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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.
Most of the content below applies to Joomla! 1.5 only.
The content in this box applies to Joomla! 1.5 only.
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.
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.
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.
For IIS you can install the Windows Web platform.
There are many great things you can do with Mootools, included in Joomla! v 1.5. Check out these resources to learn how: