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Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 3

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Part 3 of a 4 part series of introductory Joomla classes given at Joomla Chicago CMS User Group

Part 3 of a 4 part series of introductory Joomla classes given at Joomla Chicago CMS User Group

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  • 1. Joomla! KickstartJoomla 101 for Beginners
    Part 3: Navigation
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 2. What We Are Talking About
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
    Navigation Explained
    Content Layouts
    Front Page Blog Layout / Manager
    Section and Category Blog Layout / List Layout
    Single Article
    Creating Menus
    Advanced Menu Topics
  • 3. Navigation Explained
    What is Navigation in Joomla?
    A large portion of your sitemap
    Created by using:
    Menus
    Internal links to content in articles or other extensions
    External links to off-site content+
    Why is it important?
    How you make content available on your site, i.e. articles, components, etc.
    How visitors “navigate” through your site to find what they need
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 4. Types of Navigation
    There are two general types of navigation in a site:
    Menu-based navigation
    Links within articles or other extensions
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 5. Types of Navigation - Menu
    3 parts of the Joomla! menu system
    Menu
    Container created in the menu manager that holds the menu items
    Menu Items
    Different entries in a menu to allow you to access content on or off the site
    Menu Module
    Shows the menu on the site in a specific position (more about this in Kickstart #4)
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 6. Types of Navigation – Menu Items for Types
    Menu Types
    Defines what type of content will be shown, i.e. article view, section view, component views, link, etc.
    Defines the parameters available for each type based on that extension
    Defines, if available, a specific view of a certain extension
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 7. Types of Navigation – Menu Types
    Examples of Content Menu Types
    Internal Links / Articles
    Article
    Article Layout
    Category
    Category List Layout
    Category Blog Layout
    Section
    Section List Layout
    Section Blog Layout
    Front Page
    Front Page Blog Layout
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 8. Menu Types – Parameters
    Menu types may or may not have all the parameter types. May have other types than shown here.
    System parameters are on nearly every menu type.
    Page Title is found on System parameters
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 9. Content Layouts– Blog vs. ListBasic Tab
    Category Blog
    Category List
    Section Layout (list)
    FrontpageBlog
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 10. Content Layouts– Blog vs. ListBasic Tab (cont...)
    Leading
    Intro
    Links
    Pagination
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 11. Content Layouts– Blog vs. ListAdvanced Tab
    Category Blog
    Category List
    Section Layout (list)
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 12. Content Layouts– Blog vs. ListComponent Tab
    Component tab is same for every article type
    On new menus, selections set to “Use Global”;
    On default front page blog layout, NOT set to “Use Global”, so may need to change those.
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 13. Front Page Manager
    Used to manage articles that are to be shown in the front page blog layout
    Access through the content menu
    Add articles to front page manager by clicking / enabling Front Page option
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 14. Front Page Manager (cont...)
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 15. Menu Types – Alias
    A “link” to an existing menu item created in another menu in Joomla.
    Helps to eliminate duplicate content issues in your site, i.e. 2 menus pointing to the same article
    Great for those bottom menus that repeat items from the main or top menus
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 16. Menu Types – Alias (cont...)
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 17. Examples - Creating Menus
    Create Menu to Article
    Create Menu to Category Blog Layout
    Create Menu to Extension
    Create External Link
    Show How to Set Default Menu
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  • 18. Questions?
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli