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Overview of Joomla Modules

In Joomla, modules are embedded applications that appear around the edges of your pages. In fact, in Joomla, in most templates, even powerful items such as [more…]

Getting to Know the Banner Component in Joomla

In simple terms, the Banner component allows you to manage the banner advertisements for your website. To open the Banner component, click Components→Banner from any back-end page. After doing so, you’ll [more…]

Using the Banners Tab in Joomla Banner Manager

The Banners tab is the default tab that Joomla users are greeted with when they first access the Banner Manager. The Banners tab allows you to see all of the banners that have been added to your site. [more…]

Joomla Banner Manager: The Categories, Clients, and Tracks Tabs

When you first access the Banner Manager in Joomla, the Banners tab is the one you see. But there are other tabs on the left of the screen just below Banner Manager:Banners heading. These other tabs — [more…]

Overview of the Banners Module in Joomla

After you enter banner content into the Banner component, you tell Joomla how you want that content displayed through the Banners module. The Banners module displays banner content managed by the Banner [more…]

How to Archive Articles and View the Archive in Joomla

Archiving articles in stores them on your Joomla site for posterity’s sake, but makes them less visible to your site’s visitors as they will no longer be displayed along with the rest of your site’s content [more…]

How to Create a Custom HTML Module in Joomla

One of the great things about Joomla is how incredibly flexible it is. The CMS’s default installation includes 23 different modules to help you make your site run smoothly.Sometimes, however, you may want [more…]

How to Add an RSS Feed to Your Joomla Website

The Feed Display module in Joomla allows you to display other sites’ RSS feeds on your site, which is a great way to add value. Suppose that you have a site about hamsters. If you can find another site [more…]

How to List the Most Read Content on Your Joomla Website

The Most Read Content module publishes a list of links to the articles on your Joomla site that have received the most hits. Enabling the module on some of your site’s more prominent pages is a great way [more…]

How to Randomize Images on Your Joomla Website

Joomla’s Random Image module, as its name implies, shows a random image every time the page on which it appears is refreshed. It is installed as part of your Joomla installation’s sample content. This [more…]

Display Related Article Links on Your Joomla Website

Another nifty Joomla module is Articles — Related Articles. Articles — Related Articles is a module that displays articles related to the one that a site visitor has chosen to view. How does this module [more…]

Add and Configure a Search Module on Your Joomla Website

One of the big attractions of Joomla is the Search module, which lets users perform a search of all your articles. That’s often very hard to implement on a site that you build yourself from the HTML up [more…]

How to Show Who's Online in Your Joomla Website

The Who’s Online module in Joomla indicates how many guest and registered (logged-in) users are on your site at any time. The module is a simple one, and if you chose to install the sample data that came [more…]

Display External Websites in a Wrapper in Your Joomla Website

The Wrapper module lets you display external sites in wrappers (square frames) on your Joomla site. Here’s a great real life explanation from a Joomla developer of how the Wrapper module can be put into [more…]

Overview of Templates to Format Joomla Websites

Joomla has built-in HTML editors that allow you to format articles the way you want them, but it has no officially sanctioned editor that allows you to create your own templates. The way your individual [more…]

Overview of the Tabs in Joomla’s Template Manager

Joomla’s Template Manager has two tabs at the top left of the page: The Styles tab and the Templates tab. When you install a template in Joomla, it is added to the Templates tab and one style entry is [more…]

How to Customize a Template in Joomla

Depending on the template you’re working with in Joomla, you may have a number of customization options available to you, or very few. The only way to find out which is the case is to look. To do so, navigate [more…]

How to Edit the Code of a Joomla Template

You can get into a Joomla template’s actual HTML and CSS code via its Customize Template page, which contains Edit HTML and Edit CSS buttons. Click the CSS file you’re interested in working with to view [more…]

How to Install Joomla Module and Plug-in Extensions

The installation process for Joomla extensions is the same as the one for templates. Simply choose Extensions→Extension Manager in any back-end page to install templates, modules, components, and plug-ins [more…]

Overview of User Management in Joomla

Joomla sites have eight levels of users, all managed in Joomla with the User Manager. The eight levels are grouped into three classes of users.

The first class of users is the Public front-end class of [more…]

How to Create Registered Users in Joomla

The most basic users in Joomla — beyond mere web surfers who happen by your site — are registered users. This group, which comes as a part of your default Joomla installation, can log in to your site [more…]

Create Author, Editor, and Publisher Accounts in Joomla

Joomla has three classes of users — front-end users, back-end users, and a special class that falls somewhere in between. Within this class are three user groups: [more…]

Create Shop Suppliers and Customers Accounts in Joomla

If you installed sample data as part of your Joomla installation, you may notice two User Groups that are handy for online store applications — Shop Suppliers and Customers. [more…]

How to Create Back-End Accounts in Joomla

Joomla has three levels of user permission groups for back-end functions in Joomla — Managers, Administrators, and Super Users. Assigning accounts to these permissions is done in Joomla’s User Manager. [more…]

How to Add Contacts to Your Joomla Site

Joomla maintains a Contact Manager to let you add contact information to your site. Joomla’s default installation comes with sample contact information to populate your Contact Manager with, so it is important [more…]

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