Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 33, 2013:
- Happy 8th anniversary Joomla!
- What does "Can not delete last style of template mean?"
Written by Jacques Rentzke
In 2005, a community of software developers and users, from all over the world, decided to stand, together as a whole, and take control of their own destiny. That resulted in the birth of a new software project, that announced its name on the 1st of September: Joomla! Over the days of the 15th, 16, and 17th (depending on your timezone), Joomla! 1.0.0 was announced, tagged, and released.
Over the years the Joomla! community has grown and expanded to where we now have:
- 44,9 million downloads of all versions of the Joomla! CMS to date;
- 2,8 million posts in 675 thousand topics by 619,914 registered Forum members;
- two different versions (series) of the CMS available at any one time, as well as the Joomla! Framework;
- 67 accredited translations of the CMS;
Written by Anthony Olsen
If you read my previous blog post, this explained how to assign a specific template to a specific menu item, you would be familiar with how to create a copy of your template in the Joomla template manager and then assign it to a menu item. What happens then if you try to delete all the template styles of a specific template in template manager because, for example, you decided to use some other template? Eventually, you will encounter the following error message:
A template style is a feature introduced in Joomla 2.5 that allows users to assign different template styles to individual menu items. Each template can have as many defined template styles as you like without adding to your server space. When a template style is created the data for the new template style is simply duplicated in the database rather than duplicating the physical files. Each style represents a copy of the default template with a different configuration of it's parameters.