How to modify the appearance of the Category List page without having modifications done to the Joomla! Core Code
Since Joomla! 1.5 this feature has been made available.
Via FTP copy the following file (default_items.php ) from your Joomla! 1.5 installation files to your local machine.
Path to default_items.php
NOTE: For FTP use your favorite FTP client eg. FileZilla
Open the file and edit it as you want the Category List page to look!
I wanted to remove the numbering and replace the numbers with Bullets. I openedthe file and replaced line 70 <?php echo $this->pagination->getRowOffset( $item->count ); ?> with <?php echo ‘& bull;’; ?> NB: no space between & and bull
Save the file
Again access your Joomla! site via FTP and locate your template directory and open it.
Create an “html” folder within your template directory and within your html folderanother folder with name “com_content” and within com_content another folderwith name “category”
Now your folder structure should look like this: ROOT_PATH/templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/com_content/category
Copy your edited default_items.php file to ROOT_PATH/templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/com_content/category
Open your web page and your customized changes will show.
- Only Joomla! 1.5 supports this feature.
- If you select another template the default Joomla! core pages will show
- For more information on this feature visit: http://docs.joomla.org/Tutorial_talk:Template_overrides