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Introduction to Joomla!. Get closer to the most advanced CMS. Mihail Semedzhiev. Joomla! Bulgaria. [email protected] @ semerdzhiev. Table of Contents. What is Joomla? How to install Joomla? Managing the content Joomla! Extensions How to create template Resources Bonus.

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introduction to joomla

Introduction to Joomla!

Get closer to the most advanced CMS


Joomla! Bulgaria

[email protected]


table of contents
Table of Contents
  • What is Joomla?
  • How to install Joomla?
  • Managing the content
  • Joomla! Extensions
  • How to create template
  • Resources
  • Bonus
what is joomla1
What is Joomla!
  • Joomla! is an award-winning content management system (CMS)
  • Joomla! is an open source solution that is freely available to every one
  • Joomla! is highly extensible and thousands of extensions (most for free) are available
  • Joomla! runs on PHP/MySQL
additional info
Additional Info
  • Joomla! – All together (from Swahili)
  • Since 2005 (before was Mambo)
  • Second most popular CMS
  • Current version 2.5
  • 3100+ Government sites over 204 countries (
  • 30+ Million downloads
  • 9500 extensions
  • 3% of the web sites are based on Joomla
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How to install Joomla?

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Web server: Apache (or Microsoft IIS)
  • PHP: 5.2.x or higher
  • Database: MySQL version 4.1.x. or higher

(or MSSQL)

how to install joomla2
How to install Joomla?

Where to install?

  • Locally on your PC (XAMPP)
  • On a server in a company's Intranet
  • Shared hosting
  • VPS
  • Own server
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How to install Joomla?
  • Get the latest version from
  • Extract the package
  • Follow the installation steps
  • Done
global configurations
Global configurations
  • Site settings
  • SEO settings
  • System settings
  • Server settings
  • Permissions
  • Text filters

Content → Article Manager → Add New Article

Articles are the main item in Joomla CMS

  • Title - every Article must have title
  • Alias – automatically generated string for SEF URLs
  • Category – the folder of the Article
  • Text – body of the article / main part
  • Options

Administration → Content → Category Manager

  • Many categories as you wish
  • Can be nested categories
  • An article can be related to one of these categories
  • Every category must have a Title
  • Description – text box for inserting additional content for the category
  • Options

Menus → Menu Manager → Add new Menu

  • Menus are the main navigation element
  • You can have many menus as you want
  • You can create nested menus
  • Edit menus in Menus manager
  • Joomla have different type of menus
  • Users are edited in “User manager”
  • Every user have custom settings
  • Users have groups – groups are the holder of the permissions
  • Joomla have ACL – access control levels
  • Other specific options
  • Components are the main functionality elements
  • If Joomla! is the OS, components are the desktop applications
  • Usually are displayed in the center of main content area. (Depending on the template)
  • Two parts – Admin and Client side
  • They have special menu types and views.
  • Joomla! have several core components
  • Modules are lightweight and flexible extensions used for page rendering.
  • These modules are often “boxes” arranged around a component on a typical page.
  • A well-known example is the login module.
  • Modules are assigned per menu item
  • Every module must have “module position”
  • Joomla have some core modules
  • Plugins provide functions which are associated with trigger events
  • Plugins adds specific capabilities to a component
  • Plugin types: Authentication, Content, Editors-xtd, Editors, Extension, Search, System and User
  • Plugins are powerful way of extending the functionality of the Joomla!
  • A template controls the overall look and layout of a site
  • Provides the framework that brings together modules, components, css and js
  • Templates provide complete separation of content and presentation
  • Templates are installed like the other extensions
  • Joomla! has many professional template developers
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Introduction to Joomla!