Peter Bui

Peter Bui

Thursday, 13 January 2011 10:08

Exploring Joomla 1.6 User Manager

Managing users in Joomla 1.6 is all controlled in the User Manager area in the backend of Joomla. In the User Manager area you can add new users, delete, deny access, user groups and permissions of those user groups to the content management system.

This tutorial will just look at the basic user management areas of Joomla 1.6+.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011 10:46

Identifying module positions in a template

In earlier version of Joomla, identifying module positions in a template was a relatively easy task. Using the command ?tp=1 in your URL displayed an overlay on your websites template revealing each module position. This is very handy if you want to identify the placement of a particular module position, and can still be achieved in Joomla 1.6.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011 07:39

Adding a YouTube Video to Joomla 1.6+

Adding videos such as embedded YouTube or Vimeo videos take a few steps in Joomla 1.6 to get right. There are new settings in Joomla 1.6 that have to be tweaked in order to get the videos working. These new settings help improve the output of the code from the WYSIWYG Editors as well as protecting your website from malicious code.

Here is the overview from the backed of Joomla about text filters.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 15:07

Category Manager

In Joomla, all articles need to be placed into a category. You can have as many categories as you like.The advantages of using categories is simple - Being able to group different items and articles together gives you greater control on how your website is managed. 

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 14:13

Article Permissions

When creating a new article, Access to an article can be specified using the Article Permissions settings. These setting allow users to be able to edit or even delete articles if they have the authorised access.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 13:46

Exploring an article's Publishing Options

When creating a new article, there are many parameters that can be set to display specific information and layouts for your article.

In this tutorial we will explore the publishing options, displayed on the right hand side of the screen.

Monday, 10 January 2011 13:44

Joomla 1.6 Site Performance

Site optimisation is a factor when it comes to ranking well in search engines. The speed at which your site loads increases website usability for users on mobile devices and slow internet connections, decrease bounce rate and enables bots to crawl your site faster!

When configuring your Joomla 1.6 website there are several check list items that you need to check to make sure that it is performing at its best.

Monday, 10 January 2011 13:25

Site Maintenance

Site maintenance menu that has been added to Joomla 1.6 collates all of the general site maintenance features that are in Joomla.

These include:

  • Global Check-in
  • Clear Cache
  • Purge Expired Cache

 

Monday, 10 January 2011 12:54

Edit Profiles in Joomla 1.6

A new user management feature in Joomla 1.6 is the addition of the "Edit Profile" button that has been added to the control panel of Joomla. It is a very minor addition but it still saves a lot of time. A great usability addition.

When you log into the backend you will see the new icon on the dashboard.

Monday, 10 January 2011 11:15

An Overview of the Joomla 1.6 Control Panel

An Overview of the Joomla 1.6 Control Panel

Once you have logged into the backend area of Joomla you will be presented with Joomla 1.6 control panel which is the first point of call when performing tasks and functions in your Joomla website. This tutorial will give you an overview of all the different areas in the main control panel of Joomla 1.6.

On the left hand side of the control panel screen you will see the main functional icon buttons. These are the most common buttons and functions in Joomla that you may use on a daily basis when managing your Joomla 1.6 website.

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