054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

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054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby dsadik » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:00 am

Hi everyone,
I am Daniel from Arizona and i will be creating a video demonstrating how to install a joomla extension.
I was wondering if there were already some Joomla! tuturial videos made with wink so I can see them and get more of an idea how I should do it.

Thanks,

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Re: 54 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby AmyStephen » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:54 am

Welcome to Joomla! Daniel -

One great place to find good video is at JoomlaTutorials.com. Good luck in the contest. Do not hesitate to ask for help, as you need it. When you have something for us to review, please let us know.

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby dsadik » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:33 pm

Thanks, I have another question,
Is there a particular extension I should install? If not is ExtExplorer( http://extensions.joomla.org/component/ ... Itemid,35/ ) fine?

Thanks again,

Daniel

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby mcsmom » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:36 am

I don't think that is a good example because I it is more complex than simply using the installer because it is essentially a stand alone program.

Just browsing throught the JED for a 1.5 native component that isn't too complicated, what about Xmap?
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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby dsadik » Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:51 am

mcsmom wrote:I don't think that is a good example because I it is more complex than simply using the installer because it is essentially a stand alone program.

Just browsing throught the JED for a 1.5 native component that isn't too complicated, what about Xmap?

Hi again,
I just installed Xmap and had a quick question?.. How do i make it so the sitemap is showing on the Joomla homepage? Or is that an unessesary step and am I just supposed to show the installation and stop right there?

Thanks, and sorry for taking your time,

Daniel

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby drmmr763 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:13 pm

Showing a site map on the homepage would require you to show the component in a piece of content, rather than the more traditional way of just creating a menu item for it. There is a mambot that you can use to put components into content. Its on Joomla! extensions somewhere as 'component-bot' or some such.
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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby Tonie » Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:49 pm

Create a new menu item, and point it to the X-map extension, this should do it.

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby dsadik » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:25 pm

Thanks, and should I show that in the video?

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby AmyStephen » Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:29 am

I think it would be good to do so. Even though not all extensions will be configured/used in that manner, it does show that there are subsequent steps to installing an extension after the actual install.

Also, as a reminder, your task is due on Dec 12. If you have something you want us to begin reviewing, please feel free to share.

Thanks!
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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby dsadik » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:27 am

Oh no i don't have the video yet :(! I understood it to be a 4 week project, starting the 28th of november.
Is my project  really only a 2 week project?
Also just recently switched to Kubuntu and wonder if it is ok to do the video on here.

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby dsadik » Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:57 pm

Also should I show myself browsing the directory and downloading xmap?

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby drmmr763 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:08 pm

Also should I show myself browsing the directory and downloading xmap?


In my opinion, thats outside the scope of the project. Just say that all extensions for Joomla! are available on joomla.org.
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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby AmyStephen » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:27 am

dsadik wrote:Oh no i don't have the video yet :(! I understood it to be a 4 week project, starting the 28th of november.
Is my project  really only a 2 week project?
Also just recently switched to Kubuntu and wonder if it is ok to do the video on here.


Oops! Sorry - it is, indeed, a 4-week project. Keep asking questions and interacting with the community; that's part of working in an open source community.  Agree with Chad's comments (previous post.)

Stay encouraged and push onward!
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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby dsadik » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:14 pm

Ok i recorded the movie and added the explanations and uploaded it here -->http://www.divshare.com/download/3170495-99e.
Can you guys take a look at it and tell me what things to change, or things i did wrong?

Thanks,
Daniel

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby drmmr763 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:46 pm

The thing I notice right off is that you're running Joomla! 1.5 in Legacy Mode. I believe that it would be best to make sure everything is J! 1.5 Native. Do you have to run in Legacy mode? I think its probably better if everything is native 1.5 code.
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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby dsadik » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:18 pm

I think Xmap needed to be in legacy mode, do you know of a better extension to use? Are their any other problems?

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby drmmr763 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:07 am

Try JoomlaXplorer:

http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomlaxplorer/

Its supported natively by J! 1.5.
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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby AmyStephen » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:44 am

Daniel -

Can you upload your videos to Google Video - you can leave them private - so they aren't included in the search - and then just post the URL. If you redo something, you can delete the video when complete.

If that is too difficult, please let me know, otherwise, it should help more people view your work.

Thanks!
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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby dsadik » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:45 pm

Amy,
I couldn't  upload to Google Video as they dont accept flash movies which is the only format that Wink exports to as far as I know.
Do you know of a workaround for this?
Also is there any other problems with the movie as it looks like I will have to redo it and don't want to make the same mistakes twice.

Thanks
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P.S. if you are having trouble opening the swf try opening it with IE7 or FF2

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby zeninfinity » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:01 am

I think you can post .flv 's to http://www.revver.com .

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby dsadik » Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:56 pm

zeninfinity wrote:I think you can post .flv 's to http://www.revver.com .


Sorry, can't get an account till I'm 18 :(

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby dsadik » Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:32 pm

Is there any other things wrong with it as I really need feedback soon as my deadline is the 28th? Do you guys have problems opening it? If you you can try just telling it to open up with IE7 or FF2.

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby dsadik » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:54 pm

Ok I uploaded the rendered htm page and it is available here http://regiesrule.info/Testrun1/testrun1.htm

Hope you guys can all see it now :)

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby AmyStephen » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:40 am

It looks great to me, thanks!

I'll ask another judge to review and see if we can get it approved and closed.

This will be helpful to our newer community members.

Thanks for your contributions to Joomla!,
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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby AmyStephen » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:55 pm

Please upload this video to your Google task page and we will mark the task as complete.

Thanks for your contributions to the Joomla! community. After the task has been marked complete on the Google site, you will be free to select another, if desired.

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Re: 054 - Create a Video demonstrating how to install a Joomla! extension.

Postby dsadik » Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:19 pm

Thanks! I've uploaded the movie to Google Code.

Have a great Christmas!

Daniel


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