YOUR FIRST JOOMLA! SITE
OR
HOW TO GO INSANE IN 1 EASY LESSON!
Presented by JUGT
Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights...
OBJECTIVE
Not trying to make you a Joomla! expert!
Not even trying to make you competent!
Introduce you to Joomla!
Remove ...
AGENDA
Introduction
Content Management System
Demo site
Joomla! Terminology
Before you begin…
Build the Demo site
• Basic ...
INTRODUCTION
JUGT - Joomla User Group Toronto
• Group of Joomla users/developers
• Self help, non-commercial organization
...
CMS
Need
• Lots of Unformatted Data (e.g. documents, images, etc.)
• Constantly Changing and Growing
• Difficult to Classi...
DEMO of the Working Site
Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
JOOMLA!
TERMINOLOGY
FREE CMS (CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM)
• Core
• Content
• Article
• Category
• Image
• Module
• Position...
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
HOSTED
Should provide:
• IP Address
• Database
• FTP
• SMTP Server
• POP Server
• Joomla! (not
always)
LO...
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
ORCHESTRATE
• Joomla!
• Components
• Plugins
• Templates
• Little to no code
DEVELOP
• Joomla
• Component...
BASIC STEPS
• Get an environment
• Upload Joomla!
• Configure Joomla!
• Add Content
• Articles/Editors/Media
• Add Menu it...
LET’S BUILD A SITE!
Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
RECOMMENDATIONS
• Akeeba
• Backup
• Admin Tools
• JCE
Components
Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
SITE SECURITY
• Change your Admin username and password
• Change your database Root user id and password
• Stay up-to-date...
WRAPUP
• Better prepared now
• You don’t need to understand all of it
• A lot of it actually works!
• Mostly free or surpr...
That’s it for this evening.
Thank you for coming out.
If I can help,
you can reach me through the
JUGT.
Copyright 2013 - S...
Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
Sheldon Seale
Internet Solutions Architect
Websites/Webstores/POS
Smal...
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  • ComponentModule – used to display content on areas of the page (Module Positions) other than the main content area.Plugin – small, specialized pieces of code that typically run only when triggered by an event.Menus – groups of Menu ItemsMenu Items – are the site links seen by your usersMenu Modules – specialized Modules (see Module above) used to display your menus
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    1. 1. YOUR FIRST JOOMLA! SITE OR HOW TO GO INSANE IN 1 EASY LESSON! Presented by JUGT Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    2. 2. OBJECTIVE Not trying to make you a Joomla! expert! Not even trying to make you competent! Introduce you to Joomla! Remove some of the Joomla! Myths • Too difficult • For developers only • Wordpress is better Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    3. 3. AGENDA Introduction Content Management System Demo site Joomla! Terminology Before you begin… Build the Demo site • Basic configuration • Users/Menus/Content/Templates • Components • Recommendations • A Word on Security • Wrapup Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    4. 4. INTRODUCTION JUGT - Joomla User Group Toronto • Group of Joomla users/developers • Self help, non-commercial organization • Great resource Your presenter – Sheldon Seale • 40 years in Information Technology • ERP/Relational database design & development • Semi-retired 3 years ago • Relatively new to Joomla • Largely self taught Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    5. 5. CMS Need • Lots of Unformatted Data (e.g. documents, images, etc.) • Constantly Changing and Growing • Difficult to Classify and Search (non-Relational data) History (according to me, because I was there) • CMS grew out of the need to address the above requirements back in the 90’s • At that time, every CMS was unique • Only large firms could afford the cost (multi-millions) • Governments/Universities/Insurance/Engineering/etc. Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    6. 6. DEMO of the Working Site Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    7. 7. JOOMLA! TERMINOLOGY FREE CMS (CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM) • Core • Content • Article • Category • Image • Module • Positions • Types • Menus • Menu Items/Types • Menu Modules • Extension • Component • Module • Plug-in • Templates • Translations & Language Packs Note: Joomla is Swahili (phonetically) for “all together” or “as a whole”! Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    8. 8. BEFORE YOU BEGIN HOSTED Should provide: • IP Address • Database • FTP • SMTP Server • POP Server • Joomla! (not always) LOCAL HOST You provide: • Web Server (e.g. WAMP, XAMP, etc.) • Database • FTP (Client & Server) • Joomla! Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    9. 9. BEFORE YOU BEGIN ORCHESTRATE • Joomla! • Components • Plugins • Templates • Little to no code DEVELOP • Joomla • Components • Plugins • Templates • Lots of Code • HTML • PHP • Javascript • CSS • jQuery • Bootstrap • SQL Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    10. 10. BASIC STEPS • Get an environment • Upload Joomla! • Configure Joomla! • Add Content • Articles/Editors/Media • Add Menu items • Add Users • Add Template(s) • Add Components/Modules/Plugins • Test, test, test • Publish Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    11. 11. LET’S BUILD A SITE! Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    12. 12. RECOMMENDATIONS • Akeeba • Backup • Admin Tools • JCE Components Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    13. 13. SITE SECURITY • Change your Admin username and password • Change your database Root user id and password • Stay up-to-date with Security releases (Joomla and extensions) • Use a good hosting service • Have a development environment (to test updates and changes) • Remove anything you’re not using • Backup, backup, backup! There are several other, more technical suggestions and recommendations but this is a good start… Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    14. 14. WRAPUP • Better prepared now • You don’t need to understand all of it • A lot of it actually works! • Mostly free or surprisingly inexpensive! Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    15. 15. That’s it for this evening. Thank you for coming out. If I can help, you can reach me through the JUGT. Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved
    16. 16. Copyright 2013 - Sheldon Seale, all rights reserved Sheldon Seale Internet Solutions Architect Websites/Webstores/POS Small Business Specialist 416-577-2011 sheldon.seale@sympatico.ca

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