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This task-based guide is the perfect tool for those just starting with Joomla. It shows how to create, customize, and maintain a dynamic Joomla 1.6 website starting with fundamental concepts, and then going through essential features. You'll learn not only the functions of Joomla such as adding content and structure, creating categories and menus, and using the media manager, modules, and templates-but also how each function works with the whole.This video training was created by James Westley Foreman based on the Joomla! Visual QuickStart Guide.
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|Section 1: My First Section|
Downloading Joomla and Creating the DatabasePreview
Installing Joomla on a ServerPreview
Installing Joomla on a Local Host
Quick Tour of a Joomla Sample Site (Front End)
Quick Tour Joomla's Administrator Interface (Back End)
Global Configuration Settings
Using the Category Manager
Creating a Category
Creating a Category Menu Item
Using the Media Manager
Using the Article Manager and Setting Individual Article Options
Creating an Article and Using the Editor
Making an Article Featured
Using the Menu Manager
Creating a Menu and Adding Menu Items
Creating and Positioning a Menu Module
Changing the Default Home Menu Item and Menu Item Options
Setting Menu Item Options
Understanding the Template Positions
Setting the Default Site Template and Template Options
Setting the Default Admin Template
Installing a Predesigned Template
Using the Module Manager
Types of Modules
Creating a Module
Installing, Uninstalling, and Disabling Modules
Understanding the Plug-in Manager
Extending a Component with a Plug-in
Using Component Types
Creating a Banner Component and Module
Creating a Contact Form Component and Menu Item
The Other Preinstalled Components
Understanding the User Manager
How to Create a New User
About User Groups and Viewing Access Levels
Understanding User Permissions
Since 1998 James has evolved his web expertise every time a new successful widget or promising service arrived on the Internet. He has a keen sense of what works for each type of website he is developing or consulting; be it a product, service or advertising portal. James has taken full advantage of his time as a web professional to learn and test each technique, component, CMS and marketing element to create a body of work rare among web pros. He did this by working on projects of varying levels and types, and by developing his own websites to employ his expanding expertise.
In recent years James has developed his skills in a number of important areas: