Change banner / header image on joomla 3.1 template home page
Posted on 2013-06-24
I have installed Joomla_3.1.1 on my server and need to change the banner (header) image on the page, which is now using the protostar template.
I have uploaded my sample/custom banner, which appears in the media library and at
The documentation shows various ways to use the joomla GUI to change media / images, but none of them work - on reload, the default index.php page for any selected template remains unchanged. I also joined the forum but cannot post any questions to it - that feature is blocked, and the only search results that appear provide links to modules available for download.
My joomla default home page source shows the path to the default banner is at
http://mysite.com/images/headers/maple.jpg. But I can't find the page:
joomla/doc/root/templates/protostar/index.php does not contain the string '/images/headers/maple.jpg', so I can't connect the source code to the document tree.
From the joomla doc root, I also tried
$ find . -type f |xargs grep -l '/images/headers/maple.jpg'
with no results. How joomla determines the path to template images is a mystery - I found nothing in the css files either to answer this question.
What file(s) do I need to change to get a template index.php page to point to my custom banner? Joomla installation includes links to sample site templates from my default home page, but the docs do not show how to edit a template for personal use.