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Overview of Joomla.

Welcome to the Spoken Tutorial on Overview of Joomla.
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Learning Objectives: Same as narration

In this tutorial, we will learn about:
  • the concept of Content Management Systems (or CMS in short).
  • Joomla as a CMS
  • Software and hardware requirements for running Joomla
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Learning Objectives continued: Same as narration

We will also learn about the:
  • Operating System and Joomla version to be used and
  • Overview of the key features that will be demonstrated in the Joomla series.
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Learner of this tutorial should know how to browse a website.
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Content Management System (CMS)

Let us first understand what Content Management System or CMS is.
  • A CMS is a software used to manage the content of a website.
  • It keeps track of every piece of content on the website.
  • It allows one to create, modify and remove content from a website without knowing programming skills.
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Why is Joomla popular?

Why is Joomla a popular CMS?
  • Joomla is easy to install and use.
  • It supports multiple language websites
  • There are many predefined ready-to-use Joomla templates available online and
  • Joomla has many extensions that allow additional features to be installed easily.
Switch to the browser.

Open on the browser.






Let us see what kind of websites use Joomla as the base.

  • A corporate website like this.
  • An educational one like Harvard University website
  • Websites of media houses, we have Business Today website here.
  • A Greek Ecommerce website like this, Personal websites like these and many more…

Joomla provides a list of featured websites at the following URL :

Here you will find the popular Joomla websites in various categories.

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Software requirements for Joomla

To install Joomla, we need:

1. A webserver like Apache or IIS

2. A database like MySQL or PostgreSQL

3. and PHP

At the time of making of this tutorial, Joomla 3.4.1 is the latest version.

The Joomla developer community keeps releasing newer versions with added features.

It is always recommended to work with the latest stable version that is available.

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Prerequisites for Joomla 3.4.1

Joomla 3.4.1 requires the following:
  • Apache 2.x + or IIS 7 +
  • MySQL 5.0.4 + and
  • PHP 5.2.4 +
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Software used for the series

For this series we have used the following:
  • Ubuntu Linux OS 14.04 and
  • Apache, MySQL and PHP obtained through XAMPP 5.5.19
Now, let me list out a few of the key features covered in this series.
Point to the various tabs in the Browser For ease of navigation, I have already opened the tutorials in multiple tabs on my browser.
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Installing Joomla on a localhost

The tutorial Installing Joomla on a localhost explains how to -
  • install Joomla on a Linux machine
  • and cross-check the correctness of your installation

Let’s have a look.

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Common mistakes and uninstalling Joomla

Common mistakes and uninstalling Joomla tutorial explains -
  • the common mistakes that people make during the installation process
  • and the steps to uninstall Joomla

Let’s have a look.

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Creating Articles in Joomla

Creating Articles in Joomla tutorial -
  • explains how to create articles
  • and manage articles using the Article Manager page

Here is a glimpse.

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Article Options tutorial -
  • explains various options such as Status, Filters, Global Options, etc.

Let me run through this tutorial.

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Same as narration

The next tutorial in this series is Formatting Articles in Joomla.

In this tutorial, we will learn about formatting options like -

  • WYSISYG, also pronounced as wiz-ee-wig Article Editor in Joomla
  • Styling the article text
  • Inserting lists, page-breaks and Read More link, etc.

Here is a glimpse of this tutorial.

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Categories in Joomla tutorial will help us to understand
  • how to group articles into different categories
  • and create sub-categories within categories.

Let’s have a look at this tutorial.

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Menus in Joomla tutorial will help us to understand -
  • how to create menus and sub-menus
  • and how to link articles under them.

Let us continue with this tutorial.

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Introduction slides to next tutorials

There will be many more tutorials in this series in the future.

These will reveal us a few advanced features that are available in Joomla CMS.

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For now, let us summarize.

In this tutorial we have learnt:

  • Content Management System.
  • Joomla as a CMS
  • Software and hardware requirements for the execution of Joomla
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Summary - continued

We also learnt about the:
  • OS and Joomla version that would be used for this series.
  • We took an overview of the key features those will be demonstrated in the Joomla series.
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(About Spoken Tutorial Project)

The video at the following link, summarizes the Spoken Tutorial project.

Please download and watch it.

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(About Spoken Tutorial Project)

The Spoken Tutorial Project Team
  • conducts workshops and
  • gives certificates on passing online tests.

For more details, please write to us.

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Spoken Tutorial Project is funded by NMEICT, MHRD, Government of India.

More information on this mission is available at the link shown.

This is Priyanka signing off. Thank you for joining.

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