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Modifying the Joomla template on your site is fairly simple if you are using a template from RocketTheme.com (they have a few free ones for use as well.) This tutorial will show you how to easily change the CSS tags on your Gantry 5 RocketTheme Joomla Template. Tools used in the tutorial are:
Gantry and Hydrogen Template for Joomla 3.4+ - found at:
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Hi, I'm Tim Davis from Cybersalt's Basic Joomla channel. I really like the templates that RocketTheme puts out. Their Gantry 5 system makes it super easy to customize the CSS to fit my style and your style. That's what this tutorial is about. Let's head on over to the computer and check it out. Before we get started, apologies for a little bit of garbally audio in that intro; it's the first video I've used the green screen on and I'm still setting things up. But, let's get back to the point here. In order to customize the CSS of a template template using gantry 5 you first need to create a folder inside the template folder to put your custom CSS. So, let's see how to do that first. I'm already logged into my cpanel account and the file manager where this Basic Joomla site is installed and what you want to do is go to the templates folder, go into there and you want to go into the folder that has the same name of the template that you want to customize CSS for. In this case it is the Gantry 5 Hydrogen; G5 Hydrogen. Go into that folder and then you want to go into the custom folder. Now, I just want to point out we're gonna be creating a folder called SCSS there's already one that exists in the template folder, but this is not the one that we're looking for. What we want to do is go into the custom folder and then we're going to create a folder called SCSS. Once we've created the SCSS folder we're going to then go into it and we're going to create a new file this time and that file is going to be named custom .scss. And we'll create that file. Now, that's an empty file, let's get some CSS to customize and put in there. I'm going to the homepage of Basic Joomla right now, I have it set up with the default Gantry 5 page, and change the color of this font here. I'm using Chrome so I'm going to use hit f12 to bring up the element inspector and I'm going to click this arrow and scroll then we'll select this text here. We'll see that getting started is - as we see down here - it's a heading 1 and heading one here is the colored grey. Now I can click this button and I can change the color - you'll notice it will change up here - to something that I want and you will also notice that you sort of get a magnifying glass you can pick a color that's on the screen. This is great for matching up existing colors in the theme or as you're doing your work along. So why don't we just select this purple here, I'll mouse over it click on it, and I click outside of here and go back down, here we have heading one; color is purple. Now, this css, this code here, I'm just going to left click and drag and select it and go CTRL-C to copy it. Now we then go to the .SCSS custom page that we made. We're going to, right click, go edit and now I'm going to paste CSS information in there. Now, if I want to change the color of heading 1, heading 2 to that purple that we selected back here, then I would leave the CSS like this. But let's just change it for heading 1. And basically we've pasted that code in there. We'll save our changes. Now, I'm going to go quickly into the back end of the Joomla site here and click the clean cache button - I use Regular Labs' cache manager - that will clean the cache and that guarantees that now when I refresh this page heading 1 is purple. We can even close the inspector and basically you're all set up to look for other CSS that you want to customize and once you get a hold of the code that you want and set it in the manner that I just showed you you would then go back and add it to your custom .SCSS file. So there you have it; that's how to edit the CSS and a template that's being run on Gantry 5. I hope this tutorial was helpful for you. If it was why not give it a thumbs up or even subscribe to the channel? Thanks for watching and enjoying working on your Joomla sites - God bless.
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