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Website Overview

General information for SeniorNet Nelson

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  • Joomla! 3.6
  • Joomla is a free and open-source content management framework (CMS) for publishing web content.
  • It is built on a model–view–controller web application framework that can be used independently of the CMS.
  • Joomla is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques and software design patterns, stores data in a MySQL, MS SQL, or PostgreSQL database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization.


  • Responsible for the layout, design and structure of a website.
  • While the CMS manages the content, a template manages the look and feel of the content elements and the overall design of a website.
  • The template is where the design of the main layout for a site is set. This includes where users place different elements (components, modules, and plug-ins), which are responsible for the different types of content.

We are presently using FavThemes Favourite template

Settings for Favourite Template (October 2017)

Favourite is a free responsive Joomla! template, a smart template that adapts and resizes itself to desktop and mobile devices. It was built with HTML5 and CSS3 and has an extensive set of parameters for easy and fast customization, 10 color styles, 30+ module positions and 15 module variations.

The main features and settings are:

  • joomla 3.x template
  • based on the Bootstrap framework
  • cross-browser compatible
  • responsive template (also fits to mobile devices)
  • 12-column grid system
  • dropdown menu
  • portal or blog layout
  • 15 social icons
  • 10 colour styles
  • 30+ module positions
  • 15 module variations
  • (Page width at moment is 980px)
  • Demo site for Favourite template:
  • Responsive: Smart template that adapts and resizes itself to desktop and mobile devices.
  • K2 Support: Full compatibility with K2, the powerful content extension for Joomla!
  • Google Fonts: Choose any font from Google Web Fonts and use it to customize your website.
  • Parameters: Choose from an extensive set of parameters for easy and fast customization.
  • Font Awesome: Add any icon from Font Awesome to your module title and website content!
  • 10 Color Styles: 10 Color Styles designed to give you a myriad of posibilities and flexibility.
  • Module Positions: Easily organize the content of the website using 40+ Module Positions.
  • Logo Options: Upload your own logo image or use a text logo that supports Google Fonts.
  • Typography: A great way to customize the appearance of content elements of your site.

NB - You can use multiple templates in one website. See video on CloudAccess.

Template default information:

  • Font Family (body)
  • Font: Roboto
  1. color: #333333;
  2. background-color: #ffffff;
  3. font-size: 14px;
  4. line-height: 21px;
  5. margin: 0;

Understanding Joomla! Core Content Features

Joomla! is a Content Management System (CMS) first and foremost, and it offers so much flexibility and so many extensions, it can be easy to overlook basic core features that exist to help manage and display the content. offers a wide range of information

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