I'm starting to worry about updating my Joomla! 3 to Joomla! 4 (4.0.6 at the time of posting this).

In Joomla!, 3 I used a lot the functionality that allows to create article layout overrides by duplicating and renaming the files located in components/com_content/views/article/tmpl to the html folder of my custom themes (often created from the Bl4nk Blogger Schmidt template based on Bootstrap 4).

Then, by adding beside copied and renamed files, the updated xml file, the personalized layout becomes available from the component menu Article. See paragraph n°7 of the J!3 doc which has been my reference for a long time: https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Layout_...ive_Menu_Items

I tried to reproduce this method in Joomla! 4, but if I can select article override in the Article component menu (the reference appears well in the list as for example COM_CONTENT_ARTICLE_VIEW_HERO_TITLE), this override does not seem to be taken into account in the frontend. The default article layout still seems to be used.

Can I still keep working this way in Joomla! 4?

  • The links in your question appear to be broken to me, you may like to update them.
    – Irata
    Commented Feb 9, 2022 at 21:58
  • Sorry for that. Here are the correct links: link and link
    – Simon D.
    Commented Feb 11, 2022 at 8:49


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