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Introduction to Joomla! (B133) is currently looking for an instructor to teach this class. If you, or someone you know, is interested in teaching with please visit for more information.
In the introductory Joomla! students will explore the Joomla! Website and download and install the Joomla! current version files. Students will become familiar with the basic content and features of Joomla!, create several pages of content, and link the content to basic menus.

Applicable Job Roles: webmasters, web programmers, and web application developers.

Week 1:
  • What is Open Source?
  • History of Joomla!
  • Examples of Jooma! Web page
  • Content Management System
  • Installing Joomla
Week 2:
  • Website structure
  • Front End
  • Front Page
  • Menus
  • Newsflash
  • Search
  • Poll
  • Content
  • Feed
  • Back end
Week 3:
  • Administration
  • Tool bar
  • Submenus
  • Filter Elements
  • Content Area
  • Help Menu
  • Control Panel
  • User Manager
  • Media Manager
  • Metadata
  • Search Engine Optimization
Week 4:
  • Section Manager
  • Category Manager
  • Article Manager
  • Menus
  • Front Page Manager
  • Editing Menus
  • Adding More Content
Students should have some familiarity with html and a basic understanding of the term 'database'.
Must have a functioning web server which has PHP 4.3 or later, has Zlib, and MySQL 3.23.x on or with Unicode character sets MySQL from 4.1.x on.

For Joomla 2.5 - Verify that the web server has: PHP 5.2.4+ minimum, Apache (with mod_mysql, mod_xml, and mod_zlib) 2.x + minimum, or Microsoft IIS 7.

Required Book: Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5
Required Book: Joomla! 2.5 - Beginner's Guide

Additional information:

Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

Refund Policy: Please read our Terms and Refund Policy before registering for this course.

Additional Cost: Book and software might be required for the course. Read the Requirements and Book section for more information. Course fee does not include the book and software cost .

How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures (text-based, no video or audio), reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class.

Introduction to Joomla!
Price: $200.00
Item No.: B133
Instructor: Instructor Needed
Open Courses: No other sessions are scheduled for this course. You can add to your wish list and you will be notified when other sessions are scheduled.

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  • "This was my 1st class. It was excellent. I will definitely be taking more!" - Ron Dailey

  • "The class was very good but could be longer. The instructor is easy to work with and responsive to questions. With minimal knowledge, I learned enough in 4 short weeks to build 2 Joomla sites and feel comfortable enough to build more on my own. Recommend!" - Elaine Swyt