Training and Joomla Tutorials
Front End Editing in Joomla
Open your website in your favorite browser like FireFox. In this example we are looking at the looking at Mila Collaborative.
Log in to the front end of the Joomla! site with your user name and password. Once your are log in, a small edit icon appears in front of the article title. Click the edit icon. (See Image I)
A built-in editor (See Image II), much like Microsoft Word, opens within browser window where you can edit and save new content directly to your page. Remember to click save button at the top of the page.
Back End Editing in Joomla
Finding your Content in Joomla!'s Back End
Getting trained in the back-end of the site allows for more complex control over all areas of your site. At first it might seem a little awkward, but I assure you will get the hang of it.
Below is short tutorial in finding your content in the back-end.
Joomla!'s Control Panel and the Main Menu
First: Log in to the administrator panel. It is usually is http://yourwebsite.com/administrator. Type in your password.
You will automatically directed to the control panel pictured left. Here you have access to all areas of the site.
There are two major menus that you will access to control all the content in your site: The Article Manager, and the Module Manager.
Joomla!'s Article Manager
To edit main content of your website go to the Article Manager. Go to your Main Menu (horizontal menu below the Joomla! logo) >> Content >> Article Manager.
In the Article manager you will find a list of articles you can edit, add to, save and archive as you wish. I do not suggest you delete any content, just archive it.
Joomla!'s Module Manager
The second area of the site you should become familiar with is the Module Manager. The Module Manager controls menus and sidebar-content of your site. To access the Module Manager go to the Main Menu >> Extensions>>Module Manager. Here you will find all your modules of your site including your side bar areas.
Want to learn how to add an article?: Click here
How to Link a Article to a Menu in Joomla
How do you get your article to show up in your menu? Lets set up a link to your article in the Main Menu.
Log in to the back end of your website.
Click Menus >> Main Menu (Image a)
The Menu Item Manager [mainmenu] opens up (Image b) and you will see all the links on the Main Menu.
Click the New button.
Menu Item New screen opens (Image c)
Click on Articles and a Sub menu opens (Image d)
Article Layout screen opens (Image e).
Fill in title. (this is the name of the article as you want it to appear in the menu bar)
On the right side, under Parameters Basic, use the drop down menu to select the article.
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