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What is a CMS?

CMS stands for Content Management System. Simply put, it is software that allows you to organize, arrange and present information in a variety of ways on the internet or a network. One of the most popular CMSs is called Joomla which can be designed and organized in a number of ways to suit your needs and desires.

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Help With Joomla Articles

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In Joomla! an Article is a piece of content consisting of text (HTML), possibly with links to other resources (for example, images). Articles are the basic units of information in the content system and the bottom level in the content hierarchy. Since Joomla! 1.6 Joomla 1.6, each Article is in exactly one Category, and Categories can be in other Categories. It is also possible to have Uncategorized Articles that exist without being associated with any Category. In Joomla! 1.5 Joomla 1.5 and earlier versions, an Article was the third level in the hierarchy Sections -> Categories -> Articles. Articles are maintained using the Article Manager (help screen) which can be reached in the Administrator (Back-end) by clicking on the Content menu, then the Article Manager menu item.

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Help With Joomla Components

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A component is a kind of Joomla! extension. Components are the main functional units of Joomla!; they can be seen as mini-applications. An easy analogy would be that Joomla! is the operating system and the components are desktop applications. They are usually displayed in the center of the main content area of a template (depending on the template). Most components have two main parts: an administrator part and a site part. The site part is what is used to render pages when being called during normal site operation. The administrator part provides an interface to configure and manage different aspects of the component and is accessible through the Joomla! administrator application. Joomla! comes with a number of core components, like the content management system, contact forms and Web Links.

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Help With Joomla CSS

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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the most widely used stylesheet language on the world wide web. It is standardized by the W3C and can be used to style any kind of XML document, including XHTML, SVG and XUL. It was conceived to ease the separation of content (written in XML markup) and presentation (written in CSS) of documents. CSS can be used to define and alter almost all presentation aspects of a document, like colours, font sizes and types, text direction, element sizes and positioning, etc. Joomla provides many class- and id-attributes in its XHTML output, which can be used to alter its presentation through the use of CSS definitions for said classes and ids. CSS can also be used to improve accessibility of documents. It also provides mechanisms to present the same XML markup in different ways, optimized for different devices like screen-readers, speech-synthesizing browsers, printers, and Braille-based, tactile devices.

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Help With Joomla Extensions

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An extension is a software package that extends your Joomla! installation in some way. A small selection of extensions is included with the default Joomla! installation but many more are available from the Joomla! Extensions Directory.

The term extension is generic and the following specific extension types are available (listed alphabetically):

  • Component (since Joomla 1.0) – adds custom functions to your site that can be selected from menus
  • Language (since Joomla 1.0) – defines an additional language for your site
  • Library (since Joomla 1.6) – provides functions to be used by other extensions
  • Mambot (in Joomla 1.0) – modifies content in articles
  • Module (since Joomla 1.0) – shows nonessential data in a side box, possibly on multiple pages
  • Package (since Joomla 1.6) – bundles related extensions
  • Plugin (since Joomla 1.5) – modifies content in articles or provides functions to extend other extensions
  • Template (since Joomla 1.0) – define the look, feel, and navigation capabilities of your site

For an overview of the most important extension types and the functionality they provide, see Extension types (general definitions).

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Help With Joomla Installation

Joomla Installation Set Up Configuration Arizona

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Hosting Requirements

Installing Joomla for the first time is very easy. Joomla’s built-in installer makes setting up your new site a breeze.

Before we start installing Joomla!, there are a couple prerequisites that need to be met to install successfully:

  • Hosting – whether you have a dedicated server, or shared hosting plan, you’ll need some sort of web hosting that meets the following requirements:
    • PHP v. 5.2+
    • MySQL 5.04+
    • Apache 1.3
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