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Joomla! Explained LiveLessons (Video Training)

Video Description

With this video, you’ll master Joomla! one easy step at a time, through a complete hands-on case study. Martin presents crystal-clear visuals, explanations, and analogies—all extensively tested with real Joomla! beginners. Joomla! Explained requires absolutely no experience with Joomla! content management, website construction, programming, scripting, or even HTML. Rod Martin and Stephen Burge have taught thousands of beginners—and thousands more who’ve experimented with Joomla! but haven’t mastered it yet. Nobody knows more about guiding Joomla! users up the learning curve—from confusion to results.

• Understanding what Joomla! does and how it works
• Installing the latest version of Joomla
• Navigating your site’s visitor and administrator areas
• Mastering workflows that make site creation easy
• Adding text, images, links, and formatting
• Creating efficient, usable navigation
• Providing contact forms, ad banners, and link directories
• Using modules to enable site registration and search
• Adding voting and other smaller “plug-in” features

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction to Joomla! Explained LiveLessons 00:03:42
  2. Lesson 1: Joomla! Content Management Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:26
    2. What is Joomla!? 00:07:31
  3. Lesson 2: Joomla! Installations Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:41
    2. Install MAMP on Mac OS 00:05:09
    3. Install WAMP on Windows 00:05:02
    4. Manual install at a Webhost 00:04:19
    5. One-click installation at a Webhost 00:02:51
  4. Lesson 3: Joomla! Sites Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:28
    2. Navigate the public and administrator sides 00:09:36
    3. Creating a new article 00:02:30
    4. Change a template 00:01:55
  5. Lesson 4: Joomla! Content Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:44
    2. CASh overview: Categorize, add and show 00:00:54
    3. CASh workflow: Article example 00:08:35
    4. CASh workflow: Frequently asked questions 00:01:58
    5. Practice exercise: Creating a new category using CASh 00:04:31
  6. Lesson 5: Joomla! Content Editing Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:35
    2. Format text 00:06:05
    3. Insert images 00:05:59
    4. Add internal and external links 00:06:01
    5. Publishing options 00:02:24
    6. Article options 00:03:10
    7. Configure the edit screen 00:01:41
    8. Modify images and Links 00:03:20
    9. Add Metadata 00:01:46
  7. Lesson 6: Joomla! Menus Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:28
    2. Manage menus 00:06:09
    3. Set up list and blog layouts 00:10:06
    4. Add new menus 00:05:05
  8. Lesson 7: Joomla! Components Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:37
    2. Create banners 00:05:11
    3. Add contact information 00:05:33
    4. Send private messages to Joomla administrators 00:01:49
    5. Set up RSS newsfeeds 00:03:35
    6. Use the redirect manager 00:03:12
    7. Use the search component 00:04:02
    8. Creating Web links to external sites 00:02:56
    9. Practice exercise: Creating banners 00:07:04
    10. Practice exercise: Adding contact information 00:05:16
  9. Lesson 8: Joomla! Modules Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:27
    2. Modules overview 00:02:14
    3. Create modules 00:03:27
    4. Re-order modules 00:02:13
    5. Change where the modules appear 00:04:48
    6. Change when the module appears 00:02:31
    7. Practice excercise: Creating a new module 00:05:37
  10. Lesson 9: Joomla! Plugins Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:28
    2. Overview of plugins 00:00:55
    3. Enable authentication plugins 00:01:45
    4. Use content plugins 00:06:13
    5. Configure editor plugins 00:04:26
    6. Select search plugins 00:01:29
    7. Configure user plugins 00:02:30
    8. Using extension plugins, system plugins and other plugins 00:00:54
  11. Lesson 10: Joomla! Templates Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:31
    2. Templates overview 00:03:38
    3. Change templates 00:04:19
    4. Change templates and styles on different pages 00:02:39
    5. Practice exercise: Creating a new template style 00:01:17
  12. Lesson 11: Joomla! Extensions Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:37
    2. Find extensions 00:08:29
    3. Install modules 00:04:10
    4. Install plugins 00:02:44
    5. Install components 00:01:02
    6. Install templates 00:09:46
    7. Find commercial templates 00:03:25
    8. Practice exercise: Installing components, modules, plugins and templates 00:05:39
  13. Lesson 12: Joomla! Personal Site
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:36
    2. Install a personal site manually 00:04:39
    3. Create CASh workflow 00:12:35
    4. Install components 00:06:26
    5. Install modules 00:04:05
    6. Install plugins 00:05:09
    7. Install templates 00:05:07
  14. Lesson 13: Joomla! Business Site
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:33
    2. Install a business site manually 00:06:12
    3. Create CASh workflow 00:11:16
    4. Install components 00:02:33
    5. Install modules 00:05:18
    6. Install plugins 00:04:36
    7. Install templates 00:09:07
  15. Lesson 14: Joomla! User Group Management Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:33
    2. Set permissions for what users can see 00:06:29
    3. Set permissions for what users can do 00:04:12
    4. Create Access Control Lists (ACL) 00:06:14
    5. Practice exercise: Creating an ACL 00:03:02
  16. Lesson 15: Joomla! Languages Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:41
    2. Languages overview 00:01:26
    3. Install language manager 00:04:23
    4. Manage language categories 00:03:59
    5. Create language menus 00:05:33
    6. Set up the module language switcher 00:05:36
    7. Configure site to be multilingual 00:05:13
  17. Lesson 16: Joomla! Maintenance Explained
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:37
    2. Update a Joomla! site 00:05:39
    3. Uninstall extensions 00:02:05
    4. Manage site security with extensions 00:07:28
    5. Use the global configuration settings 00:11:07
  18. Summary
    1. Summary of Joomla! Explained LiveLessons 00:01:10