When Joomla! is first installed several templates are automatically included. Templates are managed with the Template Manager, which is located on the Extensions menu in the back-end (administrator) area of your site.

Templates supplied with Joomla!

The following templates are supplied with a default installation of Joomla! 1.5:

  • Milky Way (this is the default template).
  • Beez
  • JA Purity

Switching templates

To change the default Template for the Site (Front-end) or Administrator (Back-end), follow these steps:

Select Template Manager
Select Template Manager

You will now see the Template Manager screen.

Template Manager
Template Manager

From here you manage your templates for Front-end and Back-end. The default view shows your installed Front-end templates. The default template for the Front-end is marked with a star.

To change the default template to beez:

  1. Click the radio button left from the template name to select it;
  2. Click Default button on the toolbar;
  3. The star changes from rhuk_milkyway to beez and you are done.

Note: If you do not see Template Manager listed as an option on the Extensions menu, then it is most likely because you are not logged in as a Super Administrator. Only Super Administrators will see this menu item.