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

Post by AmyStephen » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:33 pm

Asti -

Are you having problems upgrading your website? If so, you will get better assistance by posting in the Upgrade forum, http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/board,36.0.html.

Anything you can do to clarify your situation will get you better results. Including your products (like you did) is great. Add in version information and also what you are trying to do (exactly - step by step) and what is not working or what you do not understand.

If it is just as simple as - what do I do to upgrade to the newest release? check

Ok - give it a try. If you don't get an answer within a day, or so, email me and I will try to help!

Good luck! You WILL get there!
Amy :)

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

Post by asti » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:37 pm

Thanks Amy,

Shortly I will get a screen shot and be able to have a visual.
( I'm right in the middle of chores right now )

Here I am!
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by danflory » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:01 pm

I just looked at powweb. They have an install script for joomla. I think that would get you started if you haven't used joomla.

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

Post by asti » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:10 pm

Where........ ???

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

Post by Asgeir » Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:53 pm

I found this link which is to a Step by Step guide to Joomla http://www.screenbooks.net/joomla
If it has been posted here somewhere before then I apologize, but it’s such an excellent "How to on Joomla” that the  8) or :-* that created it should receive a Joomla Medal.

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

Post by asti » Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:57 pm

:D
Thank you

I have called powweb (host ) and the database is not set up correctly on the back end ( ? )
They have instructed me to drop the database and reinstall, however, I am awaiting further instruction for this last step.

Mission accomplished!
I am now lookingat the correct Joomla pages, and can INDEED follow the tutorials offered here, Thanks One and All!!

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

Post by Catbox » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:41 am

What a great experience setting up Joomla on  my website... great job developers... very intuitive...  CB

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

Post by dax702 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:36 am

I'm reading the:
http://www.netshinesoftware.com/joomla-tutorial.html > . This is an easy to read, 20-page manual that gets right to the heart of the matter.

right now and just following along, however, now that I'm at the menu section (figures 17 and 18) I'm a little confused.  I understand the whole Section, Category and Content idea. And I followed along and this is what I did:

Section: About the artist
   
    Category: Discography
 
          Content Item: Album 1

per the instructions up to where I am now.  When I create menus, I am picturing "About the artist" on the main menu. When someone clicks that, it should open up another menu with all the different categories under that section like Discography, Biography, etc.

Am I understanding that right? Because under the menu manager, I don't see how you create an item on the main menu that links to a category menu. This makes me think I have the concept wrong.. Please advise? I don't want to go past this step because I'm a total beginner and I really want to learn Joomla for my site =)

Edit:
Or are "sections" meant only for the backend? Meaning on my main menu, I should have only category names that link directly to the content items in those categories?
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by joome » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:58 am

Hellow,

Please tell me what to do ? I try to install joomla with these four step. But after i pass the checking part i can't continue to the 2 nd step rather i found the following error message.

Error 404
localhost
12/11/06 11:57:24
Apache/2.2.3 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.3 OpenSSL/0.9.8d mod_autoindex_color PHP/5.2.0

What should i Do?

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

Post by drsoliver » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:23 pm

Hi all,
I'm a rookie.  I don't do site design at all but, my friend got me started with my site for my business with a template and gave me the user manual to read.  I then began to add all of the sections, categories, content etc.  He set up the banner that's on top: 'luxembourg family chiropractic' with all the pictures.
Now I'm trying to change the template that he's used- i've uploaded/installed templates and i can assign things and everything but I can't figure out how to change the text.  ie. when i put in the new template, the banner reads 'Company name here' and just under something else.  I'd obviously like to change that to the name of my practice but i'm looking and reading and reading.....and can't figure out how to do it- both in the administration panel or by reading forums.  I'm sure it's something simple but could someone please let me in on the secret.. thanks so much and I apologize if this is an inappropriate message for this forum.  In case it helps, my site is: http://www.luxchiro.com
thanks,
scott

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

Post by douglerner » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:06 am

Hi. As a complete beginner to Joomla I am completely lost. :)

I was looking through the documentation, and all the admin panels, but I can't figure out how to make some (what I think are) simple changes to the front page, such as turning off different "blocks" that are there by default, such as "advertisement" and "newsflash" and "latest news" and "popular".

Do I have to go into some .php file template and modify it there?

Thanks,

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

Post by Asphyx » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:39 am

You unpublish them or assign them to new locations in the module - site module section.

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

Post by shanemanji » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:48 pm

Hello

I am very new too... just started today !! Can anyone help me out as well about joomla !!!
completely lost with it !! can anyone please tell me how it works... i know i sound dumb... but can't help it... trying since morning to do smtg that can't be done ;)
waiting for replies.

thanks in advance joomla friends !

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

Post by ish1301 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:00 pm

hi guys,

u forced me to say really nice article  8)
Joomla & Open Source's New Fan - Ish

http://www.joomlaresouce.com/
http://www.joomlaresource.com/joomla_downloads/
Joomla Templates, Others Joomla Resources ....

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

Post by spenceh » Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:38 am

Hi all - first of all...great site!

Just 'discovered' Joomla - its seems to be everything I want (my first project is for my church's website).

One quick (and probably dumb) question...  can I create a website on my own webspace, and then once I am happy with it, transfer it to the proper webspace with its own domain name etc.?  If so, how and is it difficult  :-\

I am sure it won't be the only question...but just to get me started  :P

Thanks in advance

Spence

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

Post by KiraScurro » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:03 am

There's a link on installing joomla 1.5 in that beginners post. I could only find a 1.0 on the download page. Is there a 1.5 package I should be looking for?

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

Post by Jenny » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:09 am

1.0.12 is the latest stable release. 

1.5 is in beta status and not meant for production or live sites.  You can download nightly builds from this page: http://dev.joomla.org/content/view/17/60/
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by KiraScurro » Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:05 pm

oh, ok.  thanks so much for the prompt reply.

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

Post by buntrosgali » Tue May 15, 2007 12:12 pm

ITS OK I FIGURED IT OUT!!!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by mar_a » Sat May 19, 2007 5:50 pm

As an absolute beginner using Joomla, this thread has helped me a lot...

Thanks for the step by step guide and all the links provided.

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

Post by doctorhands » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:08 am

This link seems to be broken. Is there an alternate link available?

http://forge.joomla.org/sf/frs/do/viewS ... _suite/frs

Thanks,

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Re: link not working

Post by Indeman » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:27 pm

The link to Russ Winter's Joomla! HISA: Health Installation and Security Audit Tool on the  Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla! (updated)  « on: March 18, 2006, 11:53:21 AM »
  is not working.

Where can I find a tool to check if my website host server is "ready for Joomla" . ?

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

Post by Jenny » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:31 pm

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

Thanks for letting us know I will put in a request for that link to be updated.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by Robin » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:45 pm

Thanks for the heads up, link has been updated

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

Post by Indeman » Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:36 pm

Thanks MMMedia & RobInk for the quick response.
You have posted a link to Russ Winter's Joomla! HISA http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/hisa/ .
This link resides on the site joomlacode.org . I had to register on that forum as well just to access the link.
I find that the forum says

# this is an Open Source resource ....
# this is a developer resource for Open Source code ... it is not for commercial projects, non-code projects (ie: it is not a file hosting facility)

Could there be a more appropriate way to access useful files by new users of joomla than to access a forum which says its not a "file hosting facility" ?

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

Post by Indeman » Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:53 pm

When I tried accessing Joomla! HISA  even after registering on joomlacode.org I get the message "Permission Denied" when i click the download link. Any ideas where i can find the file? any earlier versions?

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

Post by Jenny » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:00 pm

I think you must be clicking on the wrong link.  I just went there I am not logged in or registered and I could download just fine.

You go to the HISA main page.  You think click on the tab FILES.  You then click on the zip file you wish to download.

http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/hisa/frs/&nbsp; <---that is a link to the FILES tab.

You do not have to register at joomlacode to download files.  That is not a forum, it is a source code forge.  It is a place for developers that are working on free GPL licensed code to have their code, track bugs, and communicate with people that may have code fixes. 

It is user friendly.  It is not a file hosting facility.  It is a place where coders can keep and work on their source code and distribute their files to end users.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by Indeman » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:05 pm

MMMedia Pardon the naivety! got it right this time.

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

Post by Jenny » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:06 pm

Good luck with your testing!  :)
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Re: DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Post by cafeRg » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:31 am

well i had a request for help here ..but i guess you moved it ..which is cool but where did you move it?

                        :o


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