February 24, 2009

Joomla Installation For an Beginner


So I have a couple of websites that I am trying to get live on the web. One is a community site the other a prototype of a concept that I have in mind. I have a hosting package on DreamHost and was able to use the "One-Click Installs" to load Joomla.  You have to setup a database and a user account for the database. But really that was it.

If you don't know Joomla is an open source content management system that allows you to create websites without programming. I would much rather learn to program my own site, but "Learn to Program" has been on my todo list for years. So something like this is my alternative.

Once it is installed, they send you an email with some additional instructions. I followed them as close as possible and I have the site up and working.  I did forget what I had set as a username, so it took me a couple of tries to get in, my mistake not theirs.  Now, I really need to learn how to use Joomla.
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  1. The
    Absolute Beginner's Guide
    is a great resource

    You're ready to focus on the bottom half.

    Of course the Joomla! forums are a great place to get help.

  2. Great. Thanks for the resources! I am struggling with how to change the header on the home page, so I will take a look in these guides.

  3. Try this from the FAQs

    How do I change the image(s) in my template?

    It's for 1.0 so getting to the template html file is a little different, but just go to the template manager and you will find it.

  4. I was unable to successfully install Joomla. It downloaded but that was it. I will continue playing around with it; it sounds like an excellent resource:)