Add contact details in Joomla 1.5

As with most technologies, there is more than one way to set up a contact us page in Joomla. A few techniques are described below. Before doing any of these methods, however, you need to log into the administrator panel of your Joomla website.

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Joomla menu items

Menu problems in Joomla can be difficult to troubleshoot since there are so many places to check.

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Building a website with Joomla

Joomla is a great way to build a website. While the checklist for a finished website vary based on the site's requirement, this is a generic checklist and a good place to start.

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Joomla user installs WordPress

I love Joomla and am not enamored with WordPress. But, to be fair, I had to try out WordPress. Here's how my first installation I went. I am a diehard Joomla user. I do not like WordPress. When I look at the backend of a Joomla site, it seems logical and well thought out to me. When I look at the backend of a WordPress site, it seems illogical and scattered. I know many people who think exactly the opposite.

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Create a new user in Joomla 1.5

Joomla creates an admin account by default when installed, but it is nice to have other users for many reasons. Different user accounts allow you to track who did what, and they allow you to grant different permissions to different people.

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Select an extension

Download this Joomla membership site worksheet to help you select an extension to turn your web site into a membership web site.

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Embed an iframe in Joomla

The HTML iframe command inserts another document or web page into a frame inline with your document. So, as far as a user of the web page is concerned, the document is seamless. Common uses of the iframe command include inserting a Google calendar into your site, photo galleries, scrolling text, or to show part of another website. This powerful command requires you to jump through a couple of Joomla hurdles to be used successfully, however.

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Simple steps to learning Joomla

Joomla is a powerful content management system. It's easy to get enough of a grasp on Joomla to do basic things like adding an article to the site; however, it takes a little more time to really learn Joomla. Here's a basic curriculum for learning Joomla.

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Hiring a web designer

Maybe you have more important things to do, like focus on your business, instead of managing your website. Maybe you don't know how to manage it, and maybe you just don't want to. Whatever the case is, be sure to take a few points into consideration before hiring someone to manage your website.

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Website creation checklist

Here's a checklist for setting up a Joomla web site. Download a pdf of this how-to Joomla article or read it below.

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How to add a menu item in Joomla 1.5

So your navigation bar in Joomla has Home, About, Contact, and Services and you want to add a link for Testimonials. How do you do it? These instructions show how to do this in Joomla 1.5. (While the steps to do this are virtually identical in Joomla 1.6, some of the screens look a bit different.)

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What is Joomla?

Joomla is a great content management system for building company websites. Firstly, a lot of people know and love Joomla and this allows companies to not be dependent on one web designer. (It's easy to find replacements.)

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How to add an article in Joomla

Before we get started on adding an article to Joomla, you need to know the difference between the front end and the backend of the Joomla website. The front end of a Joomla website is what the user sees. The user doesn't see any code. The user doesn't see any of your organizational structure, or anything else that indicates "this is a Joomla site." The user just sees a website.

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Why build a Joomla site?

Joomla is a great content management system for building company websites. Firstly, a lot of people know and love Joomla and this allows companies to not be dependent on one web designer. (It's easy to find replacements.) Secondly, Joomla is on my top-three list of favorite technologies because it is a content management system that's open source with a ton of available extensions, templates, and a large fan base.

Huh?

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How to create a web site in Joomla

Have you ever wondered what's involved in making a Joomla website? Here's a list of the steps you need to take to put up a basic site.

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Why use Joomla?

Joomla is a great content management system for building company websites. Firstly, a lot of people know and love Joomla and this allows companies to not be dependent on one web designer. (It's easy to find replacements.)

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How to speed up a Joomla site

Joomla is a wonderful Content Management System (CMS), but sometimes websites created in Joomla can be slow. At times the graphics won't even render.

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Wordpress vs. Joomla?

WordPress and Joomla are both free, open source Content Management Systems (CMS). They are different, however, and each product has circumstances and situations when it is better than the other. WordPress is good when you need a simple site with a blog. WordPress is fabulous for websites that just a few main pages and a blog. A site that just needs an about page, contact page, service page, and blog is perfect for WordPress. Why?

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Joomla membership site

How do you make a membership site in Joomla? Making a membership site in Joomla is all about choosing the right extension, and there are plenty of extensions to select from in Joomla 1.5.

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WordPress/Joomla translation guide

If you know Joomla, you might be at a loss for how to do something simple in WordPress. If WordPress is your CMS of choice, then you might feel lost in Joomla. Here's a quick translation guide.

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