Joomla for Beginners
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Joomla for Beginners

Managing Your Web Presence with Joomla Made Easy!
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Install Joomla manually
  • Scripted Joomla Install
  • Understand Public View
  • Understand Administrator View
  • Use the Control Panel
  • Work with Global Configurations
  • Work with the Media Manager
  • Install Extensions
  • Uninstall Extensions
  • Update Extensions
  • Create Categories
  • Add Images to Articles
  • Create and Save Articles
  • Create internal and external hyperlinks
  • Add Meta Descriptions to pages
  • Manage Artciles
  • Add Code to an article
  • Create and Manage Menus
  • Change the Order or Menu Items
  • Create a layout and set options
  • Set Featured Articles
  • Install and Configure Templates
  • Add Modules to Your Website
  • Manage Modules
  • Understand, Use and Manage Components
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  • PC or Macintosh Operating System
  • Web Browser
  • Free Joomla Framework Download

Do you need a convenient yet powerful content management system? Are you looking for the best way to build your dynamic web site? Are you going to be managing a content heavy site? Do you need a convenient way for multiple users to own, control, and update content? If you answered "Yes", then you need Joomla, and if you need Joomla, you need Janice Gentles-Jones.

Janice's Joomla for Beginners course will teach you everything you ned to know about creating, operating and maintain a Joomla web site. With clear examples and engaging lab exercises you'll go through the Joomla framework step-by-step. From setting up the Joomla environment to creating your own modules, this course has you covered!

Whether you have no experience at all, or you're an experienced IT person, this course has everything you need to get started using the dynamic Joomla Content Management System.

Who is the target audience?
  • Web Designers
  • Web Managers
  • Content Developers
  • Authors
  • Teachers and Students
  • Web Site Contributes
  • Copywriters
  • Site Producers
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Curriculum For This Course
50 Lectures
Installing Joomla
3 Lectures 25:46

In this video, Janice explains why you might want to install Joomla manually, and how to go about doing it.

Preview 17:00

Janice explains how to using a software script called Softaculous in order to get a Joomla site up in just a few minutes

Installing Joomla using Softaculous script

Chapter 1 Lab
1 page
Getting Started with Joomla
4 Lectures 19:31

In this brief video, Janice explains the differences between the public and adminstrator view and the features of each

Public vs Administrator view

Janice shows you how to log into the back-end of your website and start using some of the controller tools.

Using the Control Panel

In the Global Configurations menu, you can do things like change your site name, create an offline message, and create a custom message.

Setting Global Configurations

The media manager is a tool that allows you to manage your videos, pictures, and documents, and Janice shows you how to use it in this video.

Using Media Manager
Installing Extensions
7 Lectures 34:42

Joomla Extensions are the "life blood" of Joomla, and they allow you to add special features to your site.

Understanding Joomla Extensions

In this video, Janice shows you how to easily add a third party menu extension.

Installing "Add to Menu" Plugin

Janice shows you how to install some productivity extensions will make your life a whole lot easier.

Installing JCE Editor Extension

Janice shows you how to install and configure a backup extension for your website.

Installing Akeeba Backup

It's always best to uninstall an unused extension to clear up your website and keep it safe from outdated software, and Janice shows you how to do it in this video.

Uninstalling an Extension

In this video, Janice shows you how new versions of Joomla tell you when you need to update most extensions.

Update an Extension

Chapter 3 Lab
1 page
Creating and Managing Website Articles - Part I
4 Lectures 20:31

Janice shows you how to make categories, which are a great way to organize your content.

Creating Categories

Articles are one of the main ways to show content on your website. Janice shows you how to make and save them in this video.

Creating and Saving Articles

Janice shows you how to add images to make your website more dynamic and interesting.

Adding Images to an Article

Chapter 4 Lab
1 page
Creating and Managing Website Articles - Part II
6 Lectures 23:55

Links are an important part of your content, and Janice shows you how to create them here

Linking to Internal and External Pages

In this video, Janice shows you how to manage meta descriptions, which are great for search engine optimization.

Adding Meta Description to an Article

In this brief video, Janice shows you how to delete an article permanently.

Deleting an Article

Janice quickly shows you how to retrieve a trashed article.

Restoring an Article

Adding Code to an Article

Chapter 5 Lab
1 page
Managing Menus
5 Lectures 11:09

Just because an article is published, doesn't necessarily mean the public can see it on the front end of your website. Here, Janice shows you how to add an article to a menu.

Adding an Article to a Menu Within an Article

Janice shows you how to add an article to a menu with the Add To Menu plugin.

Adding Articles to a Menu Within the Menu Manager

You may want to re-organize your menu and content, and in this video Janice shows you how

Changing the Order of Menu Items

Janice shows you how to set your title meta tags, which are very important for search engine optimization.

Setting Title Meta Tag for Articles

Chapter 6 Lab
1 page
Article Layouts
5 Lectures 17:23

Joomla is very flexible and allows for all sorts of layouts. In this video, Janice shows you how to make a list layout for your articles

Create a List of Articles Layout

In this video, Janice shows you how to make a blog layout.

Create a Blog Layout

In this brief video, Janice shows you how you can turn off certain options in an article if you so choose.

Setting Article Options

It is very easy to feature an article on your homepage. Janice quickly shows you how to set a feature here.

Setting Featured Articles

Chapter 7 Lab
1 page
Using Templates
3 Lectures 15:20

In this video, Janice shows you how you can change your website's default template to a new template.

Installing a Template

Some templates allow you customize a template you've installed, and Janice shows you how to do it here.

Configuring Template Options

Chapter 8 Lab
1 page
Adding Modules To Your Website
8 Lectures 33:07

In this video, Janice walks you through modules, which allow you to have different types of content surrounding your main content.

Understanding Modules

Joomla comes with different module types, but you can also make your own module. Janice walks you through the process in this video.

Creating a Custom Module

You can determine what page you want to show your module on, and Janice shows you how to assign a module position.

Assigning a Module Position

In this video, Janice shows you how you can assign a position to your modules with your template layout guide.

Changing the Position of a Module

In this video, Janice shows you how to change the order of your modules in Joomla.

Changing the Order of a Module

Janice takes you through how to delete a module, both permanently and temporarily.

Deleting a Module

In this video, Janice discusses how to assign modules to different pages

Using Built-In Joomla Modules

Chapter 9 Lab
1 page
Using Components
4 Lectures 19:36

Janice shows you how to create a contact form with the contact component built in to Joomla

Using the Contact Component

In this video Janice demonstrates how to add the ReCaptcha plugin onto your forms for protection against spam.

Adding Recaptcha to a Form

There are many options for your contact info in your content form, and Janice shows you how to adjust them in this video.

Setting Contact Options

Chapter 10 Lab
1 page
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About the Instructor
LearnToProgram, Inc.
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Learn Web, Mobile and Game Development

LearnToProgram Media is a leading publisher of web, mobile, and game development courses that are used by over 500,000 people in 65 countries. LearnToProgram's valuable network of technical resources includes content on YouTube, iTunes, and Roku, as well as books, free tutorials, and online courses.

With a mission of “teaching the world to code" LearnToProgram instructors are teachers first and technical experts second. Their primary skill is relating complex technical information to nontechnical people learning web, mobile and game development. The entirely online, self-paced sales model allows students to learn at their own pace.

With over 40 courses on the market, LearnToProgram offers students flexible programs in web development, mobile application development and game development. Currently the company's most popular online courses include Become a Certified Web Developer and 10 Apps in 10 Weeks.

The company is based outside of Hartford, Connecticut.

Janice Gentles-Jones
4.3 Average rating
7 Reviews
186 Students
1 Course
Joomla Website Designer, Trainer and Consultant

Janice Gentles-Jones is a Joomla website designer, consultant, trainer and speaker. Through consulting and training, she has over 13 years’ experience helping organizations and professionals leverage technology for online success.

Janice has a Master's degree in Instructional Technology from New York Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Queens College. She led the IT Training and Helpdesk department for a large New York pharmaceutical firm for seven years and have conducted computer training for more than 6,500 people over the span of her corporate career.

For the past six years Janice has specialized in Joomla website design, consulting and training for small businesses and non-profit organizations. In addition to developing Joomla websites, she also provides Joomla training, video tutorials and quick reference guide for her clients.

Janice is a blessed mom to two children and a wife to a wonderful, supportive husband. She currently resides with her family in New York.