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Joomla! introduction from Colorado Springs Open Source Users Group Joomla! Special Interest Group.

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    • Joomla! 1.5 Installation On A Hosted Website by Gary Hessler October 7, 2008
    • Why Joomla?
      • Content Management System
      • PHP/mySQL based
      • Large user community
        • Support through the forums
      • Large number of extension developers
        • Just about anything you would need to do has an extension
      • Ease of use
        • No coding required (Unless writing extensions)
      • Open Source = FREE
    • What to look for in a hosting service
      • Unlimited Domains
        • Including Subdomains
        • Including Domain Parking
      • Unlimited Bandwidth
      • Unlimited Disk Space
      • Unlimited e-mail accounts
        • Including Auto-Responders
        • Webmail access
    • What to look for in a hosting service
      • Unlimited mySQL Databases
      • PHP 5 Support
        • Ability to change PHP settings
      • Uptime (99.xx%)
      • Site backups
      • Good support
      • Good Price ($4 – $10/mo)
    • What to look for in a hosting service
      • Other
        • SSL
        • Shopping Cart
        • FTP/SSH access to host
        • Customizable htaccess (most, but not all hosts support this)
    • Set up host to receive site
      • Register domain name
      • Add domain to hosting service
      • Create Subdomains
        • Development
        • Test
        • Production
      • Create Subdirectories
      • Create FTP User
    • Get Joomla! Core Files
      • Download Zip Package from joomla.org
      • Unzip Joomla core files to local machine
      • FTP files to hosting service
        • Get an FTP Client
          • Filezilla FTP Client
          • anyclient.com (Web Based FTP – No Install necessary)
      • Create a mySQL database on hosting service
    • Install Joomla!
      • Run Joomla! Installation
        • Language Screen
        • Pre-Installation Check Screen
          • Look for anything in red
        • License Screen
          • Joomla! is GPL
        • Database Screen
          • Enter Hostname (From your hosting provider)
          • Enter Username and Password for your database
          • Enter Database name you created
          • Leave Advanced Settings as is
    • Install Joomla! Continued
        • FTP Screen
          • Enter FTP Settings if needed (If you have trouble installing extensions on your hosted website)
        • Configuration Screen
          • Enter your site’s name
            • csjoomla.org
          • Enter administrator’s e-mail address/password
          • Load Data
            • Install sample data
            • Load a backup from another install
            • Migrate site from Joomla 1.0 to 1.5
        • Finish Screen
          • Should see Congratulations! Joomla! is installed.
          • Need to remove the installation folder!
            • Can use FTP client or hosting file manager
      • Click on “Site” button to view the new site
    • Templates
      • Pick a template provider
        • Some free templates (Buyer Beware)
          • siteground.com
          • Some other sites have free templates (Google Free Joomla! Templates)
        • Paid template clubs provide better built templates
          • joomlart.com
          • rockettheme.com
          • joomla-templates.com
          • joomlashack.com
      • Quickstart templates
        • Already have them integrated with latest Joomla! core
    • Joomla! Resources
      • Documentation
        • help.joomla.org
      • Books
        • Beginning Joomla!: From Novice to Professional (Beginning from Novice to Professional) by Dan Rahmel (Apress)
        • Joomla! A User's Guide: Building a Successful Joomla! Powered Website by Barrie M. North
        • Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5 by Hagen Graf (PAKT Publishing)
        • Joomla! 1.5 Essential Training by Joseph LeBlanc
        • Joomla! Web Security by Tom Canavan (PAKT Publishing) – Due out in October 2008
        • Advanced Joomla! (Advanced) by Dan Rahmel (Apress) – Due out in February 2009
    • Joomla! Resources Continued
      • Tutorials (Some Paid, Some Free)
        • joomlatutorials.com
        • siteground.com/tutorials/joomla
        • www.salyris.com/joomla_tutorial_center.html
      • CMS Expo (December 4 th & 5 th in Denver)
      • Joomla! Extensions
        • Directory available at extensions.joomla.org
        • 3822 extensions (Commercial and non-commercial)
        • Has search engine, categorization, and user ratings
        • Look for 1.5 Native (Preferred) or 1.5 Legacy