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An In Depth Look at Building and Maintaining Websites with Joomla CMS

  • Understand Joomla CMS.
  • Create a web environment.
  • Create the MySQL database.

Course Description

This course is designed to be an indepth look at Joomla Content Management System. The information in this course will take a user from installation to building a websites. The course will cover installing and setting up the Joomla environment, creating categories and articles, adding links and modules, using templates, adding a better editor and a calendar, handling SEO and maintaining and backup your Joomla environment - everything you need to build your website. Instructor: Ben Vivante

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand Joomla CMS
  • Create a web environment
  • Create the MySQL database
  • Understand php.ini
  • Work with server-side scripting language
  • Install Joomla
  • Create content, categories and links
  • Add Modules
  • Work with Joomla templates
  • Add a calendar
  • Understanding extensions
  • Use JCE editor
  • Work with tables
  • SEO considerations
  • Maintain and backup

Prerequisites and Target Audience

What will students need to know or do before starting this course?

Basic computer skills, understanding of web design and HTML helpful, but not required.  

Who should take this course? Who should not?

 Individuals responsible for building and maintaining a website


Module 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Introduction
Resource 1 Student Data Files

Module 2: What is Joomla

Lecture 2 Distributed Editing
Lecture 3 Extensions
Lecture 4 Easy to Maintain Website
Lecture 5 Low Cost

Module 3: Creating a Web Environment

Lecture 6 Review LAMP Architecture
Lecture 7 Install WAMP
Lecture 8 Review WAMP Feature

Module 4: MySQL Database

Lecture 9 What is MySQL 
Lecture 10 Creating a Database
Lecture 11 Importing/Exporting Database
Lecture 12 Review of Installation Options 

Module 5: PHP Hypertext Preprocessor

Lecture 13 Server Side Scripting Language
Lecture 14 Understanding php.ini
Lecture 15 Key Features and Tweaks

Module 6: Install Joomla

Lecture 16 Unzip Files
Lecture 17 Browse to Localhost
Lecture 18 Review of Installation Options
Lecture 19 Frontend Features
Lecture 20 Backend - Control Panel

Module 7: Creating Content

Lecture 21 Create Categories
Lecture 22 Create Articles and Apply Options 
Lecture 23 Link to Content

Module 8: Linking to Content

Lecture 24 Menu Manager and Setting Up a Link
Lecture 25 Link to External Site
Lecture 26 Additional Link Options

Module 9: Modules

Lecture 27 Add a Module
Lecture 28 Add Modulde Only on Select Pages

Module 10: Joomla Templates

Lecture 29 What are Templates?
Lecture 30 Template Positions
Lecture 31 Commercial vs Make Your Own
Lecture 32 Installing Templates 
Lecture 33 Quick Start Packages 

Module 11: Extending Joomla

Lecture 34 Components, Modules, Plugins, Templates 
Lecture 35 Useful Free Extensions 
Lecture 36 Add a Better Editior 
Lecture 37 Add a Calendar

Module 12: Article Editing with JCE Editor

Lecture 38 Pasting Content from Other Applications
Lecture 39 Working with Tables
Lecture 40 Linking and Formatting
Lecture 41 Source Code Editor 

Module 13: SEO Considerations

Lecture 42 Metadata Options
Lecture 43 Global Configuration SEO Settings
Lecture 44 Google Analytics Introduction

Module 14: Joomla Maintenance and Backup

Lecture 45 Overview
Lecture 46 Backing Up
Lecture 47 Test Site