistake in the URL, was supposed to be html, not htm
    – Lodder
    Apr 21, 2016 at 14:46
  • 2
    maybe just target them with your css... using css specifity
    – FFrewin
    Apr 21, 2016 at 14:47
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    @Lodder, This.Sven: CSS Classes/IDs: Big discussion and a whole other topic. I posted the link as a css specifity reference. You are right underlining this, however I wouldn't call exactly a bad practice that should never happen. Actually IDs can be used, but someone has to be very specific on the way and the volume he uses them. I 'd say if someone styles a whole html page, based on the ids of the various elements, then certainly he doesn't know what he is doing and why he is doing it. Having said that, I still use IDs as selector where it does make sense and seems appropriate.
    – FFrewin
    Apr 21, 2016 at 15:11

1 Answer 1


This depends on your template, for example in the default Protostar template you
can find this file in:

  • /templates/protostar/html/pagination.php

If you don't have this file you can create a new one, find the default code here:

Joomla! includes Bootstrap v2.3.2, you can use the css in this version or you can
use your custom css, here you have the reference: http://getbootstrap.com/2.3.2

You can incorporate your custom css in your main css or less file in the section related
with pagination, or you can override the css, in some template frameworks we can add
a custom.css file or similar, check if you have this option.


  • Thanks @AlexVega! I accepted your answer a bit late because I wasn't online until now
    – suben
    Apr 22, 2016 at 8:59

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