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I just helped out a friend update the content on his Joomla! site, but I've never worked with it before. I've taken care of the menu and the articles and that's all great.

However, there are also some items in the header and footer of multiple pages, and I can't find where I can get access to make changes. I've poked around, searched through the help, etc. but can't find anything on "site", "pages", "templates", etc. but I haven't located anything yet. This doesn't seem like it should be this difficult, anyone know where to modify this data?
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That is usually based on the template.

What template are you using?

What is the site's URL?
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Default Joomla Templates

Yes, headers and footers are constructed in the template section. Look for the folder: [root]/templates. Joomla comes with three sample templates (beez, ja_purity and rhuk_milkway). There is also a basic "system" folder that you should leave in place. The root file for each template is "index.php" and you will find it at the first level in the template folder.

"Index.php" constructs the basic layout of each page by setting out appropriate divisions for the content and "including" Joomla modules to provide the content in each division. You will usually find divisions for "header" and "footer" and these should contain what you're looking for. (Content can be included directly in the index file or may come from Joomla modules.)

For further guidance on this, I would suggest having a look at the Joomla wiki.
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Yes, headers and footers are constructed in the template section. Look for the folder: [root]/templates. Joomla comes with three sample templates (beez, ja_purity and rhuk_milkway). There is also a basic "system" folder that you should leave in place. The root file for each template is "index.php" and you will find it at the first level in the template folder.

"Index.php" constructs the basic layout of each page by setting out appropriate divisions for the content and "including" Joomla modules to provide the content in each division. You will usually find divisions for "header" and "footer" and these should contain what you're looking for. (Content can be included directly in the index file or may come from Joomla modules.)

For further guidance on this, I would suggest having a look at the Joomla wiki.
This was right on. I pieced some of it together on my own and some from a guy who told me to check the template folder. Just wanted to say thanks for the great details, it was right on the money. (turned out the original developer set it to beez and then completely customized it so you couldn't tell anymore). A set of linked stylesheets which went to the beez folder gave it away though when I finally made enough sense out of the view source.
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