The template is simply a set of rules about presentation. For example, the template will determine how many columns to use, or what color to make titles. The template also determines the layout or positioning of the web page.
The Least You Need To Know
A Joomla site is made up of information and a template. Information can be in the forms of content items, components or modules. The template acts as a filter or a lens. It is controlling all the presentation aspects of the web pages. It does not have any content, but can include logos.
The page will always have a Â“Main BodyÂ”. This is where the content items, or a component will be presented. Usually modules occurred around the outside of a page. Not all components present content. Some, for example SEF (Search Engine Friendly URLÂ’s) do other things, in this example, change the URL of a page into something more readable.
LetÂ’s look at the individual elements of this page:
As you can see, in this template, the main body is in the
big middle column. Various modules are shown in the two side columns. This is
the home page of the site, the main body is actually a component called the
Frontpage component. WeÂ’ll talk more about that the Frontpage component in a later blog.