InMotion Hosting Support Center

I edit my Joomla 3 template but my website is not changing

Category: Joomla 3

2013-09-09 10:11 am EST

Hits: 1,588
The template that is presented for editing in administrator (which is set as default) is NOT the template that shows up when I view the site.

You must login before you can ask a follow up question.

You must login before you can submit an answer.



5,399 Points
2013-09-09 10:53 am EST
Hi rchorsch,

If you are editing your Joomla template and you are not seeing the changes:

Ensure that you are editing your "Site" Template

Within Joomla, there are Site templates and there are Administrator templates. The Site template controls the look and feel of your website (your front-end site), while the Administrator template controls what you're Joomla dashboard - /administrator looks like.

Ensure the template you're editing is activated

Keep in mind too that when you install a template, it does not auto matically activate it. You may be making changes to a template that is not activiated. The following tutorial has more information on this:
How to change your Joomla 3.1 Site Template

Clear your browser's cache

If you're doing everything right, it could be you're not seeing the changes because you need to clear your browser's cache. For help with this, please see this tutorial:
How to clear your browser's cache

I hope this helps, keep us updated! Thanks,
- Brad

You must login before you can post a comment about this answer.

Like this Question?

Joomla Community Google+ Hangout #3

June 3rd, 2014

Thank you @RustyJoomla for letting me speak on the Joomla Community Google+ Hangout!

Click here to watch!

Support Center Login

Social Media Login

Social Login Joomla

Need more Help?


Ask the Community!

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and InMotion Hosting Staff.

Current Customers

Chat: Click to Chat Now E-mail:
Call: 888-321-HOST (4678) Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help. Sign up today!