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7 helpful Joomla video tutorial resources for you

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When you begin to make acquaintance with Joomla, you certainly need material which assists you in using it. However, sometimes, you cannot read a book with too many pages. Maybe it takes you a lot of time to read, understand, and apply; you might even misunderstand what was written. That usually makes you mad. Therefore, you should find another type of Joomla tutorial resource.

According to what I know, tutorial resources are spilt into 2 types: document and video. The majority of document tutorial resources are shared free on the Internet through blogs, e-books, forum, etc. What about video tutorial resources? In this article, I will introduce you to some useful Joomla video tutorial resources.

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4 Must-have Joomla e-books for Joomla newbies

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6 month ago, I was a Joomla newbie and had no idea about it. I feel that that time was really difficult because I had to learn about something that I've never even heard of before. How to get started and where? Finally, I found it very useful to study with a book, because in a book, all the chapters are put in a logical order from simple to complex. So, Joomla beginners will know the way to work with Joomla as well as apply what they have studied to build a complete website from scratch easier. That's what I want to bring you today; the best Joomla e-books especially for newbies!

1. "Joomla 2.5 - Beginner's Guide"

Joomla ebook | Joomla 2.5 Beginner Guide

Joomla 2.5 Beginner's Guide

This amazing book is written by Hagen Graf and it is totally free for the e-book version. There are in total 25 chapters in the book which will teach you from the most basic things about Joomla 2.5, such as what it is and how to install, to how to work with other parts such as Joomla extensions, articles, categories, users, navigation, templates, modules, plug-ins, etc. Another strength of this book is that it is available in several languages. The various versions are published at http://cocoate.com/ , you can find the book in English, German, Italian, French and Russian. How amazing it is!

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5 famous Joomla blogs - have you visited them yet?

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From the first time I used to Joomla, I was really excited and I wanted to know more about it, so I looked for resources, materials, tutorials, articles or anything that involved Joomla. I realize that blogs are a perfect choice. There are a large number of blogs with many different styles, and blogging content: Joomla news, reviews of products, opinions of Joomla, etc. After reading some helpful and amazing blogs, I have gathered them together and I'd love to share my list of 5 famous frequently updated Joomla blogs with you. I hope that you will be interested in these resources.

JoomlaBlogger

JoomlaBlogger page

JoomlaBlogger page

We start the list with JoomlaBlogger, one of the most famous blogs, which was the winner of Blog Web Site at J and Beyond 2011.

The author of this blog is Kristoffer Sandven, who is a designer, SEOer and web consultant. Kristoffer Sandven has a wide knowledge of Joomla and he loves to share it.

JoomlaBlogger is a great tutorials resource that no one should skip if they join the Joomla world. It stores many articles about Joomla tutorials, Joomla tips and Joomla News for beginners and intermediate users. All of them are useful and practical since Kristoffer shares his experience with deep enthusiasm.

Note that you shouldn't miss an ebook named "The best of Joomlablogger.net" which collects the most helpful blog posts for a Joomla user. This book is for version 1.5. However, Kristoffer will update it for version 2.5 soon. I see that I love Joomla more every time I visit this blog.

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Joomla 2.5 video extensions - To transform your site to a media library

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Close your eyes and try to imagine the present without videos and images. Oh my god, it's terrible, right?! Those things help me relax and feel full of life and I even want to set up a lively site containing a gallery of favorite videos that I'd love to share with everyone. As a Joomla user, this is not so difficult because there are many Joomla video extensions on Joomla extensions directory (JED) to support embedded links to video and audio, and create my own dynamic galleries. I chose the 7 best Joomla 2.5 video extensions split into 2 types - "Video players & galleries" and "Video channels". I also tested them on my site.

What are a Video channel and a Video player?

A Video channel is used to present videos from external video streaming sites such as Youtube, Vimeo and so on. Your site doesn't need to use a lot of bandwidth if you choose this method. A video player, meanwhile, helps to play videos from local folders or external video streaming sites. A video player might be expected to understand and translate several video codecs, containing many video formats.

Now we can start to discover what the 7 best Joomla 2.5 extensions are.

Wish-list

I'm looking for a good video extension which could meet my following requirements:

  • Easy to use (this is always a priority on the list)
  • Support most major video formats: avi, mp4, mpeg, flv, wmv, etc.
  • Support for popular video-sharing websites: Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo
  • Multiple galleries and playlists
  • Social media sharing: Facebook, Twitter
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5 awesome free Joomla 2.5 shopping cart extensions - Pick one, sellers!

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5 excellent shopping cart extensions for Joomla webshops

Apparently, the more the Internet develops, the more new online shops are launched. I'm nearly a shopaholic and I like buying goods online for the convenience. But there are too many web shops, with the result that not all of those impress and attract customers like me. So what connects sellers with buyers effectively? The shopping cart is the answer.

If you are a seller using Joomla, you will absolutely need a good shopping cart extension for your Joomla business website. You might wonder where you could find it. To help you, I have already made a list of 5 excellent well-known shopping cart extensions on Joomla Extensions Directory (JED). I also installed and tested all on my local host to make sure they run well. What else? All of them are free and ready for Joomla 2.5.

Let's find out what these shopping cart extensions are.

Criteria

I made a wish-list for choosing a suitable shopping cart extension below:

  • Easy to use: I can install it quickly and simply; also it has a dashboard for easily managing and configuring.
  • Rich features: Some are necessary for shoppers such as discounts, coupons, media integration for each product.
  • Multi-language and multi-currency support: Maybe I will have many customers from various countries, so this makes purchasing easier.
  • Many payment methods: My customers may feel happier if there are a lot options for payment
  • Available documentation: It can help me to use, set up, and configure in the right way, and quickly.
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