Joomla Beginners Overview Of Day

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  • Joomla Beginners Overview Of Day

    1. 1. Joomla! Content Management System (CMS)‏ <ul><li>Rob Ruberry </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking Digitally Project Officer </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Banksia Beach State School ICT Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>www.bankbeacss.eq.edu.au / [email_address] </li></ul>
    2. 2. Joomla Overview (P1)‏ <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What experience have I had with Joomla? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scavenger Hunt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ictlic.eq.edu.au/wcmss/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why use a Content Management System? </li></ul><ul><li>Major features of Joomla? </li></ul><ul><li>Standalone Server (application)‏ </li></ul>
    3. 3. Joomla Overview (P2)‏ <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Editing existing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating new front page content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of content – static vs dynamic content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Administrator Section </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control Panel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Items (publishing / unpublishing / deleting / archiving)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sections / Categories / Content (basic concept only)‏ </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Joomla Overview (P3)‏ <ul><li>Templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Layout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basics on installing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are they </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turning modules on and off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Altering positions </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Joomla Overview (P4)‏ <ul><li>Security Levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Front page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic nature of content </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Joomla Overview (P5)‏ <ul><li>Menu Items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of menu items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept of Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a menu item </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding calendar items </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Joomla Overview (P6)‏ <ul><li>Zoom Media Gallery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can it be used for? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What types of files can be uploaded? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you upload files? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you link to uploaded files? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Q & A or Time for your own school sites </li></ul>
    8. 8. Why a Content Management System? <ul><li>Allows delegation of responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple people can work on the site simultaneously </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Requires limited web publishing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to work remotely on any computer with an internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Has a number of security levels </li></ul><ul><li>Items can have an expiry date. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Major features of Joomla! <ul><li>Multiple users can add news and content items (set content expiry date)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Security settings (Public, Registered, Special)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Gallery management Component (upload, download, modification – images / video / documents)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar Component (add, edit, delete)‏ </li></ul>
    10. 10. Major features of Joomla! (Continued): <ul><li>Site templates (individual users can customize the look of the site)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Polls (users can vote on various topics)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Customised module positions. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Control Panel
    12. 12. Managing Content Items
    13. 13. Content Concept Map (EQ Build)‏   Sections The News Newsflashes Newsletters FAQs Curriculum Categories Latest News Newsflash Newsletters Example FAQs Business and IT Mathematics Science English  Content Jpstyle template / Example News Item 1 Newsflash1 / 2 / 3 Newsletters Example FAQ item 1 / 2 Sample Business and IT Mathematics sample article Sample English Curriculum Article Note there are a range of articles you will notice are not included here. These are static content items. They are not linked to section or categories.
    14. 14. Security Levels
    15. 15.   Front Page <ul><li>Newsflash </li></ul><ul><li>Can be random / scrolling etc </li></ul><ul><li>Items submitted via mis login </li></ul><ul><li>Mainmenu </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly linked url </li></ul><ul><li>Easily modified </li></ul>
    16. 16.   Front Page <ul><li>Latest / Popular News </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically taken from content items </li></ul><ul><li>(separate modules can be turned on or off). </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Displays current month </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighted items indicate events </li></ul><ul><li>Link to full calendar which opens in middle content frame. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Front Page <ul><li>Latest Events   </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated with calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Can modify settings - month headings / number of items displayed </li></ul><ul><li>Only administrators – security </li></ul><ul><li>Topmenu / header </li></ul><ul><li>Sitemap (created automatically based on content)‏ </li></ul>
    18. 18. Template Structure
    19. 19. Menu Items

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