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In this course, Jen Kramer shows how to use Joomla! to build a website from scratch—all without a single line of code. Discover how to create and organize content, add menus and sidebars, change the look of the site with templates, control who creates and edits content, and much more. The course also shows you how to evaluate the quality of extensions, plugins, and templates and how to download and install them. Finally, Jen emphasizes the importance of backing up your Joomla! site, and explains how to create and store those backups.
(music playing) Hi! I am Jen Kramer. Welcome to Joomla! 3: Essential Training. Content Management Systems are growing in popularity for creating both simple and complex Web sites. Joomla! is one of the three best-known open-source content management systems in the world. In this course I'll show you how to install WAMP and MAMP to turn your computer into a mini Web server. We will then install Joomla! After that we will read about the CAM, Categories, Articles, and Menus as well as adding components and modules to your Web site for extra functionality.
We will explore some of the Joomla!'s latest features including new administrator and Website templates that can be customized quickly and easily. We will change the look of the Website using Joomla! templates and we will get a peek at the basics of Joomla!'s Access Control Lists or ACL features. We will also take a close look at working with multiple languages in Joomla!. So if you're ready let's get started with Joomla! 3: Essential Training.
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