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

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:33 pm
by AmyStephen
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 :)

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

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:37 pm
by asti
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!
Image

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

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:01 pm
by danflory
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.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:10 pm
by asti
Where........ ???

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:53 pm
by Asgeir
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
Asgeir

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:57 pm
by asti
: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

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

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:41 am
by Catbox
What a great experience setting up Joomla on  my website... great job developers... very intuitive...  CB

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

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:36 am
by dax702
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?

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

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:58 am
by joome
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?

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

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:23 pm
by drsoliver
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

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

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:06 am
by douglerner
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,

doug

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

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:39 am
by Asphyx
You unpublish them or assign them to new locations in the module - site module section.

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

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:48 pm
by shanemanji
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 !

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

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:00 pm
by ish1301
hi guys,

u forced me to say really nice article  8)

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

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:38 am
by spenceh
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

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

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:03 am
by KiraScurro
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?

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

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:09 am
by Jenny
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/

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

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:05 pm
by KiraScurro
oh, ok.  thanks so much for the prompt reply.

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

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:12 pm
by buntrosgali
ITS OK I FIGURED IT OUT!!!  ;D ;D ;D

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

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 5:50 pm
by mar_a
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.

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

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:08 am
by doctorhands
This link seems to be broken. Is there an alternate link available?

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

Thanks,

Rich

Re: link not working

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:27 pm
by Indeman
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" . ?

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

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:31 pm
by Jenny
http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/hisa/

Thanks for letting us know I will put in a request for that link to be updated.

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

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:45 pm
by Robin
Thanks for the heads up, link has been updated

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

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:36 pm
by Indeman
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" ?

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

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:53 pm
by Indeman
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?

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

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:00 pm
by Jenny
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.

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

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:05 pm
by Indeman
MMMedia Pardon the naivety! got it right this time.

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

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:06 pm
by Jenny
Good luck with your testing!  :)

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

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:31 am
by cafeRg
well i had a request for help here ..but i guess you moved it ..which is cool but where did you move it?

                        :o