In Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7 Essential Training, Jen Kramer uses Joomla! 1.6 to build a web site from scratch, from installation to launch. The course covers Joomla! 1.6 new features, demonstrates how to create and organize content, and add menus, sidebars, and other interface features. The course also explains how to change the site look and feel with Joomla! templates, install plug-ins and extensions, assign users to create and edit content, and much more. Exercise files accompany the course.
The course was updated on 12/20/2011 for Joomla! 1.7 compatibility and new features.
Understanding the role of a content management system (CMS)
Upgrading a site from Joomla! 1.6 to Joomla! 1.7
Building a CMS-driven web site versus an HTML/Dreamweaver web site
Completing a Joomla! installation
Organizing content within Joomla!
Creating categories, articles, and menus
Formatting articles with page breaks to tabs or sliders in Joomla! 1.7
Exploring the loadposition parameters in Joomla! 1.7
Using background images in custom HTML modules in Joomla! 1.7
Identifying good quality third-party extensions and templates
Downloading and installing Joomla! plug-ins
Managing users and permissions
Changing the look of the site with templates
Moving a site from a local computer to a web hosting provider