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Valérie Isaksen, 07/29/2012 03:38 PM

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h1. Hints for the use of the template system
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This page is for users and designers and developers, but since users of the administrator level can also get inflicted with it, we moved it to the user chapter.
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The new template system of virtuemart allows fine grained overrides for each category and product. Even the views can have different templates. We did not implement our own template system, it is based upon what is already there. So we have the joomla template system and some methods to overwrite, but this leads to some limitations.
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The joomla template system is described here:
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* http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_1.5_Template_Tutorials_Project
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* http://docs.joomla.org/Understanding_Output_Overrides
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* http://docs.joomla.org/How_to_override_the_output_from_the_Joomla!_core 
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* http://docs.joomla.org/Layout_Overrides_in_Joomla_1.6
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* http://www.spiralscripts.co.uk/Joomla-Tips/using-template-overriding-with-joomla.html
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The virtuemart default shop template is overriding the joomla configurations. You can choose in the configuration the template and layout for the shop, the category and the product view and you can override these values per category and product.
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The problem behind this construction is that the joomla template override system does only work for the template loaded by joomla. So when you have the "Rhuk_milkyway" template set as default in joomla, but you use for example the "Beez" template for categories and placed a layout for override in it, then it is not used! Because joomla looks only in the "Rhuk_milkyway" template for layouts.
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So you can use a lot different templates, but the layouts must be stored in the template which is the default of joomla.
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h1. Hints for how to add a logo for payment and shipment
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You can add logos for your payment and shipment methods.
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Adding logos to your payment or shipment methods is done in 2 steps:
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# uploading the logo in the correct folder
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#  selecting the logo in the payment or shipment method
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h2. Uploading a logo for payment and shipment
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The logos must be placed under the following folders:
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* *images/stories/virtuemart/payment* for the payment methods,
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* *images/stories/virtuemart/shipment* for the payment methods,
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The logos can be uploaded via the Joomla media manager:
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In Joomla 1.5, go in *Site* on the menu bar and choose *Media Manager* from the list.
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In joomla 2.5, go in *Content*, and then choose  *Media Manager* from the list.
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You will see a list of images, and folders that are already in the Media manager.
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# Select the folder *stories*, and then *virtuemart*, and then *payment* or *shipment* folder
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# Go in the *Upload files* area, and click on *Browse files*
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# Select on your computer the logo
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# Press *Start upload*
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The file will be transfered to the selected folder.
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h2. Selecting a logo for payment and shipment
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