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Joomla Basics Part3
Joomla Basics Part3
Joomla Basics Part3
Joomla Basics Part3
Joomla Basics Part3
Joomla Basics Part3
Joomla Basics Part3
Joomla Basics Part3
Joomla Basics Part3
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Joomla Basics Part3

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A presentation to the JoomlaChicago User Group on Joomla Basics focusing on templates and extensions.

A presentation to the JoomlaChicago User Group on Joomla Basics focusing on templates and extensions.

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  • 1. Presented by: Nick Martinelli April 8 th . 2009 Joomla 101: Basics Part III Templates and Extensions
  • 2. Introduction
    • Templates
      • What’s a template
      • Installing, config, module positions
    • Components, Modules, Plug-ins
      • Extensions defined
      • Installing + config + linking
  • 3. Templates
    • A template is the design of your site
    • With a template you can change the look and feel of your website
    • Templates show defined areas in which components and modules will be rendered
    • Templates are easy to build and customize and provide or are readily available online from template clubs
  • 4. Templates continued…
      • Consists of index.php, templateDetails.xml, css, images, and potentially other elements
      • Template is where module positions are defined and rendered in joomla.
      • Show module positions on your site: http:// mysite.com/index.php?tp =1
    • Template Help
    • http://docs.joomla.org/New_features_introduced_in_Joomla!_1.5_templates
  • 5. Template Postions
  • 6. Components
    • A component is the largest and most complex of the extensions
    • They are like mini applications that load in the main body of the page.
    • There are two parts in a component - an administrator part and a frontend site part.
    • Examples: com_content, My Blog, VirtueMart,
  • 7. Modules
    • Modules are more lightweight and flexible extensions
    • Sometimes modules are linked to components such as the “latest news” module which links to the com_content and displays links to the newest content items.
    • Modules are mostly found as the “boxes” that are arranged around a component, for example: the login module.
    • Modules are assigned on a page based on menu items.
    • They don't have to be related to anything and can be just static HTML or text.
    • Examples: latest news, polls, weather, ads, banners
  • 8. Plug-ins
    • One of the most advanced extensions for joomla
    • Is a section of code that runs when a pre-defined event happens in Joomla
    • Plug-ins were also known as mambots in Joomla 1.0.
    • Examples: Image galleries, video players, page break, email cloaking
  • 9. Get help from these great books
  • 10. Questions?
    • Your Questions?
  • 11. Extension of the Month
    • Joomla 1.5.10 Security Patch
    • This release contains:
      • 66 bug fixes
      • one low-level security fix
      • one moderate-level security fix
    • Go to joomla.org for more details and to download

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