K2 for beginners - Joomla!Days NL 2010 #jd10nl

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K2 for beginners - Joomla!Days NL 2010 #jd10nl

  1. 1. introduction to flexible & feature-rich content for Joomla! websites by Fotis Evangelou (JoomlaWorks) www.joomlaworks.gr Joomla!Days Netherlands 2010
  2. 2. Introduction General facts for content in Joomla! Joomla! content is “spartan” by default To simulate today's must-have functionality like blogging and rich media, we need to install a dozen extensions The resulting package is limited and troublesome to maintain www.joomlaworks.gr
  3. 3. Enter K2! the popular powerful content component for Joomla! with CCK-like features think of Joomla! articles thrown into the mixer with Drupal's CCK, Wordpress blogging features and Joomla!'s templating on steroids www.joomlaworks.gr
  4. 4. What can I do with K2? Using Joomla! & K2 it's easy to build: • portal/magazine with author blogs • catalog (products, work portfolio etc.) • blog • knowledge base • download/document manager • directory listing • event listing all bundled under one extension package! www.joomlaworks.gr
  5. 5. Basic K2 features (1/2) • nested-level categories • comments system • tags • "extra fields" system to extend item elements (a la CCK) • item image (useful for articles/catalogs) • image galleries • videos • attachments www.joomlaworks.gr
  6. 6. Basic K2 features (2/2) • user profiles/blogs • versatile ACL system • ajax-based front-end editing • powerful plugin system to extend item, category and user forms • ajax-based comments moderation • Google AJAX Search integration ...and a lot more! www.joomlaworks.gr
  7. 7. Why K2? 1. Joomla! has been far behind other competing CMSs like Drupal and WordPress in terms of social features and f exibility (categorization, l ACL, expansion etc.) 2. Joomla! 1.0 and 1.5 are practically the same in features for the end-user 3. Slow development cycle for Joomla! - which further strengthens point 1. www.joomlaworks.gr
  8. 8. Did you know? K2 has been downloaded more than 200.000 times in less than a year and it has been translated into several languages already. K2 is the de facto content component supported by almost all major Joomla! template providers including: • JoomlaPraise • JoomlaBamboo • RocketTheme • JoomlArt • GavickPro • JoomlaShack www.joomlaworks.gr
  9. 9. K2 powered websites two of the world's highest traffic Joomla! Websites: Gazzetta.gr & TNAWrestling.com popular websites like: Gorillaz.com & The Arts Desk (recently awarded in the UK) websites of prominent Joomla! template developers: JoomlaPraise & JoomlaBamboo ...and thousands of personal or business websites around the world. www.joomlaworks.gr
  10. 10. Now let's build our first K2 website! www.joomlaworks.gr
  11. 11. Thank you www.joomlaworks.gr

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