I have bumped into many problems while getting acquainted with Joomla so I have collected these 10 most popular Joomla FAQs with the hope that you - Joomla newbies - will learn it faster and easier.
Here they are:
1. What is the difference between a template and an extension?
2. Should I use Joomla 1.5/1.7 to build my website?
3. If I switch to use another Joomla template, will the current information be lost?
4. How to edit Joomla templates?
5. How to place an internal link into an article?
6. How to remove article directories?
7. How to get videos to play on my Joomla website?
8. How to remove or change the "Welcome to the FrontPage" title?
9. Where to get Joomla templates and Joomla extensions?
10. Which books do I need to learn more about Joomla?
If you are interested in them, let's get more details:
I am completely new to Joomla and I don't know how to distinguish a template and an extension.
Go to the official page of Joomla Documentation to get the most comprehensive answer:
Currently, there are 2 versions of Joomla - Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.7. That confuses me: Which Joomla versions should I use to build my website?
In my opinion, you should try out Joomla 1.7 for the following reasons:
However, if your favorite extensions still support Joomla 1.5 only (VirtueMart for example), you should consider this carefully - stick with Joomla 1.5 or switch to similar extensions that support Joomla 1.7.
I used a template to build a website. Now I want to change to another template. Do I need to rebuild my website from the scratch again?
No and Yes.
I like a template. But I still want to make some changes such as the color of the background and menus. Is it possible?
Normally, the answer is yes. You can configure them in the backend parameters or CCS files.
I know how to link to a page outside of my website (an external link). But I don't know how to link to another page in my website (an internal link). How to do it?
Let's consider that in the article A, you need to link to article B. Both article A and B are in your website.
I don't want sub-article directories to be displayed. How can I remove that?
You go to "Menu Manager" -> "Your menu" -> The article you want to get rid of it -> Tab "Page Display Option" -> You set the parameter "Show Page Heading" as No.
I want to insert a Youtube video into my website. Is it possible?
There are 2 ways to stream a Youtube video on your website:
There is the "Welcome to the FrontPage" title on my website. How to remove or change that?
I have visited some Joomla websites; they use nice templates and very cool extensions. Where can I get them same ones?
There are dozens of directories or showcases for both free and commercial Joomla products. The most popular places are listed below:
Besides these, you can go to Joomla communities or choose products from of Joomla vendors.
I need to learn more Joomla. What are the recommended books?
You can start with the list of Unlimited Joomla book resources in multiple languages
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