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Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5 by Hagen Graf

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Chapter 4. Customizing Joomla!—Language and Templates

In the last chapter I mentioned that you can customize your site, make changes, and fill it with content in the Joomla! administration area.

The first two things that the owners of a site typically want to perform are adjusting the language to their native language and changing the colors and layout.

So, we will first discuss these two things.

A Different Language for the Website and the Administrator

In case you want to reach a native target group with your site, you should understand the language of that target group and build the site in that language. If you want to address an international audience, you should use English as the default language.

Regardless of which language you choose, you ...

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