Joomla CMS KickStart Training Joomla Basics: Part Two
Part Two: Content and Navigation Presented by:
Kendall Cabe InfoTeam Corporation July 8, 2009 Joomla Chicago Monthly Meeting
Original Presentation by Nick Martinelli ÂŠ Copyright Nick Martinelli 2009 Presentation modified by Kendall Cabe for July 8, 2009
Part Two: Content and Navigation What we are talking about: Content Whatâ€™s content? Planning content Sections and Categories How to create it in Joomla
Navigation Examples of navigation How to create menus in Joomla
What is content? Web content is the textual, visual or aural content that is encountered as part of the user experience on websites. - Wikipedia 4/20/2009
Examples of Content: Articles (text) Audio Video Images Calendars Modules
Types of Content There are two general types of content on a site: 1.
Content you create for your site
Content website users create
Creating Content Four easy steps to adding content to the site: 1.
Plan – what’s on the site
Organize - create a sitemap / layout content
Write – create the content
Post – Put the content into Joomla
Organizing Content Sections Highest level container Can have many categories
Categories Middle level container Can have contain many articles
Articles Lowest tier Article = webpage = content Visitors see and read your articles Articles can be uncategorized
Facts on Uncategorized Articles Uncategorized is a section and category Allows for articles to show up without section/category Also known as â€œstatic contentâ€?
Steps to add content Here is the steps listed to enter your content: 1.
Add the Sections
Add the Categories
Add the Articles
Lets Dive into Creating Content Whatâ€™s next: Create sections and categories Create an article Create and uncategorized article Walkthrough of the WYSIWYG editor
Navigation Navigation = Menus Controls how people get around
Many menus to do many things Main menu main navigation must contain the homepage item
User menu contains functions for users when logged in
Top menu Duplicate links, Shopping Cart link, login, etc
Other menu Footer menu, repeated links, shopping help, support etc
Lets Create Menus What we are going to do: Look at Joomla Core Menus Learn about types of links Create new menu items that point to content
Your Turnâ€Ś Questions?
Next Upâ€Ś Part 3 - Templates and Extensions (August) Joomla Basics Round Table (September)