Joomla Training for The C.A.L.L. in Arkansas


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Joomla Training for The C.A.L.L. in Arkansas

  1. 1. Joomla, WYSIWYG, and Other Funny Words to Take Seriously The C.A.L.L. of Arkansas Statewide Summit October 15, 2011 Rob McBryde Online Marketing & Web Design Consultant
  2. 2. <ul><li>Rob McBryde </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Husband, father, and geek </li></ul><ul><li>Member of Fellowship North </li></ul><ul><li>North Little Rock, AR </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Online Marketing & Web Design Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Aristotle Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Little Rock, AR </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Who am I?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Intro to Joomla! Content Management System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting familiar with the Article Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a new article </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit an existing article </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formatting for SEO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedding video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding menu items to your county menu </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bonus Round: Updating Google Calendar </li></ul>Overview of this session
  4. 4. <ul><li>We just have 50 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m going to cover a lot, but not everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Slides will be available for your reference. </li></ul><ul><li>Any full-featured web development tool requires some technical understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Age-old rule: Practice makes perfect! </li></ul>Disclaimers
  5. 5. “ Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.” What is Joomla?
  6. 6. “ acronym for W hat  Y ou  S ee  I s  W hat  Y ou  G et . The term is used in computing to describe a system in which content (text and graphics) displayed onscreen during editing appears in a form exactly corresponding to its appearance when printed or displayed as a finished product. ” WYSIWYG…what?
  7. 7. Verses this…
  8. 8. Logging into Joomla
  9. 9. Joomla Control Panel
  10. 10. Edit or add content
  11. 11. Select your section (county)
  12. 12. Create a new article
  13. 13. Or edit an existing article
  14. 14. WYSIWYG editor
  15. 15. Formatting for SEO SEO – search engine optimization, helps Google natural search results
  16. 16. What is SEO? the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the &quot;natural&quot; or un-paid (&quot;organic&quot; or &quot;algorithmic&quot;) search results. ~
  17. 17. Formatting for SEO Google the words “ fostering adoption arkansas .” The C.A.L.L. comes up near the top of the list. This is largely due to the site’s SEO.
  18. 18. Adding photos
  19. 19. Adding photos Assuming you don’t already have the photo in the image gallery, you will need to upload it by selecting the Upload button highlighted below.
  20. 20. Adding photos
  21. 21. Adding photos
  22. 22. Adding photos
  23. 23. Adding photos
  24. 24. Adding photos
  25. 25. Embedding video and provide “embed code” for you to use.
  26. 26. Embedding video and provide “embed code” for you to use.
  27. 27. Embedding video Embed code has to be pasted into the HTML so you must click on [show/hide] to view the HTML editor.
  28. 28. Embedding video Embed code has to be pasted into the HTML so you must click on [show/hide] to view the HTML editor.
  29. 29. Adding menu items
  30. 30. Adding menu items
  31. 31. Adding menu items
  32. 32. Adding menu items
  33. 33. Adding menu items
  34. 34. Adding menu items
  35. 35. Adding menu items
  36. 36. Adding menu items
  37. 37. Key concepts Articles (pages) must be created BEFORE the corresponding Menu items. When you create the Menu item, you have to select the Article (or Section or Category) to link it to. You can create Menu items that link to whole Sections (filing cabinet), whole Categories (drawers of the filing cabinet), or individual Articles (files in the drawers of filing cabinet)
  38. 38. County Page Example
  39. 39. <ul><li> (official Joomla! website) </li></ul><ul><li> (helpful Joomla! blog) </li></ul>Learn more about Joomla!
  40. 40. Bonus Round: Google Calendar In your web browser, type in… NOTE: This is specific to The C.A.L.L. website and not a function of Joomla. Each county’s Google Calendar is embedded into a Joomla article which appears on The C.A.L.L.’s website.
  41. 41. Bonus Round: Google Calendar
  42. 42. Bonus Round: Google Calendar
  43. 43. Bonus Round: Google Calendar Calendar events entered into your county’s Google Calendar will automagically appear on your county’s Upcoming Events page.
  44. 44. Bonus Round: Google Calendar Learn more at http://
  45. 45. That’s all, folks! Any questions?