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The Joomla Template controls the overall layout of your site. It brings together common elements, modules and components as well as providing the cascading style sheet for your site. Both the Front-end (Site) and the Back-end (Administrator) of your site have templates.

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How do I override the CSS styles in my template?

When using a free/commercial Joomla template from Template Club X/Y/Z, what is the best way to include my own CSS styles?
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Adding custom CSS styling on some of my pages

I would like to add custom CSS styling to some of my pages to give them a unique style, and override the default template styling. How can I achieve this in Joomla?
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How to check what component is being used on current page?

I want to set up my template so it will display different layout depending on what component is being used on current page. How to check for this?
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Layout Overrides: Intro Image Link

I have searched everywhere for this answer but I can't find it. I really like the new layout overrides in Joomla 3 but I want to be able to add a link to the intro_image.php file so that when a user ...
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How can I load the new Protostar custom CSS stylesheet last?

I have been using EasyScript to load custom CSS on a website using the Protostar template: This works well and allows me to override the template styling and also third party extension styling (e.g. ...
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How to make a single-page template?

I want to make a single-page template from scratch, but I don't really know where to start. I'm using Joomla 3.x, so my approach should be bootstrap compatible. I guess that since the menu buttons ...
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How to get the alias or title of the active menu item?

In my template I want to give an extra class to the body of the document that will take the names of the alias of the menu item, so I can create individual styling among the pages. But how can I get ...
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How to display module in component area

I often need to create a menu item that displays a module in the component area, without any other content. The way I solve this is to create a new article, and add only {loadposition mymodule} in ...
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Best way to override the index.php file from a joomla template

I am using protostar as a template for my 3.3.1 website. I have change the index.php in order to redesign the module positions and to add more of them. I have just updated my website to Joomla 3.3.3 ...
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How to customize the look of the admin ISIS template with CSS? ISIS custom.css

I want to customize a bit the look of the ISIS admin template in Joomla 3. Need to add a few custom css for colours, and hide a few elements here and there. What is the best way to do this?
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Hide Template Name

Is it possible to hide the name of a Joomla 3 template, e.g while looking at 'view source' in a browser? I know it's possible to rename the temate but this doesn't hide the name, it's still visible ...
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How to know the available module positions on my template?

My template has many positions where I can display modules. The problem is that they have names like featured 1, featured 2, banner 1, banner 2, user 1, user 2, user 3 and so on. Everytime I have to ...
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Bullets of unordered list won't display

Can someone please tell me why bullets won't work? Whenever, I Bullet a list it doesn't appear on my web page. Can someone please tell me what I'm missing / doing wrong? Cheers Carlton
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Is there a better way to show template's module positions?

Does anyone know a better way to show a template's positions. It seems to me that appending "...?tp=1" to url is rather klunky and sometimes hard to read? Thanks!!
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What exactly gets loaded “inside” template's jinclude type=head call?

When building a template, you must put one (and only one) of these calls inside your <head></head>: <jdoc:include type="head" /> Checking here does not provide much extra info: ...
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Adding Mathjax to a Joomla website

I would like to add MathJax functionality to my website but I have no idea how to go about doing so. Does this require using a specific template or modifying an existing one? (I'm currently using ...
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Can templates be set per user?

Is it possible to set templates at the user level? If not then is there a plugin? If not what can I do? The reason is that I want to build a new template for an existing website and see the build ...
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Developing Outside the CMS

I have a question, I have an already constructed site, we use Joomla for the CMS, and a theme from RocketTheme called "Diametric". We are looking to construct a page and it's styling is going to fall ...
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What is best approach to show the component page in popup-modal window without header and footer?

I have developed a custom component that displays some information. I want to show the same information in modal popup window without header and footer information. what should be best approach to ...
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How can I tell if a free template contains malware

I recently came across a site giving away good quality themes for free - but once downloaded it turned out that all the themes contained poorly concealed malware. Thankfully on this occasion my anti-...
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Displaying a Form Field Depending on Previous Question

I develop my own template for Joomla and i need to display more options if you set a value before. For example: after clicking on YES: It would be nice if in the joomla core a solution like this: &...
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Assign different single article template per category

Is it possible to change the template of a single article based on the category. The reason I ask is because I want to have a single article html override using fields and I don't want the client to ...
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JDatabase, SQL statement template

Is there a way to use a statement template, like by Hibernate HQL? SQLQuery sql=s.createSQLQuery("SELECT AVG(RATING) as r, COUNT(*) as c FROM RATINGS WHERE ADVENTURE_ID = ?"); sql.setParameter(0, ...
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Different templates for viewing and editing articles

I would like the template for editing articles to be different from the template for viewing articles. How can this be done?
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Joomla Redirect without changing url

I am looking for a way to redirect joomla to a different page without changing the url in the address bar. We currently have a site setup that when it encounters a 404 page (eg. site.com/fake-url) it ...
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Joomla 3 - Tooltips

I'm using a template of Shape 5, called GCK Store. I would like to remove the TOOLTIPS from the inputs fields, or at least, improve them with CSS, but I don't find any solution... do you have any ...
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How to make shorthand for countModules?

I'm tired of typing $this->countModules('...'). Is there a way to make alias to that function, something similar as in JavaScript when I just do var alias = myFunction? I have tried assigning $...
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How to modify Joomla template to make my own personal site?

I've downloaded and installed the LAMP stack, and the template meetGavern. I've got everything up and running, I ran the install procedure and now I can load up the meetGavern template site. Now, I ...