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Joomla Sitein60 Part2

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Published on November 16, 2008

Author: JoomlaChicago

Source: slideshare.net

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Part II: How to add content to your Joomla web site.
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Joomla Site in 60 Minutes What’s happened so far? We’ve installed a basic server without sample data. That’s it so far...

What’s Next on the Agenda?

Content you say? What exactly is content? “ Content is everything on your site that someone will look at or read that doesn’t move you from place to place or let you interact with the site.”

Content Examples Here are some content examples: Articles Calendar Events Lists of articles in modules Content within a component, like a forum

Here are some content examples:

Articles

Calendar Events

Lists of articles in modules

Content within a component, like a forum

Types of Content There are 2 general types of content on a site: Content you create for your site Content from your site users

There are 2 general types of content on a site:

Content you create for your site

Content from your site users

Content You Create versus... Content you create is usually about your business / organization: Articles / News items Contact Information Marketing information Etc, Etc, Etc...

Content you create is usually about your business / organization:

Articles / News items

Contact Information

Marketing information

Etc, Etc, Etc...

Content Created For You Other content may be done by your site users: Forum posts in a forum Comments on articles Comments on Blog posts Testimonials Profiles Etc., Etc., Etc.

Other content may be done by your site users:

Forum posts in a forum

Comments on articles

Comments on Blog posts

Testimonials

Profiles

Etc., Etc., Etc.

What’s Next? Four easy steps to adding content to the site: Plan!!! Organize Write Add

Four easy steps to adding content to the site:

Plan!!!

Organize

Write

Add

1. Plan! Plan! Plan! Most good sites: Didn’t just “appear” and be a good site Had someone do some thinking about the site Had someone create a “master plan” for the site

Most good sites:

Didn’t just “appear” and be a good site

Had someone do some thinking about the site

Had someone create a “master plan” for the site

What’s in a Master Plan? Here are some suggested items for your Master Plan: Site Map (areas of your site) Site Organization (sections/ Categories/ Containers) The Content

Here are some suggested items for your Master Plan:

Site Map (areas of your site)

Site Organization (sections/ Categories/ Containers)

The Content

2. Organizing the Content Joomla gives you the ability to organize content into: Sections / Categories, or Uncategorized

Joomla gives you the ability to organize content into:

Sections / Categories, or

Uncategorized

Sections / Categories Joomla has a built in article management system. This system is based on the idea of sections and categories to “hold” the articles for the site.

Facts on Sections / Categories Categories have only 1 section Articles are assigned to a section AND category 1 “unique” article can be in only 1 section and category combination

Categories have only 1 section

Articles are assigned to a section AND category

1 “unique” article can be in only 1 section and category combination

Facts on Uncategoried Articles Uncategorized IS a section AND category Allows for articles to show up without section/category Also known as “static content”

Uncategorized IS a section AND category

Allows for articles to show up without section/category

Also known as “static content”

3. Write The title is what it’s all about – Creating the content for your site. Create as much content as you can before you move on to the final step.

What do I need to write? We suggest creating the following ahead of time: Article title Article body

We suggest creating the following ahead of time:

Article title

Article body

4. Adding the Content How do we add content? What do we do first? Ah!!!!! First thing is to take it step by step and not rush anything. Make sure it’s all right, and everything will fall into place.

Steps to Add Content Here is the steps listed to enter your content: Add the Sections Add the Categories Add the Articles Simple!

Here is the steps listed to enter your content:

Add the Sections

Add the Categories

Add the Articles

Simple!

Enough with the talk.... .... Let’s add some content to our site!!!

Thanks!! Kendall Cabe [email_address] Coach, Trainer, Developer joomlacoaching.com Developer @ Arc Technology Group

Kendall Cabe

[email_address]

Coach, Trainer, Developer

joomlacoaching.com

Developer @ Arc Technology Group

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