Peter Bui

Designer, developer and business owner at PB Web Development. Providing Joomla training for people that really need it.

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Thursday, 07 October 2021 14:31

Using the cache

Joomla creates the pages of your website dynamically when they are needed. So rather than having lots of complete pages stored on the webserver, Joomla instead creates each page on the fly when needed, by accessing all the content you have stored in your joomla database.

This process of building each page of the website dynamically can be sped up quite considerably using the Cache.

Without the cache turned on every time someone visits your page, all the computations that it took to build the page are done over and over again even if there is actually no change in what the visitor sees.

With the cache turned on, Joomla takes a "snap shot" of the whole page when it is first displayed. When that page is then visited again at a later stage Joomla displays the stored "snap shot" rather than repeating all the resource exhausting computations required to build the page the first time it was viewed.

 

However, there may be times you need to "clear" the cache, and purge it of all the "snap shots" it has stored. Perhaps you have updated a page or article on your website and noticed that when you try to view your changes the old un-modified version of that page is still displaying. Clearing the cache will solve this problem, and force a new "snap-shot" of the page in question.

To clear the cache of its stored content, click on Site from the top menu, and select Site Maintenance, and then Clear Cache from the drop down menu.

 
 
The entire cache can be cleared by selecting the top "tick" box, then click the trash icon situated in the top right corner.
 
Thursday, 07 October 2021 14:24

Managing Articles

The article manager contains a directory of all the articles on your website. From the article manager screen, you can modify the order of how the articles appear on your website, send articles to the trash, toggle the publication status of articles, and edit the content for each individual article.

Thursday, 07 October 2021 12:09

Metadata for Categories

In the previous version of Joomla you we're not able to insert meta data on a category. When displaying content on a category blog view or a category table view, Google or any other search engine would simple read the global meta data for the site creating repeated meta information across the Joomla website. In the latest version you'll see that there are now parameters that have been made available for the addition of the meta keywords and meta description.

Thursday, 07 October 2021 11:20

Modifying a locked article

Unlocking an article or module that has been "checked out"

While an article is being created or edited in Joomla, it is given a locked status to avoid a second user logging in and modifying the same article at the same time. This is very important when there are multiple content editors managing a website but there may be times when the locked status is left on the articles, modules or items even though the user that it is locked to is no longer using or editing on the system.

Thursday, 07 October 2021 10:27

Using the cache

Joomla creates the pages of your website dynamically when they are needed. So rather than having lots of complete pages stored on the webserver, Joomla instead creates each page on the fly when needed, by accessing all the content you have stored in your joomla database.

This process of building each page of the website dynamically can be sped up quite considerably using the Cache.

Without the cache turned on every time someone visits your page, all the computations that it took to build the page are done over and over again even if there is actually no change in what the visitor sees.

With the cache turned on, Joomla takes a "snap shot" of the whole page when it is first displayed. When that page is then visited again at a later stage Joomla displays the stored "snap shot" rather than repeating all the resource exhausting computations required to build the page the first time it was viewed.

Wednesday, 06 October 2021 17:15

Deleting Articles

Occasionally you may want to delete some of your articles. They may no longer be relavent, incorrect, or duplicates of existing content. Deleted articles are placed in a temporary trash status until you permanently delete them. This allows you to retrieve trashed articles if needed.

Wednesday, 06 October 2021 17:02

Managing Articles

The article manager contains a directory of all the articles on your website. From the article manager screen, you can modify the order of how the articles appear on your website, send articles to the trash, toggle the publication status of articles, and edit the content for each individual article.

Wednesday, 06 October 2021 16:34

Creating a new article

Articles make up the content of your website, and can consist of text, images and other media. A page on your website may contain one article or multiple articles.  

Wednesday, 06 October 2021 00:00

Creating a new category (Joomla 1.5)

A Category is a collection of Articles. It is the middle level in the hierarchy:

Sections > Categories > Articles 

A website might have Sections called "Planes" and "Cars". Within the "Cars" Section, the website might have Categories such as "Station Wagons" and "Sports Cars". Within the "Sports Car" Category, the website might have Articles detailing various types of sports cars.

Wednesday, 06 October 2021 15:56

Planning to Create a Form

Creating a new form in RSForms for Joomla is quite easy. It helps to have your form elements planned before you start creating the form in RSForms to make the process easier. There are just a few steps to take into account before setting up a form.

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