New User Tutorials

Joomla is a content-management system (CMS). CMS software manages every piece of content on your website and requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to use. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents — anything you can share electronically.
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

New User Tutorials General
How site navigation works in Joomla
How to login to your website
Difference between the frontend and the backend

Front-end

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 add a caption to an image
How to insert a file How to insert a video with an embed code (You Tube example)
How to insert a video with an embed code (Vimeo example)

UAB Organizational Learning & Development and UAB Web Communications have partnered to offer Joomla Workshops for those who are currently managing or plan to manage UAB Web pages using the Joomla content management tool. Training is available for new and experienced users.

Joomla Help

Joomla is a content-management system that enables you to make and update Web pages easily. With Joomla, a template is set up by the developer, and then the owner/administrator can give permission to others to log in and enter content. 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.

To begin your new website:

  1. Choose your template.
  2. Learn to use the Joomla software.
Joomla Basics Training Document – UAB's introduction to Joomla, intended for basic instruction use with a new site instance
Joomla's Absolute Beginners Guide – Joomla's comprehensive guide to Joomla for Joomla users with no Joomla experience

New User Tutorials
General

Front end
How to insert a table

How do I login to my website?

There are two ways to login to Joomla websites.

The Frontend Login:

The frontend login is typically used to make changes to an existing article or add new content.   You may access the frontend login by going to your domain and typing in /login at the end of the address.  The complete address should look like this if your site is public https://www.uab.edu/YOURDOMAINNAME/login or it may look like this if your site is on the development server https://wwwpj2.it.uab.edu/YOURDOMAINNAME/login . Enter your user BlazerId and strong password.

Once logged on, you will see an Edit Article icon.  Simply click on the Edit Article icon to make changes to your document.

The Backend Login:

The backend login provides access to the administrator panel.  This is where you will add sections, categories, articles, and menus.  It includes the user manager where you can add or edit user access. The complete address should look like this if your site is public https://www.uab.edu/YOURDOMAINNAME/administrator or it may look like this if your site is on the development server https://wwwpj2.it.uab.edu/YOURDOMAINNAME/administrator . Enter your user BlazerId and strong password.

What is the difference between the front and back end?

Front

The "front end" of your website is what users see when they visit your site. It has a specific login for users that help provide and edit content but do not require access to the site's administrative controls. The front-end interface is used to make quick changes to existing Web pages ( articles).  It is very similar is similar to other word-processing applications such as email editor or Microsoft Word. 
Once you log in, you will see an edit button for each article. Just click on the icon that looks like this editicon to open the Joomla JCE Editor.


Back

The "back end" is the control panel that site managers, administrators and super administrators use to build and manage the the structure/content of a website. It includes all the tools available from the front but provides access to more advanced options such as menu edits, adding users and controlling the way content is displayed on a website.

So how do you login?  Click here.