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Joomla Basics

  1. 1. Presentation – Part 1(Basics)
  2. 2. Agenda ➔ Joomla! Introduction, Versions & Requirements ➔ Installation & How it works ➔ Learn how to use Joomla ➢ Managing Menus ➢ Managing Content ➢ Managing Extensions
  3. 3. Introduction ➔ Joomla is a free web-based software which allows to create and manage websites ➔ CMS - Content Management System ➔ There are two parts of the system: the front-end (what the public see) and the back-end (what the administrators see)
  4. 4. Versions
  5. 5. Requirements for Joomla Installation
  6. 6. Installation ➔ Experiment with a working installation at ➔ Most hosting companies offer Joomla installation under "One Click Installs" for their customers ➔ Install Joomla! on your local system ➔ After Installing Joomla, ➢ Install JCE Editor extension and set it as default editor ➢ Install Akeeba Backup extension
  7. 7. How Joomla! Works ● Joomla! is built on MVC Framework and has several types of extensions each capable of performing specific tasks ● Some extensions are developed as part of the Joomla! project and comes with the installation ● If we want to add features to our site, we can install more third party/custom extensions
  8. 8. Learn how to use Joomla ➔ Important Terminologies: ➢ Menus ➢ Content ➢ Component ➢ Modules ➢ Extensions
  9. 9. Menus ➔ Helps website visitors to navigate to and access all areas of the website ➔ We can create new menus and menu items
  10. 10. Content  ➔ Content comprises of Categories, Articles and Media ➔ We can create categories and subcategories (if needed) ➔ Articles can be created and categorized
  11. 11. Categories ➔ Categories helps us to organize our articles more conveniently ➔ We can create new categories/subcategories, edit, choose to publish/unpublish, etc
  12. 12. Articles ➔ Articles are the main building blocks of a Joomla! Website. ➔ We can create new articles, edit, choose to publish/unpublish, categorize, etc ➔ Published articles can be assigned to a Menu ➔ We can insert images in articles from local system ➔ We can include external links for any text in the articles ➔ We can add tags in an article
  13. 13. Articles Continuation...
  14. 14. Articles Continuation... ● Using Article Options, we can hide/show title, category, icons, date, author etc.
  15. 15. Media ➔ We can upload images directly from the admin section
  16. 16. Extensions ➔ To extend the website functionality (Ex: Image SlideShow, Video SlideShow) ➔ Types of Extensions: Plugins, Languages, Components, Modules and Templates ➔ Plug-ins are designed to display content inside components & modules and perform certain tasks during website loading ➔ Languages allows us to run our site in more than one language
  17. 17. Extensions Continuation...
  18. 18. Components ➔ Components are most complex type of extensions ➔ We can use existing (native joomla) components ➔ We can install third party components ➔ We can create custom components
  19. 19. Modules ➔ Modules has similar roles as components but on a smaller scale ➔ We can use existing (native joomla) modules ➔ We can install third party modules/extensions ➔ We can create custom modules
  20. 20. Templates ➔ Templates are the graphical representation of the website
  21. 21. Forms ➔ We can use native forms in Joomla or can install third party plugins/components to build customized forms ➔ Contact forms, login forms and registration forms are available in Joomla ➔ Contact forms also has options to send email
  22. 22. Global Configuration ➔ We can change settings globally for site, system, articles, modules, SEO, etc.
  23. 23. SEF URLs ➔ SEF – Search Engine Friendly or human readable urls ➔ If SEF URL is turned off, the url looks like this: option=com_content&view=article&id=1&catid=1 ➔ If SEF URL is turned on and URL Rewriting is off, the url looks like this:­latest­ news/1­welcome­to­joomla ➔ If both SEF URL and URL Rewriting are turned on, the url looks like this:­latest­ news/1­welcome­to­joomla
  24. 24. Questions