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Joomla presentation

  1. 1. Joomla Joomla is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) that powers 2.7% of the entire web. Arslan Farooq
  2. 2. What We Will Talk About <ul><li>What is a Content Management System
  3. 3. What is Joomla
  4. 4. Joomla Benefits
  5. 5. Adding content to the front page
  6. 6. Formatting content
  7. 7. Adding external link </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Adding an image
  9. 9. Deleting content
  10. 10. Using Templates (themes)
  11. 11. Changing look of site using templates (CSS)
  12. 12. Using Modules
  13. 13. Conclusion </li></ul>
  14. 14. What is a Content Management System <ul>A content management system, or CMS, is a web application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage a website. When World Wide Web was born, creating simplest web pages required HTML knowledge. Then came professional editors like Dreamweaver and Frontpage. </ul>
  15. 15. <ul>Despite these tools, when a website grows, it becomes harder to manage web pages using these tools. Large media publishers like on line newspaper websites were the first to realize that problem. <li>A CMS automates content management. Features such as forums, image and video galleries, shopping carts can be easily added. The content is stored in database while the site's presentation is separate from the content and resides in visual templates. </li></ul>
  16. 16. What is Joomla <ul>Joomla is not only a free and open source CMS but it also has one of the most easy to use and understand interface of any CMS. Joomla started in 2005 as a fork of Mambo CMS. In its first year, Joomla was downloaded 2.5 million times. Between March 2007 and February 2011, there had been more than 21 million Joomla downloads. </ul>
  17. 17. Joomla Benefits <ul><li>Joomla is Free
  18. 18. Written in PHP, a free and open source programming language
  19. 19. Stores data in MySQL
  20. 20. Supports multilingual internationalization
  21. 21. More than 7000 commercial and free extensions / plugins
  22. 22. Very easy to use and nice user interface </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Administration is web based
  24. 24. Multiple WYSIWYG editors
  25. 25. RSS feeds support
  26. 26. You can set up a Joomla site in 15 minutes </li></ul>
  27. 27. Hands On Exercise Using Joomla
  28. 28. Adding content to the front page <ul><li>Go to admin area
  29. 29. Click 'Add New Article'
  30. 30. Give article name, alias, status published, 'Featured' set to 'Yes'.
  31. 31. Click 'Save & Close'.
  32. 32. Refresh </li></ul>
  33. 33. Formatting content <ul><li>Go to admin area
  34. 34. Click an article name or tick an article check-box and click 'Edit' button.
  35. 35. Add bullets, bold, italic, heading style etc.
  36. 36. 'Save & Close'
  37. 37. Refresh page. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Adding external link <ul><li>Go to admin area
  39. 39. Click an article name or tick an article check-box and click 'Edit' button.
  40. 40. Select word(s) and click the chain button in toolbar of editor
  41. 41. Enter Google's address
  42. 42. Click 'Insert'
  43. 43. 'Save & Close' and Refresh </li></ul>
  44. 44. Adding an image <ul><li>Go to admin area
  45. 45. Click an article name or tick an article check-box and click 'Edit' button.
  46. 46. Click 'Image' button at bottom of the editor
  47. 47. Choose any pre-installed image from media manager and set options (alignment, border, dimensions etc) </li></ul>
  48. 48. Deleting content <ul><li>Go to admin area
  49. 49. Click an article name or tick an article check-box and click 'Edit' button.
  50. 50. Delete some paragraphs, 'Save & Close' and refresh page.
  51. 51. OR
  52. 52. Delete and article by selecting an article by its check-box and clicking 'Trash' button. </li></ul>
  53. 53. Using Templates (themes) <ul><li>Go to admin area
  54. 54. Click 'Template Manager'
  55. 55. Tick a template's check-box
  56. 56. Click 'Make Default' button
  57. 57. Refresh
  58. 58. Difference between Templates and Template Style (in Joomla 1.6) </li></ul>
  59. 59. Changing look of site using CSS <ul><li>Go to admin area
  60. 60. Click 'Template Manager'
  61. 61. Click 'Templates'
  62. 62. Click current template
  63. 63. Click on current 'Style' to edit its CSS
  64. 64. Change background color of website from light gray to dark gray </li></ul>
  65. 65. Using Modules <ul><li>Go to admin area
  66. 66. Click Module Manager
  67. 67. Familiarize with the interface
  68. 68. Disable some modules and refresh front-end
  69. 69. Create a custom HTML module and show on sidebar </li></ul>
  70. 70. References http://www.joomla.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joomla Beginning Joomla! (2 nd Edition, Apress)
  71. 71. Thank You [email_address]

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