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Joomla Site Design

Posted on: February 2, 2010

I am going to take you through a step by step process of creating a website using the opensource content management system, Joomla. A Content Management System (CMS) is basically a software package which gives you a way separating the content from the view giving you more pliability and ease of operation and maintenance. It also provides an easy to use framework to add and publish content to your site. In many ways it is equivalent to WordPress but is more advanced and gives a lot more options both for view and content management.

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If you want additional information on what a CMS is, you try the Wikipedia.

Here’s what you will have to get started:

For now lets start with a basic local installation of Joomla on your PC. To totally implement Joomla, you will need a file system, a database and a website server. Instead of installing and configuring every one of them separately, we intend to a package which includes all of them.

You can find these packages at Joomla Extension index which by the way is where all the extensions for Joomla are published. Extensions are a means of customising you site with Joomla. We are going to go extensions a bit later in this tutorial.

There a few major elements that Joomla uses to accomplish the task and lets go thru every one of them one by one. As with any CMS, any Joomla site has 2 faces, first one is what the world sees’. This is the back end of the site. The backend for Joomla is a very important part of your internet site. Everything you see on the front end is added and configured in the backend.

localhost/Joomla/administrator/

Static content in Joomla is made as Articles. These articles can be placed in different Categories which in-turn are in Sections. If the article is a stand alone page and does not belong in any of these Sections, it can be left out as a “Uncategorized” which means it is a static page by itself.

Creating an Article

To create an article simply click on the “Add new Article” icon on the dashboard or select Content Article Manager

Once done you can save by clicking the Save button on the top right.

Lets make a new article called “Hello World” and make it a static page by choosing the Section as Uncategorized.

And if you want to see how your article looks on your site, push the Preview button on your top right corner.

There you go, you have made an article in Joomla which is also a static page if you want it to be.

Stay tuned for more Joomla tutorials.

Come visit us right here for more Joomla Template Info and get Three Free Joomla Template Ebooks Joomla Customization. http://www.joomlatemplatezone.com/

Come visit us right here for more Joomla Template Info and get Three Free Joomla Template Ebooks Joomla Customization.
http://www.joomlatemplatezone.com/

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