I'd like to override the category view to display subcategories as list items, my template uses bootstrap and I'd like to get a display similar to thumbnails: http://getbootstrap.com/components/#thumbnails

Any help please.

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You can create your own layout file in /templates/your_template/html/com_content/category/default.php and show everything as you wish there. Or you can just override the part for the subcategories which should be the default_children.php file. That is assuming you want to override the default layout. If you want to override the blog one, change default to `blog.


From docs.joomla.org:

3 Component Output Types and Layout Overrides

3.1 Output Types

3.2 Layouts

3.3 Copying or Creating Layout Files

3.4 Overriding Sub-Layouts


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