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Joomla How-To Guide


Joomla is a very versitile and quickly learned Content Management System (CSM). With your Joomla site, you can change articles, menus, and images in just a few minutes. After you get accustomed to working with your Joomla site, you can change the whole look of your site with very little work and time involved.

The following guide was created to assist new users in making changes on their Joomla sites. This guide provides step by step directions on how to make changes to parts of your website. Screenshots were also included to help guide you along the way.

This guide was created following Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 1.5. Both of these versions are out of date and will need to be updated to Joomla 3.x to have the most security. Our company designs all new Joomla sites in Version 3.x; Version 1.5 and 2.5 will vary slightly in placement of menus, adding/editing of images, and other functionality but if you have version 3.x you should be able to follow along with the Joomla 2.5 tutorials. If you have any questions about this guide, other changes you are trying to make to your site, or inquiries about Joomla, call us at 402-477-8300 or at 1-866-477-8300.

Table of Contents

Welcome to Joomla!
An introduction to world of CMS and Joomla

Editing Existing Articles
Shows you how to edit an existing article

Adding New Menus and Menu Items
Shows you how to add new menus to your site and menu items to those menus

Adding New Articles
Shows how to add and place new articles to the site

Adding New Sections and Categories
Explains the use and adding of these organizational tools

Extension and Template Add-ons:
Explains how to upload new extensions and templates for the site

Adding Images for Use
Shows how to add images to the Media Manager Database

Adding/Editing an Image to/in an Article
An introduction to images in articles

How to Modify an Existing Image
Shows how to modify pre-existing images in an article