YOOtheme - Joomla - adding new pages

Posted on 2011-03-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi All,

I am new to Joomla! and have been experimenting with various things such as themes etc. I have a few issues/questions for the EE experts.

I have installed the Expo YOOtheme. I have added articles and linked them in the menu manager. When I click on one of the links I can see the text that I created but the theme is not applied just a white background.

I have added a custom logo but it is too close to the 3 navigation text links at the top of the page. I have modified the style sheet (by adding padding-top: 10px;) that has the CSS for the logo but this has made no difference.

When I mouse over the "Galleries" button it displays at the bottom of Chrome the actual link which shows as "". Should the index.php part be there? I have no idea how to change that.

Thanks in advance for your much needed support!


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Expert Comment

by:Bruce Smith
ID: 35125446
This is not a solution, just some advice:

If you're going to be working with Joomla and customizing things like CSS, I highly recommend getting you a Firefox browser and install Firebug as an add-on. You can right click any element in question and see exactly where the CSS is and modify the CSS right there in your browser so you don't waste tons of time in the Joomla control panel updating and saving changes and reloading pages to see results, you'll know what to change and only have to do all that once. You can also manage and monitor scripts and plugins very easily as well.

Again not meant to be a solution, just some helpful advice. In the meantime, please provide the link to your Joomla site so we can see what is occurring. Thanks

Author Comment

ID: 35126813
That is some very good advice! Thank you very much. I will get straight on to it tonight. I can't believe I didn't think of that!

The site is:

Any other advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your time!
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by:Bruce Smith
ID: 35130695
I only have time at the moment for the stylesheet issue and you are correct that you need to remove the "index.php" part. The following images are the before and after of the gallery page when I took the "index.php" out of the URLs using Firebug. And the last photo is just to show how easy it is to make modifications to the page via Firebug.

1. Your page with no style...

Before (page)

2. Your code with 'index.php'

Before (code)

3. Your page with style...

After (page)

4. Your code without 'index.php'

After (code)

5. Editing page via Firebug

Editing with Firebug
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by:Bruce Smith
ID: 35130744
As far as your logo is concerned, change it from "padding-top" to "margin-top" and IMHO it looks better at 20px;

This will move it down and center it better. The following is at 20px; (Once again... Firebug   lol)

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Bruce Smith earned 500 total points
ID: 35130762
Once you make the suggested changes, you should be a whole lot closer to getting this thing where you want it.

Sorry for all the images, but I hope they help you see how good Firebug can be for you.


Author Comment

ID: 35133270
patsmitty. I would love to shake your hand!

Your advice was excellent and accurate! The images are perfect so please don't apologise. Firebug is my new best friend. I can't believe I haven't stumbled across it sooner!

This issue with the index.php text is going to keep happening. I have created a new page and the same issue has happened. What is causing this index.php text to keep appearing in all of my links? In the long run I feel that sorting that issue out will be easier than editing each line of code in Firebug every time a page needs to be added.
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by:Bruce Smith
ID: 35133308
That I can't help you with here. It is an issue with your Joomla setup somehow. Firebug is just for debugging purposes and does not change anything on the server at all. If you want to email me @ I'd be more than happy to help you further.

It appears that something in your template settings / files are wrong that is causing this. Probably a small fix.


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