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  • 1. Introduction JOOMLA ! Open Source Solution for Website Development and Maintenance A very short introduction. . . 2 Topics Why Joomla! How to Joomla! Why J O O M L A ! Using Joomla! Organizing Joomla! Joomla! Live. . . A short history, a few insights Questions! Answers? Free money! 3 1
  • 2. Why Joomla!? The HTML Problem Drastically simplified web design, development, HTML: hyper text markup language deployment, and maintenance Pages need to be programmed individually Pleasing look Problems with consistency A matter of personal taste. . . You need specialists to maintain Adding content or updating the design of your entire web site is a snap. Labor intensive = expensive 5 6 The CMS Solution Content Management Systems TIME, Newsweek, CNN: Automate site content management Need to get huge amounts of content on the web cheaply: No knowledge of HTML required Use less specialized people Allows non-technical writers and journalists to contribute articles directly into the system Use less time Lower potential for problems or inconsistencies to be CMS software provides a solution introduced into the publishing process CMS = Content Management System 7 8 2
  • 3. Content Management Systems Problems Less problems AND more features In the beginning: Large corporations use CMS Additional features such as forums, shopping carts, and picture galleries are either built in to the software CMS software is very expensive or can be easily installed User interface not very friendly Requires expert knowledge 9 10 Joomla! to the rescue Some Joomla! Features Easy-to-use interface Robust web interface Content publication scheduling Almost anyone can download, install, and have Joomla! up and running on a web server in 20 minutes or less. Web-based management of automatic publishing and site assets deletion of articles Built-in professional features Content approval features User security and contact remote author postings management Joomla! is free! (open source) Hundreds of free and commercial extensions 11 12 3
  • 4. Who uses Joomla? Joomla! Popularity United Nations (Governmental organization) - http://www.unric.org MTV Networks Quizilla (Social networking) - http://www.quizilla.com L.A. Weekly (Online publication) - http://www.laweekly.com IHOP (Restaurant chain) - http://www.ihop.com Harvard University (Educational) - http://gsas.harvard.edu 13 14 Joomla! Popularity How to J O O M L A ! 729,000 Installation, a very short introduction 4,330,000 15 4
  • 5. A Different Approach Installing Joomla! (1) Can your web host handle the Joomla! system? Minimum system requirements: Apache 1.13 or above PHP 4.2 or above Web-browsers read HTML and MySQL 3.23 or above generate the image on your screen 17 18 Installing Joomla! (2) Installing Joomla! (3) Go to www.joomla.org Create MySQL Database on Web Host (No “!” here) Use the Joomla! Installation Wizard Download the latest Joomla! archive (zip-file) 1. Select language 2. Do pre-installation check Extract downloaded files in separate folder 3. Accept License 4. Set MySQL database configuration parameters Upload files to Web Host FTP 5. Setup FTP configuration 6. Setup site configuration 19 20 5
  • 6. Installing Joomla! (4) Installing Joomla! (5) And to reward you for your efforts. . . 21 22 Installing Joomla! (6) Installing Joomla! (7) Joomla! Template Clubs Conclusion: www.joomlajet.com www.joomla-templates.com www.joomlamarket.de www.rockettheme.com Joomla! installation requires technical expertise on www.joomlart.com www.templateplazza.com an above average level www.joomlashack.com www.yootheme.com Promise: It gets much better from here. . . 23 24 6
  • 7. Joomla! Front End And to reward you for your efforts. . . Using J O O M L A ! Creating, Updating and Deleting Content 26 Joomla! Back End Joomla! Back End 27 28 7
  • 8. Joomla! Front End And to reward you for your efforts. . . Organizing J O O M L A ! Think of it as a newspaper 29 Organizing Content Organizing Content Section Sports Financial Local Section Projects Fundraisers Events Hands on Category Football Basketball Baseball Category Donations Joint projects projects Argentina US Women UNDEBA Donation Donation Donation Article beats get Beats Article Casa Cuna SVJ Kinderoord Brazil Gold Medal Sentro Barber 31 32 8
  • 9. Joomla! Live. . . J O O M L A ! Live. . . A few real world examples 34 Joomla! Live. . . Joomla! Live. . . 35 36 9
  • 10. Joomla! Live. . . Joomla! Live. . . 37 38 Joomla! Live. . . Joomla! Live. . . 39 40 10
  • 11. IFE EFEX 2008 41 42 LIVING 2008 Rotary Club Willemstad 43 44 11
  • 12. International School International School 45 46 George Consult George Consult 47 48 12
  • 13. George Consult ? Any questions? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? 49 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 50 Conclusion Installation Organization Maintenance User Free Money! No, really. . . Tech support TIME 51 13
  • 14. A NAf. 2,000 Give-Away! We Can Provide Support. . . Next workshop is on Oct 13th 53 54 14