Joomla Introduction Summer2008

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Joomla Introduction Summer2008

  1. 1. Joomla! 1.5 Introduction to the Content Management System Toby Patterson Thailand Open Source Festival 2008
  2. 2. About Me Toby Patterson Executive Director of GMITC http://www.gmitc.biz Slides originally by Wilco Janson Presentation name change me in master 2
  3. 3. Current Release Joomla! 1.5.7 Released 9 September 2008 Presentation name change me in master 3
  4. 4. What is Joomla ? Content Management System A content management system (CMS) is a system used to manage the content of a Web site. Joomla! is a web content management system, written in the PHP programming language. It is freely distributed. Presentation name change me in master 4
  5. 5. Why Joomla ? Joomla! 1.5 is easy to install Presentation name change me in master 5
  6. 6. Why Joomla ? Joomla! 1.5 runs on many platforms. Presentation name change me in master 6
  7. 7. Why Joomla ? Joomla! is easy to extend. Presentation name change me in master 7
  8. 8. Why Joomla ? Joomla! 1.5 is multi-lingual Presentation name change me in master 8
  9. 9. Why Joomla ? Joomla! 1.5 has new template features • 100% control • Module positions • Custom layouts • Default system template • Template parameters • Additional Javascript • Accessibility and standards • Error Handling • Module chrome Presentation name change me in master 9
  10. 10. Why Joomla ? Joomla! 1.5 is easier to administer Presentation name change me in master 10
  11. 11. Why Joomla ? Joomla! 1.5 is build to scale Presentation name change me in master 11
  12. 12. Why Joomla ? • Easy to install • Runs on many platforms • Easy to extend • Multi-lingual • New template features • Easy to administer • Build to scale Presentation name change me in master 12
  13. 13. General Information Started in September 2005. Joomla! 1.0 is still mainstream. Joomla! 1.5 usage is very good after six months. Over 219,000 members on the forum with over 137 million posts. Over 3750 registered extensions. Presentation name change me in master 13
  14. 14. Trends Becoming Popular Presentation name change me in master 14
  15. 15. What Does Joomla Look Like ? Joomla consists of three seperate but related applications. • The Installer Application is used to install Joomla. Typically it is only used once, and can then be removed. • The Site Application is used by the users and contains all of the public content. • The Administrative Application is used by admins to maintain the site. Presentation name change me in master 15
  16. 16. Joomla Applications Joomla Installer Application Presentation name change me in master 16
  17. 17. Joomla Applications Joomla Site Application Presentation name change me in master 17
  18. 18. Joomla Applications Joomla Administrative Installer Presentation name change me in master 18
  19. 19. Joomla Applications The Administrative Application is used to edit content, install extensions, upload media, and organise the menu. Presentation name change me in master 19
  20. 20. Joomla Templates Joomla! employs a simple templating system based on XML and PHP. For designers, it is very easy to create a great looking website! Presentation name change me in master 20
  21. 21. Sample Sites Presentation name change me in master 21
  22. 22. Sample Sites Presentation name change me in master 22
  23. 23. Sample Sites Presentation name change me in master 23
  24. 24. Sample Sites Presentation name change me in master 24
  25. 25. Sample Sites Presentation name change me in master 25
  26. 26. The Future of Joomla What's coming in Joomla 1.6 ? • Access Control Lists • User Profiles via Plugins • Additional User Management • Package Management • Expansion of the Help System • New Category Management • General Improvements to the Administrative Interface and Core Components • PHP 5.2 Presentation name change me in master 26
  27. 27. Help Wanted We can use help with… Development Documentation • Unit testing • Help screens • Functional testing; the • Technical documentation Joomla! Bug Squad • Documentation of Joomla! • Joomla! Core framework 1.5 Sites and Translations Infrastructure • Translation of installation, • Moderating front-and backend • Help answering questions in • Translate help screens forum • Translation of • Re-structuring our site(s) documentation Presentation name change me in master 27 27
  28. 28. Thanks Thanks to an amazing army of volunteers who provide support in our forum, developers who maintain Joomla! core code and extensions, the translators and all who help with documentation this is a great open source project! Presentation name change me in master 28

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