Joomla Course

Joomla is a Content Management System

Joomla Online Training

Joomla is a great Content Management System with a lot of flexibility and with an easy-to-use user interface that a lot of people get intimidated about when they realize how many options and configurations are available. This manual is meant to serve as a guide to Joomla’s basic features and help you install and start your first Joomla website.

What you will learn

Joomla is a platform based on PHP and MySQL which was created in 2005 by a team of open source developers. It currently has 200,000 community users and contributors. Joomla is free to anyone who wants to download it and use it to create a website. It is also open to anyone who wants to create extensions and templates. A Content Management System is a series of programming pages connected to a database that allows one to retrieve information from that database in the form of content.

  • Joomla Overview

Joomla Online Training Course Content


  • Introduction
    • What is Open Source
    • Joomla! the Content Management system
    • Joomla! the Framework
    • The Joomlasphere
  • Installing and Configuring Joomla!
    • Downloading Joomla!
    • Setting up a test web server
    • Creating a Database
    • Using File Manager to upload Joomla!
    • Joomla! Web Installation
  • Identifying Your Purpose
    • Domain Names, Trademarks, Licensing, Copyright, and Legalities
    • The Basics of Branding
    • Identifying the Target Audience: The Who, What, Where, and Why
    • Wireframes, Storyboarding, & Visualisation
  • Creating Content for Your Joomla! Site
    • Defining and managing content
    • Working with the Media Manager & Images
    • Exploring the Menu's
    • Site Menu
    • The Menus Menu
    • Content Menu Overview of popular Javascript libraries
    • Components Menu
    • Extensions Menu
  • Customising Templates
    • Customising the Default template
  • Extensions: Components, Modules, Plugins, and Languages
    • Core Joomla! Extensions
    • Components
    • Modules
    • Plugins


  • How to Choose Extensions
    • Using the Extension Directory
    • Installing Extensions and Viewing Extension Information
    • Popular Extensions
  • Maintaining a Joomla! Web Site
    • Getting the home page right
    • Search Engines, SEO, Getting listed and staying there
    • Using Navigation
    • Engaging visitors & keeping content fresh
    • Marketing basics and Social Networking
    • Why you need to keep your Web Site current
  • Joomla! for Business
    • Basic planning
    • Brochure Sites
    • Extending Joomla!: Some Extensions to consider for business
    • E-commerce
    • Other Business Site Extensions
    • Joomla! Authentication Tools
  • Joomla! 1.6 and beyond
    • Changes in Minimum Requirements
    • User Interface Changes
    • Categories replace Sections
    • Templates
    • Access Control Lists (ACL) Languages
  • Joomla! for Groups, Clubs, and Organizations
    • Basic Planning of Group Sites
    • Creating a Community Portal
  • Joomla! for Education
    • Basic Planning of Educational Sites
    • Extensions to Consider for Education
  • Additional Tools
Back to top