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The Parks sample site is designed as a simple site that can be routinely updated from the front end of Joomla!.

As a site, it is largely focused on a blog which can be updated using the front end article submission.

New weblinks can also be added through the front end.

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This Module displays other Articles that are related to the one currently being viewed. These relations are established by the Meta Keywords. All the keywords of the current Article are searched against all the keywords of all other published articles. Help

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The Fruit Shop site shows a number of Joomla! features.

The template uses classes in cascading style sheets to change the layout of items, such as creating the horizontal alphabetical list in the Fruit Encyclopedia.

 

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It's easy to get started creating your website. Knowing some of the basics will help.

What is a Content Management System?

A content management system is software that allows you to create and manage webpages easily by separating the creation of your content from the mechanics required to present it on the web.

In this site, the content is stored in a database. The look and feel are created by a template. The Joomla! software brings together the template and the content to create web pages.

Site and Administrator

Your site actually has two separate sites. The site (also called the front end) is what visitors to your site will see. The administrator (also called the back end) is only used by people managing your site. You can access the administrator by clicking the "Site Administrator" link on the "This Site" menu or by adding /administrator to the end of you domain name.

Log in to the administrator using the username and password created during the installation of Joomla!.

Logging in

To login to the front end of your site use the login form or the login menu link on the "This Site" menu. Use the user name an password that were created as part of the installation process. Once logged in you will be able to create and edit articles.

In managing your site, you will be able to create content that only logged in users are able to see.

Creating an article

Once you are logged in, a new menu will be visible. To create a new article, click on the "submit article" link on that menu.

The new article interface gives you a lot of options, but all you need to do is add a title an put something in the content area. To make it easy to find, set the state to published an put it in the Joomla! category.

You can edit an existing article by clicking on the edit icon (if available).

Learn more

There is much more to learn about how to use Joomla! to create the web site you envision. You can learn much more at the Joomla! documentation site and on the Joomla! forums.

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    • Extensions

      The Joomla! content management system lets you create webpages of various types using extensions. There are 5 basic types of extensions: components, modules, templates, languages, and plugins. Your website includes the extensions you need to create a basic website in English, but thousands of additional extensions of all types are available. The Joomla! Extensions Directory is the largest directory of Joomla! extensions.

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      • Components

        Component ImageComponents are larger extensions that produce the major content for your site. Each component has one or more "views" that control how content is displayed.In the Joomla! administrator there are additional extensions suce as Menus, Redirection, and the extension managers.

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      • Modules

        Media ImageModules are small blocks of content that can be displayed in positions on a web page. The menus on this site are displayed in modules. The core of Joomla! includes 17 separate modules ranging from login to search to random images. Each module has a name that starts mod_ but when it displays it has a title. In the descriptions in this section, the titles are the same as the names.

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        • Content Modules

          Content modules display article and other information from the content component.

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        • User Modules

          User modules interact with the user system, allowing users to login, showing who is logged in, and showing the most recently registered users.

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        • Display Modules

          These modules display information from components other than content and user. These include weblinks, news feeds and the media manager.

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        • Utility Modules

          Utility modules provide useful functionality such as search, syndication, and statistics.

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        • Navigation Modules

          Navigation modules help your visitors move through your site and find what they need.

          Menus provide your site with structure and help your visitors navigate your site. Although they are all based on the same menu module, the variety of ways menus are used in the sample data show how flexible this module is.

          A menu can range from extremely simple (for example the top menu or the menu for the Australian Parks sample site) to extremely complex (for example the About Joomla! menu with its many levels). They can also be used for other types of presentation such as the site map linked from the "This Site" menu.

          Breadcrumbs provide users with information about where they are in a site.

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      • Templates

        Media ImageTemplates give your site its look and feel. They determine layout, colors, type faces, graphics and other aspects of design that make your site unique. Your installation of Joomla comes prepackaged with four templates.

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      • Plugins

        Plugin ImagePlugins are small task oriented extensions that enhance the Joomla! framework. Some are associated with particular extensions and others, such as editors, are used across all of Joomla!. Most beginning users do not need to change any of the plugins that install with Joomla!.

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    • Park Blog

      Here is where I will blog all about the parks of Australia.

      You can make a blog on your website by creating a category to write you blog posts in (this one is called Park Blog). Each blog post will be an article in that category. If you make a category blog menu link with 1 column it will look like this page, if you display the category description (this part) displayed.

      To enhance your blog you may want to add extensions for comments, interacting with social network sites, tagging, and keeping in contact with your readers. You will also enable the syndication that is included in Joomla! (in the Integration Options set Show Feed Link to Show an make sure to display the syndication module on the page).

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    • Photo Gallery

      These are my photos from parks I have visited (I didn't take them, they are all from Wikimedia Commons).

      This shows you how to make a simple image gallery using articles in com_content.

      In each article put a thumbnail image before a "readmore" and the fiull size image after it. Set the article to Show Intro Text: Hide.

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    • Growers

      We search the whole countryside for the best fruit growers.

      You can let each supplier have a page that he or she can edit. To see this in action you will need to create a users who is in the suppliers group.
      Create one page in the growers category for that user and make that supplier the author of the page. That user will be able to edit his or her page.

      This illustrates the use of the Edit Own permission.

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This is a custom html module. That means you can enter whatever content you want.

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There are millions of users around the world and thousands of people who contribute to the Joomla! Project. They work in three main groups: the Production Working Group, responsible for everything that goes into software and documentation; the Community Working Group, responsible for creating a nurturing the community; and Open Source Matters, the non profit organization responsible for managing legal, financial and organizational issues