One of my friends asked me to change something on his Joomla website. He has back-end login info, but doesn't have FTP access.

So, does Joomla have back-end theme editor, just like WordPress which i can edit all theme files. I know a little bit about WordPress and not Joomla.

  • To edit the CSS, you can edit the theme here: media\editors\tinymce\skins. Else if you don't have FTP access, you can open TinyMCE in the Plugin Manager (backend) and make some changes to presets, but not styling.
    – Lodder
    Jul 30, 2017 at 9:36
  • @user18787 - I edited your question and wrote a proper tag. The editor tag is used for questions related to content editors (WYSIWYG) like TinyMCE, but your question seems to be about Joomla templates.
    – Farahmand
    Jul 30, 2017 at 22:11

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Yes, it has as well. While you are in admin area, from the top menu, go to

Extensions > Templates > Templates

Then click on the template name you want to edit its files. Now you can select a file from left hand side and edit it.

It's obvious that the server should have proper file/folder permission and security configurations.

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