Beginning Joomla!: From Novice to Professional (Beginning by Dan Rahmel

By Dan Rahmel

Do you need the power to control files, pictures, and different content material over the net yet dont are looking to shell out millions of greenbacks in proprietary strategies? are looking to create an internet neighborhood to your pastime or consumer staff? Youre no longer on my own. For millions of like-minded world wide, the answer's Joomla!, an open resource content material administration approach used to regulate every type of knowledge over the net. whereas Joomla! is comparatively effortless to put in, a good quantity of data is needed so as to configure the appliance on your particular wishes. starting Joomla! solutions a number of the questions youre absolute to have, guiding you thru the method of constructing your individual layout templates, including and dealing with content material, and including well known group positive aspects equivalent to article commenting, person profile administration, and boards. Later chapters talk about e-commerce integration, discover search engine marketing, and enable you expand Joomla! by way of developing your personal plug-ins.

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Joomla even allows users to select the display language of the site from the installed language packs. qxd 6/29/07 8:18 PM Page 29 CHAPTER 2 ■ QUICKSTART: SETTING UP A JOOMLA! SITE IN 20 MINUTES Preinstallation Check The second step of the Installation Wizard is the preinstallation check. php file is writable. Figure 2-15. The preinstallation check queries the web server configuration and reports any problems on the Pre-Installation Check screen. If any of these settings do not match the Joomla recommendations, you should consult your service provider for ways to remedy the problem.

The Pending Setup status generally lasts about 15 minutes, but it can take up to several hours on a busy day. Click the MySQL link in the left menu to refresh the MySQL Databases page. Once setup is complete, the Status column will change to read Setup (see Figure 2-13) and the Open Manager button will be available to open the phpMyAdmin application. The basic setup on Go Daddy is complete. The remainder of the setup is performed in the same manner as any Joomla installation: through the Joomla Installation Wizard.

If you have a previous version of Joomla running, you may want to transfer your content from there. For this example, it is assumed this is a new installation. Click the “Install sample data” button shown in Figure 2-25 to write the default site examples into the database. ” If an error message is generated, you may have made a mistake with the MySQL configuration a few screens back. You can click the Previous button to return to the MySQL settings screen and try again. qxd 6/29/07 8:18 PM Page 37 CHAPTER 2 ■ QUICKSTART: SETTING UP A JOOMLA!

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