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    1. 1. Getting Started with Joomla! Laura Gordon Laura Gordon – – JoomlaDayNewEngland
    2. 2. What Is Joomla! ? Laura Gordon – – JoomlaDayNewEngland
    3. 3. Versions of Joomla! Laura Gordon – – JoomlaDayNewEngland
    4. 4. Joomla! 1.0 Released 2005 Safe and secure Joomla! no longer supports this version Companies no longer supply components/tools for it
    5. 5. Joomla! 1.5 Released in 2008 Safe and secure Joomla! will support until April 2012
    6. 6. Joomla! 1.5 No new features will be created for this version Slowly, many third-party developers will cease making tools that work with this version
    7. 7. Joomla! 1.6 / Joomla! 1.7 Released in 2011 Safe and secure Joomla! will no longer support these versions
    8. 8. Joomla! 1.6/1.7 – What changed?The most exciting features that were included withthe 1.6 / 1.7 release were: Complete ACL Security (where you can creategroups to edit specific areas of your website) Multi-nested categories (removed sections) Template styles (easy way to create differentversions of templates)
    9. 9. Joomla! 2.5 Current release Similar to functionality in 1.6/1.7 Long-term release that will be supported for at least 18 months
    10. 10. Joomla! 2.5 – What’s new?Contains all the functionality from 1.5 plus all new features from1.6 and 1.7. Menu item parameter "Note" Joomla! update notification button in the Quick Icons module Option to set Joomla! to Site Offline (YES) during installation Adds a true autoloader to the CMS Database Version Check Adds ability to use the images and URL fields to create simple standardized layouts Captcha in the core Finder integration
    11. 11. Upgrade Joomla! Laura Gordon – – JoomlaDayNewEngland
    12. 12. What to review when upgradingVerify that the following are compatible: All components All modules All plug-ins All templates
    13. 13. How complex is the upgrade? Joomla! 1.5 Joomla! 2.5 Must install 2.5 Must install from scratch:  Template  Components  Modules Content can be “migrated”
    14. 14. How complex is the upgrade? Joomla! 1.6 Joomla! 2.5 / Joomla 1.7 Simple install Verify that tools will work
    15. 15. Moving PartsLaura Gordon – – JoomlaDayNewEngland
    16. 16. What are the moving parts??? 16 Content (articles) Menus (Links to your pages, content, etc) Components (programs that you use to manage ‘stuff’ Modules (mini programs to display smaller amounts of info) Plugins (programs that can display within content or in system) Templates (your design) Laura Gordon – - JoomlaDay New England,
    17. 17. Content 17Laura Gordon – - JoomlaDay New England,
    18. 18. Content Hierarchy 18  CategoryYou can nest  Categorycategories  CategoryEach article can  Categoryexist in only ONE • ARTICLEcategory Laura Gordon – - JoomlaDay New England,
    19. 19. Menus 19Laura Gordon – - JoomlaDay New England,
    20. 20. Components 20Core Components:Com_content: displays your conentBannersWeblinksContacts 3rd Party Components: Jevents Rsforms Directories (k2, zoo, mosets, etc) Contact enhanced Jce editor Mass content Laura Gordon – - JoomlaDay New England,
    21. 21. Modules 21Core Modules:Menu Module 3rd Party modules:Login Module Slide showsCustom html FormsRandom image Latest EventsBanner module Aida newsNews Flash Facebook FeedLatest News Twitter Feed Social Icons Laura Gordon – - JoomlaDay New England,
    22. 22. Plugins 22Core Plugins:LoadpositionEditorsContent plugins 3rd Party plugins:System tools Ignite gallery Social media links Advanced search Laura Gordon – - JoomlaDay New England,
    23. 23. Templates 23What to use?•Can use templates that come with core•Purchase templates from template clubs•Free templates available as well What to think about? •How menu works •Module Placement •Module Styles •Flexibility Laura Gordon – - JoomlaDay New England,
    24. 24. How to find a 3rd party tool 24•Go to:•Read Reviews / comments•Do they have a support forum?•What is their cost model (support orpurchase?)•Do they have a current release for yourversion of joomla!•Have they updated their product recently? Laura Gordon – - JoomlaDay New England,
    25. 25. Getting Started with Joomla! Laura Gordon Laura Gordon – – JoomlaDayNewEngland