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					                                                   Introduction


               JOOMLA !

         Open Source Solution for Website
          Development and Maintenance

            A very short introduction. . .


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                     Topics

Why Joomla!
How to Joomla!
                                             Why J O O M L A !
Using Joomla!
Organizing Joomla!
Joomla! Live. . .                            A short history, a few insights
Questions! Answers?
Free money!


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                   Why Joomla!?                                     The HTML Problem

 Drastically simplified web design, development,        HTML: hyper text markup language
 deployment, and maintenance
                                                        Pages need to be programmed individually
 Pleasing look                                            Problems with consistency
   A matter of personal taste. . .

                                                        You need specialists to maintain
 Adding content or updating the design of your entire
 web site is a snap.
                                                        Labor intensive = expensive

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               The CMS Solution                            Content Management Systems

TIME, Newsweek, CNN:                                    Automate site content management

 Need to get huge amounts of content on the web
 cheaply:                                               No knowledge of HTML required
   Use less specialized people                            Allows non-technical writers and journalists to contribute
                                                          articles directly into the system
   Use less time

                                                        Lower potential for problems or inconsistencies to be
 CMS software provides a solution                       introduced into the publishing process
   CMS = Content Management System


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   Content Management Systems                                                         Problems

Less problems AND more features                              In the beginning:

                                                               Large corporations use CMS
Additional features such as forums, shopping carts,
and picture galleries are either built in to the software      CMS software is very expensive
or can be easily installed
                                                               User interface not very friendly

                                                               Requires expert knowledge


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          Joomla! to the rescue                                         Some Joomla! Features

Easy-to-use interface                                          Robust web interface          Content publication
                                                                                             scheduling
  Almost anyone can download, install, and have Joomla! up
  and running on a web server in 20 minutes or less.           Web-based management of            automatic publishing and
                                                               site assets                        deletion of articles

Built-in professional features
                                                               Content approval features     User security and contact
                                                                 remote author postings      management
Joomla! is free! (open source)

Hundreds of free and commercial extensions


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             Who uses Joomla?                     Joomla! Popularity
United Nations (Governmental organization)
- http://www.unric.org
MTV Networks Quizilla (Social networking)
- http://www.quizilla.com
L.A. Weekly (Online publication)
- http://www.laweekly.com
IHOP (Restaurant chain)
- http://www.ihop.com
Harvard University (Educational)
- http://gsas.harvard.edu


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              Joomla! Popularity


                                             How to J O O M L A !
   729,000

                                             Installation, a very short introduction



  4,330,000

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           A Different Approach                               Installing Joomla! (1)

                                                  Can your web host handle the Joomla! system?


                                                 Minimum system requirements:
                                                  Apache 1.13 or above
                                                  PHP 4.2 or above
           Web-browsers read HTML and             MySQL 3.23 or above
          generate the image on your screen



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            Installing Joomla! (2)                            Installing Joomla! (3)

Go to www.joomla.org                               Create MySQL Database on Web Host
  (No “!” here)
                                                   Use the Joomla! Installation Wizard
Download the latest Joomla! archive (zip-file)     1. Select language
                                                   2. Do pre-installation check
Extract downloaded files in separate folder        3. Accept License
                                                   4. Set MySQL database configuration parameters
Upload files to Web Host FTP
                                                   5. Setup FTP configuration
                                                   6. Setup site configuration


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             Installing Joomla! (4)                                   Installing Joomla! (5)

  And to reward you for your efforts. . .




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             Installing Joomla! (6)                                   Installing Joomla! (7)
Joomla! Template Clubs                                     Conclusion:
  www.joomlajet.com             www.joomla-templates.com
  www.joomlamarket.de           www.rockettheme.com          Joomla! installation requires technical expertise on
  www.joomlart.com              www.templateplazza.com       an above average level
  www.joomlashack.com           www.yootheme.com
                                                           Promise:

                                                             It gets much better from here. . .



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                                        Joomla! Front End

                           And to reward you for your efforts. . .

Using J O O M L A !

  Creating, Updating and
     Deleting Content




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 Joomla! Back End                       Joomla! Back End




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             Joomla! Front End

And to reward you for your efforts. . .

                                                                   Organizing J O O M L A !

                                                                       Think of it as a newspaper




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            Organizing Content                                         Organizing Content

Section           Sports        Financial       Local       Section        Projects    Fundraisers      Events




                                                                                        Hands on
Category          Football     Basketball     Baseball      Category      Donations                  Joint projects
                                                                                         projects




                 Argentina     US Women       UNDEBA
                                                                           Donation     Donation       Donation
 Article           beats          get          Beats         Article
                                                                          Casa Cuna       SVJ         Kinderoord
                   Brazil      Gold Medal   Sentro Barber



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                               Joomla! Live. . .


J O O M L A ! Live. . .

   A few real world examples




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    Joomla! Live. . .          Joomla! Live. . .




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Joomla! Live. . .   Joomla! Live. . .




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Joomla! Live. . .   Joomla! Live. . .




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    IFE             EFEX 2008




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LIVING 2008    Rotary Club Willemstad




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International School   International School




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  George Consult         George Consult




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                 Conclusion
Installation       Organization          Maintenance



                                  User
                                                                   Free Money!

                                                                     No, really. . .
         Tech support



                                              TIME

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A NAf. 2,000 Give-Away!        We Can Provide Support. . .




Next workshop is on Oct 13th

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