Joomla Explained: Chapter 7

Aquarium Banner

Aquairum

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Zoo Banner Plus Instructions

Zoo

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Step 1: Categorize

  • Go to Components then Banners then Categories and click New.
  • Enter Footer Middle for the Title field.

Step 2: Add

  • To create the banner, let’s go to Components, then Banners, then Banners and click New.
  • Enter these four fields:
    • Name: Aquarium Footer Banner
    • Category: Footer Middle
    • Image: Upload and choose the Zoo banner from this page
    • Click URL: Enter index.php/zoo (it’s worth clicking on your Zoo menu link to verify that this is the URL of the Zoo page).

Step 3: Show

  • Go to Extensions then Module Manager and click New.
  • Choose Banners and enter these four fields:
    • Title: Footer Zoo Banner.
    • Show Title: Hide
    • Position: Position-10
    • Category: Footer Middle

Museum Banner Plus Instructions

Museum

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Step 1: Categorize

  • Go to Components then Banners then Categories and check that the Footer Middle category is in place.

Step 2: Add

  • To create the banner, let’s go to Components, then Banners, then Banners and click New.
  • Enter these four fields:
    • Name: Museum Footer Banner
    • Category: Footer Middle
    • Image: Upload and choose the Museum banner from this page
    • Click URL: Enter index.php/museum (it’s worth clicking on your Museum menu link to verify that this is the URL of the Museum page).

Step 3: Show

The module has already been set up for the Zoo banner. However, if you leave things as they are, both banners will show on every page. Here's how to change that:

  • Go to Module Manager under the Extensions dropdown and click on the Footer Middle Banner.
  • Change the Count option from 5 to 1.
  • Change the Randomize option to Sticky, Randomize.

Webmaster Photo

webmaster

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Joomla Announcements RSS Feed Instructions

Step 1: Categorize

  • Go to Components then News Feeds then Categories. Check that News from Other Joomlaville Sites is in place - hopefully it is and we can move on to adding a new feed.

Step 2: Add

  • Go to Components, then News Feeds then Feeds and click New.
  • Enter these three fields and save the feed.
    • Name: Joomla Announcements
    • Link: http://www.joomla.org/announcements.feed?type=rss
    • Category: News from Other Joomlaville Sites

Step 3: Show

  • Go to Menus then Main Menu and click New.
  • Enter these three fields:
    • Menu Item Type: Choose Single News Feed
    • Menu Title: Joomla News Sites
    • Category: Choose News from Other Joomlaville Sites

Joomla Explained RSS Feed Instructions

Step 1: Categorize

  • Go to Components then News Feeds then Categories. Check that News from Other Joomlaville Sites is in place - hopefully it is and we can move on to adding a new feed.

Step 2: Add

  • Go to Components, then News Feeds then Feeds and click New.
  • Enter these three fields and save the feed.
    • Name: Joomla Announcements
    • Link: http://feedburner.com/joomlaexplained
    • Category: News from Other Joomlaville Sites

Step 3: Show

  • Go to Menus then Main Menu and click New.
  • Enter these three fields:
    • Menu Item Type: Choose Single News Feed
    • Menu Title: Joomla Explained
    • Category: Choose News from Other Joomlaville Sites

Joomla Extensions Media Weblinks Instructions

Step 1: Categorize

  • Go Components then Weblinks then Categories and click New.
  • Create a category called Joomla Media Extensions

Step 2: Add

  • Go to Components, then Weblinks then Weblinks.
  • Set up Weblinks for these URLs:
    • Joomla Photo Gallery Extensions: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/photos-a-images
    • Joomla Multimedia Extensions: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/multimedia
    • Joomla Social Extensions: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/social-web

Step 3: Show

  • Go to Menus then Main Menu and click
  • Enter these three fields and then click save.
    • Menu Item Type: Choose List Web Links in a Category
    • Menu Title: Joomla Media Extensions
    • Category: Joomla Media Extensions

Joomla Extensions Commerce Weblinks Instructions

Step 1: Categorize

  • Go Components then Weblinks then Categories and click New.
  • Create a category called Joomla Commerce Extensions

Step 2: Add

  • Go to Components, then Weblinks then Weblinks.
  • Set up Weblinks for these URLs:
    • Ads & Affiliates Extensions: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/ads-a-affiliates
    • E-Commerce Extensions: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/e-commerce
    • Financial Extensions: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/financial

Step 3: Show

  • Go to Menus then Main Menu and click
  • Enter these three fields and then click save.
    • Menu Item Type: Choose List Web Links in a Category
    • Menu Title: Joomla Commerce Extensions
    • Category: Joomla Commerce Extensions