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How to Create a New Article with Joomla! 1.6

Joomla! 1.6 makes it easy to create and publish your Web site’s content without the need for any complex code. To publish a new Publish article in Joomla! 1.6, just follow these easy steps: [more…]

How to Create a New Menu Item with Joomla! 1.6

Don't stress if you need to create a menu item on your interactive Web page — it's easy when using Joomla! Menu Manager. To add menu items to an existing site, simply use these steps: [more…]

How to Install an Extension with Joomla! 1.6

Thanks to the constantly growing community of Joomla! users and developers, there are literally thousands of extensions that you can download and install to extend the functionality of your Joomla! site [more…]

How to Access Joomla! Managers in 1.6

In the course of building and maintaining a Web site with Joomla! 1.6, you may find yourself working with the various Managers on a regular basis. This quick reference guide illustrates a fast and easy [more…]

Common Joomla! Tasks

Understanding how to navigate through Joomla 1.6 makes building a great-looking interactive Web site easier. Keep viewers’ interest piqued by using the following tips when you design Web sites with Joomla [more…]

How to Create “Read More” Links in Joomla

What the Joomla content management system (CMS) calls blog layout is really just a summary of each article followed by a Read More link — not an actual blog. You can add Read More links to a category page [more…]

How to Reorder Articles in Joomla Content Management System

Altering the order of articles is a two step process in the Joomla content management system (CMS). You will reorder first in Joomla’s Article Manager and then in the Menu Manager. If Article Manager displays [more…]

How to Set Menu Item Position in Joomla Content Management System

You can use Joomla’s Menu Item Manager to set the order appearance of menu items on your website. Imagine that you are the content management administrator for SuperDuperMegaCo. Currently, the menu items [more…]

How to Remove Menu Items in Joomla Content Management System

In Joomla, you can remove menu items by trashing them or unpublishing them. Trashing an item (and deleting it by emptying the trash) is forever, so it’s preferable to simply unpublish items, as you can [more…]

Web Sites Using Joomla Content Management System

A great way to get to know Joomla is to take a look at what it’s capable of doing, which means taking a look at some Joomla-powered sites. Here are a few examples. [more…]

Reasons to Choose Joomla Content Management System

The Content Management System (CMS) of choice these days is Joomla. In 2010, Wikipedia listed 102 free and open-source CMSes. Joomla was the most popular of them in terms of number of installations. [more…]

Pre-Installation Activities for Joomla Content Management System

Joomla content management system (CMS) is distributed free of charge as a compressed file. Prior to installing Joomla, you will need to download the compressed file, unzip it, and make sure that your hosting [more…]

How to Upload the Joomla Files to an ISP’s Host Server

After you download and unzip your Joomla files, you upload them to your ISP. There are a lot of ISPs that can run Joomla. For the most part, any ISP that gives you access to PHP and MySQL can run Joomla [more…]

How to Set Up MySQL for Joomla on a Remote Server

When you install Joomla, it expects MySQL to be ready for it to use. ISPs usually have one MySQL installation that everybody shares, so you may need to set up a unique username and password to get the [more…]

How to Install Joomla CMS on a Remote Server

Once you have loaded the unzipped Joomla files on the remote server and set up MySQL for Joomla, you are ready to install Joomla Content Management System [more…]

How to Install the Joomla Environment on a Local Windows Server

Rather than installing all of the tools that Joomla requires on your Windows server, you can install the Joomla environment via XAMPP. When you install XAMPP, it installs the Apache web server, PHP, and [more…]

How to Install the Joomla Environment on a Local Linux Server

The tools that Joomla requires to run can be installed as a single package via XAMPP. When you install XAMPP on your Linux Server, it installs the Apache web server, PHP, and MySQL for you, along with [more…]

How to Install the Joomla Environment on a Local Mac OS X Server

XAMPPinstalls all the tools that Joomla needs to run including the Apache web server, PHP, and MySQL, along with some other tools that will make your life as a Joomla administrator a little easier. XAMPP [more…]

How to Install Joomla on a Local Server

Joomla Content Management System (CMS) is easy to install. No matter what server operating system you’re running, Joomla’s installation process walks you through all the steps. [more…]

Overview of a Newly Installed Joomla CMS Site

Once you have installed Joomla Content Management System (CMS), take a tour of your newly created site. To give Joomla a test drive, click the Site button in the final installation page, or navigate to [more…]

How to Log In to Joomla CMS as an Administrator

To access what Joomla refers to as the content management system’s (CMS’s) back end, you use the Administration control panel. Joomla’s default installation includes a link to the Administration control [more…]

How to Change an Article Title in Joomla CMS

To change the title of articles in Joomla content management system (CMS), simply open the article and change the text in the article’s Title field to whatever you please. It’s just that easy. [more…]

How to Manage Modules in Joomla CMS

Most of the items around the edge of a Joomla front page are modules that can be managed with Module Manager. To access this feature, click the Module Manager icon in your Administration control panel, [more…]

How to Modify Joomla Content Management Menus

The module called "This Site" on the Joomla front page contains a Sample Sites item. It may be nice for you as a content manager to view the sample sites to see what Joomla is capable of, but you will [more…]

How to Remove Articles from Joomla Content Management System

You use Article Manager to remove an unwanted article from your Joomla content management system (CMS). To open Article Manager, click its icon in the Administration control panel or choose Content→Article [more…]