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Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by ZinoFego: 10:44pm On Oct 19, 2013
My fellow webmasters,

I want to teach you from the scratch how to develop a website using the most popular CMS_ Joomla.

I accidentally stumbled on Joomla some years ago; a client demanded a site requiring storing and retrieving data. I looked everywhere for who to teach me, I spent some good cash yet there were no results until I met a guy who casually showed me the prospects of Joomla and I learnt it on my own!

You may want to know, on what authority or experience I want to teach Joomla. Well, I've been using Joomla to develop websites for over 5yrs now and within this period; I've done over a hundred websites with Joomla only. During the course of the class, if requested, I'll give URLs of some of the sites I've done with Joomla.

Joomla is quite very easy to learn and deploy. Within 3hrs, you can get a Joomla site moderately running. So you don't need to be an experienced website developer to learn Joomla, newbies can deploy a Joomla site within a day.

Requirements to be in this class? None! Anyone who can read this post here and is willing to learn Joomla, can grasp it.

So lets get started...

Table of Content:

1. Overview of Joomla.
2. Installing Joomla in a few steps
3. A tour of the backend (Administrator Panel)
4. Global Configuration of the backend
5. Creating Content
6. Menus
7. Components
8. Modules
9. Plug-ins
10. Templates
11. User Manager
12. Media Manager
13. Languages
14. SEO & SEF
15. Security

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by danfash09(m): 11:07pm On Oct 19, 2013
Am ready sir please ride on have been waiting for this

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by codedflowz(m): 11:38pm On Oct 19, 2013
Nice Bruh


Am in

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by zeelo2014: 12:31am On Oct 20, 2013
*subscribing*

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by idsamoo(m): 8:15am On Oct 20, 2013
Am ready sir! Av been having prob ,getting proper mysql nd compatible wampserver to install,..

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by gozmos(m): 11:48am On Oct 20, 2013
I dy front sit...

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by ZinoFego: 12:33pm On Oct 20, 2013
1. Overview of Joomla.

Welcome to Joomla!!!

Joomla is a FREE Content Management System (CMS) that enables you to build world class websites and powerful web applications. It's ease-of-use and extensiveness have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source, so it is freely available for everyone to use.

Let me quickly explain what a Content Management System (CMS) means in respect to website development. A CMS is a software that keeps track of all the content of your website. Content can be text, image, video or anything you can think of. A major advantage of using Joomla is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage.

Many Corporate Web sites or portals, Online magazines, newspapers, and publications, Government applications, School and church Web sites are running on Joomla.

Do you know that the Federal Republic of Nigeria's website http://www.nigeria.gov.ng/ was built using Joomla? Emphatically YES!!! And you can guess what that cost. Funny enough, I can put the Nigerian website http://www.nigeria.gov.ng running in a matter of hours.

So you are in for something spectacular here.

Next topic loading........80% done!

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by dheaven: 1:49pm On Oct 20, 2013
It will be a nice idea if you can do as you said because I saw where they are selling the video for N8k

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by ZinoFego: 2:17pm On Oct 20, 2013
2. Installing Joomla in a few steps

There are very simple ways to install Joomla, in fact there are basically two ways to install Joomla.

1. Download a copy of Joomla from http://Joomla.org and install it on your computer offline or on an online hosting server. In plain terms, lets refer to your hosting server as your website running online.
2. Install Joomla directly into your online website using script installer in the control panel of the site.

For the sake of time, I'll talk more on 2. Install Joomla directly into your online website using script installer in the control panel of the site......... and also the later part of option 1. i.e. installing downloaded Joomla files into an online website. The reason is, installing Joomla on your computer to run will require you yo install and configure a local server like Apache, install PHP and Mysql. You can download AMMPS (a software stack from Softaculous enabling Apache, Mysql, MongoDB, PHP, Perl, Python and Softaculous auto-installer on a desktop.) from http://www.ampps.com/downloads and install it in your system. I'll talk about developing a Joomla site offline much later in this course.

This Course will teach you the latest version of Joomla which version 3.1.

So lets go to....

1. Download a copy of Joomla from http://Joomla.org and install it on an online hosting server (online website)

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by gozmos(m): 2:58pm On Oct 20, 2013
On point bro... We dy grab

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by dheaven: 4:02pm On Oct 20, 2013
nice one dear ride on

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by omoelu1(m): 5:59pm On Oct 20, 2013
i don late come class. fire on MR. lecturer, we are at ur front

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by Chlbenze: 7:33pm On Oct 20, 2013
Will be glad if you can build a bulk sms site for me or more importantly teach me how to do it, was ask to pay 10k to build am sms website, dnt have much now.

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by CODEEATER(m): 8:33pm On Oct 20, 2013
Quick question:

Wats so special about WordPress n joomla.


I keep seeing so much buzz abt dem...just don't get d big deal...


U said ur client want a data intensive work or site...couldn't that be achieved by writing a little cms of ur own?

M one of doz guys that believe in code-it-yourself ..I prefare to write my own stuff Dan use a framework.. I USE THEM ONLY WHEN ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY...


so plz...pardon my ignorance and show me d way..

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by ZinoFego: 9:11pm On Oct 20, 2013
Chlbenze: Will be glad if you can build a bulk sms site for me or more importantly teach me how to do it, was ask to pay 10k to build am sms website, dnt have much now.

I may not be able to teach you on a one-on-one class at the moment but with what I'll be teaching here, you'll be able to grasp the concept of developing an SMS enabled Joomla site and also sell other products in the same site.

An SMS site for 10k may just mean giving out an already developed site that several others are using for you to just input your business name and start working. You may have little control on the look and feel of the site if you're not skilled in a programming language that was used in developing that site.

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by Adrenaline123(m): 9:37pm On Oct 20, 2013
Chai!! I don come late for class, guy shift for me make i sit down, see lesson!!!

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Please Sir/Teacher; if I may ask joomla and HTML which one is harder, because am still learning HTML. Thanks

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by ZinoFego: 9:54pm On Oct 20, 2013
CODE-EATER:
Quick question:

Wats so special about WordPress n joomla.


I keep seeing so much buzz abt dem...just don't get d big deal...


U said ur client want a data intensive work or site...couldn't that be achieved by writing a little cms of ur own?

M one of doz guys that believe in code-it-yourself ..I prefare to write my own stuff Dan use a framework.. I USE THEM ONLY WHEN ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY...


so plz...pardon my ignorance and show me d way..


The beauty of Joomla is using thousands of ways to enhance Joomla to suit your needs when you visit the official Joomla Extension Directory. There, you'll find extensions for just about anything. Do you want to do a membership site, school's records site, bulk SMS site, hotel management site, a blog site, a university site, a site for a government? Just name it, there are extensions most of which are free that will enable you deliver your site quicker and smarter.

The template system is second to none. Google "free joomla template" and you'll be amazed at how many sites that will pop up where you'll get well laid out templates ready for you to use to change the look of your Joomla site in minutes.

For a special project like a Real Estate site, you can get an already made site with all its perks like Property management, agents management, client management etc. #CODE-EATER: As a coder, you know what it takes to write a functional real estate property management site....I'm all for coding as you are but the web is evolving, time is of essence with the deployable resources available to us.

There are millions of free Joomla extensions available for any webmaster to use. So enjoy the class bro!

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by ZinoFego: 10:03pm On Oct 20, 2013
Adrenaline123: Chai!! I don come late for class, guy shift for me make i sit down, see lesson!!!

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Please Sir/Teacher; if I may ask joomla and HTML which one is harder, because am still learning HTML. Thanks


Joomla is easier to learn.

Learning HTML is an added advantage because it's more or less the bedrock of appreciating website development though not a prerequisite in learning Joomla.

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by Djtm(m): 11:28pm On Oct 20, 2013
CODE-EATER:
Quick question:

Wats so special about WordPress n joomla.


I keep seeing so much buzz abt dem...just don't get d big deal...


U said ur client want a data intensive work or site...couldn't that be achieved by writing a little cms of ur own?

M one of doz guys that believe in code-it-yourself ..I prefare to write my own stuff Dan use a framework.. I USE THEM ONLY WHEN ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY...


so plz...pardon my ignorance and show me d way..
He said you can get a site running in 3hrs. Can you write your own stuff in three hours? No. He said it can be done by anybody who can read, developer or not. Can anybody write a little "cms"? No! That's the big deal!!!

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by Nobody: 6:34am On Oct 21, 2013
@OP

Nice Concept Boss.. Joomla is Aight.. The Learning Curve Aint That Steep..

Ride On..

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by autozone(f): 9:33am On Oct 21, 2013
I really enjoying you lesson my oga at the top

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by ZinoFego: 6:42pm On Oct 21, 2013
Welcome back. We were supposed to learn
1. Download a copy of Joomla from http://Joomla.org and install it on an online hosting server (online website) but on a second thought, lets learn how to use Joomla offline (localhost). This will save cost on the part of a new user and also someone who has no regular access to internet service. Though you'll need the internet to download some applications and files that we'll be using in this class.

Quickly, download....
1. Joomla from http://Joomla.org/downloads.html
2. AMPPS from http://ampps.com/downloads.

Joomla is the CMS while AMPPS contains Apache, MySQL, MongoDB, PHP, Perl and Python.

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by Chlbenze: 6:52pm On Oct 21, 2013
Pls teach me how to build a bulk sms site using joomla

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by idsamoo(m): 6:55pm On Oct 21, 2013
ZinoFego: Welcome back. We were supposed to learn
1. Download a copy of Joomla from http://Joomla.org and install it on an online hosting server (online website) but on a second thought, lets learn how to use Joomla offline (localhost). This will save cost on the part of a new user and also someone who has no regular access to internet service. Though you'll need the internet to download some applications and files that we'll be using in this class.

Quickly, download....
1. Joomla from http://Joomla.org/downloads.html
2. AMPPS from http://ampps.com/downloads.

Joomla is the CMS while AMPPS contains Apache, MySQL, MongoDB, PHP, Perl and Python.

Done! Let's go pls!!!!

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by gozmos(m): 7:17pm On Oct 21, 2013
Oga we dy listin go on...

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by ZinoFego: 9:43pm On Oct 21, 2013
The AMPPS file is an executable file (.exe). So install it on your computer. After the installation, open its user interface and start Apache and MySQL. If all went well, the afore-mentioned services will start.

MySQL usually does start but you may have problem with the Apache and this usually an issue relating to another port using port:80. To fix this, on the AMPPS user interface, click Apache, then Configuration. The configuration file will open in a text editor like notepad. Go the line 49 of that file and change Listen 80 to Listen 8080, save the file. Restart the Apache.

Open your browser and type: localhost:8080 and press enter. Your system now has a local server that will enable us develop the Joomla site as though we were online.

If you have any issues with configuring your local server. Please you may ask before we proceed.

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by gozmos(m): 10:47pm On Oct 21, 2013
All correct Sir

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by Nobody: 11:09pm On Oct 21, 2013
God bless you sir, your students appreciate your kind gesture cool cool cool cool cool

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by Bilspop: 11:30pm On Oct 21, 2013
Thanks. we are with you.

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by ZinoFego: 11:37pm On Oct 21, 2013
If your installation of AMPPS has gone as I outlined, by the time you type: localhost:8080 on your browser, you'll see the screen below.

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by nimbles: 11:43pm On Oct 21, 2013
pls can I use wampp or xampp cos I already have wampp on my system

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Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by ZinoFego: 11:48pm On Oct 21, 2013
nimbles: pls can I use wampp or xampp cos I already have wampp on my system

Yes.

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