Peter Bui

Peter Bui

Thursday, 21 October 2010 12:55

Adding a new menu item

In joomla each button in a menu is called a menu item. To create a new menu item, click Menus from the top menu bar , and rollover the menu you wish to add to from the drop down list, and select Add a new menu item from the popout option that appear next to the menu name.

Thursday, 21 October 2010 12:33

Creating a link in an article

One of the most common functions that users use in the editor of Joomla is inserting a link into an article or a module. Inserting a link into Joomla can be done in just a few sets.

Thursday, 21 October 2010 11:02

Using Extra Fields

Using Extra Fields

Extra fields can be used to include extra data into your items. For instance, if you were writing regular items about different models of sports cars, you may want to include extra text fields that refer to the various features of the car: Kind of motor, top speed, how many seats, etc.

Thursday, 07 October 2010 17:21

Mass mailing users

Mass mailing your users can server 2 purposes:

  • You might wish to send all the administrators and contributors of your website a message
  • You may wish to send readers who have signed up to your website a message

To send a message to users click Users from the top menu and select Mass Mail Users from the drop down menu.

Thursday, 07 October 2010 17:11

Creating and managing users and groups

Contributors to your website can be easily added, assigned appropriate access as needed, and allocated to a various groups.

To create a new user click Users from the top menu, click User Manager, and select Add New User.

Thursday, 07 October 2010 16:22

Joomla 1.6 Page Redirects

A new handy component and feature of Joomla 1.6 is the ability to easily do page redirects. This really comes in handy when there are 404 errors on your website and you need to redirect the traffic to the correct addresses.

The new redirect module will record any broken links or incorrect URL's typed in from a user, making it extremely easy for you to create an alternate working link (and thus keeping your website reader at your website, and not at an error page). 

At times you may wish to create a link to another article from inside the article you are currently creating.

Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:26

Inserting an image into an article

On the right hand side of this page, Parameters and Metadata can be managed.Toggles controlling functions such as displaying the date the article was created, and displaying the authors name can be modified here in the Parameters drop down menu.Enter a description and various keywords into the Metadata Information drop down menu.

Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:12

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.

Thursday, 07 October 2010 14:50

Featuring An Article

Traditionally in Joomla, featured articles have been articles that appear on the front page of your website. In Joomla 1.6, front page articles have been re-named Featured Articles. This makes much more sense because you may not always want to feature particular articles on the front page. This method gives you much more control on how and where you may feature particular articles.

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