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My first real Joomla site

5 years 7 months ago #123143 by savethefrogs
My first real Joomla site was created by savethefrogs
Hi,
I am pleased and proud to announce that after years of study, research and procrastination I have an actual real, live Joomla site:
www.savethefrogs2.com

My goal is to get it into a functional state and then bring down www.savethefrogs.com (which I built using Dreamweaver in 2008) and make this new Joomla site the primary SAVE THE FROGS! website (shifting it over to www.savethefrogs.com ; I will save questions on how to do the site transfer for later).

My main successes thus far have been:
- thorough Admin Tools security implementations and Akeeba Backup/Kickstart usage
- well-organized categories and menu links (thank you OSContent creators).
- creation of special users (STF! staff and board members) who will very soon start adding content (something that never happened with Dreamweaver as I am the only one with site access).

My main questions right now are:
(1) My plan is to add articles to all the categories you can see in the dropdowns (category blogs). However I own EasyBlog and I don't know what K2 does. Should I be using those instead?

(2) As you can see I have a ton of categories and the links are exploding (see Countries->USA->California for example). Should I organize my menu system differently, such as making the states under USA all fit into a right-side menu that only appears on the USA category and subcategory blog pages?

Any thoughts on any of this are appreciated!
Thank you!

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5 years 7 months ago #123144 by Valentin
Replied by Valentin on topic My first real Joomla site
Hi Kerry,

1. It depends on your needs. K2 and EasyBlog has more features than native Joomla articles, and are designed for blogs. Which features do you need for your contents?

2. You can organize the menu items as you need. Joomla 3.x allow to reorder very easily with drag and drop as this tutorial explains: www.ostraining.com/blog/joomla/reorder-menu-items/

Looking forward to help you

Kind regards,
Valentín

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