In this blog post, we are going to show you how to design a simple website using Joomla. We presume that you have already installed Joomla on your machine and it’s ready to be used and if this is not the case, you can download Joomla from this link for free:
Once you are done with the installation, the first thing you need to do is to delete all content files that remain after the installation. Launch the Joomla Administrator. Next you go to the menu, hover on “Content” and click “All Content Items”. The page will load; you place a check on the “Title” field and then click on “Trash” which is at the top right of the page. Then, go to the same menu and click “Static Content Manager”. Now delete all pages from there. Click on “Trash Manager” and delete pages from there as well.
Next, you need to clean the menus by going to the Admin page and clicking “Menu Manager” icon. We will perform more than one modification here. Click the radio button next to “Other Menu” and then click Delete. Now, click icon to the right of “Main Menu”. Go ahead and select check boxes for the things you want to delete. Perform the same exercise for the other menus. We are ready to move some modules to unpublished category as we don’t need them but might need them in future. Hover over the modules menu and click “Site Modules”. Check those modules which need to be unpublished.
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This completes the installation. Click on “Section Manager” and then click New. We need this section to manage content on the page. You can put in the appropriate names in “Title” and “Section Name” and click Save. Next we are going to create the categories. We go to the admin section and click “Category Manager”. Then we put in the appropriate details and save the category.
For creating new website pages, we click “Static Content Manager” and then click New. We place in the appropriate details and add content. We also link these pages to the menu by clicking “Link to Menu” tab and then selecting appropriate menu types. We also need to input the menu item name. Finally, we can save the page.
Blog entries creation is similar to the page creation procedure. Just click “Content Items Manager” and then create new pages. Also, select the section and category which the Blog can link to. Just save the Blog page by clicking Save. To create a contact form which is an important component for all websites, we click “Components”, then “Contacts” and finally “Manage Contacts”. This will lead to loading of a Contact Form. Make any other changes as you feel like. Edit the text boxes and fields according to your requirement. Now, the form will send the contact form info to the email address that you specified by configuring Global Configuration. You can do so by clicking Global Configuration and then selecting Mail.
By now, you will have a simple website ready. Thanks to Joomla, that has made website development fun and easy. To get some more worthy tips please visit the website
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