How to Use Fireworks for Joomla!

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How to Use Fireworks for Joomla!
Edit Joomla! templates using Adobe Fireworks. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Adobe Fireworks is a graphics editor used to create websites and is often integrated with other Adobe products, such as Dreamweaver. An alternative to exporting Fireworks Web designs to Dreamweaver would be to use them with Joomla!. Joomla! is a free content management system that makes Web design easier by minimising the amount of programming knowledge required to develop a comprehensive website. If you want to design your own professional looking templates for Joomla!, consider using Adobe Fireworks.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Download a Fireworks template and save it to the desktop. Extract the files to your desktop.

  2. 2

    Launch Adobe Fireworks, select "Open..." and select the files on your desktop.

  3. 3

    Select the layer, known as a "slice" in Fireworks, with the content, by clicking "Layers" on the right side of your screen. Note that in a Joomla! template, there are fewer layers than a typical Fireworks template.

  4. 4

    Edit the content by clicking "Filters" and choosing the tool you wish to use.

  5. 5

    Select "File" and "Save" to save your existing files in the Joomla! template format.

Tips and warnings

  • While free templates exist hat can be edited, there is also third-party software available for purchase that will export Fireworks graphics into Joomla!.

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