At this point in our building a Joomla 3.0 template tutorial series, we are ready to zip / compress our template files and get it ready for installation on a Joomla 3.0 website. This is a very simple process to do, and in this article we will walk you through the steps.

So far, this is what we're working with:

We have a folder

our-folder-that-contains-template-filesWe have a folder named basic-joomla3.0-template.

In that folder, we have template files

all-files-that-make-up-our-templateWithin this folder, we have the files that make up our Joomla 3.0 template.

We will zip this folder

how-to-zip-template-with-7-zipUsing your favorite zip / compression utility, zip the folder that contains the files for your template. In our testing, we are using a program named 7zip. To zip a folder using 7zip: Right click on the folder, hover over 7zip, and click then Add to "folder-name.zip".

We now have our zipped template, ready for installation

we-now-have-a-zipped-templateAs you can see in the screenshot to the right, we now have our Joomla 3.0 template zipped. It is in a file named basic-joomla3.0-template.zip, and it is ready to be installed on a Joomla 3.0 website.

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Section 3: Adding a templateDetails.xml file to a Joomla 3.1 Template
Section 5: How to install a Joomla 3.1 Template
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2014-09-05 3:26 pm

first of all i want to thank inmotion team for such a good  very best tutorial  because i am new to joomla i was searching for these over the internet but here i got the exact easy and simplest information here thank you again

 

i have some questions in joomla 3x templates i downloaded and unzipped to have a look on those files  there is a jpg file named odule positions.jpg and template_thumbnail.jpg

is there is any usage of that or just to provide modules positions information it is there ? 

and i need some information about converting any template into joomla template what alterations i have to do for that in the files so as joomla can install it?(index.php,templateDetails.xml,functions.php)

 

and my last question is what is the significance of params.ini(configuration settings file there in template folder)(am considering casinotime template and asking these questions here)

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2014-09-05 3:58 pm
Hello Richard,

Thank you for contacting us today. Since your questions are all Joomla template related, and there is a lot to know.

I recommend following our Education Channel on Building a Basic Joomla 3 Template .

The series includes the steps to create a Joomla Template from start to finish.

Thank you,
John-Paul

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