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From YooTHEME models for Joomla template override

This is the english translation of an article wrote a while ago on this same blog.

We already explained in a previous article what do we mean with “template override” : with Joomla 1.5 you can overwrite form and behaviour of components and modules directly in your template, without modifying original files.

We use this occasion to sum-up, and then we present a new interesting YooTHEME option.

Model – View – Controller

You can override template using Joomla 1.5 MVC design pattern. If you don’t know it, we are talking about separation of parts of components and modules, and in particular about creation of distinctive views apart from logic. You have now a view folder containing PHP files that generate output in the page ( for example category.php or detail.php).

Override uses this option, allowing us to create a personalized view structure in our template for every given component. If these structured views exist under “html” folder of template, they’ll be used instead of originals.

YooTHEME Template Overrides

To simplify creation of these pages without looking for the originals, YooTHEME gives you an archive that contains all the necessary overrides for Joomla core components and modules. You can download this file here.

It seems that the template overrides package for Joomla 1.5 is not available now. Take a look at the comments for further info.

Note: if your template already includes override, you must pay attention not to overwrite them.

More instructions in the archive itself.

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