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Joomla 2.5.8 Tutorial – How to Change the Site Logo

How to Change the Joomla 2.5.8 Logo on the front of your Joomla website is pretty easy.  The question is how to remove that blue box that says ‘We are Volunteers’?  I will address that question in another tutorial, and focus now on how to change the logo first.  You will change the Joomla 2.5.8 logo in the Template Manager by editing the default site theme.  The default site theme is the one that has a yellow star beside it in Template Manager.

Overview of Steps to change the Joomla logo:

  1. Go to Template Manager
  2. Edit the default site template in Template Manager
  3. Beside Logo – Select an Image in Template Manager
  4. Upload and Insert the Logo in Template Manager
  5. Change the Site Title and Description in Template Manager
  6. View your Site

Steps:

1.  Go to Template Manager

You can upload many templates and in the template manager is where you manage them.  You can edit each template’s index.html, or css files.

Joomla 3.0 - Go to the Template Manager
Joomla 3.0 – Go to the Template Manager
  • Log in to your Joomla 2.5.8 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Extensions’, ‘Template Manager

2.  Edit the default site template in Template Manager

There are different types of templates you can upload.  One is for the frontend when people visit your site and there are admin templates which only the admin can see.   A yellow star under the ‘Default’ column for a site template means this is the default template.  My default site template is Beez2, see screenshot below:

Joomla 2.5.8 Edit Beez2 - Default Template
Joomla 2.5.8 Edit Beez2 – Default Template
  • Click to edit  ‘Beez2 – Default‘ Template

3.  Beside Logo – Select an Image in Template Manager

Under the Advanced options you will see that joomla_black.gif is the current logo for your Joomla 2.5.8 website.  You can change the logo and remove joomla_black.gif as your logo by uploading or selecting a new image.  I uploaded a new image from my computer and you see will see the steps I did below:

Joomla 2.5.8 - Change Logo Image from Joomla_black.gif
Joomla 2.5.8 – Change Logo Image from Joomla_black.gif
  • Under ‘Advanced Options’
  • Logo = images/joomla_black.gif – Click on ‘Select

4.  Upload and Insert the Logo in Template Manager

Once you click on ‘Select’ you are brought to a window where you can upload a new image.  You can also see the ‘joomla_black.gif’ file here. Below I uploaded a new image and inserted it to be my new logo.

Joomla 2.5.8 -Remove joomla_black.gif as logo and change to another logo
Joomla 2.5.8 -Remove joomla_black.gif as logo and change to another logo
  • Click on ‘Choose File’
  • Click on ‘Start Upload’
  • Select the image
  • Click on ‘Insert

5.   Change the Site Title and Description in Template Manager

You will notice here that you can change your site logo and also change your Site Title and Description.  You know where it says “Open Source Content Management” right under the logo? You can change that by changing your Site Description.

Joomla 2.5.8 Change Site Title and Site Description
Joomla 2.5.8 Change Site Title and Site Description
  • Under ‘Advanced Options’, set the following values:
    • Site title = Whatever you want!
    • Site Description = Whatever text you want under your logo
  • Click on ‘Save & Close’

6.  View your Site

Now you can view your Joomla 2.5.8 website and see all the changes you made.   See screenshot below:

Joomla 2.5.8 Change joomla_black.gif logo
Joomla 2.5.8 Change joomla_black.gif logo

If you have any questions, let me know.

Thanks,

Elaine

One comment
  1. Donald Byers

    This is the process that I expected to work but it doesn’t. I had a 1.5 Joomla site but didn’t keep it updated and thus installed J2.5.8 with a fresh start. I started by getting rid of the Logo Joomla and it’s graphich symbal. I uploaded a replacement I wanted to use in it’s place. I go to the select button in Advance Options and select my logo and then Insert button, Nothing. The cancel button doesn’t work either?

    Thanks Don

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