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Joomla!: Video QuickStart Guide

Video Description

Visual QuickStart Guides are now even more visual: Building on the success of the top-selling Visual QuickStart Guide books, Peachpit now offers Video QuickStarts. Peachpit offers more than an hour of short, task-based videos that will help you master Joomla’s top features and techniques; instead of just reading about how to use a tool, you can watch it in action. It’s a great way to learn all the basics and some of the newer or more complex features of the program. This task-based guide is the perfect tool for those just starting with Joomla. It shows how to create, customize, and maintain a dynamic Joomla 1.6 website starting with fundamental concepts, and then going through essential features. You'll learn not only the functions of Joomla–such as adding content and structure, creating categories and menus, and using the media manager, modules, and templates-but also how each function works with the whole.

Table of Contents

  1. 1 Installing Joomla
    1. 1A Technical Requirements 00:02:58
    2. 1B Downloading Joomla and Creating the Database 00:02:49
    3. 1C Installing Joomla on a Server 00:05:12
    4. 1D Installing Joomla on a Local Host 00:04:45
  2. 2 A Quick Tour
    1. 2A Quick Tour of a Joomla Sample Site (Front End 00:04:29
    2. 2B Quick Tour Joomla's Administrator Interface (Back End) 00:06:31
    3. 2C Global Configuration Settings 00:09:39
  3. 3 Creating and Managing Categories
    1. 3A Using the Category Manager 00:04:25
    2. 3B Creating a Category 00:04:44
    3. 3C Creating a Category Menu Item 00:05:20
    4. 3D Sorting Categories 00:01:56
  4. 4 Learning the Media Manager
    1. 4A Using the Media Manager 00:06:18
  5. 5 Creating Articles for your Joomla Website
    1. 5A Using the Article Manager and Setting Individual Article Options 00:06:47
    2. 5B Creating an Article and Using the Editor 00:05:43
    3. 5C Making an Article Featured 00:01:26
  6. 6 Menu Manager Overview and Creating Menus
    1. 6A Using the Menu Manager 00:01:44
    2. 6B Creating a Menu and Adding Menu Items 00:01:10
    3. 6C Creating and Positioning a Menu Module 00:02:20
    4. 6D Changing the Default Home Menu Item and Menu Item Options 00:01:09
    5. 6E Setting Menu Item Options 00:03:26
  7. 7 Learning Template Manager and Template Options
    1. 7A Using the Template Manager 00:04:39
    2. 7B Understanding the Template Positions 00:01:18
    3. 7C Setting the Default Site Template and Template Options 00:03:38
    4. 7D Setting the Default Admin Template 00:01:50
    5. 7E Installing a Predesigned Template 00:03:32
  8. 8 Managing Modules in the Module Manager
    1. 8A Using the Module Manager 00:02:33
    2. 8B Types of Modules 00:01:27
    3. 8C Creating a Module 00:04:36
    4. 8D Installing, Uninstalling, and Disabling Modules 00:03:51
  9. 9 Plug-ins and the Plug-in Manager
    1. 9A Understanding the Plug-in Manager 00:02:19
    2. 9B Extending a Component with a Plug-in 00:01:22
  10. 10 Utilizing Components
    1. 10A Using Component Types 00:02:06
    2. 10B Creating a Banner Component and Module 00:07:33
    3. 10C Creating a Contact Form Component and Menu Item 00:06:37
    4. 10D The Other Preinstalled Components 00:03:21
  11. 11 User and Permissions (ACL Access Control List)
    1. 11A Understanding the User Manager 00:02:02
    2. 11B How to Create a New User 00:02:10
    3. 11C About User Groups and Viewing Access Levels 00:02:22
    4. 11D Understanding User Permissions 00:02:56