Joomla Basics Part 2


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Joomla Basics Part 2

  1. 2. Content and Navigation <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s Content you say? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sections and Categories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul>
  2. 3. Content you say? <ul><li>What exactly is content? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Content is everything on your site that someone will look at or read that doesn’t move you from place to place or let you interact with the site.” </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Content Examples <ul><li>Examples of Content: </li></ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul>
  4. 5. Types of Content <ul><li>There are 2 general types of content on a site: </li></ul><ul><li>Content you create for your site </li></ul><ul><li>Content from your site users </li></ul>
  5. 6. Content You Create versus... <ul><li>Content you create is usually about your business / organization: </li></ul><ul><li>Articles / News items </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing information </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul>
  6. 7. Content Created For You <ul><li>Content created users: </li></ul><ul><li>Forum posts </li></ul><ul><li>Comments on content </li></ul><ul><li>Comments on Blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Testimonials </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul>
  7. 8. What’s Next? <ul><li>Four easy steps to adding content to the site: </li></ul><ul><li>Plan – what’s on the site </li></ul><ul><li>Organize - create a sitemap </li></ul><ul><li>Write – create the content </li></ul><ul><li>Post – Put the content into Joomla </li></ul>
  8. 9. Organizing the Content Sections - Highest level container - Can have many categories  Categories - Middle level container - Can have contain many articles  Articles - Lowest tier - Article = webpage = content - Visitors see a and read your articles - articles can be uncategorized
  9. 10. Facts on Uncategoried Articles <ul><li>Uncategorized IS a section AND category </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for articles to show up without section/category </li></ul><ul><li>Also known as “static content” </li></ul>
  10. 11. Steps to Add Content <ul><li>Here is the steps listed to enter your content: </li></ul><ul><li>Add the Sections </li></ul><ul><li>Add the Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Add the Articles </li></ul>
  11. 12. Navigation <ul><li>Navigation = Menus - Controls how people get around </li></ul><ul><li>Many Menus to do many things - Main menu - main navigation - must contain the homepage item - User menu - contains functions for users when logged in </li></ul><ul><li>- Top menu - Duplicate links, Shopping Cart link, login, etc </li></ul><ul><li>- Other menu </li></ul><ul><li>- Footer menu </li></ul>
  12. 13. Get help from these great books
  13. 14. Questions? <ul><li>Your Questions? </li></ul>
  14. 15. Extension of the Month <ul><li>Intellispire Aweber Plug-in </li></ul><ul><li>Instantly turn site registrations into email list subscribers </li></ul><ul><li>No hacking the core! </li></ul><ul><li>Works seamlessly with Aweber parser </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Other Email Extensions <ul><li>Available bridges to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iContact (; others available) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ConstantContact (; others available) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrated in Joomla: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acajoom ( </li></ul></ul>