I would like to customize the language switcher module, that is I would have some different effect, like having name and flags together. How could I perform it?


Joomla version 3.3.6

template used: SJ plus v1

1 Answer 1


You can easily create an override of that module from Template Manager, as explained here:


Just go into the "override" tab and click con "mod_language" on the modules list. You'll get lang switcher overrideable file added to your template's HTML folder (inside a mod_language subfolder). Just browse to that file and edit it directly from your template manager:


Once there, it's up to your HTML/CSS skills how much you can modify the module ;).

  • do you mean that firstly I need to select a template in template manager? I don't see the "override" tab... Commented Nov 26, 2014 at 9:51
  • I've noticed that, for other templates, there is the "override" tabs, but for this template there is no tabs and tree of files is not shown... Commented Nov 26, 2014 at 9:53
  • Hmmm... first of all, just to make sure... we're talking about Joomla 3.3, right? Commented Nov 26, 2014 at 10:19
  • yes, I've added the info into the post right now :) Commented Nov 26, 2014 at 10:42
  • 1
    @FrancescoDS - If you're unable to create a template override via the Template Manager, you can do it manually as explained here
    – Lodder
    Commented Nov 26, 2014 at 15:17

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.