Introduction to Joomla 2.5

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This is fully booked out now for the first session. If you wish to participate in the next series of tutorials let me know @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll start a new list. When places are filled I'll arrange new dates. 




Lightboxlab are holding a series of tutorials on Joomla CMS starting in April. For those who don't know too much about Joomla take a look at this link to Joomla's site. I've been using Joomla for a while now and have created a few sites using this great open source solution, Lightboxlab's website being a real world example. This is more a hobby to me so I don't profess to be an expert by any means but I try to find my way around it. This is open to all and you don't need to an MSCS to attend. (If you do happen to have one though you can give me a hand :0) The only requirements are that you have a laptop, a sense of humor and a fiver if you need it. 



The cost to attend is €5 per class. Lightboxlab members have free admittance. Details are below. As this is the first set of tutorials I have no idea on how many sessions this will take as yet. Sessions will be approx 3 hours. If you are interested please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as spaces are limited for the first session. 


An Introduction to Joomla CMS 2.5

IT Definition                                                                      (My Definition)


Joomla CMS What is it?                                                 (What’s it all about anyway)

Real World examples                                                     (I like pictures)

Help? Where to look                                                       (I’m stuck)

Alternatives to Joomla CMS                                          (I like Apple)


What is a Web Development Environment?                         (Let’s get going)

Install a Web Development Environment. Win/MAC/Linux (Seriously let’s get going)

How to install Joomla 2.5 CMS                                               (Finally)

First steps in Joomla navigating the user interface            (Now we’re sucking diesel)

Creating a Joomla Website

Installing a web template                                                         (techie badge)

Understanding module positions                                          (nerd badge)

Creating Articles                                                                         (creativity badge)

Menus                                                                                           (yawn, coffee break time)

Modules                                                                                        (yawn more, red bull time)

Plug-ins                                                                                        (prehaps time for a break)

Enhancing Articles.  Multimedia, Social media, Pictures   (facebook time \0/)

Joomla Extensions - how to manage your extensions       (this is cool stuff)

Joomla SEF/SEO or how to be SEEN                                     (not so cool but you need to do this)


The backend configuration options of Joomla                      (there be dragons ahead)

Backups                                                                                        (serious face)

Updates                                                                                         (ditto)

Upgrades                                                                                      (ditto ditto)




Questions                                                                                      (Your delaying everyone leaving)

More Questions                                                                            (No problem but it's your round)



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