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:
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.Read Building Form Applications in Joomla! using CK Forms in full
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
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
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
In this two-part article by Suhreed Sarkar, we are going to use Flash for decorating our Joomla! site. On completion of this article you will be able to use:
- Flash-based templates for your Joomla! website
- Flash logos
- Flash headers
- Flash banners