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What should i learn to be a joomla website developer?

Post by VyVy » Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:56 am

Hi Guys,

I'm not a professional website developer or designer. I don't know coding, just a little bit for customize.
I self learned joomla and using it with a template and plugins components to make several own websites.
Now there are some people asking about my website and want to make a similar one.
How should make the charge?

I am fascinating about joomla, and will learn the wordpress later.
What should I learn more so that i can make website with them for other people?


Thanks.
Last edited by pe7er on Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:07 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Changed title

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Re: How much should I charge to make a joomla website.

Post by pe7er » Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:27 am

VyVy wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:56 am
What should I learn more so that i can make website with them for other people?
That depends on your knowledge and your interests.

What part of creating websites do you like best?
And what are your best qualities with making websites?

I would invest time to get more experienced in the things you like best, and/or interest you the most.
And I would search other Joomla websites builders to work together on websites for the parts that you don't like or where your feel that you lack knowledge.
Working with others can be fun, you might complement each other and you both might learn new stuff..
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Re: How much should I charge to make a joomla website.

Post by VyVy » Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:50 am

@ pe7er

Hi Peter, I appreciate your advice! follow the ones i interest in most... it's definitely the direction i should start and go. :)

from this post, viewtopic.php?t=934391


“- Beginner - Can use Joomla - write articles, assign articles to categories, create new categories, crew menu items
- Intermediate - Can install extensions, configure extensions
- Advanced - Can install Joomla from scratch - install and configure templates, modify codes
- Expert - Can do all the above + can create new extensions/modify Joomla's core to address functionality/performance/security problems.”

I can do the work refer to the "advanced" level.. haha am I advanced level? i think far behind it.

what kind of content should i learn besides the joomla itself? what i can think now is "graphic making" and "coding"....
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Re: How much should I charge to make a joomla website.

Post by VyVy » Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:55 am

I think I'd better change the topic title to "what should i learn to be a joomla website developer? "

How can i change the title...

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Re: What should i learn to be a joomla website developer?

Post by pe7er » Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:30 am

I've changed the topic title for you.

You need all kinds of expertise to create a website.
Maybe you could specialize in a few areas that you already know.
And start learning a few new areas that you find interesting.


Non-technical expertise:
- text writing / content editing
- marketing

Some technical expertise:
- creating websites by using the Joomla core functionality, and add non-core template and extensions to implement what the clients wants

More technical expertise:
- SEO
- creating template overrides

Technical expertise:
Technical Job vacancies for specialized web developers often ask for a Front-end or Back-end developer

Front-end developers develop the client site of a website
- graphic design
- HTML/CSS/JS
- Joomla template

Back-end developers develop the server site of a website and the functional part of web applications
- PHP/MySQL (coding)
- Joomla extension programming

or "Full stack developer" who develop both client and server software
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Re: What should i learn to be a joomla website developer?

Post by VyVy » Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:55 pm

Hi Peter,
Thanks so much for your reply.
I think i'm in this stage now:
"More technical expertise:
- SEO
- creating template overrides".


Your reply gives me a clear mind or the road to go, in which stage what i need to learn, and what i can do.
I know there are so much more to learn, but this is really a clear direction.

Thanks again. :)

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Re: What should i learn to be a joomla website developer?

Post by JAVesey » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:46 pm

VyVy wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:56 am
What should i learn to be a joomla website developer?
Joomla :D

This is a public information post ;)
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Re: What should i learn to be a joomla website developer?

Post by AMurray » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:48 pm

The one thing not mentioned in this thread is the documentation: https://docs.joomla.org. That's the place to start. Video tutorials: https://community.joomla.org/joomla-training.html may also help.

Also for general information on HTML, CSS and the like, I would refer to https://www.w3schools.com to gain basic understanding - or to expand the knowledge you already have.
Regards - A Murray

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Re: What should i learn to be a joomla website developer?

Post by RoselandDigital » Mon May 03, 2021 10:57 am

I'll add that what you don't need to do to become a Joomla dev is go to college, I taught myself just from watching [youtube] videos about Joomla. It took some time, but I've never had a client object.
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Re: What should i learn to be a joomla website developer?

Post by darb » Sat May 08, 2021 5:06 pm

One tips is to be expert of "building complex application fast" for clients using Joomla Component Builder JCB. Its a smart tool for "web developers" https://extensions.joomla.org/extension ... t-builder/ its a lot of videos there to learn from and experts advice.

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Re: What should i learn to be a joomla website developer?

Post by leolam » Sun May 09, 2021 6:18 pm

Why are you guys replying to a December 2020 post? Curious

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Re: What should i learn to be a joomla website developer?

Post by VyVy » Thu May 13, 2021 5:32 am

Thanks for all your information.

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Re: What should i learn to be a joomla website developer?

Post by VyVy » Thu May 13, 2021 5:45 am

leolam wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 6:18 pm
Why are you guys replying to a December 2020 post? Curious

Leo 8)


I think all your valuable replies, they are not only helpful for only the one who asked the question, but also helpful for so many other joomla beginners. All your replies would be a big encouragement or a start point for them.

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Re: What should i learn to be a joomla website developer?

Post by darb » Thu May 13, 2021 4:43 pm

leolam wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 6:18 pm
Why are you guys replying to a December 2020 post? Curious

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People using Google and come here to this post and get a first impression of Joomla. Its a lot of WP tribe post here trying to talk bad about Joomla and convert them to the sect.


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