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In Joomla! 2.5 Essential Training, Jen Kramer uses Joomla! to build a web site from scratch—no programming required—and guides site designers through the process, from installation to launch. The course demonstrates how to create and organize content; add menus, sidebars, and other features; change the look with templates; install plug-ins and extensions; assign specific users to create and edit content; and much more. Jen also shows how to evaluate the quality of third-party extensions and templates and how to download and install them, and emphasizes the importance of backups for your Joomla! site, with details on creating and storing those backups.
Hi! I am Jen Kramer. Welcome to Joomla! 2.5 Essential Training. Content management systems are growing in popularity for creating both simple and complex websites. 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'll then install Joomla! After that we'll learn about the CAM (Categories, Articles and Menus), as well as adding components and modules to your website for extra functionality.
We'll explore some of Joomla!'s latest features including Nested Categories, the Flash Uploader and the Media Manager and the Redirect Component. We'll change the look of a website using Joomla! Templates, and we'll get a peek at the basics of Joomla!'s new access control lists or ACL features. We'll also take a look at working with multiple languages in Joomla! Finally you'll learn how to move your site from a local computer to a Web host. So if you're ready, let's get started with Joomla! 2.5 Essential Training.
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