Content Management System

Joomla! is a free and open source content management system which is written in PHP and stores data in a MySQL database. Some Joomla features are page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization.

WordPress is an open source blog tools and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL.

Affordable basic to advanced WordPress training for professional, self-employed, small-business, virtual assistants, social media marketers and more.

Training Outline

Joomla! Introduction

  • Introduction to the Course
  • How to get the most out of the Course
  • What is Joomla / What is a Content Management System?
  • Installing a Joomla site from scratch
  • Installing a Joomla site using a host's one click
  • Under the hood - Directories, files, database
  • Navigating the Joomla Interface

Joomla! The Site Menu

  • The Menu
  • User Manager
  • Global Configuration
  • Changing the Site Offline Logo

Joomla! The Menus Menu

  • Menu Manager
  • Linking to a Article
  • Linking to a Blog

Joomla! The Articles Menu

  • The Joomla Workflow
  • Article Management
  • Overview of JCE
  • Installing & Configuring JCE
  • Global Parameters
  • Creating an Article
  • Inserting and Formatting Text
  • Inserting and Formatting Images and Multimedia
  • Advanced Parameters
  • Helpful Extensions for Article Management

Joomla! Content Editing

  • Creating Content
  • Modifying Content
  • Row One and Two Content
  • Row Three and Four Content

Joomla! Extensions

  • Overview and Definitions
  • Finding the Right Extensions

Joomla! Components Menu

  • Banners
  • Contacts
  • Newsfeeds
  • Polls
  • Search
  • Weblinks

Joomla! Create Components

  • Intro / Directories / Files
  • Overview of Some Major Components
  • Sample Component - install / setup
  • Creating Component
  • Editing Component
  • Creating a blog
  • Mass Content

Joomla! The Extensions Menu

  • Extensions Manager
  • The Module Manager
  • Built-in Modules
  • Adding a New Module

Joomla! Create Modules

  • Intro / Directories / Files
  • Creating Module
  • Editing Modules
  • Module Positions and Modules in Articles
  • MetaMod

Joomla! Plugins

  • Intro / Directories / Files
  • Favorite Plugins
  • Creating Plugins
  • Editing Plugins

Joomla! Templates

  • What is a Template?
  • Installing Templates
  • Modifying Your Template

Create Template Joomla!

  • Intro / Directories / Files
  • Planning your template design and layout.
  • Hand coding the index.php file to provide a flexible layout.
  • Hand coding the CSS document to include the default Joomla CSS attributes
  • Creating the templateDetails.xml file with parameters.
  • Compiling and installing your Joomla template.
  • Configuring the modules with your Joomla template
  • Editing your Joomla template and CSS file

The Tools Menu Joomla!

  • Tools

Joomla! Security

  • Keeping Your Site Secure

WordPress Introduction and Local Installations

  • Introduction to the Course
  • What is WordPress?
  • Your WordPress Server
  • One Click Installations
  • Navigating WordPress
  • Using Real Content
  • Under the Hood: Files & Databases
  • Resources You'll Need for the Course

WordPress Creating Content

  • Organizing Posts
  • Creating a Post
  • Inserting & Formatting Text
  • Inserting Images, Audio and Video
  • Managing Content

WordPress Additional Types of Content

  • Listing Links
  • Adding Pages
  • Moderating Comments

WordPress Controlling Your Blog

  • Users
  • Tools
  • Settings

WordPress Customizing Appearance

  • What is a Theme?
  • Finding & Installing Themes
  • Theme Settings
  • Widgets
  • Menus

Working with WordPress Plugins

  • What is a Plugins?
  • Finding & Installing Plugins
  • Recent Tweets
  • Adding a Contact Form
  • Adding a Photo Gallery

Getting More Performance from WordPress

  • Post Via Email
  • Boost SEO Results (All-In-One SEO)
  • Test Website Performance
  • Speed Up Your Site (W3 Total Cache)

Modifying WordPress Themes

  • Simple edits: HTML and PHP
  • Simple edits: CSS
  • Adding a Logo
  • Changing the Login Logo

WordPress Theme Frameworks

  • What is a framework?
  • Overview of Popular Frameworks
  • Creating a Simple Child Theme: CSS
  • Creating a Simple Child Theme: Modifying Content

Getting Social with WordPress

  • Enhanced Comments (IntenseDebate)
  • Discussion Forums (bbPress)
  • Building Community (BuddyPress)
  • Making Your Theme BuddyPress Compatible

Setting Up Show with WordPress

  • Overview of WP e-Commerce
  • Configuring Your Store
  • Adding Products

Maintaining Your WordPress Website

  • Comment Spam
  • Backups
  • Security & Updates