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I'm working in a complete revamp for the Beginner landing page to make it actually beginners friendly coherent and readable.

This is the page User:Enav/Beginners, pleas give an input and feel free to collaborate, my intention is to stop this information madness and make the docs practical and enjoyabe to read.

Many of the Links are empty or the tutorials are not complete, I will work on them in the coming days.

Enav (talk) 20:15, 19 March 2013 (CDT)

Where can I indicate that there is a slight (probably transient) problem with the "Joomla! v 1.5 Quick Start Guide"?

I followed directions and installed XAMPP 1.7.2 and was unable to get Joomla 1.5.14 to run. Root cause: XAMPP 1.7.2 installs the latest version of PHP which is not supported in Joomla 1.5.

I finally installed XAMPP 1.7.1 which installs a supported version of PHP (5.2.9).

It was only a bit frustrating.

John2 18:55, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

www needs altering to

To redirect anyone visiting http://www.joomla.org site with the www. to the none www. version

RewriteEngine on
Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.JOOMLA.org [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://JOOMLA.org/$1 [L,R=301]

Redirecting anyone visiting http://joomla.org without the www. to http://www.JOOMLA.org:

RewriteEngine on
Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.JOOMLA.org [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://www.JOOMLA.org/$1 [L,R=301]

15:34, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Suggestions and corrections to the Joomla! 1.5 Quick Start Guide PDF

After working through the Quick Start Guide, I would like to make the following suggestion and correction. My edits are marked in bold.

Page 13 (suggestion)

10. For the landscaping website, create five different articles in each of our four categories. Use the Lipsum generator to easily generate text. Use the “read more” button to divide each article into introductory information and then full content. From each category, choose two items to display on the front page using the “Front Page” toggle switch:

Comment: I neglected creating articles for the Presidents category which later is needed when adding the Newsflash module. Take it or leave it.

Comment: I found the quick tutorial not very quick when I realized I needed to create 20 articles - 4 categories with 5 articles for each. I noticed the Lorem ipsum text being used in the screen shot, so I thought that would be a nice reference to point the user to in case there are those who might not feel bothered to go any further with the tutorial.

Page 45 (correction)

3. Name the module “Breadcrumbs” but disable the title in the “Show Title” setting. Choose the "Breadcrumb" position in order to display this below the logo. Leave the rest of the settings the same:

Comment: I was using Joomla! version 1.5.15 when completing this tutorial. The default position is "left", not "top", as indicated in the screen shot. "Left" places it below the login module and not as illustrated in the tutorial. Using "top" places it awkwardly below the Newsflash module and in some cases not even visible depending on how long the Newsflash module extends. "Breadcrumb" seems to be the position that generates the desired location as seen in the screen shot.

Sbalzer 04:04, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Quick Start Using a Virtual Appliance

Another option for a quick start is to use a virtual appliance.

As an example JumpBox provides a copy of Joomla that can be downloaded at JumpBox and, assuming you already have a virtual player set up (e.g. - VMWare Player) then you can be up and running in literally minutes - and without the need to buy any additional hardware.

create an article

"This article shows you how to create an article from the front end." - No, it doesn't. Please delete this sentence. Saddam 09:27, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

VisualGuide 1.7

The original 'Learn Joomla! 1.5 Fast!' was a great introduction to Joomla! 1.5 by Saurabh R. Bhide. However, some things are outdated, there are some (minor) erros and a 1.5 extension example doesn't work any more. Therefor I decided to produce a major re-write for version 1.7.3 with corrections, updates and additions. It is published at Scribd: Visual Guide 1.7.

Feedback is always welcome! See the book for a link to my email ID.

Tinus December 27, 2011

xampp php configuration for Joomla

XAMPP PHP needs to be configured for use with Joomla. XAMPP is configured for development by default. For Joomla PHP should be configured for production.

- Rename php/php.ini to php/php.ini-orig
- Rename php/php.ini-production to php/php.ini
- Restart apache to use new php.ini settings

Learn Joomla Fast 2.5.4

The original 'Learn Joomla! 1.5 Fast!' was a great introduction to Joomla! 1.5 by Saurabh R. Bhide. However, some things are outdated and it needed some additions. Therefore I decided to produce a major re-write for version 2.5.4 with corrections, updates and additions. It is called "Learn Joomla Fast 2.5.4" and it is published at Scribd: [1]. Feedback is always welcome! See the book for a link to my email ID. Tinus May 30, 2012