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These instructions are totally missing the mark.
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Many first time users will be trying to learn to contribute to an existing Joomla website where they see no "Usermenu" and no option to "Submit a page. Here it assumed that one starts with the Joomla Sample site. Therefore, first give the URL and put the reader on that page.   
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Assume we are that empty page.
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The first step should be "Type your article in the large text field."; otherwise "Page break" and "Read More" make no sense.
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Joomla is losing a potential user at step one.
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If this is characteristic of Joomla documentation, we have a bigger problem.
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"Add images to your document. You can select previously uploaded pictures, give a direct URL to an image or upload your own image. (optional)"  
 
"Add images to your document. You can select previously uploaded pictures, give a direct URL to an image or upload your own image. (optional)"  
 
- No, you can not, at least not in the window we are. Please fix it.
 
- No, you can not, at least not in the window we are. Please fix it.
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"Add a readmore tag to your article. Anything past the readmore tag can only be seen if the article is viewed individually. (optional)"
 
"Add a readmore tag to your article. Anything past the readmore tag can only be seen if the article is viewed individually. (optional)"
 
- This ain't possible either. please fix it.
 
- This ain't possible either. please fix it.
 
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: Solved. [[User:Saddam|Saddam]] 08:43, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
 
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Latest revision as of 18:07, 26 May 2011

These instructions are totally missing the mark.

Many first time users will be trying to learn to contribute to an existing Joomla website where they see no "Usermenu" and no option to "Submit a page. Here it assumed that one starts with the Joomla Sample site. Therefore, first give the URL and put the reader on that page. Assume we are that empty page. The first step should be "Type your article in the large text field."; otherwise "Page break" and "Read More" make no sense.

Joomla is losing a potential user at step one. If this is characteristic of Joomla documentation, we have a bigger problem.


"Add images to your document. You can select previously uploaded pictures, give a direct URL to an image or upload your own image. (optional)" - No, you can not, at least not in the window we are. Please fix it.

"Add pagebreaks to your article. Pagebreaks make a table of contents for your article. (optional)" - This ain't possible either. please fix it.

"Add a readmore tag to your article. Anything past the readmore tag can only be seen if the article is viewed individually. (optional)" - This ain't possible either. please fix it.

Solved. Saddam 08:43, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

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  • Click on "Add new article"