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OSTraining Class: Joomla 3 Beginner
Teacher: Vicki Watson
Released: October 15, 2012
Level: Beginner

Certificate: Complete all lessons and pass quizzes with an average of 70%

This class teaches you all of the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get started with Joomla 3.

Table of Contents
Viewed Level
Introduction
Installation
Navigate
Create
Extend
Design
Manage
Description

This class teaches you all of the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get started with Joomla 3.

This Joomla 3 Beginner class is aimed at people who are completely new to Joomla. You don't need have any experience or know any coding.

In the first part of the class, we introduce you to Joomla and explain the basics about how Joomla works:

  • Introduction
  • What is Joomla?
  • Navigating the Public Site
  • Navigating the Administrator Site

In the second part of the class, you'll see how to manage content in Joomla. You'll add text and images then see all your options for presenting content to your visitors.

  • The Joomla Workflow
  • The Category Manager
  • The Article Manager
  • Adding Images to Articles
  • Adding Code to Articles
  • Adding Images for the Introduction to Articles
  • Featured Articles
  • The Menu Manager
  • Creating a New Menu
  • Linking to an Article
  • Linking to a Blog
  • Linking to Articles from a Category in a List
  • Linking to a Category List
  • The Article Options
  • Managing Menus

In the third part of the class, you'll learn about extensions which provide all of the extra features you could want in your Joomla site:

  • Understanding Extensons
  • Banners
  • Contacts
  • Joomla Update
  • Messaging
  • Redirects
  • Search
  • Smart Search
  • Module Manager
  • New Modules
  • Plugins
  • Languages

In the fourth part of the class, you'll learn about design and show you how to find, install and use a great-looking template:

  • What is a Template?
  • Modifying Your Template
  • Installing a Template

In the fifth part of the class, we show you how to keep your Joomla site safe and secure.

  • User Manager
  • User Registration
  • Access Control Levels
  • Maintenance and Security

In the final part of the class, you'll learn about a wide variety of installation options for Joomla:

  • Local Installation on a PC
  • Local Installation on a Mac

 

Teacher
Vicki Watson

Vicki is the lead web designer & developer at VWeb Web Design. She specializes in Joomla, custom Joomla templates, search engine optimization, website statistics/analytics, marketing/traffic building strategies and education/training to help you learn to manage your own site.

Vicki holds a B.S. in Computer Science and has taught as an adjunct professor for years.

She is a mom, teacher, author, and horse trainer.

We're excited to have Vicki sharing her expertise with you!


Courses by this teacher

Name Level Release Date
Joomla 2 Intermediate 02-07-2012
Joomla 2 Template Design 04-11-2012
Joomla K2 06-17-2012
Joomla Security 04-27-2012
Joomla Multi-Lingual Sites 05-28-2012
Joomla Access Control 06-22-2012
Joomla 3 Beginner 10-15-2012
Joomla 3 Template Design 06-07-2013

 

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