Joomla Jumpstart Workshop

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Justin Herrin's presentation from the Joomla Jumpstart Workshop held on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, NH.

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Joomla Jumpstart Workshop

  1. 1. Joomla! Jumpstart Workshop November 10th, 2010 sponsored by the
  2. 2. A quick bit about me Over a decade of web design/development experience Over five years of Joomla! experience   w:  www.justinherrin.com t:   @JustinHerrin     "Never Stop Exploring" - North Face tagline "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky
  3. 3. Getting Started is Easy. Honestly. Let's jump right into it!
  4. 4. Global Site Settings By using the Global Configuration you can... • Set your site name • Set your default WYSIWYG editor • Enable Search-Engine-Friendly URLs • Set your timezone • Enable the JFTP feature • Set your server mail settings • Restrict new user registrations • Configure cache settings • Take your site offline for maintenance • And much more
  5. 5. User Management Set who has access to make changes to the various parts of your site Front-end Access • Public Guest • Registered User • Author • Editor • Publisher Back-end Access • Manager • Administrator • Super Administrator
  6. 6. User Management The Mystery Behind User ID 62 http://community.joomla.org/featured-articles/712-the-mystery-behind-user-id-62.html by Andrew Eddie
  7. 7. Understanding Content vs. Layout Editable content via Article Manager Template and Module layout items
  8. 8. Planning out Joomla! S.C.A.M. S ections C ategories A rticles Menus
  9. 9. Planning out Joomla! S.C.A.M. S ections C ategories A rticles Menus Joomla! uses a 3-tier organization level for its articles...   Sections                 Categories                 Articles→ →  
  10. 10. Planning out Joomla! S.C.A.M. S ections C ategories A rticles Menus Joomla! uses a 3-tier organization level for its articles...   Section Category Article→ →  
  11. 11. Planning out Joomla! S.C.A.M. S ections C ategories A rticles MenusThe 3-tier organization of articles has nothing to do with the structure of the menus on your site.  
  12. 12. Choosing the Right Extensions "How do I know which extensions are right for me?" Over 6,000 extensions on the official Joomla Extensions Directory (JED)   as of Nov. 8th, 2010
  13. 13. Choosing the Right Extensions Good Extensions will... • be listed on the official JED (http://extensions.joomla.org/) • be actively developed • use the Joomla upgrade method (no un-install/re-install required) • not create chmod 777 folders (or force you to create them) • have a correct router.php file for SEF URLs • not have a backlink to the developer's site in the frontend • use JText for translation purposes Courtesy of Brian Teeman: http://brian.teeman.net/extensions/top-10-joomla-extensions.html
  14. 14. Choosing the Right Extensions       Remember to ALWAYS TEST extensions LOCALLY before implementing them in a live production environment.
  15. 15. Never, Ever, Ever Hack the Core
  16. 16. The Wonders of Template Overrides Custom Pagination
  17. 17. The Wonders of Template Overrides Custom Search Results
  18. 18. The Wonders of Template Overrides Custom Weblinks Layout
  19. 19. The Wonders of Template Overrides Custom Error Pages http://www.justinherrin.com/V6/test
  20. 20. Let's get to it already!

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