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These articles and tutorials cover more advanced topics for Joomla! administrators and web masters. If you are brand new to Joomla! or using a CMS (content managment system), you should start on the beginners page.


Exploring the Possibilities with Joomla! Core

Joomla! Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization is the practice of doing whatever is needed to help make your Web site rank higher in return results for a search engine. For some, this is very important aspect of attracting visitors to their site. Most experts agree, however, that the single best way to improve your chance of getting attention on the Internet is to provide good content on a regular basis. There are several things that you can do using core functionality to make your Joomla! Web site more SEO friendly. Here are some important areas to focus.

Learn to Backup and Restore

Learn to backup your Joomla! database. Learn to restore your Joomla! database. Frequent backups are the best way to make sure you can recover if your site has a problem. This video entitled How to backup and restore a Joomla! database using phpMyAdmin by kristofdb.

Recovering Your System Administration Password

Converting an Existing Website to Joomla!

Check out the Converting an existing website to a Joomla! website guide for great step by step instructions.

Learning the Basics of Joomla! Templating

Creating a Local Joomla! Installation

People creating complex websites often like to work on their own computer and to move the whole site to their web server when it is ready.

To do this you will need to install a webserver (such as Apache or IIS), PHP and MySQL on your local machine. There are a number of tools that make it easy to do this.

Apache

For Apache you can install XAMPP and then perform a normal web based Joomla! installation on your computer.

The Joomla! Quickstart Guide and accompanying video explain XAMPP installation in detail.

IIS

For IIS you can install the Windows Web platform.

Using Mootools

There are many great things you can do with Mootools, included in Joomla! v 1.5. Check out these resources to learn how: