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                                        Joomla!
                                 Administrative Training



    2 Alumni Drive, Hampton, NH 03842
    603.926.8992 ph 603.926.5157 fax
    www.sau21.org/sau/technology
                             What is Joomla?
• Joomla is a modular content management system (CMS)
• It enables you to build Web sites and powerful online
  applications.
• Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available
  to everyone.
• Joomla is the most popular open source CMS currently
  available (200,000 registered users).
• With a minimal amount of instruction, you can empower
  your clients to easily manage their own sites.
• Joomla is highly extensible and thousands of extensions
  (most for free) are available.
• Joomla runs off PHP/MySQL
• JOOMLA IS AN ALLINCLUSIVE APPLICATION
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                             What is a CMS?
• A computer application used to create, edit, manage, and
  publish content in a consistently organized fashion.
• The content manager may include computer files, images, audio
  files, video files, electronic documents, and Web content.
• Allows for the ability to assign roles and responsibilities to
  different content categories or types.
• The ability to track and manage multiple versions of a single
  instance of content.
• The ability to publish the content to a repository to support
  access to the content (search and retrieval).
• Designed to simplify the publication of Web content to Web
  sites, in particular allowing content creators to submit content
  without requiring technical knowledge of HTML or the uploading
  of files.
    – Some help from wikipedia here 
• JOOMLA (CMS) IS AN APPLICATION

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                            Extensions




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                             Site Templates
• A template is basically the design of your Joomla!
  powered website.
• With a template you can change the look and feel of your
  website.
• Templates have certain fields in which components and
  modules will be shown.
• Templates are easy to build or customize and they
  provide maximum flexibility in how you style your site.
• There are many places that offer free templates
  (joomla24, siteground…).
• Downloaded templates can be customized.
    – Admin head menu > “Extensions” > “Template Manager”


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                             Site Components
• A component is the largest and most complex extension
  of them all.
• They can be seen as mini-applications.
• There are two parts in a component, an administrator part
  and a site part.
• Every time a Joomla page loads, a component is called
  to render the main page body.
• Components are the major portion of your page because
  a component is driven by a menu item and every menu
  item runs a component.
• For example: com_content, com_registration
    – Admin head menu > “Components”


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                             Site Modules
• Modules are more lightweight and flexible extensions used for page
  rendering.
• Sometimes modules are linked to components such as the “latest
  news” module which links to the com_content and displays links to
  the newest content items.
• These modules are mostly known as the “boxes” that are arranged
  around a component, for example: the login module. The footer is a
  module.
• Modules are assigned per menu item. So, you can decide to show or
  hide the logon module depending on which component (menu item)
  is used.
• Modules do not need to be linked to components, as a matter of fact
  they don't even need to be linked to anything and can be just static
  HTML or text.
• For example: mod_banners, mod_mainmenu
    – Admin head menu > “Extensions” > “Module Manager”

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           Site Plug-ins (Mambots)
• Plug-ins are more advanced extensions and are in
  essence event handlers.
• In the execution of any part of Joomla, be it the core, a
  module or a component, an event can be triggered.
  When an event is triggered, plug-ins that are registered
  with the application to handle that event execute.
• Plug-ins were also known as mambots.
• Example – Video code handler.
• For example: content.searchbot, tinymce
    – Admin head menu > “Extensions” > “Plug-ins Manager”




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                  Content Management




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                            Site Sections
• Highest Level of organization.
• Contains sub directories called
  “Categories”.
• Required – there must be a place to put
  content!
• Can be enabled or disabled as a whole.
• Can be linked to Menus

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                            Site Categories
• Second Level of Organization
• Requires a Section assignment
• Contains “Site Content” or the actual page
  content that would normally be considered
  html files.
• Can be enabled or disabled as a whole.
• Can be linked to menus as a table or in
  blog format.
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                                Site Content
•    These are your pages.
•    Must have a Section and Category.
•    Stored in the database (not actual files).
•    Can be linked to menus.
•    Can be time stamped.
•    Are specifically assigned.
       – Public - open to all visitors to the web site.
       – Registered - restricted to all seven Registered User
         Groups of the web site.
       – Special - restricted to all User Groups except Guest
         and Registered.

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                Content Management
         Site



                                         Section 1



                            Category 1               Category 2



                                         Content                  Content



                                                                  Content



                                         Section 2



                                         Category



                                                      Content



                                                      Content



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                                Content Editors
•    Control features for editing/user uploads.
•    Can be assigned per user.
•    Can be different in the front and back ends.
•    Many different editors available.




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                        Site Administration




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                        Two Sides of Joomla
                       Front End
•       /index.php?option=com_user&view=login
•       Requires Registered Account.
•       Teachers and quick content editing.




                              Back End
    •    /administrator
    •    Requires Back-End Administrative Privileges.
    •    Site administration, full featured site control.




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                            Front End
• Generally a module or menu link allows
  registered users to login.
• Content can be setup specifically for registered
  users.
• Front-end registration can be enabled.
• If permitted users can edit content inline by
  clicking the edit button.




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                            Back End
• /administrator to login to the back end.
• Back-End administrators can edit all site content
  and user accounts.
• This is your server control, changes to
  templates, modules, components, installation, ca
  tegories, sections….




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                       Front End User Roles
•    Guest: Not a User Group
       –    A Guest is anyone that is connected to the web site but NOT registered and/or logged in. A
            Guest only has access to the Front-end Content that has an Access Classification of Public.

•    Front-end User Groups
       –    Registered: The Registered User Group comprises those users who have completed the
            registration process.
               •   As a Registered User they have the access permission to log in to the web site, view all Content that is
                   Classified as Registered Access as well as Public Access Content.
               •   By default Registered Users are able to configure their own User Profile, submit a Web Link, view/rate
                   Content Items with a Registered Classification,
       –    Author: The Author User Group inherits the access permissions of the Registered User
            Group and in addition, its members are allowed to create a new Content Item for the Front-
            end of the web site.
       –    Editor: The Editor User Group inherits the access permissions of the Author User Group
            and, in addition, its members are allowed to edit all published Content Items for the Front-end
            of the web site, and to review and edit (where appropriate) any new Content Item that has yet
            to be published.
       –    Publisher: The Publisher User Group inherits the access permissions of the Editor User
            Group, and in addition, its members are allowed to publish new Content Items to the Front-
            end of the web site. In addition the Publisher can control existing published Content Items and
            Unpublish them if necessary by direct entry into the Content Item itself.




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                        Back End User Roles
Manager: The Manager User Group inherits the access permissions of the Publisher User Group in the Front-end Site:
•   Media Manager
•   Preview. Statistics
•   Menu: Access and edit existing Menus
•   Content: Content by Section, All Content, Static Content Manager, Section Manager, Category Manager, Front Page Manager, Archives
    Manager.
•   Page Impressions

Administrator: The Administrator User Group inherits the access permissions of the Manager User Group and in addition has the following
    permissions:
•   Trash Manager
•   User Manager may create/edit/delete any user of the same level or below – all except Super Administrator.
•   Menu Manager
•   Site Modules
•   Administrator Modules
•   Components
        –    Banners
        –    Contacts
        –    News Feeds
        –    Polls
        –    Syndicate
        –    Web Links
•     Mambots:
        –    Site Mambots
•     Installers
        –    Components
        –    Modules
        –    Mambots
Super Administrator: The Super Administrator User Group has total access permission – that is for all Back-end administration and all Front-end
     functions.




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                             User Manager
• Allows you to add, remove, enable, disable and update user
  accounts.




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                                Menu Manager
•    Joomla allows for unlimited number of menus.
•    Menus can link to anything on the site.
•    Menus can link to external resources.
•    Menus are linked to modules, and can be moved.




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                    Common Extensions




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                                    JCal
•    Calendar solution currently being used at LAS/SAU 21.
•    Includes Component for managing actual calendar
•    Includes Module for “Upcoming events” listing
•    Includes Module for mini-calendar.
•    Components and Module are seamless.




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     DocMan (Document Manager)
•    Front end and Back end document management.
•    Permissions to download.
•    Shows hits, date published and added.
•    Feature Rich.




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                         Community Builder
•    Teacher Profile Component.
•    Currently being used in Barnard.
•    Links to user accounts.
•    Multiple modules available!




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     Mamblog/CB Profile Gallery
• Teachers can create pages on the fly
• Link to teacher profile pages automatically
• Teachers can share photos and files with students




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