In the chapter about multi-language websites, we built a website based on the Beez2 template. Now I would like to create my own style and change a few options in Extensions - Template Manager - Beez2 default. These changes are as follows:
- Style name: Beez2 - cocoate
- Logo: I do not want a logo, so I click the Clear Button
- Site Title: Joomla! 1.6
- Site Description: cocoate - consulting, coaching, teaching
- Template color: Nature
I save the style as a copy by clicking the Save as Copy icon (Figure 1).
Figure 1: Individual template style
My website now has a totally different look (Figure 2). It is possible to create different styles for different parts of the website using the menu assigment feature.
Figure 2: Website with Beez2 style
Creating different styles with available options is the easiest solution and often the best and fastest. When a Joomla! update becomes available, your individual styles will still be accessible in the new version. You are still working with the core package of Joomla! 1.6 without any additonal extensions!