This explains all the basis in Joomla from installation to standard customization.

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Installation Procedure.

Step 1. Copy the unziped cotents to a folder named ‘joomla’.

Step 2. Type in the url ‘localhost/joomla’. or give the url to the joomla directory just populated. Do not give any file name just till the folder name joomla.

Step 3. Select your language on step 1 and press “Next” at the top.

Step 4. Make sure that there are no red items on step 3

Step 5. Read over the license in step 3 and press “Next.”

Step 6. On the “Database Configuration” page,

provide the database type;eg MySQL. Give the host name; ie the loaction where database resides; eg; Provide the username and password to access this database. Provide a database name.

Step 7. Skip to level 6

Step 8. Give an name for the site. Do not select “Install Sanple Data”. This would populate the page with default values and will be hard to get through.

Step 9. Dont forget to rename or remove the installation directory.

Step 10. Now follow the path as shown in the instllation finish page.

These are the steps involved in installing joomla.

There are some more points to remember to work in joomla.

Inorder to post an article, first we need to have some Sections. For eg We need to develop a site for LandScaping. This site should have 2 sections, 1- Products and 2- Corporate, for corporate persons like manager to provide some notes or info. Then each of these Sections will be having Categories.

Like in Products, differen categories would be 1- Trees, 2- Bushes etc.

In each category we would be inserting articles.

As a first step Control Pannel -> Section Manager, then

Control Pannel -> Category Manager and finally Control Pannel -> Article Manager.

Remember that if we need any images of our own to be placed in the articles, these have to be placed in ‘/images/stories’ folder or you can create one subfolder here and place the images there. The images can be easily resized inside the editor itself by using mouse pointer.

Inoder to provide various login access, Control Pannel -> Site ->User Manager. Provide various user levels except ‘Super Admin‘.