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Joomla 2.5 includes a built in editor that you can use to edit the files within your templates. While the template editor does not pack many features, if you need to make a quick change to a template, using the editor makes this task easy to do.

To edit a Joomla 2.5 template:

  1. Log into your Joomla 2.5 admin
  2. In the top menu, hover over Extensions and then click Template Manager
  3. Click the Templates tab
    click-templates
  4. In the list of templates you see, find the template you want to edit and then click the Details and Files link next to it
    click-details-and-files
  5. From the list of files, either under Template Master Files or Stylesheets, click the file that you want to edit.

    If you need to edit the css of a site, most likely you'll find the file under Stylesheets. If you need to edit php files, the files should be found under Template Master Files.
  6. After clicking the file name, you'll come to another page that will load that file into an editor. Make any changes that you need, and then click Save in the top menu.
    template-editor

    You now know how to edit a Joomla 2.5 template!

    Please note!
    It is always a good idea to make backups before doing any major changes. In the case of template files, they're simply text files, so be sure to copy the text in the editor before you make changes and save it to your desktop. In this way, if you need to revert the changes, you can easily do so from your own backup.

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n/a Points
2014-08-08 3:51 pm

I'm trying to add a <link> to the <head> of a page.

In step (5) I only see stylesheets and not Template Master Files.

I don't need to edit a stylesheet but rather add a link to an EXTERNAL stylesheet

Staff
15,445 Points
2014-08-08 4:53 pm
Hello Ralph,

Thank you for your question. We do not have a guide on it, but you can use the addStyleSheet function to add external css stylesheets to your Joomla 2.5.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
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2015-04-14 9:06 am

I'am tring to move a <div> from one of my template page but I did not found the page counting this div . On my adminstration panel  I can only edit main page template .Can any one help me PLZ.

 

Staff
23,924 Points
2015-04-14 12:45 pm
Hello Sihem,

Sorry for the problem with editing the template page. You have not given us much information about what specfic template page, so it's hard to give you specific information. Joomla does have a good article that you can read that helps you in Modifying Joomla Templates. I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Regards,
Arnel C.
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2015-04-16 5:40 am

Good morning Sir thanks for answerning my question.

My template name is : 

TZ_henry_jooml and I can only edit those files :

  • Edit main page template
  • Edit error page template
  • Edit offline page template
  • Edit print view template

Can you plz tell me where can I found html fil to edit the Registration form  .

appreciate any help :)

Staff
15,445 Points
2015-04-16 4:45 pm
Hello sihem,

Thank you for your question. I could not follow your links, since you have to be logged in to access them.

I recommend reading the Official TZ Henry Documentation, since it explains how to modify this specific Joomla Template.

Thank you,
John-Paul

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