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Learn Joomla 2.5 from scratch

Start your website design career with this great course in learning Joomla 2.5 without the need to code anything
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Created by Jaco Stander
Last updated 9/2013
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  • Certificate of Completion
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In this course you will learn everything you would need to know on how to create your very own Joomla 2.5 website with out the need of coding anything.

You don’t need any coding experience or previous Joomla experience. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to start designing your own Joomla 2.5 websites from scratch!

In this course we will be creating a complete basic Joomla 2.5 website with some modules so you can lean step by step as we go along.

Once you have completed the course, you will get an certificate of completion.

Also included in the course you will get 5 Joomla 2.5 / 3.0 templates that you may use to practice, create a website for yourself, friends or even for your first clients.

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Who is the target audience?
  • This is aimed at beginners how have no experiance in Joomla or coding
  • Everone who would like to create their own website
  • Anyone who wants to start a career in Joomla website design without the need to write code
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course, you will be able to
Create your very own websites using Joomla 2.5
Creating Professional Joomla 2.5-3.0 templates without the need to code
Start your career in Joomla website design
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  • No previouse Joomla experiance needed
  • No coding experiance needed
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 30 Lectures Collapse All 30 Lectures 04:37:16
Intro & the Basic’s of Joomla
2 Lectures 10:31

Welcome and some information on what will be covered by this course. Hope you enjoy!

Preview 04:32

We have a quick look at the basic's of Joomla 2.5. We visit the Joomla admin panel and take a brief look at the menus and options insie the administrator panel.

Joomla Baisc's
Get Ready to Design! (Downloads, Setup’s and Installations)
4 Lectures 16:09

I will show you where and how to setup your free Cpanel hosting account so you can design along and practise.

Create your free hosting account

I will show you how to create a MySql database, user and assign the user to this database with full privelages.

Preview 02:06

I will show you where to download Joomla and how to upload and extract the ZIP package in the root folder of your server.

Download Joomla and upload to server

In this video I will show you how to setup Joomla on your server / hosting account

Joomla Installation and Setup

Lets recap on what we have learned

Joomla Basic's
5 questions
Basics of Articles, Menus, Components and Modules and Positions
6 Lectures 54:27

Getting to know the Joomla Admin interface

Joomla Admin Interface

Getting to know the Joomla Admin interface - Continue

Joomla Admin Interface Continue

How to create an Article, add an image, format text and ancor points

Basic's of Joomla Articles / Pages

Create a menu, link articles to menu and sub menu items

Basic's of Joomla Menus and Navigation

A brief view on Components, modules and Plugins

Preview 05:29

A brief view at the Joomla positions and layouts

Joomla Positions and Layout

This quiz will test your knolage on the basic's of Joomla

Joomla Overview
10 questions
Design along as we create your first fully functional Joomla 2.5 website from s
7 Lectures 01:13:28

I will show you where and how to download your 5 Joomla Templates

Download your 5 Joomla 2.5 / 3.0 Templates

Lets install the new template and set it as default

Preview 04:22

We take a look at what needs to be done to our template to make it into a workable website

Template detail and planning

In this video we will start and the changes that needs to be made on the template

Lets build a website - Template Edit, Articles, Menus

We continue with the rest of the changes and create new pages, menu items and setup newsletter subscription

Adding more - Articles, Menus, Components, Newsletter Signup

We take a look at the Facebook Slider module, install and setup on our sample website

Preview 04:08

We take a look at the social media Icons and link them, we also install and setup Google map component on our sample website

Social Media Icons and Google Maps
Template Creation without the need of coding
3 Lectures 54:30

Lets download the software, learn the interface and get you started

Download and software interface

We have a look at the ready to use templates

Pre made Templates

We will create a new template together

Lets cretae a new Template from Scratch
Commercial Templates
1 Lecture 13:22

We take a look at some commercial Templates and their cost

Where to find them, detail and cost
The next step
1 Lecture 05:02

A brief look at what's been covered, what to learn next and bonus videos based on feedback and requests

What to learn next and bonus videos based on feedback and requests
Bonus Videos based on feedback and requests
2 Lectures 14:26

Bonus video based on a question asked about Forum and Discussion Components

Preview 06:21

We take a look at Joomla 3.0 admin panel

Joomla 3.0 Admin Panel Overview
Bonus - How to ad a Forum Component to your website
4 Lectures 35:21

We will now download and install the forum component

Download and Install the Component, Modules and Plugins

Lets enable the forum to show from the main menu

Display Forum on your website

We look at the forum interface and settings

Forum Interface and Settings

We will assign the modules to positions and enable the plugins

Adding the Modules and Plugins
About the Instructor
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1,116 Students
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Designer and Owner of webdesign company

My name is Jaco Stander, the owner and website designer of a company called Funky Insect Design Studio. We specialize in the design and host of Joomla websites.

I've been designing Joomla website for the past 5 years and would love to share my experience, tips and trick with anyone who want to learn.

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