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Joomla!Day UK 2011 - Virya Technologies - Ruth Cheesley - Getting started with K2
 

Joomla!Day UK 2011 - Virya Technologies - Ruth Cheesley - Getting started with K2

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An impromptu presentation on the basics of the K2 CCK (http://getk2.org) for Joomla! CMS. The majority of this breakout session was spent interactively exploring the settings within a K2 ...

An impromptu presentation on the basics of the K2 CCK (http://getk2.org) for Joomla! CMS. The majority of this breakout session was spent interactively exploring the settings within a K2 installation, therefore the presentation is quite short.

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    Joomla!Day UK 2011 - Virya Technologies - Ruth Cheesley - Getting started with K2 Joomla!Day UK 2011 - Virya Technologies - Ruth Cheesley - Getting started with K2 Presentation Transcript

    • Ruth Cheesley
      Getting started with K2
    • What is K2
      Content Construction Kit (CCK)
      Extends what Joomla! articles can do
      Allows cool features
      Tags
      Per-category styling
      Close control of layout
      Template overrides
    • What version to use
      Joomla! 1.5
      Stable release
      Lots of extensions
      Lots of plugins
      Lots of template overrides
      OK Support
      Joomla! 1.6/7
      SVN release
      Not many modules
      Even fewer plugins!
      Overrides need tweaks
      Not much support!
    • Key concepts
      You don’t need Section + Categories
      You can use tags to link related items
      Images added via K2 are automagically resized to the required dimensions
      You can use extensions to create per-category styling
    • Getting your head around the settings
    • How to show stuff!
      Category Item Layout
      Category View Options
      Item Image Options
      Item View Options in Category Listings
      Item View Options
    • Category Item Layout
      Leading Story
      Leading Story
      Primary Story
      Primary Story
      Primary Story
      Primary Story
      Secondary Story
      Secondary Story
      Secondary Story
      Secondary Story
      Links
      Links
      Links
      Links
      Links
      Links
      Links
      Links
    • Some cool plugins and modules
      Css4k2 (http://www.jiliko.net)
      K2 Dynamap (http://nick.texidor.com)
      K2 Multi Notifier (http://k2joom.com)
      Land of Coder (http://www.landofcoder.com)
      DM Digital (http://joomlaextensions.dmdigital.it)
    • Example sites
      www.able2uk.com
      www.rsnonline.org.uk
      www.suffolkdofe.co.uk
      www.viryatechnologies.com
      www.prhengland.co.uk