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This presentation explains how Joomla, a popular content management system (CMS), works. It goes through the details of how the database interacts with the template to display the information, so all …

This presentation explains how Joomla, a popular content management system (CMS), works. It goes through the details of how the database interacts with the template to display the information, so all pages on the site are dynamic. It talks about how the various extensions interact with the system to provide a customized site without a lot of programming effort. The presentation is provided by Landau Design, a web design company in Ventura, California that specializes in Joomla web design and Joomla development. Read what clients think at <a>Landau Design Reviews</a>.

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  • 1. Create an easy-to-maintain, dynamic website using the most popular CMS around. presenter: Bonnie Landau From Landau Design Reviews
  • 2. What is Joomla?  Joomla means “all together” in Swahili  It is an international software project developed and supported by millions of people around the world.  A CMS (Content Management System)  Open Source development
  • 3. Why Use Joomla?  Sites are built faster  Client can update quickly and easily  Provides advanced functionality without development costs - over 9,000 extensions available  Easy to customize  Active and strong support community
  • 4. Does Joomla Perform Well?  Optimization of site and server  Just like any other site  How it’s built is how well it will perform  Joomla developers take security seriously
  • 5. What is a CMS?  CMS = Content Management System  Site is managed by a database  Dynamic content generation - page doesn’t exist until a user calls for it.  Joomla, Database & Template work together to create your website
  • 6. What is Open Source?  The code is not locked, so anybody can edit and customize it.  Generally free, but not always. Joomla is given away for free.  Why would developers not lock the code and give it away for free?  Popular types of open source software: • web browsers • customer relationship management (CRM) systems • project management systems • nug tracking systems • message boards • blogging platforms  Firefox is a popular example
  • 7. How Joomla Works  Content is separate from style • Content is stored in the database as data • Style is dictated by your template - also called a skin
  • 8. How the Template Works  Combination of code types to generate look and feel • PHP, HTML, CSS  Contains styling information: • Graphic design • Page structure • Text/color/spacing styling  Template is like a filter. All content goes through template to get styling information for presentation on website.
  • 9. How Extensions Work  Extends the functionality of the Joomla core  Like mini-programs  Because Joomla is open-source, 1,000s of extensions are developed each year – 7,594 extensions to date  Easy to find a developer to build something custom
  • 10. Who uses Joomla?
  • 11. Examples of Joomla Sites  Thoughtful China  The Capri Hotel  Move, Play, Thrive  Opticarts  Valley Family Health Care  Landau Design Reviews
  • 12. Questions?  What questions do you have about Joomla?
  • 13. More questions? Bonnie Landau Landau Design Reviews Bonnie@LandauDesign.com 805-640-1458