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Joomlapresent

  1. 1. Promoting literacy in a computer-literate way: how to build and maintain a not for profit website Drs. Pieter Depessemier & Prof. dr. Caroline Andries
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Who has already made a website on his own ? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can read ? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can use a computer ? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can use programs like MS word ? </li></ul><ul><li>you only need 3 ‘yes’-answers to be able to make a CMS-website. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Structure What ? Installation Maintenance What is a CMS website ? How to install a Joomla website ? How to maintain a Joomla website
  4. 4. What is a CMS-website ?  Html <ul><li>In former times : only html. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But a lot of work to change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slow </li></ul></ul>Image from the Joomla Tutorial: http://tinyurl.com/hagn7 Only html CSS What ? Installation Maintenance CMS
  5. 5. What is a CMS-website ?  CSS Only html CSS What ? Installation Maintenance <ul><li>Cascading Style Sheets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to change the format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster </li></ul></ul>Image from the Joomla Tutorial: http://tinyurl.com/hagn7 CMS
  6. 6. What is a CMS-website ?  CMS Only html CSS What ? Installation Maintenance <ul><li>Content Management System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A CMS does for content what CSS does for presentation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You don’t need a webmaster for the content </li></ul></ul>Image from the Joomla Tutorial: http://tinyurl.com/hagn7 CMS
  7. 7. What is a CMS-website ?  CMS Only html CSS What ? Installation Maintenance <ul><li>Content Management System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can have a CMS developed for you by IT-professionals : high cost. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or you can use a free open source CMS like Joomla </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg. www.literacyeurope.org </li></ul></ul>CMS
  8. 8. What is a CMS-website ?  CMS Only html CSS What ? Installation Maintenance <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent website design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability of site modules and templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An open source community (for support) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content and structure can easily be adapted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content is well organized and searchable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can assign different webmasters to administer the content </li></ul></ul>CMS
  9. 9. How to install a Joomla website ?  Upload What ? Installation Maintenance <ul><li>You need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a web hosting account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upload the latest Joomla installation Package to your web hosting account using an FTP client (here FileZilla ( http://filezilla-project.org/ ). This package is available at the official Joomla website www.joomla.com </li></ul>Upload Set up Info from : http://www.ehow.com/how_2138499_install-joomla-ftp.html
  10. 10. How to install a Joomla website ?  step 1 What ? Installation Maintenance <ul><li>You need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a web hosting account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upload the latest Joomla installation Package to your web hosting account using an FTP client. This package is available at the official Joomla website www.joomla.com </li></ul>Upload Set up
  11. 12. How to install a Joomla website ?  Upload What ? Installation Maintenance <ul><li>You need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a web hosting account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upload the latest Joomla installation Package to your web hosting account using an FTP client. This package is available at the official Joomla website www.joomla.com </li></ul>Upload Set up
  12. 13. How to install a Joomla website ?  Upload What ? Installation Maintenance <ul><li>You need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a web hosting account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upload the latest Joomla installation Package to your web hosting account using an FTP client. This package is available at the official Joomla website www.joomla.com </li></ul>Upload Set up
  13. 14. How to install a Joomla website ?  Upload What ? Installation Maintenance <ul><li>You need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a web hosting account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upload the latest Joomla installation Package to your web hosting account using an FTP client. This package is available at the official Joomla website www.joomla.com </li></ul>Upload Set up Select and drag the files to your preferred location : here : www.literacyeurope.org/CLUJ This can take some time till you can read…
  14. 15. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up What ? Installation Maintenance <ul><li>In your web browser, type in the web address of your Joomla installation (www. your-domain-name.com). This brings you to the first Joomla installation page. </li></ul><ul><li>Check if everything is writable, if not, go to your ftp-server to adjust the permissions </li></ul>Upload Set up Info from : http://www.ehow.com/how_2138499_install-joomla-ftp.html
  15. 16. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up What ? Installation Maintenance Upload Set up
  16. 17. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up What ? Installation Maintenance Upload Set up
  17. 18. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up What ? Installation Maintenance <ul><li>In your web browser, type in the web address of your Joomla installation (www. your-domain-name.com). This brings you to the first Joomla installation page. </li></ul><ul><li>Check if everything is writable, if not, go to your ftp-server to adjust the permissions </li></ul>Upload Set up Do this for all the mentioned domains
  18. 19. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up What ? Installation Maintenance <ul><li>Next, you will enter information to configure your database. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For the hostname, use “localhost” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter your MySQL database name, => username and password. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For the MySQL prefix, use “jos_” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click in the box to Install Sample Data, if this is your very first Joomla installation. </li></ul></ul>Upload Set up Info from : http://www.ehow.com/how_2138499_install-joomla-ftp.html
  19. 20. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up What ? Installation Maintenance <ul><li>Next, you will enter information to configure your database. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For the hostname, use “localhost” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter your MySQL database name, => username and password. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For the MySQL prefix, use “jos_” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click in the box to Install Sample Data, if this is your very first Joomla installation. </li></ul></ul>Upload Set up
  20. 21. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up <ul><li>Now click on Next. Click on OK to confirm that all the information is accurate. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your domain name and then click on Next. Confirm your website’s URL, the pathname, email address and your password. </li></ul><ul><li>Now, you will use your FTP client to delete the installation directory. </li></ul>What ? Installation Maintenance Upload Set up Info from : http://www.ehow.com/how_2138499_install-joomla-ftp.html
  21. 22. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up <ul><li>Once you have deleted the installation directory, use your mouse to highlight all the configuration files. Right-click and copy the highlighted files. </li></ul><ul><li>Paste all the copied configuration files into the configuration.php file. </li></ul>What ? Installation Maintenance Upload Set up Info from : http://www.ehow.com/how_2138499_install-joomla-ftp.html
  22. 23. How to maintain a Joomla website ? <ul><li>Now you can start working on your website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Download the manual ( http://www.open-of-course.org/courses/mod/resource/view.php?id=296 or www.books.shafla.com/download/?dir=&download=Building.Websites.With.Joomla.pdf ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search on the net for templates, modules,… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As an example, I will give you a short demonstration. </li></ul>What ? Installation Maintenance Info from : http://www.ehow.com/how_2138499_install-joomla-ftp.html
  23. 24. Questions, remarks ? <ul><li>Pieter Depessemier </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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