Karyn Cantu Template January 13th, 2020 - 06:54:02
The ideal place to get free Joomla templates is online sites that deal specifically with Joomla, but it will all depend on the specific needs that have to be satisfied and the type of template to be used. There are many sites that offer these services, so doing extensive research about what they specifically offer is crucial since not all offer the same type of templates. If you get the wrong template, it will need a converter and this will be too costly and time-consuming.
Free website templates can actually be relied upon to create your whole website around, but you need to know if they are good as a long-term option. What you need to do is examine the benefits and the negatives. Now some of these are going to be quite obvious, but other aspects are going to get overlooked. Let's start with the number one benefit, and that would be money. When you decide to go with free website templates you will not have to spend so much money on website design and development.
Joomla templates let you define the style and layout of your website on both the back end and the front end. There are two different formats for Joomla templates: back end templates and front end templates. The front end templates let you decide the layout and style of the actual website that is visible to your viewers. The back end templates define the layout and style that the administrator, editor and super administrator will see when they log in to make changes to the website or just to check the information.
Basically there are two types of templates; exclusive (copyrighted) templates and non- exclusive (non-copyrighted) templates. An exclusive template gives you ownership rights over the template whereas a non exclusive template does not give you ownership rights but only usage rights. Exclusive web templates are a bit costly and will ensure that the template is not resold to any other customer. You may use the template as your like and even resell it to other customers. A non-exclusive template on the other hand is cheaper and gives you only usage rights over the template. This means you can modify the template as per your needs but cannot resell them to a third party. Non-exclusive templates also mean that the same template can be resold by the template provider to more than one customer.
Another way that you can customize your template is by editing the blog's template file. You can access the template file by going to Layout -> Edit HTML. Blogger would probably be more accurate naming the link "Edit XML", since that's what you're actually editing. What you'll find in the template file are some variable definitions, some CSS style definitions, and finally the body of the blog page, which contains a bunch of XML tags that look something like this:
Due to the programming of Joomla, creating a template to control the styling and layout of your template can be something that may become necessary as you progress along the journey of your own Joomla site, this is the moment before frustration begins. As controlling the many factors of a Joomla template in no easy feat at first, a Joomla template consists of an xml file containing the installation instructions. A CSS styling sheet to handle the styling of all the objects, divs, forms etc. and finally the index.php file.