Joomla (Mambo) Web Template Editing

Web template setup and editing using a CMS

Joomla CMS
Joomla and Mambo are free open source content management systems (CMS) used for publishing web content through a browser interface. Mambo is now an obsolete program, however Joomla still releases regular updates.

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Joomla Website Setup
Allwebco does not offer support for Joomla, however, web templates can be edited using this browser interface application. The following is some general information for using Joomla.

Implementing an existing template in Joomla
It is relatively easy to implement a template in an existing Joomla site.
  1. Unpack (unzip) the Allwebco files in a map, according to the normal unzip instructions.
  2. Create the desired maps also on your server (in the root).
  3. Transfer the files from your local drive to the same maps on the server.
  4. Transfer the .js files to the root.
  5. Go to the administrator part, choose an existing template.
  6. Go to the HTML of that template.
  7. Clean the HTML, but be sure to leave the specific Joomla / Mambo! (PHP) lines.
  8. Fill the page then with the code of the Allwebco template.
  9. Some fine tuning may be needed, regarding the place of the modules on the page.

Joomla / Mambo template user notes
At first I didn't understand how to implement the Allwebco template in a Joomla (Mambo) environment. After some experimentation it was relatively easy.

I put the maps flash, gallery, picts and scroller in the root. Furthermore I put all the .js files in the root. Use a normal FTP-program and not the Joomla / Mambo installer in the back-end, otherwise it won't work.

Secondly, in the back-end of Joomla / Mambo! I went to: Site > template manager > site templates. I chose one of the existing templates, clicked on "edit HTML", left there the php Joomla! code, removed the rest and filled it with the html of the Allwebco template. The rest was easy, only some fine tuning with the placing of the Joomla / Mambo modules was needed (you need to know something about HMTL).

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