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Time Narration
00:01 Welcome to the Spoken Tutorial on Overview of Joomla.
00:05 In this tutorial, we will learn about: the concept of Content Management Systems or CMS in short,
00:13 Joomla as a CMS, software and hardware requirements for running Joomla.
00:19 We will also learn about the: operating System and Joomla version to be used
00:25 and overview of the key features that will be demonstrated in the Joomla series.
00:31 Learner of this tutorial should know how to browse a website.
00:36 Let us first understand what Content Management System or CMS is.
00:41 A CMS is a software, used to manage the content of a website.
00:46 It keeps track of every piece of content on the website.
00:50 It allows one to create, modify and remove content from a website without knowing programming skills.
00:58 Why is Joomla a popular CMS?
01:01 Joomla is easy to install and use.
01:04 It supports multiple language websites.
01:07 There are many predefined ready-to-use Joomla templates available online
01:13 And Joomla has many extensions that allow additional features to be installed easily.
01:20 Let us see what kind of websites use Joomla as the base.
01:25 A corporate website like this,
01:28 An educational one like Harvard University website,
01:32 Websites of media houses, we have Business Today website here.
01:37 A Greek E-commerce website like this, personal websites like these and many more…
01:44 Joomla provides a list of featured websites at the following URL:
01:57 Here you will find the popular Joomla websites in various categories.
02:02 To install Joomla, we need: a web-server like Apache or IIS,
02:08 a database like MySQL or PostgreSQL and PHP
02:15 At the time of making of this tutorial, Joomla 3.4.1 is the latest version.
02:22 The Joomla developer community keeps releasing newer versions with added features.
02:28 It is always recommended to work with the latest stable version that is available.
02:34 Joomla 3.4.1 requires the following:

Apache 2.x plus or IIS 7 +

MySQL 5.0.4 + and

PHP 5.2.4 plus

02:50 For this series, we have used the following:

Ubuntu Linux OS 14.04 and Apache, MySQL and PHP obtained through XAMPP 5.5.19

03:04 Now, let me list out a few of the key features covered in this series.
03:09 For ease of navigation, I have already opened the tutorials in multiple tabs on my browser.
03:16 The tutorial Installing Joomla on a localhost explains how to - install Joomla on a Linux machine and cross-check the correctness of your installation.
03:27 Let’s have a look.
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03:40 Common mistakes and uninstalling Joomla tutorial explains the common mistakes that people make during the installation process and the steps to uninstall Joomla.
03:51 Let’s have a look.
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04:00 Creating Articles in Joomla tutorial -explains how to create articles and manage articles using the Article Manager page.
04:10 Here is a glimpse.
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04:20 Article Options tutorial - explains various options such as Status, Filters, Global Options, etc.
04:28 Let me run through this tutorial.
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04:41 The next tutorial in this series is Formatting Articles in Joomla.
04:46 In this tutorial, we will learn about formatting options like - WYSISYG, also pronounced as wiz-ee-wig Article Editor in Joomla,
04:57 styling the article text, Inserting lists, page-breaks and Read More link, etc.
05:04 Here is a glimpse of this tutorial.
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05:17 Categories in Joomla tutorial will help us to understand how to group articles into different categories,
05:25 and create sub-categories within categories.
05:28 Let’s have a look at this tutorial.
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05:42 Menus in Joomla tutorial will help us to understand - how to create menus and sub-menus and how to link articles under them.
05:51 Let us continue with this tutorial.
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06:04 There will be many more tutorials in this series, in the future.
06:08 These will reveal us a few advanced features that are available in Joomla CMS.
06:14 For now, let us summarize.
06:17 In this tutorial, we have learnt: Content Management System, Joomla as a CMS, software and hardware requirements for the execution of Joomla.
06:29 We also learnt about the OS and Joomla version that would be used for this series.
06:35 We took an overview of the key features those will be demonstrated in the Joomla series.
06:41 The video at the following link summarizes the Spoken Tutorial project.

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06:58 Spoken Tutorial Project is funded by NMEICT, MHRD, Government of India. More information on this mission is available at the link shown.
07:09 This is Priyanka, signing off. Thank you for joining.

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PoojaMoolya, Sandhya.np14, Venuspriya