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Joomla How-To Guide

Joomla is a very versitile and quickly learned Content Management System (CSM). With your Joomla site, you can change articles, menus, and images in just a few minutes. After you get accustomed to working with your Joomla site, you can change the whole look of your site with very little work and time involved.

The following guide was created to assist new users in making changes on their Joomla sites. This guide provides step by step directions on how to make changes to parts of your website. Screenshots were also included to help guide you along the way.

This guide was created following the most recent version of Joomla (Version 2.5). Our company designs all new Joomla sites in Version 2.5; Version 1.5 will vary slightly in placement of menus, adding/editing of images, and other functionality. If you have any questions about this guide, other changes you are trying to make to your site, or inquiries about Joomla, call us at 402-477-8300 or at 1-866-477-8300.

Joomla How-To Videos

Russ Pankonin of the Imperial Republican Newspaper is one of the users of our Joomla newspaper content management system. Russ put together this series of "how to" videos that cover the basics of managing a Joomla site. Most of the content will apply to any Joomla site, such as how to add articles, resize photos and manage the home page. Video #6 below covers management of some of the custom modules we've built specifically for our newspaper clients. If you have any questions or comments about these tutorials, please let us know, so we can improve our overall customer support experience.

  1. Introduction

  2. Overview

  3. Pictures

  4. Stories

  5. Front Page

  6. Obits, etc.

  7. Archive

Table of Contents

Welcome to Joomla!
 An introduction to world of CMS and Joomla
Editing Existing Articles
 Shows you how to edit an existing article
Adding New Menus
 Shows you how to add new menus to your site
Adding New Articles
 Shows how to add and place new articles to the site
Adding New Sections and Categories
 Explains the use and adding of these organizational tools
Adding New Menu Items
 Shows how to add new menu items to existing menus
Extension and Template Add-ons:
 Explains how to upload new extensions and templates for the site
Adding Images for Use
 Shows how to add images to the Media Manager Database
Adding/Editing an Image to/in an Article
 An intorduction to images in articles
How to Modify an Existing Image  Shows how to modify pre-existing images in an article