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Joomla!® Bible by Ric Shreves

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Appendix B. A Guide to the Location of Key Files

APPENDIX B

  • Locating files

One of the first steps in customizing your Joomla! site is figuring out where to go to find the files you need to change. Table B.1 shows the locations of the items that are most commonly modified by site owners.

The table's contents provide the locations of the key files used by the front-end components and modules, as well as the locations of the language packs, the default images, and perhaps most importantly, the front-end and admin Templates and CSS files.

Note that the location given is the path to the files on your server, relative to directory where you have placed your Joomla! installation.

Table B.1. Key Files

Item

Location

Components (front-end output)

Banner

components/com_banners

Contacts

components/com_contact

Newsfeeds

components/com_newsfeeds

Polls

components/com_poll

Weblinks

components/com_weblinks

Site Modules (front-end output)

Archive module

modules/mod_archive

Banners module

modules/mod_banners

Breadcrumbs module

modules/mod_breadcrumbs

Custom HTML modules

modules/mod_custom

Feeds module

modules/mod_feed

Footer module

modules/mod_footer

Latest News module

modules/mod_latestnews

Login module

modules/mod_login

Menu modules

modules/mod_mainmenu

Most Read module

modules/mod_mostread

News Flash module

modules/mod_newsflash

Poll module

modules/mod_poll

Random Image module

modules/mod_random_image

Related Items module

modules/mod_related_items

Search module

modules/mod_search

Sections module

modules/mod_sections

Stats module

modules/mod_stats ...

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