The web site: has been referenced and the 'Basetemplate Joomla 3' is the default template for 2016 version of the U3A web site.

The web site:
 ( has excellent tutorials and documentation.

The steps outlined on the left of this web site give a progression through Joomla and this template. (Skip the Bootstrap exercise but be aware of Bootstrap.)

The video showing set up for "Firefox", "Firebug" and "Colorzilla" is worth following.


Each title of a short article is prefixed with a number to segment the articles (but not consecutive within the segment so additions can be fitted in).

010 to 099 Principles of Joomla
100 to 149 Design and Colour, Logos etc.
150 to 199 Joomla Front End
200 to 249 Front End when Logged In
250 to 299 ACL Access Control Levels
300 to 349 Global Settings
350 to 399 Categories, Back End
400 to 449 Articles: Back End
450 to 499 Menus and navigation
500 to 549 Images, Media Manager
550 to 599 Modules
600 to 649 Web Hosting
650 to 699 FTP, File Transfer
700 to 799 HTML, CSS, Cascading Style Sheets
800 to 899 Components; Akeeba Backup
900 to 949 Templates
950 to 999 Spare