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Joomla 3 Tutorials

In order to proceed with this tutorial you will need one of the following.

- Access to your Hosting account Cpanel >> File Manager
- FTP access to your Hosting account

Steps Involved - How to replace favicon in Joomla Template

1: On your Hosting account you will need to locate the folder where you have Joomla installed.
Example:
A: If you have Joomla installed at www.example.com then your joomla installation will be in the root of the PUBLIC_HTML folder.
B: If you have Joomla installed at www.example.com/mywebsite then your joomla installation will be in the PUBLIC_HTML/mywebsite folder.
Now you should be in the correct folder where Joomla is installed.

2: Open the folder where the template you are using is located.
Example:
templates/mytemplate
Inside this folder you will see the favicon.ico file.
Simply replace the file with your new favicon.ico

3: Open a new browser window and access your website to see the new favicon displayed. If you are still seeing the old favicon you will need to clear your browsers cache by doing of the following. Press CTRL-R or Press F5.

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Steps Involved in editing a Joomla Template in the Joomla administration. This is handy to make small changes to your template files from the Joomla administration without having to upload files from ftp.

Steps Involved

  1. Log into your Joomla 3 administration.
  2. Click Extensions and then click Template Manager.
  3. In the menu on the left click Templates.
  4. From the list of templates select the template you want to edit, and then click the Template Details and Files link.
  5. Select the file you want to edit from the list of template files and folders shown on the left.
  6. Edit the file as required and then save and close the file.

If you prefer to watch a video tutorial then check it out below. This is the video tutorial on how to edit a Joomla 3 template in the Joomla administration.

hidden-menu-joomla

1: Create a new Menu Example: Call it Hidden. Click Save.
2: Where all Menus are listed you will see a heading called Linked Modules. For this menu note you do not need To add a module for this menu type. This menu will not be displayed on your site now and will now be hidden.
3: Create a New Menu item in your hidden menu Example: article.
4: Should you wish to link to the menu item then copy the link from the menu item link field. Example: It will look something like this for menu item search index.php?option=com_search&view=search

Create a Search Results Page in Joomla.
This shows you how to create a page where your search results will appear apart from always appearing on the current page.

1: Create a new Menu Example: Call it Hidden. Click Save.
2: Where all Menus are listed you will see a heading called Linked Modules. For this menu note you do not need To add a module for this menu type. This menu will not be displayed on your site now.
3: Create a New Menu item of Type Search.
4: Now Joomla will automatically use this Search Menu item as the display page for your search results.
5: If you do not want a Module to be displayed on the Search Page, Example: your Latest News Module then simply open the latest news modules and under Menu assignment make edits as required. The Hidden Menu you created will be listed here along with all other menus.

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