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Joomla 3.x Introduction

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Joomla 3.x Introduction Course Outline

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This course has not yet been approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Please contact us for an update on when the class will be available in New Hampshire.

Introduction to Joomla 3.x with allow you to build, manage and develop fully functional and professional looking sites using Joomla 3.x and its CMS (Content Management System). This course will take you from installation to site configuration to content
development and finally SEO tips and tricks to get your site ready for industry leading search engines such as Google and Bing.

This course is designed for beginner to intermediate administrator and editors of Joomla 3.x sites. Basic understanding on how websites work is a prerequisite for this course, but programming skills are not needed in this course.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Joomla 3.x
Section 1: What is Joomla 3.x and CMS
Section 2: Understanding Joomla.org
Section 3: Joomla 3.x Requirements and Suggested Environment Configuration
Section 3: Getting Ready to Install Joomla 3.x in a Hosting Environment

Module 2: Installing Joomla 3.x
Section 1: Setting Up the Joomla 3.x Source Files
Section 2: Setting Up the mySQL Database Environment
Section 3: Running the Installation

Module 3: Joomla 3.x Backend Control Panels
Section 1: Logging into the Backend Control Panel
Section 2: Navigating the Backend Control Panel
Section 3: Understanding the Backend Tools and Controls
Section 4: Configuring the Backend Settings of the Site

Module 4: Building Site Basics
Section 1: Creating and Publishing Articles in Joomla 3.x
Section 2: Creating Menus and Categories in Joomla 3.x
Section 3: Working with Images in Joomla 3.x
Section 4: Creating Content in Joomla 3.x

Module 5: Adding Usability Thru Extensions
Section 1: Understanding Joomla 3.x Extensions
Section 2: Finding and Installing Joomla 3.x Extensions
Section 3: Components vs Extensions in Joomla 3.x
Section 4: Working with Forms in Joomla 3.x

Module 6: Content Organization
Section 1: Grouping Content in Joomla 3.x
Section 2: Understanding and Creating Site Maps in Joomla 3.x
Section 3: Working with Categories, Tags and Links
Section 4: Moving and Renaming Content in Joomla 3.x

Module 7: Setting General Preferences for Articles
Section 1: Understanding the Articles Tab
Section 2: Understanding the Editing Layout Tab
Section 3: Understanding the Category Tab
Section 4: Understanding the Categories, Featured Layout, List Layout and Shared Options Tabs
Section 5: Understanding the Integration Tab
Section 6: Understanding the Permissions Tab

Module 8: The Joomla 3.x Frontend Site
Section 1: Home Page and Overview Pages
Section 2: Managing Menus
Section 3: Enabling User Login and Contribution
Section 4: Visitor Security

Module 9: Working with Templates
Section 1: Creating Templates in Joomla 3.x
Section 2: Assigning Templates to Pages
Section 3: Working with CSS in Joomla 3.x Templates
Section 4: Getting and Evaluating Templates from the Web

Module 10: SEO Tips and Tricks in Joomla 3.x
Section 1: Optimizing Articles for SEO
Section 2: Working with HTML Meta Tags and Title Tags
Section 3: Understanding Page Redirection
Section 4: Site and Page Ranking in Google and Bing
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