Joomla
Everyman’s Content Management System

         Randy Robertshaw
          Tyngsborough Public Library
            r...
2.   The Difficulty of Managing a Website
3.   The Distribution of the “Work”
4.   The Issue of Currency
5.   The Issue of...
Tyngsborough’s Transformation
Started in 2005
Changes and additions took about 2 years
Joomla in particular has allowed us...
1. User Management
2. Media Management
3. Language Management
4. Banner Management
5. Content Management
6. Search, Polls,...
Third Party Vendors
JoomlaArt
www.joomlart.com



RocketTheme
http://www.rockettheme.com



Compass Designs
www.compassdes...
Components, Modules, and Plug-ins
• Joomla Extension Directory
  http://extensions.joomla.org/
• JoomlaCode
  http://jooml...
Calenders:
gCalendar
JCalPro
EventList


Photo Galleries:
Flickr Slideshow in a “Wrapper” (like HTML iframe)
Other options...
Document Management
RS Files – Joomla 1.0, not 1.5
VFM
DocMan
Remository
Rubber Doc
RokDownloads
Tab/Slide Navigation
2Tab


Directories
SOBI2
AlphaContent2
MosetsTree


Other Extensions to Consider:
eXtplorer        RS...
I Love GOOGLE!

GOOGLE TRANSLATION – BabelFish is better.
GOOGLE CALENDAR – Clean and Simple.
GOOGLE MAPS
 Get API Key
 ...
• Remove Copyrights for programs—if you can. You
  leave yourself more exposed.
• Review the reviews of extensions/themes....
Where to Begin?
Joomla in Libraries
http://www.joomlainlibrary.com/



Joomla Forum
http://forum.joomla.org/



Any book b...
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Nela ITS CMS Presentation - Joomla

  1. 1. Joomla Everyman’s Content Management System Randy Robertshaw Tyngsborough Public Library rrobertshaw@tynglib.org
  2. 2. 2. The Difficulty of Managing a Website 3. The Distribution of the “Work” 4. The Issue of Currency 5. The Issue of Dynamic Content 6. Integration of Library 2.0 Tools 7. The Creation of a Electronic Branch
  3. 3. Tyngsborough’s Transformation Started in 2005 Changes and additions took about 2 years Joomla in particular has allowed us to have a BETA site continually. The question of the fork (Mambo vs. Joomla) Commercial Support for Software Development
  4. 4. 1. User Management 2. Media Management 3. Language Management 4. Banner Management 5. Content Management 6. Search, Polls, Web Links 7. Syndication (RSS) 8. Template Management 9. Extensibility
  5. 5. Third Party Vendors JoomlaArt www.joomlart.com RocketTheme http://www.rockettheme.com Compass Designs www.compassdesigns.net $35-$55 for 1 domain license. Knowledge of CSS, HTML, and PHP is helpful Theme/Design vendors are moving into the module/extension side
  6. 6. Components, Modules, and Plug-ins • Joomla Extension Directory http://extensions.joomla.org/ • JoomlaCode http://joomlacode.org/ • Look at Third-Party Commercial Vendors Prices vary depending on the complexity and nature of program $5-$100
  7. 7. Calenders: gCalendar JCalPro EventList Photo Galleries: Flickr Slideshow in a “Wrapper” (like HTML iframe) Other options like Rokin, bridge applications to Gallery2 or Coppermine
  8. 8. Document Management RS Files – Joomla 1.0, not 1.5 VFM DocMan Remository Rubber Doc RokDownloads
  9. 9. Tab/Slide Navigation 2Tab Directories SOBI2 AlphaContent2 MosetsTree Other Extensions to Consider: eXtplorer RS Forms (any product) JomComment
  10. 10. I Love GOOGLE! GOOGLE TRANSLATION – BabelFish is better. GOOGLE CALENDAR – Clean and Simple. GOOGLE MAPS  Get API Key  Latitude/Longitude is the most exact. (Google Earth or “link HTML usually can get you this information quickly.)  My preference is the Google Maps plugin http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/mambot_google1/  Lots of patience…Mapping is about precision
  11. 11. • Remove Copyrights for programs—if you can. You leave yourself more exposed. • Review the reviews of extensions/themes. Don’t give a hack a backdoor into your site. • Stay away from beta software and “legacy” or Joomla 1.0 themes/applications. • The question of caching your site and modules. • How to make the CMS SEO (Search Engine Optimized) • Stay distributed in content and in the contribution. • Joomla works now; like any CMS or open source product, the world will change. • The security and backup of your CMS.
  12. 12. Where to Begin? Joomla in Libraries http://www.joomlainlibrary.com/ Joomla Forum http://forum.joomla.org/ Any book by Dan Rahmeal Packt Publishing – AJAX, PHP/MYSQL, etc. Learning Joomla 1.5 Extension Development by LeBlanc Just do it! Playing around and starting small is fine.

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