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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