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Joomla!™ Programming by Louis Landry, Mark Dexter

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4. Extending Joomla! with Layout Overrides

Do you want to change the way something is shown on your Joomla! site? Add or remove some information? Do something wild and crazy to make the page look just the way you want it to? If so, then this chapter is for you.

Joomla makes it incredibly easy to change the way your website displays the contents of each page. What’s more, you can do this without needing to delve into the details of how the information on the page is put together and, honestly, without understanding much PHP programming.

As we will see, simply by copying and doing some simple editing of one or more files, we can take total control of how our information is shown on the page.

In this chapter, we start with the very basics of templates ...

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