How to Use Joomla to Create a Simple Website

How to Use Joomla to Create a Simple Website

I started using Joomla some time ago and I must admit that it’s not merely one with the easiest Content Management System specifically beginners. It doesn’t include an in-depth manual that explains how to develop a website from scratch. The user manual (even before writing) is based on the functional aspect instead of looking in the users’ perspective.

Over time, I found which it usually takes 5 steps to generate a basic website using the Joomla Content Management System. I am sharing these 5 steps below to help you should you still cannot figure it out after looking over the manual. Please note that these steps will still only help if you first look in the official user manual provided by the Joomla Developers.

The starting point is usually to draft your site map (in three levels depth) on a notepad. Take a Beauty and Spa website, for instance, assuming the most notable level is Home, which branches to two children each namely services and products. Services will branch off to another two children namely Massage and Facial. Products will branch away and off to Toner and Cleanser. After you have three degrees of the site map, you can now classify Home as Section, products as Categories, and four with the rest as articles. Articles are often known as website pages in Joomla context.

The second step would be to create a section(s) in the Joomla Content Management System. For this example, you will still only have one section – …

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