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Joomla! 2.5 Beginner’s Guide by Eric Tiggeler

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Chapter 7. Welcoming your Visitors: Creating Attractive Home Pages and Overview Pages

In the previous chapters, you've laid the ground work for your site. First, you created content containers (categories and subcategories), then you created actual content (articles). You've now got a bunch of neatly organized, attractive articles ready to be explored by a worldwide web surfing audience. But how can you entice those casual web surfers to actually read all that valuable content? Why would they bother to drill down through the content of your site?

That's where the home page and overview pages come in. The home page lures your visitors in. Joomla's overview pages—'second-level home pages' that provide a quick overview of category contents—direct ...

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