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Workshops & Intro Sessions

July 2014
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17:45
29-31 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3JA
Welcome to the first E-Literacy Programme Workshop at the West Euston Partnership on Hampstead Road.There are 12 terminals and a login system that once setup is easy to access. If you are new to building a website we will go through the setup process [...]
Date :  Wednesday, 02 July 2014
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18:00
29-31 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3JA
'Interesting and informative''BRILLIANT!''Very interesting''Easy to understand''Super! Tremendous amount compressed in a concise way' You only need to know how to use Microsoft Windows and a browser such as Microsoft Explorer, Google Chrome or [...]
Date :  Wednesday, 09 July 2014
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10:00
90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ
Welcome to this first E-Literacy Programme Workshop at the Saint Luke's Community Centre on Central Street.There are 10 terminals and space for 4 laptops  If you are new to building a website we will go through the setup process and if you are an [...]
Date :  Thursday, 10 July 2014
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19:00
University College London, London
Room 6.12, Engineering Building 2 Malet Place London WC1E 7JE   http://www.joomlalondon.co.uk/events/the-venue-at-ucl http://www.joomlalondon.co.uk/
Date :  Tuesday, 15 July 2014
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17:45
29-31 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3JA
Welcome to this E-Literacy Programme Workshop at the West Euston Partnership on Hampstead Road.There are 12 terminals and a login system that once setup is easy to access. If you are new to building a website we will go through the setup process and [...]
Date :  Wednesday, 16 July 2014
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18:00
29-31 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3JA
'Interesting and informative''BRILLIANT!''Very interesting''Easy to understand''Super! Tremendous amount compressed in a concise way' You only need to know how to use Microsoft Windows and a browser such as Microsoft Explorer, Google Chrome or [...]
Date :  Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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17:45
Saint Luke's Community Centre, London, United Kingdom
'Interesting and informative''BRILLIANT!''Very interesting''Easy to understand''Super! Tremendous amount compressed in a concise way'   You only need to know how to use Microsoft Windows and a browser such as Microsoft Explorer, Google Chrome or [...]
Date :  Thursday, 24 July 2014
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17:45
29-31 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3JA
Welcome to this E-Literacy Programme Workshop at the West Euston Partnership on Hampstead Road.There are 12 terminals and a login system that once setup is easy to access. If you are new to building a website we will go through the setup process and [...]
Date :  Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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The Joomla Content Management System

Joomla!Joomla! (the exclamation mark is official) is not just a Content Management System but also a Web Application Framework.

For the easiest analogy, open up Word using the Windows Operating system - my apologies to Mac users - and create a new document and save the document in a new folder in My Documents. This is basically it, articles in categories. The rest is simply navigation around both the articles and the over 8 thousand functions that allow you to extend your websites services.

The E-Literacy Programme helps beginners and general users to build a web presence for their enterprises. Professional users of Joomla meet on a monthly basis in University College London.

The name Joomla is a phonetic spelling of the Swahili word ‘Jumla’ meaning ‘all together’ or ‘as a whole’ and reflects the open source philosophy of its development project team. Open Source is actually still copy write and trademarked but still available within the common purposes of the owners. The 2008 mission, vision and values of the Joomla Project Team that include a vision of ‘people publishing and collaborating in their communities and around the world, software that is free, secure, and high-quality, and a community that is enjoyable and rewarding to participate in’.

The current versions are 2.5 launched in January 2012 and 3.0 which was launched in September 2012. The .5 versions are full versions while the .0 versions are still works in progress. 3.0 is very much designed for multi-platform compatibility, so on the telephone it looks as good as on the laptop or the desktop, which is kind of the same as fluid width functionality which pushes out to fill the space or pulls in and stacks modules such as menu buttons, and this is all done in 2.5. The Joomla! website states 2.5 is the ‘best choice’ when you wish to incorporate existing extensions and templates and that it is ‘the current, long term release intended for most websites’. Upgrading to 3.5 is no big deal and this very website is built using version 2.5.

The Joomla ‘community’ has a number of online forums but like most they tend to be for the technical service providers rather than social, commercial and political entrepreneurs that simply need a web presence and a merchant transaction portal. There are also some excellent Joomla extension reviewers and many, many free professional standard extensions to explore and utilise. The difficulty, as in all situations when you need help, is in knowing if the issue you need to resolve comes down on the side of legitimate difficulty or shameful laziness. This is a tough social balancing act but the online resources are mostly in place, Joomla is a real doddle to master, and the BSU Joomla Club hopes to smooth out the sharper corners of getting this essential part of your ambitious journey completed.