how do I get a Joomla Component to appear on a separate page with a new Template?

Posted on 2011-09-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a Joomla component that I want to appear on a page by itself without any formatting of the original template nor any menu, header, or footer modules from my joomla Web site. I created a new barebones template. I have the Joomla Component created and  the barebones template created. My question is what cateogry or menu items do I have to create to get my component working and how do I assign my barebones template to it in order for it to work?
Question by:iamdiggnified
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Expert Comment

by:Panagiotis S
ID: 36522971
you have to assign the menu item to the new template.

go to extensions template manager and choose the template you want to assign the menu with

in the Menu Assignment select the menu item

thats all

Author Comment

ID: 36523065
panagiotiss, in the template manager i assigned the template to my menu item and my component is not showing up on the page. The menu type  of the menu item i created was the component itself.
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by:Panagiotis S
ID: 36523082
is the new template ok, meaning does it contain the core component?
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Author Comment

ID: 36523264
the template doesn't contain the core component. I was hoping I could use this template for other components later on. I made a duplicate of the original template. Stripped out the original layout and recreated a new layout (the code is written below). The template is showing up in the template mgr.

<div id="wrapper-blankpage">
     <jdoc:include type="modules" name="start-blankpage" style="xhtml" />
       <jdoc:include type="component" name="start-blankpage" style="xhtml" />

The name "start-blankpage" refers to positioning. The names of the modules and components on my old layout referred to things like "above component" "lower right". Maybe I have to create a separate module, select the "start-blankpage" position, and I assign the component to this module?
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Expert Comment

by:Panagiotis S
ID: 36523285
it must contain the core component

Author Comment

ID: 36523461
when you say "core component" you are referring to the component i'm trying to see on my new template page? I have many other components on my existing joomla website that don't require them to be put in the template of the page.
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Accepted Solution

Panagiotis S earned 500 total points
ID: 36523567
<jdoc:include type="component" />

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Expert Comment

by:Andrew Derse
ID: 36523848
Two questions:

1) Can you see the component in the old template (without trying to switch it to the new template)
2) Can you see the new template when you set it to be the default for that particular menu item?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 36524380
Thanks Panagiotiss, removing the name attribute did the trick.

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