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Modifying Templates

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:01 pm
by graham_conway
I want to modify some text for the 'Read More' links on some articles on my main page. I can format the text in the 'template.css' file, but I can't find anywhere where I can change the content of the text itself. For example some of the links say 'Read More', some just say 'More' etc. I want to standardise what it says throughout the page, but can't find where to do this in Joomla! If you go onto the page and view the source you can see where it is in the HTML code, but I can't find anywhere where I can modify this. I've searched all of the CSS files, and the main template which is in PHP, but can't find how to do this. Help!

There's also a horizontal line on the main page that I wouldn't mind removing, but I have the same problem in that I can't find out where I can go in and delete this.

Can anyone help?

Re: Modifying Templates

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:47 pm
by CDNKnights
You'll want to make a language override to do what you're wanting.

You can find instructions in the Joomla Docs:
https://docs.joomla.org/J2.5:Language_O ... _in_Joomla

Re: Modifying Templates

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:18 am
by AlexVega
Hi there!

When yo create your articles, you have a tab called Options, from
here, at the bottom you can add your custom text.

For the horizontal line, you can use a tool like Firebug or similar for
inspect your source code in your browser.

A tool like this will give you information about the selectors and the
path where they are located, the line number and the name of the
file that contains this selectors.

Once you have this you can add or change the values.

Cheers!