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