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Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7 Essential Training

Course Summary

Shows how to build a Joomla! 1.6 or Joomla! 1.7 web site from scratch.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Using the exercise files
       Understanding Joomla!
       Planning your web site
       Understanding different versions of Joomla!
    1. Installing Joomla!
       Understanding the installation process
       Running Joomla! locally vs. on a web host
       Web hosting overview
       Installing Joomla! 1.6 on a PC
       Installing Joomla! 1.6 on a Mac
       Restoring the .jpa exercise files using kickstart.php
    2. An Overview of Joomla!
       A quick tour of the Joomla! interface
       Modifying global configuration
       Using the Media Manager
       Using Joomla! help
       Creating content in Joomla!
    3. Creating Categories
       Creating categories for your site
       Modifying categories
    4. Creating Articles
       Creating individual articles
       Formatting articles
       Adding an external link
       Adding an internal link
       Adding article images
       Adding a YouTube video to an article
       Linking to a PDF or other document
       Using Read More
       Dividing long articles using page breaks
       Adding articles to the featured page
       Deleting and restoring articles
       Practicing with articles
    5. Creating Menus
       Understanding and configuring menus
       Linking an article to the menu
       Understanding parent and child menu items
       Configuring category blogs
       Advanced category blog configuration
       Configuring category lists
       Advanced category list configuration
       Comparing page headings, article titles, and browser page titles
       Configuring submenus
       Creating a new menu and displaying it on the site
    6. Setting Display Options
       Setting global configuration options for articles
       Setting menu options
       Setting individual article configuration options
    7. Using Modules
       Configuring modules
       Creating a custom HTML module
       Assigning a module to the site
       Creating a breadcrumb module
       Creating a random image module
       Creating a newsflash module on the home page and turning off the home page heading
    8. Using Components
       Using the content component
       Using the contact component
       Creating a contact list
       Using the banner component
       Using the web links component
    9. Using Templates
       Changing the look of the site using templates
       Setting the default template style and assigning template styles
       Creating new template styles
       Adjusting template masters with the HTML and CSS editors
       Changing the admin template
       Joomla! templates from third-party providers
    10. ACL Essentials
       Introduction to ACL
       Understanding default groups
       Creating a new group
       Creating a user
       Assigning permissions to a user group
       Creating a new access level
       Configuring content for ACL
       Creating a login link
       Allowing self-registration and allowing users to modify their details
    11. Extending Joomla! 1.6
       Evaluating extensions in the Joomla! Extensions Directory
       Installing Akeeba Backup and creating a backup
       Installing and using Simple Image Gallery
       Upgrading extensions
    12. Launching Your Site and Beyond
       Launching your site
       Training the client on front-end editing
       The importance of backups and coordinating backups with your web host
       Additional Joomla! resources and opportunities to participate
    13. What's New in Joomla! and in Joomla! 1.7?
       The new release cycle and versioning scheme
       Upgrading your site from 1.6 to 1.7
       Changing page breaks to tabs or sliders in article formatting
       Introducing the offline access permission
       Expanded user profiles for site registration
       New loadposition parameters
       Reexamining the redirect component
       Background images in custom HTML modules
       Changes to search in a menu item


Course Fee:
USD 25

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8 - 9 hours / week

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