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Adding Dynamic Functionality to Your Joomla! Site
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Adding Dynamic Functionality to Your Joomla! Site

with Laura Gordon

Video: Welcome

♪ (music playing) ♪ Hi, I'm Laura Gordon, web developer, trainer, and consultant. My work with Joomla extends beyond creating sites for customers. I am also a board member for the Joomla User Group in New York City. And regularly teach courses for Joomla training and elsewhere in New York several times a year. I know firsthand how extending Joomla can make your site not only more dynamic but your life easier, which is why I'm so excited to offer you this course. This course will give you the opportunity to take your current Joomla site to the next level.
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  1. 1m 23s
    1. Welcome
      1m 23s
  2. 21m 43s
    1. Using extensions for your Joomla! site
      4m 35s
    2. Resources for your Joomla! site
      4m 7s
    3. Additional functionality in Joomla! 2.5
      7m 41s
    4. Customizing offline access
      5m 20s
  3. 17m 3s
    1. Using Akeeba Backup
      3m 34s
    2. Installing Kickstart and preparing the host
      7m 18s
    3. Building a clone
      6m 11s
  4. 11m 13s
    1. Using Mass Content to add content
      5m 54s
    2. Migrating your Joomla! 1.5 content to Joomla! 2.5
      5m 19s
  5. 28m 23s
    1. Displaying a module inside an article
      5m 59s
    2. Making content dynamic with the Related Articles module
      5m 56s
    3. Working with AiDaNews
      9m 44s
    4. Display AiDaNews inside your content
      6m 44s
  6. 51m 17s
    1. Installing JEvents
      5m 23s
    2. Setting up JEvents
      7m 37s
    3. Creating categories and events
      6m 40s
    4. Importing events
      5m 52s
    5. Displaying the latest events in a module
      15m 49s
    6. Displaying the latest events in an article
      2m 42s
    7. Working with JEvents from the front end
      7m 14s
  7. 21m 1s
    1. Displaying social network links
      7m 39s
    2. Displaying links to your social network pages using a module
      4m 45s
    3. Displaying Twitter feeds
      4m 42s
    4. Displaying Facebook feeds
      3m 55s
  8. 28m 11s
    1. Using template styles
      6m 47s
    2. Modifying template CSS styles
      6m 16s
    3. Modifying a template using FTP
      5m 38s
    4. Adding a new position to a template
      9m 30s
  9. 13m 41s
    1. Installing a responsive template
      6m 54s
    2. Modifying a responsive template
      6m 47s
  10. 23m 53s
    1. Defining ACL in joomla!
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a new user and defining an access level
      5m 29s
    3. Creating a new user group for editing
      6m 10s
    4. Creating a new access level for viewing
      7m 1s

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Adding Dynamic Functionality to Your Joomla! Site
3h 37m Beginner Jun 05, 2012

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If you already have a Joomla! site and want to take it to the next level, this workshop from trainer and consultant Laura Gordon is for you. This course shows how to take a basic "informational" site and make it more dynamic by applying Joomla! core functionality and enhancing it with feature-rich components such as event managers and document managers. Laura also introduces Access Control Lists, which limit who can edit and view different areas of your website, and see how to modify templates, link your site to social networks, display automatic updates from within the site, and much more.

Topics include:
  • Extending Joomla! 2.5
  • Copying an entire Joomla! site
  • Quickly adding content to your website
  • Displaying modules within your content
  • Managing events
  • Social networking with Joomla!
  • Working with templates
  • Making your website mobile-friendly with responsive templates
  • Working with ACL levels
Subjects:
Developer Web CMS Web Design Web Development video2brain
Software:
Joomla!
Author:
Laura Gordon

Welcome

♪ (music playing) ♪ Hi, I'm Laura Gordon, web developer, trainer, and consultant. My work with Joomla extends beyond creating sites for customers. I am also a board member for the Joomla User Group in New York City. And regularly teach courses for Joomla training and elsewhere in New York several times a year. I know firsthand how extending Joomla can make your site not only more dynamic but your life easier, which is why I'm so excited to offer you this course. This course will give you the opportunity to take your current Joomla site to the next level.

First we will expand your site by cloning a pre-built site which you will then use as the foundation for the course. After the fundamental site is created, we can build on it piece by piece, making it more dynamic by applying Joomla core functionality and enhancing it with feature-rich components and modules such as event managers and news modules. Lastly, we will spend time on the access control levels, which limit who can alter and view different areas of the website. These are relatively new features to the Joomla environment and give you much more control over your site. This course will help you add dynamic functionality to your Joomla site so you can move beyond using basic edited content.

You will also learn to modify templates, link your site to social networks, display automatic updates from within the site and so much more.

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