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DISCUSSION: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:34 pm
by AmyStephen
MOD NOTE: DISCUSSION THREAD FROM THIS POST: http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,47524.0.html

Re: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:24 pm
by Damienov
exellent
fun to read too
but lose the color marker... my eyes hurt  :P

Re: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:18 am
by eddyyanto
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-

Re: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:54 am
by eddyyanto
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.  :)

Re: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:30 am
by guilliam
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! :)

- g

Re: Absolute beginner using Joomla--Getting Started Suggestions

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:02 am
by Damienov
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
Image
perhaps we can finally use it  ;)

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

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:35 am
by Jenny
Great FAQ guys!  Good job. :-*

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

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:58 am
by compass
uploaded an avatar
woof?

(nice work)

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

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:02 am
by AmyStephen
lol  :D

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

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:12 am
by kenmcd
Go Amy!

Just saw your FAQ.
Nice job.
:)

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

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:18 am
by AmyStephen
Thanks...Damienov and I had fun!

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

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:35 am
by Damienov
AmyStephen wrote: Thanks...Damienov and I had fun!
who? me??
naah cuz i cant swing my lightsaber in the forum  :P

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

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:36 am
by AmyStephen
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!

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

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:42 am
by Damienov
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  ;)

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

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:43 am
by AmyStephen
Thanks, Damienov!

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

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:06 am
by dmreid
:-\  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?

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

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:11 am
by eddyyanto
Download Joomla_1_0_Quick_Start_Guide_v3.pdf here: http://www.redevolution.com/component/o ... Itemid,41/

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

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:57 am
by AmyStephen
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

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

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:21 pm
by phoebe
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.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:22 pm
by AmyStephen
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!

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

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:10 pm
by hityourhead
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!

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

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:18 pm
by JoeJoomla
"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.

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

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:21 pm
by AmyStephen
Thanks Hit and JoeJoomla!

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

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

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:11 pm
by JoeJoomla
AmyStephen wrote: Thanks Hit and JoeJoomla!

JoeJoomla - did you see the last line?   :)  lol Amy
Yes I did.  :-[

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

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:16 pm
by AmyStephen
:)  :)  :) I have waited SOOOO long, JoeJoomla!  :)  :)  :)

Is there any video tutorials?

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:02 pm
by hdavidfrey
Amy,

Do you know of any video tutorials for joomla training?

David

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

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:17 pm
by AmyStephen
Check out what Joe has on

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

Thanks!
Amy

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

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:15 am
by betrocker
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

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

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:46 am
by AmyStephen
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!
Amy

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

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 4:02 am
by self
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.