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  • 1. JOOMLA 101 FOR BEGINNERS Part 2: Content Presented at© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 2. Content in Joomla  Content  What is content?  Organizing content  Creating content in Joomla! live Presented at© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 3. Content you say?  It’s the stuff on your website  Web content is the textual, visual or aural content that is encountered as part of the user experience on websites. It may include, among other things: text, images, sounds, videos and animations. - Wikipedia 4/25/2011 Presented at© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 4. Types of Content There are two general types of content on a site:  Content you create for your site  Content website users create Presented at© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 5. Content You Create Content you create is usually about your business / organization  Press Releases  Product Information  Blogs  Landing pages  Contact Information  Created site administrators (your team) Presented at© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 6. Content Users Create Joomla allows many ways for site users to contribute content.  Blog entries  Comments on blogs and articles  Forum posts  New articles (if permission granted)  Web Links Registered users can be granted different privilege levels to create different types of content Presented at© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 7. Steps To Create Content  Plan Content  Create a sitemap  Create a wireframe of homepage and other pages. ○ Homepages usually have a different layout  Organize  Implement into Joomla! Presented at© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 8. Content Hierarchy Categories  Can have unlimited sub categories  Can contain many articles Uncategorized is a special category.  It allows for articles to display without a category Articles  Lowest tier  Article = webpage = content  Visitors see and read your articles  Articles can be uncategorized Presented at© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 9. Organizing Content Continued  Category 1  Sub Category 1 Update for 1.5 Users: ○ Article ○ Article Sections are gone!!!  Sub Category 2  Article  Category 2  Sub Category 1 ○ Article ○ Article  Sub Category 2 ○ Article Presented at© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 10. Steps for adding content  Steps to enter content: 1. Gather / create your content 2. Create Categories 3. Create Articles Presented at© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 11. FYI…  JCE Editor = one of the BEST content editor extensions www.joomlacontenteditor.net  Joomla’s core editor lacks ease of use features.  3rd Party WYSIWYG editors are must have extensions! Presented at© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli