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Joomla!® Start to Finish: How to Plan, Execute, and Maintain Your Web Site by Jen Kramer

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Chapter 7. Installing and Configuring Templates

WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Examining Joomla's core templates

  • Assigning different templates to different pages

  • Downloading and installing new templates

A Joomla web page is made up of several elements, some of which you've met already. The articles are the pieces that contain the content for a given page. They can have pictures, video, audio, or just words. The menus provide the buttons to click to get to the content. In later chapters, you'll learn about modules and components, which provide other types of functionality to the Joomla web page. Templates are the icing on this big cake — they are anything that makes your web site look pretty.

This chapter covers Joomla's default templates, how to assign different templates to different pages, and how to install new templates from other sites.

USING JOOMLA!'S DEFAULT TEMPLATES

Joomla comes with three templates by default. They're actually there as learning tools more than as templates you might use on a production web site.

If you choose Extensions

USING JOOMLA!'S DEFAULT TEMPLATES

Note

To see a thumbnail image of a template, simply mouse over the template's name.

FIGURE 7-1

Figure 7.1. FIGURE 7-1

Note there are two tabs in the Template Manager: one for Site and one for Administrator. The Site tab refers to templates used on the front end of your ...

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