Differences between Joomla 1.5 and 1.6 templates

Characteristic

Joomla 1.5

Joomla 1.6

Head code

See the code

 

See the code

Module inclusion code

See the code

Styles supported: xhtml, rounded, table, horiz, none, outline

 

See the code

Styles supported: xhtml, rounded, none, outline

Component and message inclusion code

See the code

 

See the code

 

Template overrides

Supported

 

Supported

Layout overrides

Not supported

 

Supported

Template styles

Not supported

 

Supported

Template parameters

One set of parameters per
template, can be
configured in one
way only

 

One set of parameters per template, supports multiple settings via template overrides

templateDetails.xml

Must list each file in installation package individually

 

Supports listing files by folder

Language support

No language files for templates

 

Templates have their own language files if desired

Template thumbnails

Single, shows when you roll over template name

 

Small thumbnail in template master, click to load a large version

?tp=1 support

On by default, requires editing code in a file to override

 

Turned off by default, can be enabled by switch in Template Options

Error page and component page support

No way to edit these in the back end of Joomla

 

Can edit these files with a single click in the back end of Joomla

Code editor

Basic form box, no special formatting

 

Code highlighting in HTML and CSS editing windows

Template assignment

Must be done in the Template Manager

 

Can assign templates in menu items or via Template Styles Manager. Cannot assign template masters to pages.

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