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DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by AmyStephen » Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:34 pm

MOD NOTE: DISCUSSION THREAD FROM THIS POST: http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,47524.0.html
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Re: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by Damienov » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:24 pm

exellent
fun to read too
but lose the color marker... my eyes hurt  :P
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Re: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by eddyyanto » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:18 am

In the beginning, we all struggled with figuring out how to get Joomla! to do what we need done
I think this line should be amended to:
In the beginning, we all struggled with figuring out how to get Joomla! to do what we need done
In the beginning, we all struggled on how to get Joomla! to do what we want.

Please keep the english simple as users are from all over the world, some of them might have difficulty reading your thread.
And try to minimize the technical jargon.

regards,

-eddy-
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Re: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by eddyyanto » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:54 am

Not certain i agree on the first sentence. i do not believe that it is grammatical correct to stay that "we all struggled on how" ... i think you "struggle with how".
mabye you're right.  :)
How about this: "In the beginning, we all struggled with Joomla!."
that would be fine  :laugh:
I accept what you are suggesting on the English simplicity. Give me some time to think about this. The intent was to make it fun and (hopefully) more motivating. But - I understand your point.
Take your time.  ;)
As for the technical jargon, I am really at a loss. Could you provide specific examples to help me out?
that was a suggestion not a comment. sorry for getting you misunderstood.
i should have remove the *please* word.  :-[
I REALLY appreciate you taking time to give us feedback! THANKS!
same goes to you for getting this ready.
your work is much appreciated.  :)
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Re: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by guilliam » Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:30 am

yeah,. was not online last night.. had medical emergency with my mom and have to rush her to the hospital. at any rate o.t. for me as well.

@amy, can you make a separate thread in which the summary of ALL the suggestions be placed into one posting.. then pm me of that thread(URL) you made i'll move it to the main FAQ forums. this thread will be moved to the FAQ DISCUSSION thread instead ;)

keep up the good work! :)

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Re: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by Damienov » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:02 am

DO WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
This is a pay it forward help environment; early on, you will be the one who gets help – you should not feel bad about this. But as soon as you start walking upright, begin helping someone else who is crawling around by answering a question or two on the forums.
Just so happens me and guilliam have an idea of a "Pay It Forward" concept
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perhaps we can finally use it  ;)
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by Jenny » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:35 am

Great FAQ guys!  Good job. :-*
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by compass » Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:58 am

uploaded an avatar
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by AmyStephen » Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:02 am

lol  :D

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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by kenmcd » Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:12 am

Go Amy!

Just saw your FAQ.
Nice job.
:)
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by AmyStephen » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:18 am

Thanks...Damienov and I had fun!

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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by Damienov » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:35 am

AmyStephen wrote: Thanks...Damienov and I had fun!
who? me??
naah cuz i cant swing my lightsaber in the forum  :P
Waddaya mean I can't swing my lightsaber in the forum??

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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by AmyStephen » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:36 am

Dameinov is still pouting about his lightsaber, but he'll come around.

Hey D - can you delete your posts (above) so that we clean up this thread from our editing together? THANKS!

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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by Damienov » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:42 am

AmyStephen wrote: Dameinov is still pouting about his lightsaber, but he'll come around.

Hey D - can you delete your posts (above) so that we clean up this thread from our editing together? THANKS!
done  ;)
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by AmyStephen » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:43 am

Thanks, Damienov!

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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by dmreid » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:06 am

:-\  I'm building a Joomla website.  Is there an admin manual that I can read?  Q/A on each subject isn't working for me.  I need meat and potatoes.  (I almost pulled a Dan Quale on myself with the word potatos..)  Anyway, I have two other websites, with Front Page and I do well.  But I am having a bit of trouble understanding what's what and what goes where...  Like news and news  streams.  Help?

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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by eddyyanto » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:11 am

Download Joomla_1_0_Quick_Start_Guide_v3.pdf here: http://www.redevolution.com/component/o ... Itemid,41/

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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by AmyStephen » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:57 am

dmreid wrote: :-\   I'm building a Joomla website.  Is there an admin manual that I can read?  Q/A on each subject isn't working for me.  I need meat and potatoes.  (I almost pulled a Dan Quale on myself with the word potatos..)  Anyway, I have two other websites, with Front Page and I do well.  But I am having a bit of trouble understanding what's what and what goes where...  Like news and news  streams.  Help?
DMReid - honestly, if you follow the steps outlined http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,47524.0.html, you will get ONLY meat and potatoes and you will learn how to do news, news streams. I *promise* you or you will get your money back.

The first user's guide is only 20 pages and you will not believe what you learned taking that step. PLEASE try it - then, let me know what you think.  It is fantastic. Give it a go -- and then report back. I think you will see what I mean!!! It's a quick read and it covers the basics with great precision.

I am excited to hear what you think!!!!!

D

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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by phoebe » Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:21 pm

I read through the post and all the linked articles and manuals.  Excellent stuff.  Seriously, it's really great to get you started and particularly to understand the vocabulary Joomla! uses.

Thanks to everyone involved.  You saved me a lot of time today.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by AmyStephen » Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:22 pm

Cool - nice of you to respond, Phoebe!  There are many who have done a super job of explaining how to use Joomla, aren't there? Good stuff!

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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by hityourhead » Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:10 pm

Great job on this FAQ Amy! absolutely wonderfull! I learned things I never knew haha .. keep up the good work Amy, you are taking over Joomla! LoL!
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by JoeJoomla » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:18 pm

"I know nothink!" (Quote from Seargent Schultz) But with all this great investigative work from Amy I'll be all learned up soon.

Thanks Amy. This is a wow in my books.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by AmyStephen » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:21 pm

Thanks Hit and JoeJoomla!

JoeJoomla - did you see the last line?  :)  lol Amy

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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by JoeJoomla » Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:11 pm

AmyStephen wrote: Thanks Hit and JoeJoomla!

JoeJoomla - did you see the last line?   :)  lol Amy
Yes I did.  :-[
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by AmyStephen » Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:16 pm

:)  :)  :) I have waited SOOOO long, JoeJoomla!  :)  :)  :)

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Is there any video tutorials?

Post by hdavidfrey » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:02 pm

Amy,

Do you know of any video tutorials for joomla training?

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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by AmyStephen » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:17 pm

Check out what Joe has on

If you find some really good ones, please let me know -- am interested in your feedback!

Thanks!
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by betrocker » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:15 am

Hi,
Is it possible to have just a forum like this on my joomla page?
If it is tell me how,what should I do???

Thanks

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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by AmyStephen » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:46 am

BetRocker --

Your first post - how cool! This forum is an SMF website. You can get the software and instructions: .

Also, if you are looking for tutorials for Joomla! check out the "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Joomla!" This is a collection of *excellent* tutorials people have found help in learning. (You might be an expert Joomla! person, in which case, just ignore! )

Keep posting your questions to the forums -- but if you have a question that gets stuck too long -- feel free to PM me and I'll either try to help or find someone to help you!

Welcome to Joomla!
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by self » Sat May 13, 2006 4:02 am

To all documentation animals - great work. I am very new to this and am reading anything that is out there.
Started my Joomla site and am definitly learning (painfully slow) something every day.
Like betrocker I am trying to complete the SMF installation. working on it since April 17.

Thanks all for the links to forums and downloads. 


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