Beginning Joomla!: From Novice to Professional (Beginning by Dan Rahmel

By Dan Rahmel

Do you need the power to regulate records, pictures, and different content material over the internet yet dont are looking to shell out millions of greenbacks in proprietary recommendations? are looking to create a web group in your pastime or person crew? Youre now not on my own. For millions of like-minded all over the world, the answer's Joomla!, an open resource content material administration approach used to regulate all types of knowledge over the internet. whereas Joomla! is comparatively effortless to put in, a good quantity of data is needed for you to configure the applying on your particular wishes. starting Joomla! solutions the various questions youre certain to have, guiding you thru the method of constructing your personal layout templates, including and handling content material, and including renowned group positive aspects akin to article commenting, consumer profile administration, and boards. Later chapters speak about e-commerce integration, discover search engine marketing, and assist you to expand Joomla! by way of growing your personal plug-ins.

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In most cases, you won’t be able to find whether these modules have been installed on the support section of your web host. If the host complies with the other requirements, you’re probably best just trying a Joomla installation. The installer performs a preinstallation check and will let you know if these capabilities are missing. Modern web browsers will have no trouble viewing either the user front-end or the Administrator interface of Joomla. 5 will work fine. All versions of Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari will display a Joomla site properly.

I’ve placed label arrows over the figure to point out the different parts of the interface. You will need to understand the various areas of the screen in order to determine where you need to go in the Administrator interface to make modifications. Figure 2-27. qxd 40 6/29/07 8:18 PM Page 40 CHAPTER 2 ■ QUICKSTART: SETTING UP A JOOMLA! SITE IN 20 MINUTES The areas labeled on the figure are as follows: • Main Menu menu • Newsflash module • Logo graphic • Pill menu • Latest News module • Popular module • Polls module In the next section, you’ll use the Joomla interface to modify each of these items.

Click the Yes button to make the content to appear on the front page. Front page content is special in that no matter where the content is filed (by section and category), any document that is set to appear on the front page is shown there in addition to its proper location. Click the Save button and the article will be written into the Joomla system. After the article is saved to the database, Joomla will display a confirmation of a successful save (see Figure 2-31), followed by the rest of the Article Manager display, which presents a complete list of articles in the system.

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