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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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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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Workflow for developing / adjusting templates

Usually I only adjust existing free templates and change colors and fonts. The question is, when I already have my Joomla page online, what is the easiest way to make changes to the template css? ...
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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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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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Copyright removal of free template GNU/GPL

Is it illegal to remove the copyright of free templates licensed under GNU/GPL, if the site is just for non-commercial purpose? As an example the copyright below the footer of the site? To get more ...
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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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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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What is the proper methodology for updating templates?

Currently to update templates on our production site, we are taking the site offline, changing the template, uninstalling the template, reinstalling it, changing the template settings back, and then ...
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How to create page only with modules and no component?

In joomla, I need to link every page to a component view. How can I create a page with no component output on it? Example : On my home page I only want a module output. For this, I can link the home ...
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Which Bootstrap version should be used v2.3 or v3 in new extensions

As an extension developer, I am still confused which Bootstrap version to be used in my upcoming extension. In many discussion I found that Joomla 3.x will not utilize bootstrap-3.0. Most of ...
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How to permanently remove/disable default Joomla templates

When I first installed my Joomla 3.x website, I uninstalled the default Joomla templates: Beez3, Protostar, Hathor, Isis. Every time I upgrade to a new Joomla version, Joomla appears to reinstall ...
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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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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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How can I assign a module to multiple positions?

There already exists a couple of questions on this, but they are mostly about actually wanting multiple copies of the same module on a page. My problem is the layout and templating. Templates often ...
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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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What are the module styles?

When I add a module statement in a joomla template, I always use this code : <jdoc:include type="modules" name="left" style="xhtml" /> What does the style attribute stand for and what other ...
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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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How to automatically override template for a list of articles under a specific category?

I have created an override for my news category (which works perfectly) and another article override for my news articles as follows // Category Override my_template/html/com_content/category/news....
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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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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 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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Could not find template

I tired more then hours,but i could not find the solutions for this issue. i have site with Joomla 3.4. i have move the files to my local system. config the data base and other things, but page show ...
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Suggestions for Performance improvement based on Result differences

We have a Joomla site (http://guru99.com) running over dedicated server. Currently, Rockettheme's gantry based template is installed on the site. So, to optimize my site's performance I have tested ...
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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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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 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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How can I add support for styles BTN-GROUP and BTN-GROUP-YESNO as found in Protostar?

While we're developing our component using Protostar, we have found that the btn-group and btn-group-yesno classes are not "native" per se, in that they're not necessarily supported in other ...
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Assign template to user

Thanks in advance for your response. I would like to assign (as we can do for admin back-office template), assign to user or a group of users a specific template ? It's possible ?
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Get parameters for specific template inside a library file

Is it possible to get parameters for a specific template (not the active template necessarily)? Any advice would be appreciated. //edit The template WILL NOT be active, so I need to get the ...
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Is there a way to have the article edit box stretch the full width of the screen in Joomla 2.5?

When editing articles with EDITOR set to NONE, is there a way to have the article edit box stretch the full width of the screen (in Joomla2.5)? I know you can resize the width manually, but I'd like ...
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Joomla templating custom JDOC statements

Which Joomla Platform / CMS class should I extend in order to make my own custom JDOC:include tags? I would like to have custom JDOC tags like <JDOC:include type="scripts" /> <JDOC:include ...
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How to use 3rd party extention in Joomla JA Purity III?

I'm trying to use JPro Final Countdown extension in my Purity template. I use quickstart and modified it as I want. I already installed the extension and set up the configuration in JPro Final ...
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Anchor link in template breaks when page has URL parameters

I've got a problem with my Joomla site. I've got an anchor link in my template -- really simple, like this: <a href='#top'>Go to top</a>. This works great for most pages on the site. ...
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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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How do you make a live preview site for selling Joomla templates

I am building a website to sell Joomla templates on but can't find a viable solution for users to see a live preview... any suggestions? I have tried the template changer extension and it works but ...
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Getting template params from template.css.php

I'm creating joomla template using blank joomla starter template. The blank joomla template has a file called template.css.php that combines and compresses multiple template css files into one single ...
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Is development of template from scratch really worthwhile? [closed]

This question may land me in a group that is unprofessional yet dare ask. I have been using default template (Protostar, beez) and configure client needs and so far reasonably successful. I ...
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creating new template in 3.3

I'm creating my 1st new template - very beginner. I've a static HTML5 and CSS3 website that I created myself from scratch and converting this to a Joomla 3.3 template. I've read some tutorials about ...
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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 change the favicon in Joomla

So I am new to Joomla, and am trying to change our favicon. I already have a 16*16 .ico image, but can't figure out how to use it. I don't know how to use cPanel. What do I do?
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Template module names based on position

For instance, if I have a position called 'position-1' and I've multiple modules in position-1. How can I get all module names based on position (in this case 'position-1')? Is it even possible? If so,...
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How to change Joomla! 3's bootstrap theme preserving original?

I am creating a new template for Joomla! 3.3.1. I want to use bootstrap's amazing features. In addition to this I have downloaded a theme form http://bootswatch.com/2/. I have overwritten new theme ...
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Joomla 3 Protostar template disappeared

I was downloading different templates and trying them out and now have noticed that the default Protostar template is missing from the list of templates in the admin app. How do I get it back?
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Custom template creates multiple H1 tags on same page

I´m new to Joomla and started on my own template. Using this code to get articles: <jdoc:include type="component" /> Output multiple tags on the same page... This is, as far as I know, bad ...
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PHP 7 Upgrade Breaks Joomla Theme

I have a website running Joomla 3.9.1, which uses the Shape5 - Vertex template (one of Shape5's free templates, although the company is now owned by JoomlArt). I am trying to upgrade to PHP 7.2, but ...
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Joomla 3.4 Admin Template Override

I want to change the header in the default admin template Isis. This is the output now. <header class="header"> <div class="container-logo"> <img src="administrator/...
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How to get a Joomla3 template to install the images in a different location-specifically joomlaroot/images?

I've created a Joomla 3 template. When I install the template, I'd like to have the template images automatically install into the joomlaroot/images location. The reason I'd like to do this is because ...
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Assigned template vs ?template=myTemplate

I recently tested a new template for a site (University by Shape5). I tried to get a quick preview before setting the template as default by adding ?template=university to the url. But the template ...
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Delete all demo data

Many templates come with demonstration data that may be installed to show off the features of a template. Is there a simple method of deleting all this data or am I going to be forced to delete each ...