JOOMLA 101 FOR BEGINNERS                                               Part 3: Navigation                                 ...
What We Are Talking About       Navigation Explained       Content Layouts       Advanced Menu Topics       Creating M...
Navigation Explained           What is Navigation in Joomla?             A large portion of your sitemap             Cr...
Types of Navigation          There are two general types of           navigation in a site:             Menu-based navig...
Types of Navigation - Menu           3 parts of the Joomla! menu system             Menu              ○ Container create...
Types of Navigation –     Menu Items for Types           Menu Types             Defines what type of content will be sho...
Types of Navigation – Menu     Types           Examples of Content Menu Types             Archived Articles            ...
Menu Types – Parameters       Menu types may or        may not have all the        parameter types.        May have other...
Advanced Menu Topics       Menu Item Alias       External URL’s       Text Separator                                   ...
Menu Types – Menu Item Alias       A “link” to an existing menu item created        in another menu in Joomla.       Hel...
Examples - Creating Menus       Create Menu to Article       Create Menu to Category Blog Layout       Create Menu to E...
Presented at© Copyright 2009 – 2012 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
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Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part Three. This user group presentation covers Joomla Navigation and content layouts.

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Joomla Chicago Kickstart Part Three: Navigation and Content Layouts

  1. 1. JOOMLA 101 FOR BEGINNERS Part 3: Navigation Presented at© Copyright 2009 - 2012 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  2. 2. What We Are Talking About  Navigation Explained  Content Layouts  Advanced Menu Topics  Creating Menus Presented at© Copyright 2009 - 2012 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  3. 3. Navigation Explained  What is Navigation in Joomla?  A large portion of your sitemap  Created by using: ○ Menus ○ Internal links to content in articles or other extensions ○ External links to off-site content  Why is it important?  How you make content available on your site, i.e. articles, components, etc.  How visitors “navigate” through your site to find what they need Presented at© Copyright 2009 - 2012 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  4. 4. Types of Navigation  There are two general types of navigation in a site:  Menu-based navigation  Links within articles or other extensions Presented at© Copyright 2009 – 2012 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  5. 5. Types of Navigation - Menu  3 parts of the Joomla! menu system  Menu ○ Container created in the menu manager that holds the menu items  Menu Items ○ Different entries in a menu to allow you to access content on or off the site  Menu Module ○ Shows the menu on the site in a specific position (more about this in Kickstart #4) Presented at© Copyright 2009 - 2012 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  6. 6. Types of Navigation – Menu Items for Types  Menu Types  Defines what type of content will be shown, i.e. article view, category view, component views, link, etc.  Defines the parameters available for each type based on that extension  Defines, if available, a specific view of a certain extension Presented at© Copyright 2009 - 2012 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  7. 7. Types of Navigation – Menu Types  Examples of Content Menu Types  Archived Articles  Single Article  List All Categories  Category Blog  Category List  Featured Articles  Create Article Presented at© Copyright 2009 - 2012 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  8. 8. Menu Types – Parameters  Menu types may or may not have all the parameter types. May have other types than shown here.  Page Display Options are on nearly every menu type.  Page Title is found on Page Display Options Presented at© Copyright 2009 – 2012 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  9. 9. Advanced Menu Topics  Menu Item Alias  External URL’s  Text Separator Presented at© Copyright 2009 – 2012 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  10. 10. Menu Types – Menu Item Alias  A “link” to an existing menu item created in another menu in Joomla.  Helps to eliminate duplicate content issues in your site, i.e. 2 menus pointing to the same article  Great for those bottom menus that repeat items from the main or top menus Presented at© Copyright 2009 - 2012 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  11. 11. Examples - Creating Menus  Create Menu to Article  Create Menu to Category Blog Layout  Create Menu to Extension  Create External Link  Show How to Set Default Menu Presented at© Copyright 2009 - 2012 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli
  12. 12. Presented at© Copyright 2009 – 2012 – Kendall Cabe and Nick Martinelli

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