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Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1
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Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 1

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Part 1 of a 5 part series presented at the Joomla Chicago User Group.

Part 1 of a 5 part series presented at the Joomla Chicago User Group.

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  • 1. Joomla! KickstartPart 1: Introduction to Joomla! and JoomlaInstallation<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 2. What we’re going to cover<br />Intro to Joomla<br />What is Joomla<br />Evolution of Joomla<br />What’s Joomla used for?<br />Joomla vs. Static web pages<br />Why Joomlavs Other CMS’s<br />5 key parts<br />JoomlaInstallation<br />JoomlaTechnology / Lamp Stack<br />Installation Caveats<br />Prep the server<br />Installation Options<br />Getting Joomla<br />Install Demo<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 3. What is Joomla?<br />Web Based Content Management System<br />A web application for creating, maintaining and delivering content online<br />CMS’s can maintain virtually anything including: written, audio and video content<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 4. Uses For Joomla CMS<br />Blogs<br />News and multimedia sites<br />Business websites<br />Enterprise solutions – THINK BIG!<br />Portfolios<br />Social Networking<br />Ecommerce<br />Intranet & Extranets<br />Customized Solutions<br />Dream it and you can build it<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 5. Ideal Applications<br />Business and Enterprise<br />News & Media Publishing<br />Volunteer / Non Profit Organizations<br />Government & Education<br />Personal websites<br />No project is to small or large!<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 6. Joomla Vs. HTML Editor<br />Web-based Software<br />Database driven<br />Collaborative: Many contributors!<br />Simultaneous Users<br />Workflow Approval Process: Versioning<br />Administrative Controls<br />Extensibility<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 7. Why Joomla vs. HTML Editor (cont)<br />No longer need to:<br />Create html pages manually<br />Linking multiple pages together<br />Maintain pages locally<br />Think about a site with hundreds or thousands of pages. Do you really want to manage that file by file?<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 8. Why Joomla vs. Other CMS’s<br />Very User Friendly<br />Quick to learn and train<br />Largest CMS community base well over 100k in members, millions of Joomla sites online<br />Largest extension base 4700+ (as of April 2010)<br />Huge Support Network<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 9. 5 Key Parts of Joomla<br />Content<br />Navigation<br />Extensions<br />User Management<br />Look and Feel / Templates<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 10. Joomla! CMS Kickstart #1Joomla Installation<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 11. Joomla Technology<br />Normally a hosted or self-hosted server installation<br />Can be run locally for testing purposes on Mac or Windows<br />PHP based<br />Runs best on a LAMP stack<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 12. LAMP Stack<br />Linux<br />Apache<br />MySQL Database<br />PHP 5.0+<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 13. Installation Caveats<br />We are doing a manual install<br />Several steps have been taken care of ahead of time<br />Server directory has been created<br />MySQL DB has been created<br />Files have been downloaded<br />We are using a Windows-based server setup using XAMPP<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 14. Installation Overview<br />Prep the server<br />Download the softwarefrom Joomla.org<br />Unpack the software<br />Run the installer<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 15. Prep the Server<br />Make sure you can login – control panel and ftp<br />Backup any existing files on the server<br />Create a blank database for Joomla via MyPHPAdmin or your control panel interface<br />Create a new FTP user for Joomla<br />Determine your Server OS<br />Determine your PHP version (PHP 5 required)<br />Test your Website<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 16. Download the Software<br />Download the latest version of the software from Joomla.org<br />Zip package: http://www.joomla.org/download.html<br />Other packages: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/frs/<br />Current version for 1.5.x: 1.5.18(as of June 2010)<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 17. Unpacking the Software<br />Depending on your OS, unpacking will use different packages, i.e. tar.gz, tar.bz2.<br />Check your server for available unpacking software (zip, tar/gzip, tar/bzip)<br />For this demo, we are using the ZIP package.<br />Unpack the software to the web root of your server account<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 18. Run the Installer – Step by Step<br />Language<br />Pre-installation check<br />License<br />Database Configuration<br />FTP Configuration<br />Site Configuration<br />Finish! (Don’t forget to remove the install directory)<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  • 19. Questions?<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />

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