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  1. Promoting literacy in a computer-literate way: how to build and maintain a not for profit website Drs. Pieter Depessemier & Prof. dr. Caroline Andries

  2. Introduction • Who has already made a website on his own ? • Who can read ? • Who can use a computer ? • Who can use programs like MS word ? • you only need 3 ‘yes’-answers to be able to make a CMS-website.

  3. What is a CMS website ? What ? How to install a Joomla website ? Installation How to maintain a Joomla website Maintenance Structure

  4. What is a CMS-website ? Html • In former times : only html. • But a lot of work to change • Slow What ? Only html CSS CMS Installation Maintenance Image from the Joomla Tutorial: http://tinyurl.com/hagn7

  5. What is a CMS-website ? CSS • Cascading Style Sheets • Easier to change the format • Faster What ? Only html CSS CMS Installation Maintenance Image from the Joomla Tutorial: http://tinyurl.com/hagn7

  6. What is a CMS-website ? CMS • Content Management System • A CMS does for content what CSS does for presentation. • You don’t need a webmaster for the content What ? Only html CSS CMS Installation Maintenance Image from the Joomla Tutorial: http://tinyurl.com/hagn7

  7. What is a CMS-website ? CMS • Content Management System • You can have a CMS developed for you by IT-professionals : high cost. • Or you can use a free open source CMS like Joomla • Eg. www.literacyeurope.org What ? Only html CSS CMS Installation Maintenance

  8. What is a CMS-website ? CMS • Benefits • Consistent website design • Availability of site modules and templates • An open source community (for support) • Content and structure can easily be adapted • Content is well organized and searchable • You can assign different webmasters to administer the content What ? Only html CSS CMS Installation Maintenance

  9. How to install a Joomla website ?  Upload • You need • a web hosting account • a database • Upload the latest Joomla installation Package to your web hosting account using an FTP client (here FileZilla (http://filezilla-project.org/ ). This package is available at the official Joomla website www.joomla.com What ? Installation Upload Set up Maintenance Info from : http://www.ehow.com/how_2138499_install-joomla-ftp.html

  10. How to install a Joomla website ?  step 1 • You need • a web hosting account • a database • Upload the latest Joomla installation Package to your web hosting account using an FTP client. This package is available at the official Joomla website www.joomla.com What ? Installation Upload Set up Maintenance

  11. How to install a Joomla website ?  Upload • You need • a web hosting account • a database • Upload the latest Joomla installation Package to your web hosting account using an FTP client. This package is available at the official Joomla website www.joomla.com What ? Installation Upload Set up Maintenance

  12. How to install a Joomla website ?  Upload • You need • a web hosting account • a database • Upload the latest Joomla installation Package to your web hosting account using an FTP client. This package is available at the official Joomla website www.joomla.com What ? Installation Upload Set up Maintenance

  13. How to install a Joomla website ?  Upload • You need • a web hosting account • a database • Upload the latest Joomla installation Package to your web hosting account using an FTP client. This package is available at the official Joomla website www.joomla.com What ? Installation Upload Set up Maintenance Select and drag the files to your preferred location : here : www.literacyeurope.org/CLUJ This can take some time till you can read…

  14. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up • In your web browser, type in the web address of your Joomla installation (www. your-domain-name.com). This brings you to the first Joomla installation page. • Check if everything is writable, if not, go to your ftp-server to adjust the permissions What ? Installation Upload Set up Maintenance Info from : http://www.ehow.com/how_2138499_install-joomla-ftp.html

  15. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up What ? Installation Upload Set up Maintenance

  16. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up What ? Installation Upload Set up Maintenance

  17. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up • In your web browser, type in the web address of your Joomla installation (www. your-domain-name.com). This brings you to the first Joomla installation page. • Check if everything is writable, if not, go to your ftp-server to adjust the permissions What ? Installation Upload Set up Maintenance Do this for all the mentioned domains

  18. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up • Next, you will enter information to configure your database. • For the hostname, use “localhost” • Enter your MySQL database name, => username and password. • For the MySQL prefix, use “jos_” • Click in the box to Install Sample Data, if this is your very first Joomla installation. What ? Installation Upload Set up Maintenance Info from : http://www.ehow.com/how_2138499_install-joomla-ftp.html

  19. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up • Next, you will enter information to configure your database. • For the hostname, use “localhost” • Enter your MySQL database name, => username and password. • For the MySQL prefix, use “jos_” • Click in the box to Install Sample Data, if this is your very first Joomla installation. What ? Installation Upload Set up Maintenance

  20. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up • Now click on Next. Click on OK to confirm that all the information is accurate. • Enter your domain name and then click on Next. Confirm your website’s URL, the pathname, email address and your password. • Now, you will use your FTP client to delete the installation directory. What ? Installation Upload Set up Maintenance Info from : http://www.ehow.com/how_2138499_install-joomla-ftp.html

  21. How to install a Joomla website ?  Set up • Once you have deleted the installation directory, use your mouse to highlight all the configuration files. Right-click and copy the highlighted files. • Paste all the copied configuration files into the configuration.php file. What ? Installation Upload Set up Maintenance Info from : http://www.ehow.com/how_2138499_install-joomla-ftp.html

  22. How to maintain a Joomla website ? • Now you can start working on your website • Download the manual (http://www.open-of-course.org/courses/mod/resource/view.php?id=296 or www.books.shafla.com/download/?dir=&download=Building.Websites.With.Joomla.pdf ) • Search on the net for templates, modules,… • As an example, I will give you a short demonstration. What ? Installation Maintenance Info from : http://www.ehow.com/how_2138499_install-joomla-ftp.html

  23. Questions, remarks ? Pieter Depessemier pdepesse@vub.ac.be