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Managing Menus in Joomla! 1.5: Part 1

by Eric Tiggeler | February 2010 | Beginner's Guides Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article series by Eric Tiggeler, author of Joomla! 1.5: Beginner's Guide, you'll learn how you can help the visitor to find what they want easily on your website by designing clear and easy navigation through menus.

Here, you'll learn the following:

  • Adding a new menu
  • Creating submenus
  • Adjusting menu module settings
  • Creating hyperlinks in article texts
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Drupal 6: Attachment Views, Page Views, and Theming

by J. Ayen Green | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Drupal PHP Web Development

This article by J.Ayen Green, author of Drupal 6 Attachment Views, gives us an introduction to Attachment Views in Drupal.

Here's what we'll do in this article:

  • Learn what an Attachment view is
  • Learn what you can do with an Attachment view
  • Consider in what situations an Attachment view can be useful
  • Cover basic view theming
  • Create a Page view
  • Create an Attachment view
  • Theme the view
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MediaWiki Content Organizing Features: Namespaces, Categories

by Mizanur Rahman | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

One of the important aspects of content management is organizing the content that we create. Managed content looks much better than haphazard content for both authors and readers. Since MediaWiki works in a multi-user environment, it is necessary to maintain well organized content so that editing and reviewing becomes easier for users.

In this article by Mizanur Rahman, author of MediaWiki Administrators’ Tutorial Guide, we will see:

  • Why organizing content is important for a site
  • Some of the MediaWiki content organizing features like namespaces and categories
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Your First Page with PHP-Nuke

by Douglas Paterson | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In the previous article by Douglas Paterson, author of Building Websites with PHP-Nuke, you learned how to install PHP-Nuke on a local machine running an Apache/MySQL/PHP (AMP) environment.

In this article, which is the third article of the article series, you'll familiarize yourself with a visitor's-eye view of the PHP-Nuke world and make your first modifications to the site.

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MediaWiki Content Organizing Features: Templates, Sections, Redirection

by Mizanur Rahman | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In the previous article by Mizanur Rahman, author of MediaWiki Administrators’ Tutorial Guide, we discussed the importance of organizing and managing content for a site. We also studied some of the MediaWiki Content Organizing Features like Namespaces and Categories.

In this article we will see various MediaWiki Content Organizing Features like Templates, Sections, and Redirection.

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Managing Image Content in Joomla!

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

Next to text content, images are one of the most utilized multimedia resources in web pages. They can be used to inform and educate the reader, offer help with navigation, and to enhance the design and user's overall visual experience.

Whether you need to create multimedia image galleries in your Joomla! website or simply add images to your articles and modules, this article will provide the assistance to help utilize image content effectively within your Joomla! website. In this article by Allan Walker, author of Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, we look at:

  • Creating image galleries and slideshows
  • Template images
  • Joomla! Image Extensions
  • Browser support and accessibility for images
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Adding Image Content in Joomla!

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

Next to text content, images are one of the most utilized multimedia resources in web pages. They can be used to inform and educate the reader, offer help with navigation, and to enhance the design and user's overall visual experience.

This article by Allan Walker, author of Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, will provide the assistance to help utilize image content effectively within your Joomla! website. We look at:

  • Why we use images in websites
  • Image formats and which ones to use
  • Including images in articles and modules
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Installing PHP-Nuke

by Douglas Paterson | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In the previous article of the article series by Douglas Paterson, author of Building Websites with PHP-Nuke, we looked at features provided by PHP-Nuke for its visitors, the functionalities to make site maintenance easier, and what exactly is PHP-Nuke.

In this article, which is the second article of the article series, you will learn how to install and configure PHP-Nuke, apply patches, and also create the database. At the end of this article you will have a fully operational PHP-Nuke site, ready to go!

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An Introduction to PHP-Nuke

by Douglas Paterson | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

This article series by Douglas Paterson, author of Building Websites with PHP-Nuke, begins with an overview of PHP-Nuke; what it is, and what it can do to help you build your own community-driven website. We shall learn all the features and functionality provided by PHP-Nuke by developing an example site, the Dinosaur Portal, as we progress through this series.

In this article series, we will cover:

  1. An Introduction to PHP-Nuke (see below)
  2. Installing PHP-Nuke
  3. Your First Page
  4. Managing the Site
  5. Managing Users
  6. Story Management with PHP-Nuke
  7. Content Management Modules
  8. Managing the Discussion Forums
  9. Customizing Layout with Themes
  10. Programming PHP-Nuke
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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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