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gpessoa

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Edit templates in visual mode
« on: February 17, 2021, 21:42:13 pm »
Hi ppl
Is there some Software  that allow you to edit VM templates like Categories or Product detail pages in visual mode?
Thanks in advanced!
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Re: Edit templates in visual mode
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 23:09:11 pm »
no....

make the effort to learn a little html and css..  the templates aren't particularly complex.. but I even wonder what you imagine could be achieved by some visual editor?

the core templates aren't pretty but there are plenty of possibilities available both free and commercial for a modern slick template

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Re: Edit templates in visual mode
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 15:24:03 pm »
Hi,

There are no editors that will take someone elses templates and let you mess around with them. Its all manual editing I'm afraid.

If you want to design your own then there are programs like TemplateToaster that does virtuemart as well but it isn't perfect and I still only use it as a starting point for some projects

There are also template designers that install into Joomla but they don't do the virtuemart bit only the Joomla bit.

For CSS there is a useful editor by Skybound (http://www.skybound.ca/) called Stylizer. It shows you the changes in real time. Bit of a learning curve but it means you can create your own style sheet for your tweeks and you can do a lot of layout changes just with the CSS on most templates. Its also a great program for learning about CSS without trashing your site as the changes are done in the program, on the fly to the page you are on, and then saved to a CSS file to upload.

You can buy templates but a lot of sites are now on a subscription basis so can turn out a tad expensive for the better templates that have more features (such as https://www.virtueplanet.com/joomla-templates/).

Sorry there's no drag and drop solution. One day maybe but not anytime soon.

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Re: Edit templates in visual mode
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 16:06:07 pm »
Since most changes I need to make are usually in CSS I just use the standard browser web developer tools.
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