Home

Just like the Component, Modules are built to extend Joomla’s functionality with third-party options.

To access the "Modules", Click "Extensions" and then "Module Manager", all the "Modules" in your Joomla site will be shown.

The modules shown are the default modules as built in Joomla and how these modules are positioned in the frontend makes your site appear the way you want it to. So two persons may use the same template but achieve different results.

  • Creating a New Module

Modules can be created from components installed in Joomla. Or you can install an already made Module. Most of the items we see in the frontend are modules.

So let’s create a new module called "User Login" from the installed components in the site. There is a component already installed that we will access to enable us do this task.

0
0
0
s2sdefault

Click "Components".....then "Joomla! Update"

In the next window, you will see the message below:

No updates available

You already have the latest Joomla! version, 3.x.x.

This is because we already have the latest version. If there is an update to Joomla, it shows here. With a few clicks, you will be updated to the latest version of Joomla. As a security check, please always ensure that your Joomla version is up to date.

The other components are Joomla defaults, so you may as well leave them the way they are but if need be we can make changes to them later.

0
0
0
s2sdefault

Components are built to extend Joomla’s functionality with third-party options.

To access the Components, Click Components and all the components in your Joomla site will be listed in the drop down.

For the sake of the class, we will discuss two in-built components; they are Contacts, and Joomla! Update.

  1. Overview of How to Create a New Contact in Contact Manager
    1. Go to Components, and then click Contacts. You will be taken to the Contacts Manager window.
    2. Click New.
    3. Enter New Contact Details, these are basically, email, phone number, address etc.
    4. Click Save & Close to See List of your New Contact in Contact Manager.

    *Let’s assume that the contact we just created is titled "Contact Us".

    Now, let us to create a menu item called Contacts that will point to the "Contact Us" contact.

    Here...let’s refer to how we created a Menu item before:
    Click Menu...then Main Menu......then New

    In the "New" opened window, click Select in front of "Menu Item Type *" to pick the type of component this menu item will point to. In the pop up window, click "Contacts"...from the items that slid down, click "Single Contact"

    Click "Select" in front of "Select Contact *" to show and select "Contact Us" from the list.

    Enter Contacts as the "Menu Title".

    Under the "Advanced Options" tabbed item, Choose "Plain" in "Display Format" ie "Advanced Options" --- "Display Format"---"Plain".

    0
    0
    0
    s2sdefault

The Menu Manager manages all the navigation within your Joomla 3.0 website, the default home page, how to display your menus, what is displayed in them. You can have different types of Menu Items. Menu items are created from components installed.

To access the Menu:

  • Click Menu. In the drop-down, you have Menu Manager, Main Menu and Bottom Menu.
    The Menu Manager is used to create New Menus. “Main Menu” and “Bottom Menu” were created by default using the Menu Manager.
    Since we have two menu items created for us already, let’s pick one of them to see how it works. Our pick is “Main Menu”.

    0
    0
    0
    s2sdefault

Overview of how content is created, managed, and displayed. Joomla like any other website is driven by content. The Content Manager includes the Article Manager, Category Manager, Featured Articles Manager, and Media Manager.

1. Article Manager.

This is usually a text file but you can add images, videos etc to it.

From our homepage http://localhost:8080/JoomlaTraining or http://localhost/JoomlaTraining or http://YourDomainName.com/JoomlaSiteDirectory as the case may be, you will see the articles vividly displayed. The articles are:

  • Welcome to your blog
  • About your home page
  • Your Template.

We can create new articles or modify the ones we have there already to soothe our purpose. For a start, let’s modify the first article on the homepage and then create a new one.

0
0
0
s2sdefault

This is where a Joomla site is put together and all the changes are made by the minute when you run a site that requires regular updates. Since we will be learning most items here let me briefly introduce you to the basic configuration of the administrator's end.

0
0
0
s2sdefault