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Creating a website using Joomla – Part 8

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Creating a website using Joomla

In this article we hope to teach you how to manage your content in a joomla web site.

 

Creating a Section

First of all navigate to Content > Section Manager button.

You will then be displayed with a list of Sections or a blank list like this:

To create a new Section click the New button on the top right of the page.

This will display a form into which you could input the required Section data.

Fill in the name you want for your section and switch the Published box to yes.

When you’re happy with the data added, click the Save button.

 

Creating a Category

Next we will teach you how to set up a Category within a Section.

Navigate to Content > Category Manager.

You will then be displayed with a list of Categories like this:

To create a new Category click the New button on the top right of the page.

This will display a form into which you can input the required Category data.

Fill in the name you want for your section and switch the Published box to yes.

Select the Section you just created from the Drop-down menu.

When you’re happy with the data added, click the Save button.

 

Creating an Article

Next teach you how to create an Article.

Articles are the main way of displaying content using Joomla.

To create an article navigate to Content > Article Manager

You will then see a list of current articles displayed, click the New button to take you to the article creation screen.

 

You can now give your article a Title, Section and a Category. Also set an alias whether it set to the front-page or not.

 

 

Now enter the content into the text area and click the Save button.

 

Creating a Menu Item

After you’ve created an Article navigate to the Menus > Main Menu button.

You will then be displayed with a list like this:

You now need to click the New button. You will then be displayed with a menu.

Click Internal link > Articles > Article Layout.

You shall then be directed to a Menu Item creation screen.

Enter the menu button Title and click the Select article button to display a list of articles you have created.

Select the Article you want to use and click the Save button to save the menu.

We highly appreciate your valuable comments after reading this article. Also, if you have any issues in joomla you could email to harsha@vishmitha.com or Supporting Forum to get our assist.

The next article will discuss more about Site Management in Joomla.

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Harsha Gomes is the Managing Director of Vishmitha.com and Winhost Inc. He is a past employee of CINTEC, Ministry of Economic Reforms&Science&Technology, Pathfinder Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, and Sannasa Media (Pvt) Ltd. He has experience in PHP,AJAX, Flex, HTML,CSS, Javascript, MySQL, Joomla, Payment Integration, Smarty, PHPBB, Magento, OS Commerce. He is an expert in developing websites using the CMS tool Joomla.

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