Getting started with Joomla!

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Joomla logoJoomla! is the second most popular CMS software on the planet, after WordPress. A full-featured content management system (CMS) that includes all the tools and features you need to publish a complete website on your own, without a whole lot of technical expertise or understanding. Joomla! is web software that allows you to create and manage Web pages easily by separating the creation of your content from the mechanics required to present it on the Web.

Supported Joomla! versions

Currently, there are two stable and still supported versions:

  • Joomla! 2.5.x – is a Long Term Support release and support for it will continue until December 31st, 2014.
  • Joomla! 3.x – is a the third Short Term support release in 3.x series and is a one-click upgrade (not a migration) from previous J! 2.5 and 3 series releases.

Joomla! can be used as a base for:

  • Corporate Web sites or portals
  • Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
  • E-commerce – online shop
  • Government Web sites
  • Small business Web sites
  • Non-profit, foundations and organizational Web sites
  • Community-based portals (similar to FB)
  • Personal or corporate blogs
  • Product Web sites

And that’s why our Gavick templates are prepared to meet these projects.

Technical aspects of Joomla!

In Joomla!, all your content (like text) is stored in a MySQL database or PostgreSql database in your hosting account, not in files.

Joomla! is composed of a Framework and extensions. There are several types of extensions (modules, components and plugins), each capable of performing specific tasks. Some extensions are developed as part of the Joomla! project and come with your default installation. If you want to add new features to your site, you can install more extensions.

PHP and MySQL are the technologies that the Joomla! is built on, but that doesn’t mean you need experience in these languages to use it. Anyone can easily use CMS Joomla!. Although on the market there are a large number of publications (books, ebooks and videos tutorials) about Joomla! we prepared a useful guide for all interested webmasters in this topic, not only our Gavick clients.

Table of Contents

  1. For buyers: What will I get after my purchase ?
  2. Joomla! template vs GK Quickstart
  3. How to install the GK Quickstart package with Joomla! 3.x
  4. How to install Joomla! 3.x ?

Joomla! Templates

  1. How to install a Joomla! 3.x template
  2. Template based on Quickstart configurations
  3. Template framework Gavern
  4. How to use more than one template
  5. How to install a Joomla! template manually
  6. How to update Joomla! template
  7. How to phrases from template

Joomla! Modules

  1. How to install and use Joomla 3.x module
  2. How to use the Custom HTML module
  3. How to see and use module positions in GK templates
  4. GK modules for Joomla! 2.5.x

Customization & FAQ

  1. How to create a multilingual site in Joomla 2.5
  2. How to fix Resource Limit is Reached Issue

Keeping the Site Secure

  1. How to secure a Joomla 3.x site against hacker attacks
  2. How to do a full Joomla 3.x backup ?

Supported third-party Extensions

  1. Preface
  2. VirtueMart
  3. K2Store – a simple component giving a possibility of making from K2 component an easy eShop
  4. JomSocial
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