What is a Template?

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukA TEMPLATE is an extension which enables you to control the Look and Feel of your website.

A Template includes one or more STYLE SHEETS.

A WYNCHCO Template Design comprises:

  • Three STYLE SHEETS (each containing many STYLES),
  • PLUS a compendium of more than 100 CUSTOM STYLE SETS (organised into groups).

Each group of CUSTOM Style Sets can be changed:

  • quickly and easily,
  • without any technical know-how, and
  • without having to edit any code

via your website's Dashboard.

In short, you can change the Look & Feel of your website with just a few simple clicks!

We show you how in this Joomla! User Guide.

Read more: How to change Look & Feel.

template.css

This Style Sheet is included with the 'off the shelf' Joomla! CMS.

It contains the building blocks which determine the appearance of all Joomla! websites, including the provision of the CSS Grid System.

We use the CSS Grid System to determine how Modules are displayed in your website. 

user.css

This Style Sheet is added by us when we create a bespoke WYNCHCO Website Design for you.

The unique Look and Feel of your website is determined by this Style Sheet

PLUS the groups of CUSTOM STYLE SETS which we enable you to quickly and easily change via your website's Dashboard.

editor.css

We add this Style Sheet to a WYNCHCO Template to enable you to:

  • add your own custom Style Sets, and
  • apply these Style Sets when editing website content.

Follow the steps below to change each group of CUSTOM Style Sets included with a WYNCHCO Template Design.

  1. Open the System Dashboard > Site Template Styles screen.
  2. Select the WYNCHCO template.
  3. Select a STYLE SET Tab.
  4. Toggle the STYLE Settings.

See illustrated steps at the following link.

Read more: Change Look & Feel of a WYNCHCO Website Design.

Follow the steps below to view the content of each individual Style Sheet included with a WYNCHCO Template Design.

  1. Open the System Dashboard > Site Templates screen.
  2. Select the WYNCHCO template.
  3. Select CSS from sidebar.
  4. Select CSS file to view (example: user.css).

See illustrated steps below.

1) Open the System Dashboard > Site Templates screen.

templates templates 1 

2) Select the WYNCHCO template.

templates templates 2 

3) Select CSS from sidebar.

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4) Select CSS file to view (example: user.css).

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Contents include:

How to install and preview a Template.
How to change the Default Template.
What to consider when changing template.
How to uninstall redundant Templates.
How to duplicate a Template.
Introducing HTML Overrides.
How to assign a Template to a Menu Link.
POSITIONS & Position Maps.
Introducing STYLE SETS.
MODULE Style Sets.
IMAGE Style Sets.
CUSTOM Style Sets.
QUICK FIX Style Sets.

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