Joomla is a free and open source content management system (CMS) developed by the Foundation for Online Education (F.O.E.) It is very user friendly and can be used in a variety of environments.
If you have an existing website that is struggling to be visited, then Joomla could be just what you need. Here is a simple explanation of how this system works.
You will find a page on your website that is called a ‘gallery’. This page allows visitors to comment on and add to your website. Comments are moderated before they are added to the website. Most of the times these comments are filled with useful content for your website and as more information is added to the website, the comments from visitors will gradually increase.
The gallery pages of your website are also called ‘articles’. These articles are structured in a way where the visitor has to agree to their content before being able to view them. This process of authorisation for viewing an article is called ‘sharing’ an article. A ‘article author’ is the person or organisation that signs up to be the ‘article author’ for an article.
Each article or gallery page in Joomla contains a ‘content’ section which will contain your articles and photos. When your visitor adds an article to their gallery or article, the content of that article is added to the ‘Content’ section of the page. If you wish, you can add other websites, blogs, forums and e-books into your Joomla content. In most cases these sites are then added into the ‘Content’ section of the Joomla pages.
It is possible to edit an article in Joomla. If you want to change the contents, you can go to ‘Settings’ and click on ‘Edit’. When editing an article in Joomla, there is a ‘Search’ option available to the visitor. When searching, the visitor may have to enter a keyword or phrase that they want to search for. The phrase will be entered into the search engine and the results will be shown to the visitor.
After searching for what you want to search for, a ‘Save’ option will appear. If you want to save the changes you make, you can click on ‘Save Changes’ and then click on ‘OK’ to confirm.
As soon as you make changes to an article, you will be able to see it on the ‘Articles’ section of the Joomla Gallery page. The ‘Articles’ section of the gallery page is different to the other sections of the website. On the ‘Articles’ section, the visitor will have to approve of the changes you have made before viewing the article. These changes include things such as adding new photos or removing information.
The ‘Articles’ section in Joomla is used to display the content you have added. However, if you want to see all the articles, you can go to ‘Pages’ and click on ‘Articles’. There you will be able to see all the articles on your website.
When you add new information or content to your website, it can sometimes take a while for it to be displayed in your website. On occasion there may be problems loading the content. When this happens, you should try and restart your Joomla CMS to resolve the problem.