Joomla! Tutorial

Joomla! Tutorial free pdf ebook was written by Nicki Lynch on April 07, 2010 consist of 14 page(s). The pdf file is provided by www.advbt.com and available on pdfpedia since April 24, 2011.

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Joomla! Tutorial © 2010 Advancing Business Technologies Nicki Lynch Basic Instructions for Site Administrators
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C ONTENTS Logging into the Joomla admin area ..................................................................................................................................... 2 Creating New Pages in Joomla ................................................................................................................................................. 3 Linking Articles to the Menu..................................................................................................................................................... 7 Banner Management in Joomla ............................................................................................................................................ 11 L OGGING INTO THE J OOMLA ! ADMIN AREA After having Joomla 1.5 installed on your account, you can begin adding your content. In this example we'll assume that your domain is your_domain_name.com. Thus the Joomla's admin panel will be accessible at: http://your_domain_name.com/administrator Please make sure you change your_domain_name.com to your actual domain name when following this tutorial. To log in to your Joomla admin area, enter your login information in the Joomla! Administration Login screen:
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C REATING N EW P AGES IN J OOMLA Since AdvBT has already developed your site, you will already have a few articles created and published. You can take a look at how they are written and organized in order to get used to managing your articles. To see them go to Content > Article Manager from the top admin menu. There you will see several articles listed. Once you click an article link, you will enter the Edit mode for the article. From the Edit menu you can modify the article's title, text, etc. Now let's create your first sample article which we'll call "About us". Step 1. From the top admin menu click on [New].
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Step 2. Then make the following changes in the corresponding fields: Title: About us Alias: (leave it blank) Section: Uncategorized Category: Uncategorized Published: Yes (If the article is not published, it will not be shown to your visitors. It will remain only as a draft.) Frontpage: No (Unless you want it to appear on the first page of your site.) In the main text field write some information about your company...If you hover over each of the buttons in the toolbar, they will explain their purpose. The toolbar is designed very similar to the standard Word/text editors available today. Step 3. You can also insert an image. For this purpose click on the image icon at the bottom of the page:
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Step 4. Since your logo is not uploaded yet, click on the [Upload file] link to upload it. Browse your local computer and find the logo image. Click on [Start Upload] to upload it. Step 5. You will see a confirmation that the file has been successfully uploaded. Now it can be found in the upper part of the window along with the default Joomla images. Click on the (X) to close the window. Step 6. Click the image icon in the toolbar.
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Select the image you just uploaded and click Insert. The image's position in the article can be easily adjusted by dragging the image. Step 7. The last step is to save this article by clicking on the [Save] button.
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L INKING A RTICLES TO THE M ENU In this tutorial we will show you how to link your articles to your menus. After reading this tutorial you will be able to add new items to your menus and expand your website with different sections. In order to make your pages accessible for your visitors, you should link them in the site menu. To do this, follow the steps below. Step 1. From the admin panel, go to Menus -> Main Menu*.
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Step 2. Delete all default links. For this purpose check the first radio button to select all links and click on Trash. (There will be a warning "You cannot trash the default menu item" which can be safely disregarded) Step 3. Let's add links to your articles and the "Contact us" page. For this purpose, click on [New] from the top-left menu and select the item type. In our case it will be Internal link - Article - Article Layout: Step 4. Fill in the information about the links. Let's call the link "About us". Then from the left Parameters - Basic click on [Select]:
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Step 5. A box with all your pages will appear and you should click on "About us": Step 6. Save the link by clicking on [Save] from the top-right menu. How to set a page as default? While you are still in the Menu Item Manager, let's set your page "About us" as default. Step 1: For this purpose check its radio button and click on [Default] from the top menu:
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Step 2 (Optionally) You can remove the default link "Home" because we will not need it. How to add the Contact us page to the menu? Step 1. Let's add a link to the "Contact us" page. For this purpose click on the [New] icon from the top menu and choose: Internal Link -> Contacts -> Category -> Standard Contact Layout. Step 2: Fill the information about your new menu item "Contact us" and click [Save].
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