DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

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

Post by Jenny » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:43 am

As it pertained to 1.5Beta it was moved to that forum. http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic ... #msg890830
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by cafeRg » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:45 am

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

Post by Qtgirl » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:08 am

Hello, Im a total newbie here :pop and I am forever grateful for those tips. Just installing Joomla had me puzzled, however I will start working with this application in my new job. So I wanna learn as much as I can. Thank You  :)

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Post by joe-d » Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:39 pm

Great FAQ! I'm just starting out and I this FAQ of yours is really great! Thanks man!  8)
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by Qtgirl » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:15 pm

Ok, I installed XAMPP and then Joomla 1.0 and now I am totally lost. I dont think I will ever understand this program. Please help I dont know what to do next.  :'(

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

Post by julianodangelo » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:40 pm

Hi! I would like to know if there's some kind of tutorial that explains how to migrate from mambo to Joomla. hmmm, is it possible?
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by Jenny » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:51 pm

There is information on that at the help site: http://help.joomla.org/content/view/818/132/
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by julianodangelo » Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:06 pm

Hey, thanks a lot! I'm a little afraid of doing the migration from mambo to joomla, but I guess I'll just have to face it now... So, thanx again for the help! ;)

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

Post by xroox » Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:43 pm

link to the installation guide doesn't work.

has it moved? update on this?

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

Post by Jenny » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:28 am

Installation for 1.0 is here on the help site: http://help.joomla.org/content/view/39/165/
Installation for 1.5 is here on the dev site: http://dev.joomla.org/content/view/2013/93/
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by 65GT » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:20 pm

Just curious...

I'm proficient at GooglePages but looking for something for my own domain and willing to spend a few hours learning something, well, real.  However, I'm hesitating even going down the Joomla path (although I've seen an excellent Joomla site which lead me here) because this entire process seems so disjointed.  The beginners guide doesn't even appear to start at the 'beginning.'

I'm installing php, but don't know which modules need to be added, etc..

It's looking like it's pretty easy to get all botched up here very quickly.  Is there truly a newbie path I should be taking here considering I've never used a program to develop a website before?  I've fooled around with Frontpage a bit but wasn't impressed.

Is Joomla too advanced and complex for somebody coming from my background?

Thanks for any feedback/direction...

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

Post by Jenny » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:28 pm

Most people do not have to go through the set up of a network server, or don't wish to do so, that is why it is not included.  There are ready made installable network server programs that you can use such as XAMPP or WAMP for windows or MAMP for Mac, that you use on your local computer.  Otherwise people use a hosting service where all the requirements for Joomla! are already installed.

If you wish to know how to create a network server there are a number of forums out on the web that contain this information.  Unfortunately it is outside of the scope for this forum, and is a very specialized topic of discussion.

XAMPP - http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
WAMP - http://www.wampserver.com/en/
MAMP - http://www.mamp.info/en/index.php
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by ginalacava » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:09 pm

eddyyanto wrote: Download Joomla_1_0_Quick_Start_Guide_v3.pdf here: http://www.redevolution.com/component/o ... Itemid,41/
This is the best manual I have seen. With this great intro, everything makes more sense and it will be easier to learn the more complex stuff!!

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

Post by btvideo » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:12 am

:)Good FAQ, bro! Thanks for sharing


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