Joomla SupportJoomla is a content-management system (CMS) that enables you to make and update Web pages easily. Many aspects, including its ease of use and the ability to add to its capabilities, have made Joomla very popular software for building Web sites. With Joomla, a template is set up by the UAB Web Communications, and then the owner/administrator can give permission to others who would simply need Internet access to log in and enter content on their own schedule. There are tools built into the administrative side to customize the look and feel of the page, much like you would use in creating a Word document.
CMS software keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much as your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage — since the CMS manages all your content, you don't have to. As a UAB site administrator, you are expected to learn to use the Joomla tool to maintain the content of your Joomla site. UAB Web Communications is here to help you.
Joomla Basics Training Document – UAB's introduction to Joomla, intended for basic instruction use with a new site instance
Joomla Quick Reference - Basic Joomla Terminology and sequence for adding new site content/navigation
Joomla's Absolute Beginners Guide – Joomla's comprehensive guide for users with no experience
The first step toward adding new articles or building new navigation is to start with adding a category. The category allows us to organize our articles by similar content. Categories may be used when building menus that display dynamic content, such as category blogs, featured blogs, or category lists.
How to create a category or subcategory
How to move multiple articles to a category
An article is the main content displayed it in the middle portion of the UAB template, surrounded by your navigation structure (menus). An article typically includes text, pictures, videos, hyperlinks and in some cases tables.
How site navigation works in Joomla
How to login to your website
Difference between the frontend and the backend
How to create a new article (page)
How to edit an article
How to create a hyperlink
How to insert an image
How to create rounded edge images
How to create a JCE Mediabox Popup
How to add a caption to an image
How to insert a file
How to insert a video
How to insert a video with an embed code (You Tube example)
How to insert a video with an embed code (Vimeo example)
How to insert a "Read More" link
How to hide an article title
How do I change the site background?
How to find an article in the trash
How to upload multiple files
How to toggle the JCE Editor to hide and add custom html
Menus are the navigation structures that determine how content (articles) will be displayed. A menu is comprised of one or more menu items, each linking to internal or external content.
How to add a dropdown menu to the horizontal navigation
How to create a sidebar menu
How to add an external link to a menu
How to add a menu item to the departmental Quicklinks menu
How to add a file to a menu item
How to delete a menu item
How to make a friendly address using a menu item alias
How to control where a menu is displayed
How to add an iframe menu item
How to change the number of columns in a blog layout
How to create a featured article blog layout
Modules determine where menus are displayed and can also provide functionality/interactivity to your site.
How to create a module to control where a menu is displayed
How to add a UAB newsfeed
How to configure GCalendar
Slideshow CK set up instructions
How to add breadcrumbs
Using positions to display a module
How to create tabs
How to create slides
How to use the loadposition command to display module contents in an article
How to create banner position text styles