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Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook by Richard Carter

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Styling Joomla! error pages

Joomla! allows for custom error pages to be displayed; you can entirely customize the look and feel of error messages to better target your website's audience.

Getting ready...

Copy the error.php file located in the templates\system\ directory into your template's directory. Here we'll copy it into the templates\rhuk_milkyway\ directory.

How to do it...

  1. Firstly, you need to change your Joomla! website's settings to allow you to use a custom error page. Log in to your Joomla! administration panel (for example, at http://example.com/administrator), and go to Site | Global Configuration:
    How to do it...
  2. From here, look at the right-hand side ...

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