What All This About Templates?

In Joomla and other database-driven Content Management Systems (CMS), templates control the way the page generated by the CMS are presented. That's the long way of saying templates are how the page looks. Templates can vary from very simple to very complicated, but basically they all consist of the same three parts: 

  1. Module Positions
  2. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 
  3. The Content Container.

The links in this menu present the same view (Joomla's "Front Page") in each of several templates.