Create Your Own Style

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).

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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.

21. February 2011 - 12:01 - with Beez2 style

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!