A modern website has the content separate to the formatting. CSS is the markup language used in the U3A Tauranga website.

Where is the file and can it be changed?

Access the file from the adminstrator (back end) log in. Extentions - Templates

cssAdmin (2)



Click on Templates




Then select the template, at present Basetemplate-joomla3.

The Template files that control the layout of the website, including CSS files, are then accessable.



The CSS file in use as at April 2016 is templateU3A.css.



The file opens in a small window, suitable for simple editing or to paste a prepared segment into the file




Alternative Method

If you are familiar with using a localhost for website development the CSS file is accessable for direct editing using a text editor of your choice.

From the folder, htdocs, (www or whatever folder is setup to hold the local copy of the web site files) navigate to the website you are using for testing, within the templates folder will be the CSS files used by the website.

Open the templatesU3A.css file in a text editor of your choice. It is a lot easier to navigate, you can use 'find' to locate values or search and replace if you want to change a colour value over the whole website.

After the changes have been checked and correct either paste in a section to add to the CSS file. replace a section or replace the whole file.

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