Joomla 1.5 How to make a Custom Footer, Copyright Notice or Change the mod_footer Module

October 22nd, 2011 by Regaz

How you had pheraps already occasion to See that in Joomla is Very Easy to Insert a Copyright Notice.
The Problem after is How to Arrive Editing that Magic mod_footer Module that permit you to have so Easily a Copyright Notice in your page.

Here I will Explain you the Entire Procedure from the Beginning in Case you didn’t still provide to Activate your Footer Module.
Check if your Template has the Footer position Activated, for Help look:

Inserting and Customizing the Footer Module
  1. Inserting the Footer Module
    1. Login into the Admin Back-end
    2. Create the Footer Module

      Extensions > Module Manager
    3. Click on New Module
    4. Set the Module Type

      Select Footer
      Click on Next
    5. Insert the Title and Set the Position

      Save to Create the Module
      Now you New Footer Module should be Active
  2. Make a Custom Footer Module
    The Easiest Solution consist in Editing the default.php file situated inside of the mod_footer Folder.
    1. Edit the default.php file
      You will find it in: yourJoomla/modules/mod_footer/tmpl/default.php
    2. Change the Content so it look something like:
      ?>defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access'); ?>

    3. Give Footer some Style with CSS
      Edit the template.css file in: yourJoomla/templates/yourTemplate/css/template.css
      Insert something like:
      /* Custom CSS */
      ul#menu {
      text-align: center;
      }
      ul#menu li {
      display: inline;
      margin-right: 6em;
      }

      Save Changes

Reload your Site in Browser to See your Work Done!

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