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Joomla 3Joomla 3 was released two weeks ago.

Today, we're delighted to launch our first Joomla 3 class.

This is the first Joomla 3 class available anywhere in the world.

This class has over 40 videos and is a complete introduction to this latest and greatest Joomla release.

Our Plans for New Joomla Classes

Over the next year, we're going to continue releasing classes for both Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3:

  • Joomla 2.5 is what we recommend for most Joomla users.
  • Joomla 3 is what we recommend for more advanced Joomla users.

Our next Joomla class will be on migrating sites from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5.

An Overview of Our Joomla 3 Class

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

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.