Home News & Updates

How to load custom typography in the editor – Joomla! 1.5

Most of you probably already saw that problem that the classes from the typography doesn’t show up in TinyMCE styles dropdown.

There are two possible solutions in respect to that issue:
1. Go to extension -> plugins and open TinyMCE, in its parameters, there is an option to load a specific CSS file called Custom CSS Classes. Place the url to your custom CSS file there.

2. Easier solution is to make a copy of your custom CSS and rename this copy to editor.css and upload it in your template css folder.

Hope it helps.

How to make a custom HTML module

Create Your own Joomla Module:

Sometimes you want to place HTML code, Image or Javascript code on your site front page.You could this by working into the template file (index.php), but there is another easier and more flexible and easy way.

Put it into a Joomla Module
Joomla Modules are peace of code which can be placed any where on the site. By just giving the different position to joomla module you can change the look of the site. Modules provide flexibility.

So how to make module in Joomla 1.5?

  1. Login to adminstrator side
  2. go to Module Manager
  3. click on new button
  4. select Custom HTML
  5. click on Next
  6. Enter Title
  7. Select Position, note you can also type in the positon, this will create the new position
  8. browse joomla modules

  9. Put your HTML code in Custom Output
  10. browse joomla modules

  11. Save

One very important feature of joomla module is , it can be shown in content or article. See how to publish module in joomla article.

Check your website to see if it is looks you want it to be. Otherwise, go back and change the HTML code. You can also select on which pages you want to show the module.

Your done! You just made your own Joomla Module!

As you just read in joomla you can create, install modules. But you need to publish these modules on specific positions.

Example of joomla template positions can be left, right, top etc.
Don’t go on the meaning of the word used for positions as it depends on the template.
For example: if in your template left position is defined in right hand column then the module published on left position will be shown on right column.

Hope this help!

How to make position in joomla

How to see available module positions in joomla template ?

Bottom line is you need to know the positions which are available in your joomla template.

You can see different positions available and there exact location on the joomla template, using two different methods

1. www.yourwebsite.com?index.php&tp=1
2. Login to Administrator, go to templates , select the template of which you want to see the module positions, and click on preview.


How to make positions in joomla ?

There are two steps:
1. create new module position

To create a module position for ex: jvhead, you will need to open yourjoomlasite.com/templates/your_current_template/templateDetails.xml. You should see an array of predefined positions such as:


Add this to the array:


content load joomla modules

Save the file and upload. We have just created the “jvhead” module position.

2. Put this module position in your joomla template, so that you can publish different module on this new position

make joomla modules positions


To create new module position, when you click on any module there is drop down for selecting module position, you can actually type in this box and create new module position

Now go to your joomla template and edit index.php, put <jdoc:include type=”modules” name=”newpostion” /> and its done.

How to create a Joomla! Module Position to appear in the Content area of your Joomla! site

First, navigate to Extensions>Plugin Manager> and make sure “Content – Load Module” is published/active. If there is a red “x” beside this Plugin, click it to make the plugin active.

The plugin you just activated will allow you to use a syntax such as “{loadposition jvhead}” in your content item(s) in order to render modules. So now, we want to create a custom module position for JVHead.

To create a module position for jvhead, you will need to open yourjoomlasite.com/templates/your_current_template/templateDetails.xml. You should see an array of predefined positions such as:


Add this to the array:


content load joomla modules

Save the file and upload. We have just created the “jvhead” module position.

Now you can create a content item within a category or a static content item if you prefer, and within the wysiwyg editor box just type {loadposition jvhead}.

How to remove ‘Welcome to the Frontpage’ title in Joomla! 1.5

If you install new Joomla! 1.5, and you get the ‘Welcome to the Frontpage’ title on your Frontpage of your site. Sometimes, it is difficult to find, where you can change this title. You try lots of things like go to Manage Frontpage, menu menu, see the home menu item, tried unpublishing the home menu link and many such things, but still not getting where this welcome message is coming from

It realy simple, just go to your Joomla! 1.5 Administration site and login. In your administration site go to:

  1. MenusMain Menu (now you are in: Menu Item Manager: mainmenu).
  2. Click on ‘Home’ link to edit this link (you are now in: Menu Item: Edit).
  3. menu joomla 1.5

  4. Click on Parameters System and change or delete the Page title.
    • If you change the Page title, changed title will be displayed on your Frontpage as a title.
    • If you delete the Page title, Menu link will be displayed on your Frontpage as a title (in the present case ‘Home’ will be displayed as title, because ‘Home’ is the name of the link to the Frontpage).
    • If you don’t want to display any title, set Show Page Title below Page title parameter to ‘No’.
  • Don’t forget to save changes. And its done.

How to install and active ZooTemplate Modules

To install the module, login to your Joomla! administration.

For Joomla! 1.5, navigate to Extensions > Install

and browse to the mod_jvweather.zip file and click “upload”

browse joomla modules

Next, you will need to publish/activate the module into a position that your template supports. This is done from within the Module Manager.

For Joomla! 1.5, navigate to Extensions > Module Manager and click the ZooTemplate module (ex: mod_jvweather) to access its options.

active joomla modules


active joomla modules

Some templates may have a suitable module position for the ZooTemplate modules, however you may want to publish ZooTemplate so that it will appear by itself in the main content area of the Joomla! site. If this is you, then follow these instructions for creating a module position.