Presented by: Nick Martinelli April 8 th . 2009 Joomla 101: Basics Part III Templates and Extensions
Introduction <ul><li>Templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s a template </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installing, config, modu...
Templates <ul><li>A template is the design of your site </li></ul><ul><li>With a template you can change the look and feel...
Templates continued… <ul><ul><li>Consists of  index.php, templateDetails.xml, css, images, and potentially other elements ...
Template Postions
Components <ul><li>A component is the largest and most complex of the extensions  </li></ul><ul><li>They are like mini app...
Modules <ul><li>Modules are more lightweight and flexible extensions </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes modules are linked to com...
Plug-ins <ul><li>One of the most advanced extensions for joomla </li></ul><ul><li>Is a section of code that runs when a pr...
Get help from these great books
Questions? <ul><li>Your Questions? </li></ul>
Extension of the Month <ul><li>Joomla 1.5.10 Security Patch </li></ul><ul><li>This release contains: </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
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Joomla Basics Part3

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