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Joomla Basics Part 2

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Joomla Basics Part 2 presentation at Joomla Chicago User Group.

Joomla Basics Part 2 presentation at Joomla Chicago User Group.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Content and Navigation
    • Content
      • What’s Content you say?
      • Sections and Categories
    • Navigation
  • 3. Content you say?
    • What exactly is content?
      • “ Content is everything on your site that someone will look at or read that doesn’t move you from place to place or let you interact with the site.”
  • 4. Content Examples
    • Examples of Content:
    • Articles
    • Video
    • Images
    • Calendars
    • Modules
  • 5. Types of Content
    • There are 2 general types of content on a site:
    • Content you create for your site
    • Content from your site users
  • 6. Content You Create versus...
    • Content you create is usually about your business / organization:
    • Articles / News items
    • Contact Information
    • Marketing information
    • Blogs
  • 7. Content Created For You
    • Content created users:
    • Forum posts
    • Comments on content
    • Comments on Blog posts
    • Testimonials
    • Profiles
  • 8. What’s Next?
    • Four easy steps to adding content to the site:
    • Plan – what’s on the site
    • Organize - create a sitemap
    • Write – create the content
    • Post – Put the content into Joomla
  • 9. Organizing the Content Sections - Highest level container - Can have many categories  Categories - Middle level container - Can have contain many articles  Articles - Lowest tier - Article = webpage = content - Visitors see a and read your articles - articles can be uncategorized
  • 10. Facts on Uncategoried Articles
    • Uncategorized IS a section AND category
    • Allows for articles to show up without section/category
    • Also known as “static content”
  • 11. Steps to Add Content
    • Here is the steps listed to enter your content:
    • Add the Sections
    • Add the Categories
    • Add the Articles
  • 12. Navigation
    • Navigation = Menus - Controls how people get around
    • Many Menus to do many things - Main menu - main navigation - must contain the homepage item - User menu - contains functions for users when logged in
    • - Top menu - Duplicate links, Shopping Cart link, login, etc
    • - Other menu
    • - Footer menu
  • 13. Get help from these great books
  • 14. Questions?
    • Your Questions?
  • 15. Extension of the Month
    • Intellispire Aweber Plug-in
    • Instantly turn site registrations into email list subscribers
    • No hacking the core!
    • Works seamlessly with Aweber parser
            • www.intellispire.com
  • 16. Other Email Extensions
    • Available bridges to:
      • iContact (joomlashack.com; others available)
      • ConstantContact (michiganmedia.net; others available)
    • Integrated in Joomla:
      • Acajoom (www.ijoobi.com)