What are template Overrides?

In this article we want to explain you what template overrides are.

Template Overrides are actually an old technique that was introduced in Joomla 1.5.

Succinctly: Templates Overrides overwrite the standard output from a component or module.

Like you use an own template to modify a homepage to fit your needs, it is possible to change the standard output of Joomla. We will show you in our project website that how to do such changes and so reduce the need of installing third-party extensions.

We recommend the use of Template Overrides in combination with alternative Layouts. If you create an Override e.g. of type "mod_articles_latest" and rename the corresponding "default.php", the changes will only affect the module with the selected alternative layout.

We show you with an example, where we want to change the output of an article.

And the J.O.S.C.A.R. goes to...

JAB15 logo

j-over.de. Our project won on the J and Beyond 2015 the J.O.S.C.A.R. as "Innovation of the Year".


Overrides from

  • 1559507_696946120343022_2619986911434960761_o
  • axel_tueting
  • 1a3bf2dda6069464905e3816f494b587
  • george
  • 5a67ea5f9da573adf828721341a2dc7f
  • 11036042_912712812082877_9026187587615442228_n
  • marco_schauz
  • 7d55f932dabcae1e85c6543901fcc581
  • 1bbbb27
  • aadb08dad2365a68c233cde0b2716e3a
  • d72a769d3a4103928603a345e6a054e9
  • 00844f47ba7bf84a8f8fefdf719416bb

Our sponsor

Kubik Rubik Extensions

sponsor fc hosting

logostore jes2

logo Yireo 500px 4 bevel

New Overrides

The Joomla!® name is used under a limited license from Open Source Matters in the United States and other countries.

j-over.de is not affiliated with or endorsed by Open Source Matters or the Joomla.