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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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Your installation includes sample data, designed to show you some of the options you have for building your website. In addition to information about Joomla! there are two sample "sites within a site" designed to help you get started with builidng your own site.

The first site is a simple site about Australian Parks. It shows you you an quickly and easily build a personal site with just the building blocks that are part of Joomla!. It includes a personal blog, weblinks, and a very simple image gallery.

The second site is slightly more complex and represents what you might do if you are building a site for a small business, in this case a Fruit Shop.

In building either style site, or something completely different, you will probably want to add extensions and either create or purchase your own template. Many Joomla! users start off by modifying the templates that come with the core distribution so that they include special images and other design elements that relate to their site's focus.

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!.

Search

The search component uses plugins to control which parts of your Joomla! site are searched. You may choose to turn off some areas to improve performance or for other reasons. Many third party Joomla! extensions have search plugins that extend where search takes place.

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  • Content Help
  • Contacts Help
  • Weblinks Help
  • News Feeds Help
  • Categories Help

System

System plugins operate every time a page on your site loads. They control such things as your URLS, whether users can check a "remember me" box on the login module, and whether caching is enabled. New in 1.6 is the redirect plugin that with the redirect component assist you in managing changes in URLs.

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  • Remember me Help
  • SEF Help
  • Debug Help

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  • Cache Help
  • Log Help
  • Redirect Help

Authentication

The authentication plugins operate when users login to your site or administrator. The Joomla! authentication is in operation by default but you can enable Gmail or LDAP or install a plugin for a different system. An example is included that may be used to create a new authentication plugin.

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  • Joomla

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  • Gmail
  • LDAP

User

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  • Joomla Help

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Two new plugins are available in 1.6 but are disabled by default.

  • Contact Creator Help
    Creates a new linked contact record for each new user created.
  • Profile Help
    This example profile plugin allows you to insert additional fields into user registration and profile display. This is intended as an example of the types of extensions to the profile you might want to create.

Editors

Editors are used thoughout Joomla! where content is created. TinyMCE is the default choice in most locations although CodeMirror is used in the template manager. No Editor provides a text box for html content.

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  • CodeMirror Help
  • TinyMCE Help
  • No Editor Help

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  • None

Editors-xtd

These plugins are behind the buttons found beneath your editor. They only run when an editor plugin runs.

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  • Editor Button: Image
  • Editor Button: Readmore
  • Editor Button: Page Break
  • Editor Button: Article

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  • None

Content

Content plugins run when specific kinds of pages are loaded. They do things ranging from protecting email addresses from harvesters to creating page breaks.

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  • Email Cloaking Help
  • Load Module Help
  • Page Break Help
  • Page Navigation Help
  • Rating Help

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  • Code Highlighting (Geshi) Help
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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

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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

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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