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Using extensions

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Video: Using extensions

Most of the functionality of Joomla is provided through extensions to the core code. While Joomla ships of many useful extensions preinstalled, you can always add more to get more features. In this video, I will show the Extension Manager and describes the different extension types. Let's go to the Extension Manager now. Go to Extensions, Install/Uninstall. From this screen you can install any type of extension. When you have an extension ready to install, click Browse to find it on your computer. Once you've found it click Upload File and Install to install it on your website.

Using extensions

Most of the functionality of Joomla is provided through extensions to the core code. While Joomla ships of many useful extensions preinstalled, you can always add more to get more features. In this video, I will show the Extension Manager and describes the different extension types. Let's go to the Extension Manager now. Go to Extensions, Install/Uninstall. From this screen you can install any type of extension. When you have an extension ready to install, click Browse to find it on your computer. Once you've found it click Upload File and Install to install it on your website.

The Install from Directory option is an advanced tool that you can use if you're having trouble installing from file. Normally, you won't need to use this. Finally you can install from a URL. If the ZIP file is available on a Public website, you can paste the address here and simply click Install. Now let's take a look at the different kinds of extensions. First we have Components. Components provide the main functionality for every page in Joomla. One and only one component loads with every page.

Next we have Modules. Modules are small pieces of content you can place around your page. Some examples of predefined modules are bread crumbs, login forms, polls, and search forms. You can have as many modules as you want on a page and you can publish certain modules to specific pages. Next let's click Plugins. Plug-ins provide a variety of functionality that we cover in another video. Now let's choose Languages.

Languages translate the Joomla user interface into other languages. We'll be covering languages in greater depth in another video. Finally let's look at Templates. Templates control the look and feel of your website. You can have more than one template on your Joomla site, with one template set as the default and another template set to only display on certain pages. Five different extension types work together to generate every page in Joomla. To get more features for Joomla, install more extensions.

More extensions can be installed through the Extension Manager, which allows you to upload a ZIP file from your computer, install from a folder, or simply install from a URL.

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  1. 5m 46s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. What is a content management system?
      2m 49s
    3. What is Joomla!?
      2m 5s
  2. 17m 48s
    1. Overview of the installation process
      1m 20s
    2. Installing MAMP
      3m 51s
    3. Installing WAMP
      2m 55s
    4. Using other services and resolving issues
      2m 12s
    5. Installing Joomla! 1.5
      5m 9s
    6. Using the example files
      2m 21s
  3. 22m 36s
    1. Adding content to the front page
      1m 44s
    2. Using Read More
      2m 35s
    3. Creating individual pages of content
      3m 31s
    4. Dividing long articles using page breaks
      3m 10s
    5. Formatting content
      4m 13s
    6. Adding an external link
      1m 22s
    7. Adding article images
      3m 41s
    8. Deleting content
      2m 20s
  4. 18m 49s
    1. Creating sections and categories
      3m 34s
    2. Organizing content
      2m 21s
    3. Using the Blog Layout options
      2m 24s
    4. Using the List Layout options
      3m 14s
    5. Modifying section and category details
      3m 55s
    6. Adding section and category descriptions
      3m 21s
  5. 16m 6s
    1. Setting Global Configuration parameters for articles
      3m 3s
    2. Setting individual article configuration parameters
      2m 29s
    3. Setting content access parameters
      1m 54s
    4. Ordering articles
      1m 38s
    5. Setting publishing parameters
      2m 38s
    6. Setting article icons
      2m 12s
    7. Setting metadata
      2m 12s
  6. 20m 42s
    1. Using menus
      4m 7s
    2. Using other menu items
      2m 16s
    3. Creating parent menu items
      1m 54s
    4. Setting menu item details
      2m 43s
    5. Setting the menu item page title
      1m 50s
    6. Creating additional menus
      3m 43s
    7. Changing the default menu items
      1m 55s
    8. Deleting menu items
      2m 14s
  7. 17m 28s
    1. Creating a sidebar
      1m 41s
    2. Configuring modules
      3m 34s
    3. Assigning modules to menu items
      1m 40s
    4. Creating a login module
      3m 28s
    5. Creating a breadcrumb module
      3m 1s
    6. Creating a syndicate module for RSS feeds
      2m 4s
    7. Using other modules
      2m 0s
  8. 16m 48s
    1. Using the content component
      3m 25s
    2. Creating a contact component
      4m 25s
    3. Creating a poll component
      3m 7s
    4. Creating a search component
      5m 51s
  9. 11m 18s
    1. Creating a user
      1m 55s
    2. Granting user permissions
      3m 20s
    3. Allowing self-registration
      2m 57s
    4. Allowing users to modify user details
      3m 6s
  10. 13m 51s
    1. Modifying global configurations
      3m 12s
    2. Reading and writing private messages
      2m 31s
    3. Using the Mass Mail feature
      3m 10s
    4. Using the Media Manager
      2m 54s
    5. Using Joomla! help
      2m 4s
  11. 7m 6s
    1. Changing the look of the site using templates
      2m 18s
    2. Assigning templates
      1m 34s
    3. Adjusting templates with the HTML Editor
      3m 14s
  12. 10m 57s
    1. Using plug-ins
      2m 37s
    2. Using extensions
      2m 24s
    3. Managing languages in the site
      1m 57s
    4. Joining the Joomla! community
      3m 59s
  13. 10m 7s
    1. Launching your site
      4m 15s
    2. Understanding SEO
      5m 52s
  14. 50s
    1. Goodbye
      50s

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