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Now you're ready to start making your own articles, weblinks, contacts, banners, and newsfeeds. Before you jump into doing this you may want to review [[Planning Your Web site]]. Or if you want to convert your current website to Joomla!, read [[Converting an existing website to a Joomla! website]].
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Before you jump into making your own articles, categories, tags, web links, contacts, banners, and news feeds, you may want to review [[Planning Your Web site]]. For example, deciding if you want to [[Enabling Search Engine Friendly (SEF) URLs|enable Search Engine Friendly URLs]] and how enabling or disabling [[Search Engine Friendly URLs]] later will destroy the rankings your pages acquired with search engines such as Google, MSN and Yahoo.
  
Before you do anything else, you should decide if you want to [[Enabling Search Engine Friendly (SEF) URLs|enable Search Engine Friendly URLs]] ([[Search Engine Friendly URLs|described here]]). Enabling or disabling them later will destroy the rankings your pages will have acquired with search engines.
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Perhaps you already have a website. Then you should read "[[Converting an existing website to a Joomla! website]]" and learn more about converting your static website.
  
 
One of the first tasks you may want to do is to modify one of the templates that comes with Joomla! so that it displays your site name and logo.
 
One of the first tasks you may want to do is to modify one of the templates that comes with Joomla! so that it displays your site name and logo.

Revision as of 21:28, 17 August 2013

Before you jump into making your own articles, categories, tags, web links, contacts, banners, and news feeds, you may want to review Planning Your Web site. For example, deciding if you want to enable Search Engine Friendly URLs and how enabling or disabling Search Engine Friendly URLs later will destroy the rankings your pages acquired with search engines such as Google, MSN and Yahoo.

Perhaps you already have a website. Then you should read "Converting an existing website to a Joomla! website" and learn more about converting your static website.

One of the first tasks you may want to do is to modify one of the templates that comes with Joomla! so that it displays your site name and logo.

Finally, you may want to install one or more of the thousands of extensions to Joomla!. Most Joomla! extensions are listed in the official Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED). Once you've found an extension to install, Installing an extension will tell you how to install it.

Please remember that all extensions are developed by independent developers. If you need help with a specific extension the best source will be that developer.

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