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General

Adding content to your website, example
How to remove tables from the main page
How to change the main banner (easy way)
How to open a website pressing a button in the main menu
Static content
How to change the contact information
What does the yellow padlock mean?
Can't change the order in Content Items Manager

Upgrading from 1.0.11 to 1.0.12

Add, Edit and Delete Users    

Templates
  

Web Links

Creating a new Web Link
Creating a new Web Link Category (i.e. cars, books)
Changing the link form

Glossary of Terms  

Links

  

General

Adding content to your website plus example
Lets suppose you want a menu item called Tutorials that contains serveral tutorials about programming languages.
Under a CMS (Content Management System) which Joomla! is the Tutorials menu item is called a Section. This section is divided into several Categories (i.e. C++, Visual Basic, Fortran). And each category contains Content Items, the actual tutorials themselves. 

Example:
Login as administrator, go to Content -> Section Manager. Press the New button and enter Title and Section Name, in our example Tutorials. Enter in de Description field a discription of the section. When done press Apply. Note that after pressing Apply, the right part of the Section edit field changes. Select the menu where the Tutorials menu needs to be created. In our case the mainmenu. Next select the Menu type (Section List, Section Blog or Section Archive Blog). Note you can also create the Tutorials menu under Menu -> mainmenu however the Tutorials menu type will only appear under Section List, Section Blog or Section Archive Blog. After you've selected the Menu Type name the Menu item, in this case Tutorials and press "Link to Menu".
Close the Section editor. When you refresh your website you should see a Tutorials menu item in the main menu.

Next create in the section the required categories, for example Visual Basic, Fortran, etc. Go to Content -> Category Manager and press the New button. When the Catergory editor is opened enter Category Title and Category Name, select the correct Section and enter a description of the category, press Apply. Note that after pressing Apply, the right part of the category edit field changes. Don't use this part unless you want the just created category to appear in the mainmenu, othermenu, topmenu or usermenu.
We've placed the Visual Basic category under the section Tutorials but whenever we update our website we don't see the Visual Basic category. This is caused because the Visual Basic category doesn't have any content.

Let's created content. Go to Content and select All Content Items. Press the New button to start creating content about Visual Basic.

 

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How to remove tables from the main page
The tables on the main page (i.e. Polls, Who online, etc.) are modules. Go to Modules -> Site Modules and Unpublish the unwanted modules or Publish the wanted modules.  Back

How to change the main banner (easy way)
If you have the standard Joomla! site with the solarflare design to go the directory /httpdocs/templates/rhuk_solarflare_ii/images and rename the picture header_short.jpg to picture_short.org.
Copy a new picture into the header_short.jpg place.
Orginal header_short.jpg image sizes: 635x150   Back

How to open a website pressing a button in the main menu
Login as administrator -> go to Menu -> mainmenu -> press New button -> select under Links, "Link - URL" and press Next button -> enter under Name: the name of the button that will appear in the main menu and enter under Link: the Website URL.
If Parent Item is Top then the new button appears as an extra button in the main menu. If Parent Item is one of the main menu buttons then the new created button will appear as a sub-menu of the selected main menu button.  Back

Static content
Content that doesn't change. Go to Content -> Static Content Manager to change content
Example: Under construction page  Back

How to change the contact information
Go to Components -> Contacts -> Manage Contacts and change the fields to your liking.
Note field E-mail is the email address to which email is send.  Back

What does the yellow padlock mean?
This means that a page is locked (read: in use) by another user. When you are sure no other user is modifying the page go to System, Global Checkin.  Back

Can't change the order in Content Items Manager
Go to Menu -> Mainmenu and choose the category that can't be changed. Go to the Parameters section on the right side and select under the Category Order pull down menu "Ordering". Back
 

Upgrading from 1.0.11 to 1.0.12

Upgrading from any version of Joomla! 1.0.x to 1.0.12 simply involves overwriting your current sites files, with the files in the proper Patch Package that applies to your site. 
So if you are running Joomla! 1.0.9, you will need the 1.0.9 to 1.0.12 Patch Package
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This can be done by either uncompressing the Patch Package and then using an FTP client to transfer these files to your server and overwriting existing file.  If you find errors after the process, ensure that all files were properly transferred. There have been verified reports of some FTP clients not properly transferring files across to a server - without notifying the user of such a problem. One possible cause is that under certain circumstances the webserver locks the files it is using, and the ftp-server can't update those files. One possibility is to take the site shortly offline during the FTP transfer.

If your Web Provider gives you access to your site via some sort of Web Admin panel like CPanel or Plesk, you can use the syetems file manager to upload the Patch Package file to your server and then extracting the package file and overwriting all the files on your server.

More information can be found on the Forums and if at any stage you are unsure, then search the forums for posts on the subject.  Most will be found in the Upgrading Forum.

Source: http://www.joomla.org/content/view/2446/1/1/1/       Back

Templates

Templates enable you to change your complete website design by simply selecting another template. All buttons, links, etc. remains the only thing that changes is your web design.

Changing your web design
Go to Site -> Template Manager -> Site Templates -> select the desired template by activating the radio button -> press Default button.

Changing the Administrator template
When logging in as administrator the used user interface can also be changed. Go To site -> Template Manager -> Administrator Templates -> select the desired template by activating the radio button -> press Default button.

Web Links

Creating a new Web Link
Go to Components -> Web Links -> Weblink Items -> press New button -> enter name, select category, enter URl and give a description if needed.

Creating a new Web Link Category (i.e. cars, books)
Go to Components -> Web Links -> Weblink Categories -> press New button -> enter category title and name -> Save and Apply
Note: make sure to add at least one link to the category otherwise the just created category will not appear.

Changing the link form
Go to Menu -> Mainmenu -> double click the Link menu item and change the Web Links component items

 


Add, Edit and Delete Users 


Joomla Users can be arranged in several groups with different levels of access control. User groups with access to the Frontend include Anonymous, Registered, Author, Editor and Publisher. There are also three groups with access to the Backend: Manager, Administrator and Super Administrator. This is a basic tutorial about how to add, edit and delete users.
Let's start:


Log in to your administration area. Go to Site --> User Manager --> Add/Edit Users.
Let's add now our first user. From the top press "New" button. We need to insert some details about our user:

Name: Put here the name  (for example John Smith)

Username: with this option, our user can log in to your website (for example johnsm)

E-mail: insert here his e-mail addres so you can send him the password in casse he forgot  it.

Password and Verfiy Password: insert the password and verfy it . The user can change the password in the future if he want to.

Group: Here you can set the desired group for your user. The options are: Registered (the user can browse some parts of the site witch are not available for other users); Author (the user can create articles but can't publish or edit); Editor (the user can write and edit articles but can't publish); Publisher (the user can write, edit and publish articles). Manager (this user can log in to the administration area and manage some parts of the administration section), Administrator (user can log in to the administration section and have acces on almost all parts of the site). Super Administrator (that's you, you can do everything you want on your site. You can add other users you trust to be Superadministrators).

Block Users: 2 options Yes and No. You can set this to No if you don't want the specified user to have acces to your site (to log in).

Now you can save your work. On the top Click on "Save" button and it's done!

Let's try now to edit our new user name.

Go to Site --> User Manager --> Add/Edit Users. You will see a list of users.  Find our new user John Smith. You have 2 options to edit it:

1. Click on his name (fast way)

2. Click on the button on the left, to select it and after that click on the top the "Edit" button.

You will see now all the information abouthim. Let's change his Name: Add to his Name: Jr. It should look like this: John Smith Jr.

On the top click "Save button" to save your work.

Now let's delete that user:

Go to Site --> User Manager --> Add/Edit Users. Find John Smith Jr. in the list. In the left click the button to select the user. From the top click on "Delete" button to delete the user.

Source: http://www.joomlactive.com/content/view/7/3/

 

Glossary of Terms

There are various terms and acronyms that are 'bandied about' when discussing the Joomla! Content Management System, and we thought it might be helpful to list some of the more common and/or confusing terms here with a clear definition for easy reference. This is a work in progress, and the list will grow in time...

Category - A container which holds one or more content items. Categories form the middle layer of the three tier hierarchy that mambo uses to organise content.

Content - The text and pictures that make up a website, as opposed to the display characteristics like font size, colours, positioning, borders, etc. The idea of Joomla is to allow you to easily organise and control the content of your website without worrying about how it is displayed. Display characteristics are governed by the template that you use.

Content Item - An individual article which forms the lowest layer of the three tier hierarchy used by Joomla to organise your website. Content items can be split into two parts: the 'Intro Text', and the 'Main Text'. This is useful for displaying your content in a 'blog' (short for 'weblog') style - where you display a list of content items, showing only the intro text, and the visitor has to click on an item to view the full article (intro and main). When not using a blog, you only need to enter your content in the 'intro text' part.

Component - A collection of files which can be installed as an add-on to Joomla to provide extra features that are not available in the basic installation. A component usually has a back-end configuration utility, accessible through the 'components' menu in Joomla Administrator, and sometimes must be used in conjunction with a module and/or mambot in order for the end result to be visible in the website front end. For example, VirtueMart is a component which adds e-commerce capability to Joomla - but to access the shop's menu system in the website front end, you also need to install the corresponding module.

Mambot - A small program that is executed immediately before any content item is displayed in the website front end. The program can manipulate the output, and replace special tokens or tags embedded in the content with some kind of functionality or formatting. For example, there is a mambot available which restricts the visibility of content depending on the access level of a user. There is also a built-in mambot which allows you to include images in your content. Mambots are usually implemented in content by inserting a special tag delimited by curly braces, and can have parameters which allow you to configure how the mambot works.

Module - A 'window' or section of the screen used to present some form of content in the website front end. Modules are normally positioned around the edges of the screen, while the main content is displayed in the centre. Examples of modules include the built-in search box, polls, and who's online. Each menu is also displayed through a module.

Mosbot - Another name for a mambot.

Section - A container which holds one or more categories. Sections are the top level of the three tier hierarchy that Joomla uses to organise content.

Template - The 'presentation layer' of a Joomla website. A template usually consists of a file called index.php, which defines the general layout of all of the site's pages, and a css (cascading style sheet) file to define the formatting to use. You can apply different templates to different menu options if you want to create a different look and feel for certain pages. The template governs where the different module positions will be physically displayed on the screen, what fonts and colours the site will use, etc.


Source: http://www.netshinesoftware.com/mambo-glossary.html


Links


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