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{{Inuse|1 Day}}'''Joomla Core Features:'''
 
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'''Joomla Core Features:'''
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'''Components'''
 
'''Components'''
  
'''A Banner'''
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'''1 Banner'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
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'''B Contacts'''
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'''Sub Components'''
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'''Banners'''
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'''Clients'''
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'''Tracks'''
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'''Categories'''
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'''2 Contacts'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
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'''C Newsfeeds'''
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'''Sub Components'''
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'''Contacts'''
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'''Categories'''
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'''3 Messaging'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''Sub Components'''
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'''New Private Message'''
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'''Read Private Messages'''
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'''4 Newsfeeds'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
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'''D Polls'''
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'''Sub Components'''
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'''Feeds'''
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'''Categories'''
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'''5 Polls – Currently Missing'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
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'''E Search'''
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'''6 Search'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
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'''F Weblinks'''
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'''7 Weblinks'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
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Weblinks are managed in categories and have various parameters such as "Target" (e.g. "New Window with Browser Navigation") and "Description."
 
Weblinks are managed in categories and have various parameters such as "Target" (e.g. "New Window with Browser Navigation") and "Description."
  
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'''Sub Components'''
  
'''Modules'''
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'''Links'''
  
'''A Archived Content'''
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'''Categories'''
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'''8 Redirect'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''9 System Info'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''10 Articles'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''11 Cache Manager'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''12 Categories'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''13 Checkin'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''14 Configuration Manager'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''15 Control Panel'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''16 Installation Manager'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''17 Language Manager'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''18 Login'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''19 Mail to'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''20 media Manager'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''21 Menus Manager'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''22 Module Manager'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''23 Plugins manager'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''24 Templates Manager'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''25 Users Manager'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''26 Wrapper '''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''Front End Modules'''
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'''1 Archived Articles'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
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'''B Banners & Feed'''
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'''2 Articles - News Flash'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
Both the "Banners" and "Feed" modules are the front-end display mechanism for their respective components. Both can be configured to display specific items on specific pages. Standard module parameters such as "Menu Assignment" and "Details" are available.
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The "Newsflash" module displays Content Items from a specific Section/Category list. Standard module parameters such as "Menu Assignment" and "Details" are available.  
  
  
'''C Custom HTML'''
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'''3 Articles - Related Articles'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "Custom HTML" module allows the creation of a custom module. "Custom HTML" modules may contain any HTML based content, including text, images and links.
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The "Related Items" module utilizes the meta-data associated with each piece of content. The module will display content items with the same keywords, and therefore of a similar subject, giving the user added value to the amount of detail that are able to obtain from a web site. Hence, it is important to ensure that the keywords accurately reflect the specific content in every item, otherwise the advantages are rapidly lost and will significantly detract from the user experience. Less is definitely more (provided they are accurate).
  
  
'''D Breadcrumbs'''
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'''4 Articles – Categories'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''5 Articles – Category'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''6 Banners'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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Both the "Banners" and "Feed" modules are the front-end display mechanism for their respective components. Both can be configured to display specific items on specific pages. Standard module parameters such as "Menu Assignment" and "Details" are available.
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'''7 Breadcrumbs'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
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'''E Footer'''
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'''8 Custom HTML – Front End'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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The "Custom HTML" module allows the creation of a custom module. "Custom HTML" modules may contain any HTML based content, including text, images and links.
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'''9 Feed Display – Front End'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''10 Footer'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
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'''F Login'''
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'''11 Language Switcher'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''12 Latest News'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''13 Latest Users'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''14 Login'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
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'''G Menu'''
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'''15 Menu'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
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'''H Most Read & Latest News'''
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'''16 Most Read Content'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
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'''I News Flash'''
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'''17 Random Image'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "Newsflash" module displays Content Items from a specific Section/Category list. Standard module parameters such as "Menu Assignment" and "Details" are available.  
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The "Random Image" module displays a random image from the contents of a specific image folder. This folder is set via the parameters dialogue. Standard module parameters such as "Menu Assignment" and "Details" are available in addition to certain "Advanced Parameters."
  
  
'''J Polls'''
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'''18 Polls - Missing'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
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'''K Random Image'''
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'''19 Search'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "Random Image" module displays a random image from the contents of a specific image folder. This folder is set via the parameters dialogue. Standard module parameters such as "Menu Assignment" and "Details" are available in addition to certain "Advanced Parameters."
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The "Search" module provides the user with the ability to instantly perform a basic search from their current location and to be taken directly to the results. This removes the need to navigate to a search dialogue.
  
  
'''L Related Items'''
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'''20 Statistics'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "Related Items" module utilises the meta-data associated with each piece of content. The module will display content items with the same keywords, and therefore of a similar subject, giving the user added value to the amount of detail that are able to obtain from a web site. Hence, it is important to ensure that the keywords accurately reflect the specific content in every item, otherwise the advantages are rapidly lost and will significantly detract from the user experience. Less is definitely more (provided they are accurate).
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The "Statistics" module displays a basic list of information about the server and Joomla! Installation. Information displayed includes Server OS, PHP Version, MySQL Version, Time, Caching, GZIP, Members, Content, Weblinks, and Content View Hits.
  
  
'''M Search'''
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'''21 Syndication Feeds'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "Search" module provides the user with the ability to instantly perform a basic search from their current location and to be taken directly to the results. This removes the need to navigate to a search dialogue.
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The "Syndicate" module displays a pictorial list of all the Feed types that are available for the web site. The module works in conjunction with the Syndicate Component where the actual feed details are configured.
  
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A website user wishing to add the fee would them simply need to right click the module image and copy the link location to their News Feed reader, or as is more common these days, use their News Feed reader or Browse to automatically add the Feed.
  
'''N Sections'''
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'''22 Who's Online'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "Sections" module shows a list of all Article Sections configured in the your web sites database. If the parameter "Show Unauthorised Links" is set to No, the list will be limited to the Sections the User's access level permits them to see.
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The "Who's Online" module provides a basic display of the number of Guests (unregistered vistors) and how many members (registered users that are logged in) are connected to the website at the time the web page was queried. The module can be set to display the names of the Members who are logged in.
  
  
'''O Statistics'''
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'''23 Wrapper'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "Statistics" module displays a basic list of information about the server and Joomla! Installation. Information displayed includes Server OS, PHP Version, MySQL Version, Time, Caching, GZIP, Members, Content, Weblinks, and Content View Hits.
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The "Wrapper" module wraps another web page directly into the website at a specific location determined by the module position. The web page is inserted as an inline frame into the web site layout template. The module can be used to display another web site, but also alternative pages from within the website is is installed upon, as well as allowing completely independent applications and scripts to be run on the web site and output their displays/information as if an integral part of the website.
  
  
'''P Syndicate'''
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'''Back End Modules'''
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'''1 Admin Sub-Menu'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "Syndicate" module displays a pictorial list of all the Feed types that are available for the web site. The module works in conjunction with the Syndicate Component where the actual feed details are configured.
 
  
A website user wishing to add the fee would them simply need to right click the module image and copy the link location to their News Feed reader, or as is more common these days, use their News Feed reader or Browse to automatically add the Feed.
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'''2 Administrator Menu'''
  
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'''Functional Overview'''
  
'''Q Who's Online'''
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'''3 Custom HTML'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "Who's Online" module provides a basic display of the number of Guests (unregistered vistors) and how many members (registered users that are logged in) are connected to the website at the time the web page was queried. The module can be set to display the names of the Members who are logged in.
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The "Custom HTML" module allows the creation of a custom module. "Custom HTML" modules may contain any HTML based content, including text, images and links.
  
  
'''R Wrapper'''
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'''4 Feed Display'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "Wrapper" module wraps another web page directly into the website at a specific location determined by the module position. The web page is inserted as an inline frame into the web site layout template. The module can be used to display another web site, but also alternative pages from within the website is is installed upon, as well as allowing completely independent applications and scripts to be run on the web site and output their displays/information as if an integral part of the website.
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'''5 Latest News'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''6 Logged in Users'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''7 Login Form'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''8 Popular Articles'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''9 Quick Icons'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''10 Title'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''11 Toolbar'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''12 Unread Messages'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''13 User Status'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''14 Users Online'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
  
  
 
'''Plugins'''
 
'''Plugins'''
  
'''A Authentication (Joomla!, LDAP, OpenID, GMail)'''
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'''1 Authentication (GMail)'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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The "Authentication" plugins add different form of user authentication to your site. The Joomla! Authentication plugin involves initially registering at the web site and then confirming your identity through a confirmation email. The GMail Authentication plugins use prexisting databases to authenticate the user. By signing in with a GMail account, steps will be eliminated from the registration process. By default, only the Joomla! Authentication plugin is enabled.
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'''2 Authentication (Joomla!)'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
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'''B Cache'''
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'''3 Authentication (LDAP)'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "Cache" Plugin provides page caching functionality. This reduces server load and lag. By caching the pages, new pages do not have to be generated as often, however, the benefits of caching require high traffic levels to be noticeable.
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The "Authentication" plugins add different form of user authentication to your site. The Joomla! Authentication plugin involves initially registering at the web site and then confirming your identity through a confirmation email. The OpenID and GMail Authentication plugins use prexisting databases to authenticate the user. By signing in with a GMail or OpenID account, steps will be eliminated from the registration process. By default, only the Joomla! Authentication plugin is enabled.
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'''4 Authentication (OpenID)'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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The "Authentication" plugins add different form of user authentication to your site. The Joomla! Authentication plugin involves initially registering at the web site and then confirming your identity through a confirmation email. The OpenID and GMail Authentication plugins use prexisting databases to authenticate the user. By signing in with a GMail or OpenID account, steps will be eliminated from the registration process. By default, only the Joomla! Authentication plugin is enabled.
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'''6 Button – Article'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''7 Button – Image'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''8 Button – Pagebreak'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''9 Button – Readmore'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
  
  
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'''10 Content - Code Highlighter (GeSHi)'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
<nowiki>GeSHi is an Open Source syntax highlighter program that helps illustrate different code languages such as PHP, JavaScript, HTML, each in a different colour, to assist with the readability of a code entry in a Content Item. This code entry must be encased within a <pre>...</pre> element that defines a block of preformatted code. In this Plugin form, GeSHi is installed with the ability to highlight CSS, HTML4 (strict), JavaScript, PHP,</nowiki>
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<nowiki>GeSHi is an Open Source syntax highlighter program that helps illustrate different code languages such as PHP, JavaScript, HTML, each in a different colour, to assist with the readability of a code entry in a Content Item. This code entry must be encased within a <pre>...</pre> element </nowiki>that defines a block of preformatted code. In this Plugin form, GeSHi is installed with the ability to highlight CSS, HTML4 (strict), JavaScript, PHP,
  
 
PHP brief, MySQL, SQL, and XML.  
 
PHP brief, MySQL, SQL, and XML.  
  
  
'''D Email Cloaking'''
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'''11 Content - Email Cloaking'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
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'''E Editors (TinyMCE 2.1 & Xstandard Lite for Joomla!)'''
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'''12 Content – Load Modules'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
Both the TinyMCE 2.1 and the Xstandard Lite for Joomla! plugins are WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors. They allow for the creation of Content Items and editing descriptions among other tasks.
 
  
TinyMCE 2.1 is both the default and most feature rich editor. It offers all the features that are needed for standard use. The default editor may be set from the "Global Configuration" dialogue.
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'''13 Content – Page Navigation'''
  
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'''Functional Overview'''
  
'''F Editors-XTD (Image, Page Break, Readmore)'''
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'''14 Content – Pagebreak'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
These Plugins add important functionality to the front-end for viewing content and the back-end for enabling and configuring this functionality.
 
  
The Image Editor-XTD Plugin displays a button to make it possible to insert images into an Article. The button causes a popup to be displayed allowing you to configure the image's properties, and to upload new image files. The Pagebreak Editor-XTD Plugin provides a button to enable a pagebreak to be inserted into an Article. A popup allows you to configure the settings to be used, such as "Title." The Readmore Editor-XTD Plugin enables a button to be available that allows you to easily insert the ''"Read more..." ''link into an Article.
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'''15 Content – Vote'''
  
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'''Functional Overview'''
  
'''G Legacy'''
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'''16 Editor – CodeMirror'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "Legacy" Plugin adds Legacy support for Joomla! 1.0. This Plugin allows existing components, mambots, templates and modules to function in Joomla! 1.5. By default, the "Legacy" Plugin is disabled, but can be enabled if required. It is recommended to use extensions that run natively in Joomla! 1.5.
 
  
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'''17 Editor – None'''
  
'''H Rating'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''18 Editors (TinyMCE)'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "Search" Plugin adds the functionality of a reader rating system to the Content Items in the Front-end of the web site. This is the sequence of 5 image objects that are "lit up" in accordance with the selections made by the Users in the Front-end. By default, this Plugin is not enabled.
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Both the TinyMCE 2.1 is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors. They allow for the creation of Content Items and editing descriptions among other tasks.
  
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TinyMCE 2.1 is both the default and most feature rich editor. It offers all the features that are needed for standard use. The default editor may be set from the "Global Configuration" dialogue.
  
'''I Search (Categories, Newsfeeds, Sections, Contacts, Content, Weblinks)'''
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'''19 Extension – Joomla'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''20 Search Categories'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview '''
 
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'''J SEF'''
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'''21 Search – Contacts'''
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'''Functional Overview '''
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The various "Search" Plugins enable the Search component to search all types of content on your website. The different plugins are for each type of content, allowing the enabling and disabling of searching the different types of content. Through using this methodology, content stored and managed by third party components can be searched if an appropriate plugin is made available.
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'''22 Search – Content'''
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'''Functional Overview '''
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The various "Search" Plugins enable the Search component to search all types of content on your website. The different plugins are for each type of content, allowing the enabling and disabling of searching the different types of content. Through using this methodology, content stored and managed by third party components can be searched if an appropriate plugin is made available.
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'''23 Search – NewsFeeds'''
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'''Functional Overview '''
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The various "Search" Plugins enable the Search component to search all types of content on your website. The different plugins are for each type of content, allowing the enabling and disabling of searching the different types of content. Through using this methodology, content stored and managed by third party components can be searched if an appropriate plugin is made available.
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'''24 Search – Weblinks'''
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'''Functional Overview '''
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The various "Search" Plugins enable the Search component to search all types of content on your website. The different plugins are for each type of content, allowing the enabling and disabling of searching the different types of content. Through using this methodology, content stored and managed by third party components can be searched if an appropriate plugin is made available.
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'''25 System – Cache'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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The "Cache" Plugin provides page caching functionality. This reduces server load and lag. By caching the pages, new pages do not have to be generated as often, however, the benefits of caching require high traffic levels to be noticeable.
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'''26 System – Debug'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''27System Language Filter'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''28 System – Log'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''29 System – Redirect'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''30 System – Remember Me'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''31 SEF'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
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'''K XML-RPC (Blogger API, Joomla! API)'''
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'''32 User – Contact Creator'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "XML-RPC" (Extensible Markup Language – Remote Procedure Call) Plugin adds XML-RPC functionality to Joomla! The "XML-RPC Blogger API" allows third party applications, such as w.bloggar, to talk to Joomla!, giving the user the ability to remotely edit, add, delete and publish content items. The "XML-RPC Joomla! API" adds further Joomla! specific functionality through compliant third party applications.
 
  
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'''33 User – Joomla!'''
  
'''Templates'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
  
'''A RHUK Milkyway'''
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'''34 User – Profile'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
'''Functional Overview'''
  
The "RHUK Milkyway" template is the default template for a Joomla! Installation. The clean design of this template makes it very lightweight and fast. The template has three parameters for setting the "Colour Variation," "Background Variation," and "Template Width."
 
  
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'''H Rating -- Missing'''
  
'''B Beez'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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The "Search" Plugin adds the functionality of a reader rating system to the Content Items in the Front-end of the web site. This is the sequence of 5 image objects that are "lit up" in accordance with the selections made by the Users in the Front-end. By default, this Plugin is not enabled.
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'''Templates'''
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'''Front End Templates'''
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'''1 Beez5'''
  
 
'''Functional Overview'''
 
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This template is an exmaple to demonstrate the new accessibilty features in Joomla! 1.5. It serves as a basis and can be modified and extended as much as you wish.
 
This template is an exmaple to demonstrate the new accessibilty features in Joomla! 1.5. It serves as a basis and can be modified and extended as much as you wish.
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'''2 Atomic'''
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'''3 beez_20'''
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'''4 RHUK Milkyway'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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The "RHUK Milkyway" template is the default template for a Joomla! Installation. The clean design of this template makes it very lightweight and fast. The template has three parameters for setting the "Colour Variation," "Background Variation," and "Template Width."
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'''Admin Templates'''
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'''1 Hathor Administrative template'''
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'''2 BlueStork'''
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'''Admin Languages'''
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'''English (United Kingdom)'''
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'''English (United States)'''
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'''Front End Languages'''
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'''English (United Kingdom)'''
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'''English (United States)'''
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'''Libraries'''
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'''Bitfolge'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''Joomla Web Application Framework'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''PHPMailer'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''SimplePie'''
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'''Functional Overview'''
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'''Functional Overview'''

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Joomla Core Features:

Components

1 Banner

Functional Overview

The "Banner" component allows the user to manage banners by Categories and Clients. The "Banners Manager" has three tabs, "Banners," "Clients," and "Categories." The "Banners" tab shows a detailed list of active (published and unpublished) banners within the website. It also provides the ability to add new or edit existing banners and their details. The "Clients" tab shows list of clients and their contact details. The "Categories" tab allows whole categories of banners to be organised and "Published" status changed. Each banner is managed individually with various parameters for essential information such as

"Impressions Purchased" and "Click URL."


Sub Components

Banners

Clients

Tracks

Categories


2 Contacts

Functional Overview

The "Contacts" component allows the user to manage a Contacts directory with regard to the Contacts within the web site. The "Contacts" tab shows a detailed list of active (published and unpublished) contacts. It also provides the ability to add new or edit existing contacts and their details.

The "Categories" tab allows whole categories of contacts to be organised and "Published" status changed.


Sub Components

Contacts

Categories


3 Messaging

Functional Overview

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Sub Components

New Private Message

Read Private Messages


4 Newsfeeds

Functional Overview

The "Newsfeeds" component enables the most recent articles from external web sites feeds (e.g. RSS) to be linked to for further reading.

The "Feeds" tab contains a detailed list of all active (published and unpublished) feeds within the website. Important information is instantly visible such as "Category," "# Articles," and "Cache Time." The "Categories" tab allows whole categories of feeds to be organised and "Published" status changed. Feeds are managed in categories and have various parameters such as "Number of Articles," "Cache Time" and ordering.


Sub Components

Feeds

Categories


5 Polls – Currently Missing

Functional Overview

The "Polls" component displays a list of all active (published or unpublished) polls on your site. "Polls" are easily managed with parameters such as "Lag" (time between votes) and "Options" for which visitors may vote.


6 Search

Functional Overview

The "Search" component provides statistics on searches performed using the Joomla! Search Plugin. The component provides the statistics as a simple list containing "Search Text" compared to "Times Requested," and by default sorted by "Times Requested."


7 Weblinks

Functional Overview

The "Weblink" component lists and provides management controls for controlling Web Links displayed in the Front-end of the web site.

The "Links" tab displays a list of active (published and unpublished) links organised by category and order. The "Categories" tab allows whole categories of links to be organised and "Published" status changed.

Weblinks are managed in categories and have various parameters such as "Target" (e.g. "New Window with Browser Navigation") and "Description."

Sub Components

Links

Categories


8 Redirect

Functional Overview


9 System Info

Functional Overview


10 Articles

Functional Overview


11 Cache Manager

Functional Overview


12 Categories

Functional Overview


13 Checkin

Functional Overview


14 Configuration Manager

Functional Overview


15 Control Panel

Functional Overview


16 Installation Manager

Functional Overview


17 Language Manager

Functional Overview


18 Login

Functional Overview


19 Mail to

Functional Overview


20 media Manager

Functional Overview


21 Menus Manager

Functional Overview


22 Module Manager

Functional Overview


23 Plugins manager

Functional Overview


24 Templates Manager

Functional Overview


25 Users Manager

Functional Overview


26 Wrapper

Functional Overview


Front End Modules

1 Archived Articles

Functional Overview

The "Archived Content" module allows the positioning of a display of Content Items that have been Archived by a Publisher or above. The Content Itmes are available behind a Month/Year directory list.

The Items are sorted by creation date not archival date. Only those Months/Years with Content Items created in them will be displayed so there will not be a list of empty directories.


2 Articles - News Flash

Functional Overview

The "Newsflash" module displays Content Items from a specific Section/Category list. Standard module parameters such as "Menu Assignment" and "Details" are available.


3 Articles - Related Articles

Functional Overview

The "Related Items" module utilizes the meta-data associated with each piece of content. The module will display content items with the same keywords, and therefore of a similar subject, giving the user added value to the amount of detail that are able to obtain from a web site. Hence, it is important to ensure that the keywords accurately reflect the specific content in every item, otherwise the advantages are rapidly lost and will significantly detract from the user experience. Less is definitely more (provided they are accurate).


4 Articles – Categories

Functional Overview


5 Articles – Category

Functional Overview


6 Banners

Functional Overview

Both the "Banners" and "Feed" modules are the front-end display mechanism for their respective components. Both can be configured to display specific items on specific pages. Standard module parameters such as "Menu Assignment" and "Details" are available.


7 Breadcrumbs

Functional Overview

The "Breadcrumbs" module allows the adition of breadcrumbs to the websites front-end. Breadcrumbs are a navigation aid commonly used in user interfaces. The breadcrumbs give users a way to keep track of there location within the web site.


8 Custom HTML – Front End

Functional Overview

The "Custom HTML" module allows the creation of a custom module. "Custom HTML" modules may contain any HTML based content, including text, images and links.


9 Feed Display – Front End

Functional Overview


10 Footer

Functional Overview

The "Footer" module shows the Joomla! Copyright information in the following form.

"Copyright © YYYY [Site Name Here]. All Rights Reserved."
"Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License."


11 Language Switcher

Functional Overview


12 Latest News

Functional Overview


13 Latest Users

Functional Overview


14 Login

Functional Overview

The "Login" module displays the required fields to login, without navigating to a new page. Default visible fields include "Username," "Password," and "Remember Me." Various parameters are available to change what extra options are available, such as "Remember Me."


15 Menu

Functional Overview

The "Menu" module displays a menu that is defined from within the Menu Manager. All Joomla! web sites have a "Main Menu" which cannot be deleted. The "Menu" module allows new menus to be displayed in other positions. The module has various parameters including "Menu Name," "Menu Style," and sub-menu item preferences.


16 Most Read Content

Functional Overview

Both the "Most Read" and "Latest News" modules display a list of links to either the most read articles or the most recently added articles. Both are easily managed with parameters to limit the scope to certain sections and/or categories. Standard module parameters such as "Menu Assignment" and "Details" are available.


17 Random Image

Functional Overview

The "Random Image" module displays a random image from the contents of a specific image folder. This folder is set via the parameters dialogue. Standard module parameters such as "Menu Assignment" and "Details" are available in addition to certain "Advanced Parameters."


18 Polls - Missing

Functional Overview

The "Polls" module is the front-end display mechanism for the "Polls" component. Together, the "Polls" module and component can be configured to show specific polls on specific pages. Standard module parameters such as "Menu Assignment" and "Details" are available.


19 Search

Functional Overview

The "Search" module provides the user with the ability to instantly perform a basic search from their current location and to be taken directly to the results. This removes the need to navigate to a search dialogue.


20 Statistics

Functional Overview

The "Statistics" module displays a basic list of information about the server and Joomla! Installation. Information displayed includes Server OS, PHP Version, MySQL Version, Time, Caching, GZIP, Members, Content, Weblinks, and Content View Hits.


21 Syndication Feeds

Functional Overview

The "Syndicate" module displays a pictorial list of all the Feed types that are available for the web site. The module works in conjunction with the Syndicate Component where the actual feed details are configured.

A website user wishing to add the fee would them simply need to right click the module image and copy the link location to their News Feed reader, or as is more common these days, use their News Feed reader or Browse to automatically add the Feed.


22 Who's Online

Functional Overview

The "Who's Online" module provides a basic display of the number of Guests (unregistered vistors) and how many members (registered users that are logged in) are connected to the website at the time the web page was queried. The module can be set to display the names of the Members who are logged in.


23 Wrapper

Functional Overview

The "Wrapper" module wraps another web page directly into the website at a specific location determined by the module position. The web page is inserted as an inline frame into the web site layout template. The module can be used to display another web site, but also alternative pages from within the website is is installed upon, as well as allowing completely independent applications and scripts to be run on the web site and output their displays/information as if an integral part of the website.


Back End Modules

1 Admin Sub-Menu

Functional Overview


2 Administrator Menu

Functional Overview


3 Custom HTML

Functional Overview

The "Custom HTML" module allows the creation of a custom module. "Custom HTML" modules may contain any HTML based content, including text, images and links.


4 Feed Display

Functional Overview


5 Latest News

Functional Overview


6 Logged in Users

Functional Overview


7 Login Form

Functional Overview


8 Popular Articles

Functional Overview


9 Quick Icons

Functional Overview


10 Title

Functional Overview


11 Toolbar

Functional Overview


12 Unread Messages

Functional Overview


13 User Status

Functional Overview


14 Users Online

Functional Overview


Plugins

1 Authentication (GMail)

Functional Overview

The "Authentication" plugins add different form of user authentication to your site. The Joomla! Authentication plugin involves initially registering at the web site and then confirming your identity through a confirmation email. The GMail Authentication plugins use prexisting databases to authenticate the user. By signing in with a GMail account, steps will be eliminated from the registration process. By default, only the Joomla! Authentication plugin is enabled.


2 Authentication (Joomla!)

Functional Overview

The "Authentication" plugins add different form of user authentication to your site. The Joomla! Authentication plugin involves initially registering at the web site and then confirming your identity through a confirmation email. The OpenID and GMail Authentication plugins use prexisting databases to authenticate the user. By signing in with a GMail or OpenID account, steps will be eliminated from the registration process. By default, only the Joomla! Authentication plugin is enabled.


3 Authentication (LDAP)

Functional Overview

The "Authentication" plugins add different form of user authentication to your site. The Joomla! Authentication plugin involves initially registering at the web site and then confirming your identity through a confirmation email. The OpenID and GMail Authentication plugins use prexisting databases to authenticate the user. By signing in with a GMail or OpenID account, steps will be eliminated from the registration process. By default, only the Joomla! Authentication plugin is enabled.


4 Authentication (OpenID)

Functional Overview

The "Authentication" plugins add different form of user authentication to your site. The Joomla! Authentication plugin involves initially registering at the web site and then confirming your identity through a confirmation email. The OpenID and GMail Authentication plugins use prexisting databases to authenticate the user. By signing in with a GMail or OpenID account, steps will be eliminated from the registration process. By default, only the Joomla! Authentication plugin is enabled.


6 Button – Article

Functional Overview


7 Button – Image

Functional Overview


8 Button – Pagebreak

Functional Overview


9 Button – Readmore

Functional Overview


10 Content - Code Highlighter (GeSHi)

Functional Overview

GeSHi is an Open Source syntax highlighter program that helps illustrate different code languages such as PHP, JavaScript, HTML, each in a different colour, to assist with the readability of a code entry in a Content Item. This code entry must be encased within a <pre>...</pre> element that defines a block of preformatted code. In this Plugin form, GeSHi is installed with the ability to highlight CSS, HTML4 (strict), JavaScript, PHP,

PHP brief, MySQL, SQL, and XML.


11 Content - Email Cloaking

Functional Overview

The Email Cloaking plugin adds a layer of security to email addresses contained inside Content Items and Contacts. The plugin uses JavaScript to effectivly hide the email address when an email address appears as one of the following:

● address@mydomain.com

● <a href="mailto:address@mydomain.com"> address@mydomain.com</a>

● <a xhref="mailto:address@mydomain.com">mail Admin!</a>

All would be cloaked by the functionality of this plugin.


12 Content – Load Modules

Functional Overview


13 Content – Page Navigation

Functional Overview


14 Content – Pagebreak

Functional Overview


15 Content – Vote

Functional Overview


16 Editor – CodeMirror

Functional Overview


17 Editor – None

Functional Overview


18 Editors (TinyMCE)

Functional Overview

Both the TinyMCE 2.1 is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors. They allow for the creation of Content Items and editing descriptions among other tasks.

TinyMCE 2.1 is both the default and most feature rich editor. It offers all the features that are needed for standard use. The default editor may be set from the "Global Configuration" dialogue.


19 Extension – Joomla

Functional Overview


20 Search – Categories

Functional Overview

The various "Search" Plugins enable the Search component to search all types of content on your website. The different plugins are for each type of content, allowing the enabling and disabling of searching the different types of content. Through using this methodology, content stored and managed by third party components can be searched if an appropriate plugin is made available.


21 Search – Contacts

Functional Overview

The various "Search" Plugins enable the Search component to search all types of content on your website. The different plugins are for each type of content, allowing the enabling and disabling of searching the different types of content. Through using this methodology, content stored and managed by third party components can be searched if an appropriate plugin is made available.


22 Search – Content

Functional Overview

The various "Search" Plugins enable the Search component to search all types of content on your website. The different plugins are for each type of content, allowing the enabling and disabling of searching the different types of content. Through using this methodology, content stored and managed by third party components can be searched if an appropriate plugin is made available.


23 Search – NewsFeeds

Functional Overview

The various "Search" Plugins enable the Search component to search all types of content on your website. The different plugins are for each type of content, allowing the enabling and disabling of searching the different types of content. Through using this methodology, content stored and managed by third party components can be searched if an appropriate plugin is made available.


24 Search – Weblinks

Functional Overview

The various "Search" Plugins enable the Search component to search all types of content on your website. The different plugins are for each type of content, allowing the enabling and disabling of searching the different types of content. Through using this methodology, content stored and managed by third party components can be searched if an appropriate plugin is made available.


25 System – Cache

Functional Overview

The "Cache" Plugin provides page caching functionality. This reduces server load and lag. By caching the pages, new pages do not have to be generated as often, however, the benefits of caching require high traffic levels to be noticeable.


26 System – Debug

Functional Overview


27System Language Filter

Functional Overview


28 System – Log

Functional Overview


29 System – Redirect

Functional Overview


30 System – Remember Me

Functional Overview


31 SEF

Functional Overview

The "SEF" Plugin adds Search Engine Friendly functionality to the URL links of content items. It operates automatically once published and enabled in the Global Configuration. The plugin operates directly on the HTML code and does not require special tagging to be added by a user.


32 User – Contact Creator

Functional Overview


33 User – Joomla!

Functional Overview


34 User – Profile

Functional Overview


H Rating -- Missing

Functional Overview

The "Search" Plugin adds the functionality of a reader rating system to the Content Items in the Front-end of the web site. This is the sequence of 5 image objects that are "lit up" in accordance with the selections made by the Users in the Front-end. By default, this Plugin is not enabled.


Templates

Front End Templates

1 Beez5

Functional Overview

The "Beez" template is a template that has been designed with particular attention to the standard conformables code, accessibility and flexibility.

This template is an exmaple to demonstrate the new accessibilty features in Joomla! 1.5. It serves as a basis and can be modified and extended as much as you wish.


2 Atomic


3 beez_20


4 RHUK Milkyway

Functional Overview

The "RHUK Milkyway" template is the default template for a Joomla! Installation. The clean design of this template makes it very lightweight and fast. The template has three parameters for setting the "Colour Variation," "Background Variation," and "Template Width."


Admin Templates

1 Hathor Administrative template


2 BlueStork


Admin Languages

English (United Kingdom)

English (United States)


Front End Languages

English (United Kingdom)

English (United States)


Libraries

Bitfolge

Functional Overview


Joomla Web Application Framework

Functional Overview


PHPMailer

Functional Overview


SimplePie

Functional Overview


Phputf8

Functional Overview