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Building a Calender Application in Joomla! using Fabrik

by Suhreed Sarkar | February 2010 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

Joomla! has many extensions that can help develop a custom application, especially simple form-based applications. With introduction of Content Construction Kits (CCK) now it is possible to create many types of contents without knowledge of coding PHP. Besides these newly introduced Content Creation Kits, there is another application builder for Joomla! that can be used to build database applications without coding PHP. It is called Fabrik. Fabrik is Joomla! application builder that can be used for building many types of applications. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, we will learn how to build a event calendar application for Joomla! using Fabrik.

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Managing Your Joomla! Media Files with Media Manager

by Allan Walker | January 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source PHP

This article by Allan Walker, author of Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, explores one of the most important tasks when using multimedia in our Joomla! websites, the ability to upload and manage the files on your web server. Once uploaded, this content may not require further attention, or you might need the ability for constant management and file revisions.

In this article, we will look at using the built-in Joomla! Media Manager which includes:

  • Overview of the Joomla! Media Manager
  • Uploading media using the Media Manager
  • The view
  • Organizing your content
  • Uploading your content
  • Managing media using the Media Manager
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Media File management in Joomla with FTP and Third-party Extensions

by Allan Walker | January 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source PHP

This article by Allan Walker, author of Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, explores one of the most important tasks when using multimedia in our Joomla! websites, the ability to upload and manage the files on your web server. Once uploaded, this content may not require further attention, or you might need the ability for constant management and file revisions. In a previous article we explored the built-in Joomla! Media Manager which the reader can refer for organization and structure of your website media.

In this article, we will look at:

  • Alternative methods of managing files and media
  • Third-party file management extensions
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    Building Form Applications in Joomla! using CK Forms

    by Suhreed Sarkar | January 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source

    There is no doubt that Joomla! is one of the best content management system (CMS) in the world. It has a large set of extensions to meet almost any type of application need ranging from content management, photo gallery, multimedia streaming to e-commerce and social networking. It has great flexibility in changing designs and customizing the code. With Joomla, you can build any kind of website and dynamic web application. For example, this step-by-step tutorial by Suhreed Sarcar describes how to build custom form applications in Joomla! using CK Forms component without delving into any PHP code.

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    How to get Incoming Links in Joomla! 1.5 SEO: Part 1

    by Herbert-Jan van Dinther | October 2009 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

    In this article by Herbert-Jan van Dinther, we will cover several different ways to get more incoming links, from commenting on other sites to blogging on other platforms. Building incoming links is time consuming, but if done the right way it is a very good way to boost your web site's rankings.

    There are a few ways to get links to your web site, which we will learn about in this article, including:

    • Using paid options
    • Using forums to get incoming links
    • Commenting on other web sites to get links
    • Building your own incoming links
    • Using your best content for link building
    • Writing articles for links
    • Don't be afraid to ask
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    Managing Images and Videos in Joomla! 1.5: Part 1

    by Tracey Porst | October 2009 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source

    Images and videos are a great way to attract interest in a website. Also, when they are used in the right way, they can make an impact where text alone can't (not just in terms of aesthetics, but conveying a message quickly and with impact).

    In this two-part article by Tracey Porst, we'll look at the following:

    • Accessing and using the Media Manager to upload image and media files
    • The various image and video file formats, what is available, and what you should know about them
    • Uploading and managing image and video files
    • Managing a Simple Image Gallery and videos played with the AllVideos and EasierTube plugins
    • Adding an MP3 audio file to the Party People website
    Read Managing Images and Videos in Joomla! 1.5: Part 1 in full

    User Management in Joomla! 1.5: Part 1

    by Tracey Porst | October 2009 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source

    Managing the registered users of your website can be a time consuming process, particularly if you have a large number of them, all of whom have various roles. Each role or user profile has access to certain information or tasks (if they're administrative) within the scope of your website. You have the tools to determine the extent of their access by using the backend interface modules. To explain, we'll use the Party People website to show you how to stay on top of managing your users and their profiles.

    In this article by Tracey Porst on User Management, we will look at the User Manager to deal with the scenarios that can, and inevitably will, arise in your role as content editor and web master. These include:

    • Managing existing frontend and administrative users
    • Establishing and editing new user accounts
    • Managing username and password issues
    • Dealing with problematic users
    • Tying in user profiles with site contacts
    • Communicating with users
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