Content Editing

Content Editing

Joomla 1.5 Working Copy[THIS TUTORIAL IS PENDING COMPLETION]

In large organisations there are may be a requirement for development and staging servers of a website. This allows publishers and editors with easily view and play around with content on a working version of the website before it is published to the live servers.

The development and staging servers also allow for testing and evaluation of extensions and content that is setup on the site but when the editor or web administrator is happy with the content on the site, instead of redoing all of their work again on the live server, the administrator should be able to push their new content and changes live rather than rebuilding again.

This tutorial shows how to publish content live from a staging server using a Joomla component called "Working Copy".

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Modyfying the order of your articles is very easy in Joomla. This is really usefull if you require particular articles to be published towards the top of your page, or other specific articles published in a particular order.

Modyfying the order of your articles is very easy in Joomla. This is really usefull if you require particular articles to be published towards the top of your page, or other specific articles published in a particular order.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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