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Joomla! Creating and Editing Custom Templates: Creating the index.php file

By Jen Kramer McKibben

Custom templates are the key to making a Joomla!-driven website stand out. In Joomla! Creating and Editing Custom Templates, Jen Kramer McKibben offers instruction and insight to help Joomla! users create eye-popping websites. Jen starts with the basics, like how to add the Joomla! template codes to a static HTML layout, install the template package, and clean up styling after installation. She also shows how to make multiple layouts within the same Joomla! template, configure menus and submenus, and more.

In this video, host Jen Kramber McKibben discusses how to create the index.php file. This is the file that will contain all the code that will actually run the Joomla template iteself. She then opens the document in Code view and starts to detail which pieces of the document will become modules and where the actual content is going to live as well.

Creating the index.php file

Creating the index.php file

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Jen Kramer McKibben develops sites that are functional, usable, accessible, and supportive of business and marketing goals. She is the Program Director for the Master's of Science in Internet Technologies program (MSIT), and she teaches courses and workshops in website design and management (including Joomla!) at the Marlboro College Graduate Center.
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