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.”
Here are some content examples:
Lists of articles in modules
Content within a component, like a forum
Types of Content
There are 2 general types of content on a site:
Content you create for your site
Content from your site users
Content You Create versus...
Content you create is usually about your business / organization:
Articles / News items
Etc, Etc, Etc...
Content Created For You
Other content may be done by your site users:
Forum posts in a forum
Comments on articles
Comments on Blog posts
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Four easy steps to adding content to the site:
1. Plan! Plan! Plan!
Most good sites:
Didn’t just “appear” and be a good site
Had someone do some thinking about the site
Had someone create a “master plan” for the site
What’s in a Master Plan?
Here are some suggested items for your Master Plan:
Site Map (areas of your site)
Site Organization (sections/ Categories/ Containers)
2. Organizing the Content
Joomla gives you the ability to organize content into:
Sections / Categories, or
Sections / Categories Joomla has a built in article management system. This system is based on the idea of sections and categories to “hold” the articles for the site.
Facts on Sections / Categories
Categories have only 1 section
Articles are assigned to a section AND category
1 “unique” article can be in only 1 section and category combination
Facts on Uncategoried Articles
Uncategorized IS a section AND category
Allows for articles to show up without section/category
Also known as “static content”
3. Write The title is what it’s all about – Creating the content for your site. Create as much content as you can before you move on to the final step.
What do I need to write?
We suggest creating the following ahead of time:
4. Adding the Content How do we add content? What do we do first? Ah!!!!! First thing is to take it step by step and not rush anything. Make sure it’s all right, and everything will fall into place.
Steps to Add Content
Here is the steps listed to enter your content:
Add the Sections
Add the Categories
Add the Articles
Enough with the talk.... .... Let’s add some content to our site!!!