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How to display module in component area

To enhance the given answers here: To include a modul position in your component view and to load modules there, you just have to add echo JHtml::_('content.prepare', '{loadposition ...
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How do I override the CSS styles in my template?

Joomla 3.5+ (Protostar template) As of Joomla 3.5, you're able to create file called user.css and place it in: templates/protostar/css/user.css Note: the file name must be user.css The protostar ...
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How to permanently remove/disable default Joomla templates

You can't prevent Joomla from upgrading her core templates. They are in there for a reason as a part of default installation. I am afraid you will just have to learn how to live with them. I did the ...
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Is it possible to load a newer jQuery version?

Or does Joomla really need the 1.x version? Joomla itself may work mostly fine with newer jQuery versions. The reason it ships with such an old version is compatibility for 3rd party extensions. So ...
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Is development of template from scratch really worthwhile?

In my opinion, it can depend on the complexity of the site. For example, if a client wanted a fairly basic site with a custom design, I'd duplicate Protostar (default Joomla 3.x template). Then strip ...
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Making an ajax-based template?

My advice to you - avoid this. It's a recipe for many problems. A website owner who wanted this ended up paying us a lot of money just to fix the problems that arose from using this strategy (there ...
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Remove "Joomla! Hosting from cloudaccess.net" in CloudBase3 template

You can also modify the code directly by opening the file ../templates/cloudbase3/features/branding.php using your favorite php editor. At lines 21-24 you will see this code : <div class="rt-...
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Different templates for viewing and editing articles

It's actually possible by overriding it via 3rd party plugin. You can create a simple system plugin calling setTemplate() method when the onAfterRoute event occurs : public function onAfterRoute() { ...
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How to force auto versioning of css and js to renew on file change within Joomla! template?

The old and deprecated way is to place MD5SUM file in the asset folder and have it updated whenever an asset file is modified. Once you create the file, add assets without version or with md5sum as ...
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Is development of template from scratch really worthwhile?

The case for using a standard template I tend to use the same base template (from a leading template developer) for most projects. Template features which I don't use can be disabled to keep the ...
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Is development of template from scratch really worthwhile?

I also use protostar as a base template to develop a custom one in many cases. There is nothing bad with this approach. I can even do the same with other templates. And there is always the case where ...
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How to change the favicon in Joomla

The favicon.ico file needs to be copied to the default template folder. For example, if you are using the Protostar template, the file would be copied to: /templates/protostar/favicon.ico You might ...
Neil Robertson's user avatar
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How to permanently remove/disable default Joomla templates

What I do is to go in: Extensions -> Manage and disable any extensions, templates that I don't use. Of course if we are talking about 3rd party extensions, I totally uninstall them - but disable ...
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Template module names based on position

If you mean programatically, JModuleHelper should return the info you need. $modules = JModuleHelper::getModules('position-1'); print_r($modules);
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How is the relationship between template styles and menus stored in Joomla 3.x?

template_style_id column in #__menu table.
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Joomla 3.9 not reading language override strings for English only

I was not able to duplicate your issue. I used the Joomla core Beez3 template to test this, where the template by default has the language files in main (Joomla root) Language folder and at the same ...
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Is development of template from scratch really worthwhile?

I build my own templates. My experience is that using a 'bought or free' template gives me lot of headaces, and take at least as much time to develop my own. If you build your own you have more ...
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Assign template to user

I believe you'd need to write/find a plug-in to fully achieve that. The following question gives a basic framework for such a plugin: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20049266/how-to-set-a-...
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Does Joomla have back-end theme editor functionality, just like WordPress?

Yes, it has as well. While you are in admin area, from the top menu, go to Extensions > Templates > Templates Then click on the template name you want to edit its files. Now you can select a file ...
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Custom template creates multiple H1 tags on same page

The issue of multiple H1 tags was introduced because the page I was viewing was showing featured articles. Solution was to make an override of com_contents featured file by changing h1 to h2 in the ...
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PHP 7 Upgrade Breaks Joomla Theme

From the call stack it is obvious that a function call fails in vertex cms_core_functions.php, which function tries to load the modules on your page in positions, but instead of 2 arguments, it gets ...
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Randomly render one of the modules in a given position

Have a look at the Module Helper documentation. getModules(): Get modules by position getModules(string $position) : array static since 1.5 Arguments $position string The position of the module ...
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How can I add a local custom javascript file into the bottom of the template's index.php file?

Unfortunately Casseopeia (default Joomla 4 frontend template) uses the following: <jdoc:include type="scripts" /> inside the <head> tags at the top of the DOM, so any script ...
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How can I load the new Protostar custom CSS stylesheet last?

One option is to use a stronger selector. With this the position the order of the css doesn't matter. if you would like to modifiy to orginal css .theComponent .theSelector { color:red; }...
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Is it possible to install template only from quickstart package?

Extract the quickstart archive file on your local machine and find the XML file for the template which should contain a list of the files and folders necessary to install the template on it's own. ...
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How to fix missing article separator (Joomla 3.4.8)?

From the link you provided it is obvious that in your template there IS NO article-separator HTML element. From the name of your template, 'favourite' I guess it is one of free templates from ...
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Making an ajax-based template?

Yes, there is a better solution... AddFullAjax is nice plugin which connects FullAjax library to Joomla site, and it may work pretty well for simple sites. Demo at http://getsite.org.ua/jdemo/ shows ...
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How to call K2 currently viewed item's title / creation date on my template index.php?

You can do something similar like: $app = JFactory::getApplication(); $jinput = $app->input; $option = $jinput->getCmd('option'); $view = $jinput->getCmd('view'); if ($option=="com_k2"...
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How to move down background image?

You can use a tool like Firebug or similar for inspect your source code of your site in your browser. A tool like this will give you information about the selectors and the path where they are ...
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