Joomla - template manager
In this chapter, we will study the template manager in Joomla. It manages the various templates that are used on the website. Templates can be used without changing the site content structure.
Following are the simple steps to edit template manager in Joomla.
Step 1 − Click Extensions → Template Manager as shown below.
Step 2 - Template Manager: The styles page is rendered as shown below. Here you can click directly on any of the templates listed in the Template column .
Step 3 − After clicking on any of the above templates, you will get a screen as shown below. In the Editor tab, the template files are listed on the left side of the page as shown in the screenshot below.
Step 4 - Select any of the files by clicking on it to edit.
Step 5 − Click on the Create Overrides tab , you will see the list of Modules , Components and Layouts provided in Template Manager as shown below. Here you can easily override new templates.
Step 6 − Click on any component and you will see many subcomponents inside it as shown below.
Step 7 − When you click on any subcomponent, you will get the following message.
Step 8 − You can go back to the Editor tab to check if the override file is editable or not as shown below.
Step 9 − Click on the Template Description tab , you will see the detailed description of the selected template as shown below.
Following are the toolbar options in the template manager.
Save - saves your template manager.
Save and Close - Saves the templates and closes the current screen.
Copy Template - Enter a name for the template and click the Copy Template button . This will copy the template.
Folder Management - Creates a new folder inside the template. Enter a folder name in the box and click the Create button .
New File - You can select a file type by clicking on the File Type drop-down menu, enter a file name, and click the New button . This will create a new file. The second block is used to download the file directly from your system and the last block is used to copy the file.
Rename File - Enter a new file name and click the Rename button .
Delete File - Deletes a specific file.
Close File - closes the current file.