For those who spend most of their time on the Internet creating, designing, and maintaining website, Joomla is already a common and popular system to them. But for those amateur web developers, Joomla just seems to be an acquaintance. The good thing now is, I am bringing you closer to Joomla through this Joomla 1.6 tutorial article guide.
To start off, let me tell you what Joomla is. Joomla is one of the leading open-source content management systems. With this software, all web developers using this can maintain a hassle-free webpage because the system does all the managing for them. Joomla is like a library that stores personalized contents of developers, be it word files, music, or photos. Joomla can be used in array of functions such as personal websites or blogs, corporate sites, government applications, corporate intra and extranets, E-commerce, advertising, marketing, and community-based portals. Joomla can be downloaded and installed for free. And, has user-friendly panel and one-click installation processes.
Joomla is proud to present its newest version available for Internet users—the Joomla 1.6. Joomla 1.6 offers fully-functional system with new and more additional features to make your site more entertaining and interesting. There are four reasons why Joomla 1.6 is currently the best among all Joomla versions.
1. It has configurable user groups and viewing levels that give users total control and access to various site resources.
2. Multi-level categories at its best, which is a more improves site structure. Joomla experience has been less complex than the previous versions.
3. Improved maintenance system, which automatically updates the software.
4. Improved search engine optimization system, for more convenient indexing of search engine keywords.
To install the Joomla 1.6, create a MySQL database (cPanel->MySQL Databases) and then add a user first. Then, in the official website of Joomla, download the latest version of Joomla 1.6. Download the full archive file and then extract. Using an FTP client, upload all the contents from this folder to the directory on the server. Open the URL of the Joomla script. Use http://yourdomainname.com if the content you have uploaded is in the main web directory. However, if uploaded in a subdirectory, use http://yourdomainname.com/example. Only then you can replace the domain and the directory names of your own preference for your site. When done successfully, you’ll see that the Joomla 1.6 installation page will be loaded. Follow the step accordingly to start using the Joomla 1.6.
Wait for the confirmation towards the end of the installation page that you have successfully installed Joomla 1.6 on your webpage. Goodluck!