Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 3

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Part 3 of a 4 part series of introductory Joomla classes given at Joomla Chicago CMS User Group

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Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part 3

  1. 1. Joomla! KickstartJoomla 101 for Beginners<br />Part 3: Navigation<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  2. 2. What We Are Talking About<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />Navigation Explained<br />Content Layouts<br />Front Page Blog Layout / Manager<br />Section and Category Blog Layout / List Layout<br />Single Article<br />Creating Menus<br />Advanced Menu Topics<br />
  3. 3. Navigation Explained<br />What is Navigation in Joomla?<br />A large portion of your sitemap<br />Created by using:<br />Menus<br />Internal links to content in articles or other extensions<br />External links to off-site content+<br />Why is it important?<br />How you make content available on your site, i.e. articles, components, etc.<br />How visitors “navigate” through your site to find what they need<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  4. 4. Types of Navigation<br />There are two general types of navigation in a site:<br />Menu-based navigation<br />Links within articles or other extensions<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  5. 5. Types of Navigation - Menu<br />3 parts of the Joomla! menu system<br />Menu<br />Container created in the menu manager that holds the menu items<br />Menu Items<br />Different entries in a menu to allow you to access content on or off the site<br />Menu Module<br />Shows the menu on the site in a specific position (more about this in Kickstart #4)<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  6. 6. Types of Navigation – Menu Items for Types<br />Menu Types<br />Defines what type of content will be shown, i.e. article view, section view, component views, link, etc.<br />Defines the parameters available for each type based on that extension<br />Defines, if available, a specific view of a certain extension<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  7. 7. Types of Navigation – Menu Types<br />Examples of Content Menu Types<br />Internal Links / Articles<br />Article<br />Article Layout<br />Category <br />Category List Layout<br />Category Blog Layout<br />Section <br />Section List Layout<br />Section Blog Layout<br />Front Page<br />Front Page Blog Layout<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  8. 8. Menu Types – Parameters<br />Menu types may or may not have all the parameter types. May have other types than shown here.<br />System parameters are on nearly every menu type.<br />Page Title is found on System parameters<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  9. 9. Content Layouts– Blog vs. ListBasic Tab<br />Category Blog<br />Category List<br />Section Layout (list)<br />FrontpageBlog<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  10. 10. Content Layouts– Blog vs. ListBasic Tab (cont...)<br />Leading<br />Intro<br />Links<br />Pagination<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  11. 11. Content Layouts– Blog vs. ListAdvanced Tab<br />Category Blog<br />Category List<br />Section Layout (list)<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  12. 12. Content Layouts– Blog vs. ListComponent Tab<br />Component tab is same for every article type<br />On new menus, selections set to “Use Global”; <br />On default front page blog layout, NOT set to “Use Global”, so may need to change those.<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  13. 13. Front Page Manager<br />Used to manage articles that are to be shown in the front page blog layout<br />Access through the content menu<br />Add articles to front page manager by clicking / enabling Front Page option<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  14. 14. Front Page Manager (cont...)<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  15. 15. Menu Types – Alias<br />A “link” to an existing menu item created in another menu in Joomla.<br />Helps to eliminate duplicate content issues in your site, i.e. 2 menus pointing to the same article<br />Great for those bottom menus that repeat items from the main or top menus<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  16. 16. Menu Types – Alias (cont...)<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  17. 17. Examples - Creating Menus<br />Create Menu to Article<br />Create Menu to Category Blog Layout<br />Create Menu to Extension<br />Create External Link<br />Show How to Set Default Menu<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />
  18. 18. Questions?<br />Presented at<br />© Copyright 2009 - 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli<br />

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