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Site - Assign Screen


 Please Note!NOTE: The Assign screen is only accessible from the Template Manager [ Site ] screen. It should also be noted that Assign is not an option in Template Manager [ Administrator ].

It is possible in Joomla! to very easily use different templates for different Menu Items and therefore the Content they relate to. This can be as simple or as complex a different template as a Super Administrator wishes to make. It may simply be a copy of the main site template but with different colours for the various features of the display, or it may be a completely different layout and use of images from the main Site Template.

It is possible to just duplicate and customise a single template to meet these requirements or use completely different templates for each change. The choice is wide open.



Save: Click the Save icon to save any changes made during the current editing session and return to the Template Manager screen.

Cancel: Clicking the Cancel icon at any point ends the current editing session and returns the display to the Template Manager screen. Any changes made since the editing session commenced will be lost.

Help: Click the Help icon at any time to view this Help Screen.

Assign template your_template_name to menu item:

Select the name(s) of the Menu Items, from the drop down list of all Menu Items, to which the current choice of Site Template (represented by your_template_name)is to be assigned.

To select multiple items at once hold the Ctrl key whilst left clicking the mouse button.

Once all the Menu Items are selected click the Save icon.

Remove a Menu Item from an assignment:

De-select the Menu Item(s) from the drop down list (they will currently be highlighted) by holding the Ctrl key and left clicking with the mouse on each one that is no longer required to be assigned to this particular Site Template.

Once the Menu Items have been selected click the Save icon.

Remove all Menu Items from an assignment:

Select None from the drop down list of Menu Items and click the Save icon to completely remove all Menu Items from being assigned to the selected Site Template. On returning to the Template Manager [ Site ] screen note that the green tick is no longer displayed in the Assigned column alongside this Site Template's name.

note711_small NOTE: Any assignments made in this screen will get overridden by the Template Chooser module in the Front-end, if this module is published in the Module Manager and used by authorised Users.


Preview Template: If this check box is checked a fly out thumbnail display of a Site Template will appear when you move the  mouse pointer over the template's name. This can be a useful feature when quickly reviewing a lot of templates that may be installed on the web site.

Related Information:

Template Manager [ Site ] Template Chooser
Template HTML Editor Template CSS Editor
Template Tutorial Templates FAQ Forum
Templates Forum Template Manager [ Administrator ]

note icon NOTE: If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this Help screen then please post them in the Suggestions, Modifications, and Corrections forum in the User Documentation Work Group.

Thank you!


The User Documentation Team

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 April 2007 )
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