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What is a content management system?

A content management system (CMS) is software platform that keeps track of each piece website content and displays it to site visitors. A CMS stores and displays interactive content such as text, photos, music, video, documents, and forms on your website.

What is Joomla?

Joomla was chosen as our primary CMS to allow users of all skill ranges and talents access to a platform to develop their UAB web presence. The platform and standard template are managed by Web Communications to control the styling and branding of all UAB Joomla sites and to maintain a consistent look.

Joomla requires limited technical skill to manage and includes an easy-to-use editor. However, basic HTML knowledge is strongly encouraged, and skill in writing and editing CSS (cascading style sheets) can help you customize the look of your content even more. The site's owner/administrator — designated in the original site request or later by the requestor — can give others access to contribute content.

Joomla Video Tutorials

Web Communications maintains a YouTube channel with videos based on issues or ideas we receive from users.

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Workshop Topics

Web Communications has partnered with UAB Organizational Learning and Development (L&D) to offer Joomla training for UAB faculty and staff. Training for students is not available from WebComm or L&D. All workshops require registration via the Learning System.

Site Navigation and Administration
The purpose of this workshop is to provide an introduction to the Joomla back-end interface. This workshop focuses on organizing content and creating categories, navigation, and modules.

RS Form! Pro
This workshop explores how to create a form and distribute submissions using the RSForm Pro component interface.


UAB faculty and staff also have full access to, which offers a broad range of training topics.