Peter Bui

Peter Bui

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

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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.

Sunday, 09 January 2011 23:30

What Are Extensions?

When you install and start using Joomla there are many features built into it that make your site useful from, content editing and management to user controls and now access control levels in Joomla 1.6.

To extend Joomla's core functionality, there are extensions available for web administrators to install and configure in their Joomla websites.

These extensions allow for an also unlimited number of new functions that can be added onto Joomla's core list of functions.

Sunday, 09 January 2011 23:10

Installing an Extension in Joomla 1.6

Installing an extension into Joomla 1.6 is is very easy. The same process to done for all Joomla addons / extensions including, templates, plugins, modules and components.

Sunday, 09 January 2011 22:24

User Account Activation

For many Joomla 1.5 websites there was a problem with bots automatically creating accounts on websites and thus websites having massive lists of users that are all fake. Even when account activation was required there was still an issue of automated approval bots being used to create the accounts.

In Joomla 1.6 this problem has been addressed with the admin approval process of users that register on a website. This means that a website administrator has to approve the newly registered user before they can gain access.

Tuesday, 07 December 2010 15:54

Creating a calender module using K2 Tools

K2 can generate a customisable calendar that can be placed into any module position, pulling data from specified items. A typical use of the calender may be to publish specific items from a category, and display them via clicking the relevent dates on the calender itself.

On your website, you may wish to display a specific number of articles in a blog layout on your front page. The following instructions determine how many blog articles (or items) are displayed at a give time.

Thursday, 02 December 2010 10:18

Changing the display order of items

Modyfying the order of your items is very easy in Joomla K2. This is really usefull if you require particular articles or Items to be published towards the top of your page, or other specific articles published in a particular order.

Wednesday, 01 December 2010 17:27

Changing the display order of articles

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.

Thursday, 25 November 2010 16:16

Using K2 content modules

K2 Content Modules can be used to create positions throughout your website that display certain content. For instance, you might wish to create a position on your home page that display all your aticles pertaing to a certain subject - or perhaps you want to display a certain article within the side bar of your website. K2 Content Modules gives you a lot of flexibility achieveing this.

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