A concise guide to everything that's new in Joomla! 1.6.
Intro Joomla! 1.6 First Look Table of Contents Joomla! 1.6 First Look Credits About the Author About the Reviewers www.PacktPub.com Support files, e-Books, discount offers, and more Why Subscribe? Free Access for Packt account holders Preface What this book covers What you need for this book Who this book is for Conventions Reader feedback Customer support Errata Piracy Questions 1. Stepping Up to Joomla! 1.6 Upgrading from 1.5 Joomla! 1.5 extension compatibility Changes for templates When should you move to 1.6? Migrating content from Joomla! 1.5 What's new? A quick overview 1 - Usability enhancements A friendlier interface The great new time-saving toolbar 2 - Working with content The endless joy of unlimited categories No more fiddling with menus 3 - New ways to manage user access Do you want it simple? Keep it simple 4 - Working with extensions and templates Updating extensions? Just lean back Templating to your taste SEO improvements Summary 2. Exploring your Enhanced Workspace Before you start: choosing a safe root user's name Changing the root user's name after installation Logging in to the backend What's changed in the backend? What's gone: no more sections What's been added: the Users menu What's been moved: some tools and odds and ends User Settings and Media Settings have been moved Five great new time-saving features Timesaver # 1: going home in one click Timesaver # 2: adding new items in one click Timesaver # 3: Save & New Using the new Save & New button Timesaver # 4: Save as Copy Creating dummy content using Save as Copy Timesaver # 5: tabbed screens One great life-saver: two-step deletion Deleting an item. Exploring and restoring thrashed content Permanently deleting items Customizing the looks of the backend Selecting another backend template Setting the backend template to suit your taste Summary 3. Organizing and Managing Content Organizing content using nested categories Improvement #1: categories can now be one level deep Improvement #2: creating multiple category levels Creating a set of 'nested' categories Using nested categories in the sample data Exploring the sample data How can different categories look like different sites? New category settings: notes and metadata Adding category metadata Fresh ways to display category contents on the frontend New category view # 1: List All Categories Creating a link to a site map Tweaking the site map display New Category View # 2: Articles Categories Module Creating an Articles Categories module Adding some more category listings New Category View # 3: Articles (in) Category Module Using the new Articles Category Module Working with the updated article editor Creating a link to an article Inserting an article title as a hyperlink Using the updated Media Manager Enabling the Flash image uploader Archiving articles Summary 4. Managing Menus and Menu Modules Goodbye to a spartan Menu Manager The all-new tabbed Menu Manager screen Exploring the new Menu Manager New ways to manage and edit menus A new shortcut to jump straight to selected menu items A new shortcut to jump to menu module settings Changing the menu module settings in the Menu Manager New ways to manage and edit menu items Filtering the list of menu items Menu selection filter (About Joomla!) Select Max Levels filter Select State, Access, or Language filter. Changes in the way you assign a menu item to the homepage New buttons to copy and move menu items Trashing menu items Creating or editing individual Menu Items Choosing from new Menu Item Types New Menu Link Item type # 1: List All Categories New Menu Link Item type # 2: List All Contact Categories Exploring the use of Contact Categories in the sample site Creating a database overview using the List All Contact Categories Menu Item Type Setting the template for an individual menu item An overview of Menu Item Options Layout Options Article Options Integration Options Page Display Options Metadata Options Module Assignment for this Menu Item Changing the module settings from the menu item Summary 5. Managing Site Users with Access Control What's new about the Access Control Levels system? What are the default user groups and permissions? The default site-wide settings Default user groups Public-the guest group Registered-the user group that can log in Author, Editor, Publisher-the frontend content team Manager, Administrator, Super User-the backend administrators Shop Suppliers and Customers-two sample user groups Are there also sample users available? Action Permissions: what users can do Permissions are inherited What do the available action permissions mean? Level 1-site-wide permissions in Global Configuration Level 2-permissions for components Level 3-permissions for categories Level 4-permissions for articles Viewing Access Levels: what users can see Wrapping up: the ingredients of ACL ACL at work: how to control user permissions ACL example 1: allow specific users to manage contacts Step 1: create a user group Step 2: tell Joomla! what the group can see and do Step 3: add users to the group Check if it works. ACL example 2: allow users to edit one specific article Step 1: create a user group Step 2: tell Joomla! what the group can see and do Step 3: add users to the group Check if it works More on Access Control Summary 6. New Flexibility in Using Templates What's new? Finally, table-less templates What does that clean output look like? Why clean code is good for everybody Introducing the tabbed Template Manager The Styles tab: selecting templates and settings Selecting a template Template Styles The Templates tab: exploring templates and editing code Customizing templates using Template Styles Changing the site color and layout options Customizing the site logo Using a text logo Changing the header image file Creating Template Styles to style individual pages Creating and using a Template Style Assigning templates from the menu item itself Choosing a template from a menu item Exploring and editing installed templates What templates are available? atomic beez5 beez2 bluestork hathor Previewing templates Exploring available module positions Editing template code Removing the "Powered by Joomla!" text Installing and assigning a new template Summary 7. Unleashing the New Power of Extensions Changes in the extensions that come with Joomla! The new Redirect Manager New modules to display category contents Switching languages No more polls Exploring pre-installed extensions The new Extension Manager screen Tab 1: Install Tab 2: Update Tab 3: Manage Tab 4: Discover Tab 5: Warnings New module features Setting a time span for publishing modules Creating a scheduled module Making use of the new Note field Assigning a module to specific menu items Assigning a module to all pages except a few. Assigning modules from the menu item settings Changing module settings via the Edit Menu Item screen Displaying available module positions Finding and downloading extensions for Joomla! 1.6 Summary 8. SEO Improvements The SEO bonus of well structured layouts Proper use of HTML heading elements Adding H3 through H6 headings Adding an alternative H1 page heading Page Heading and Page Title-what's the difference? Configuring HTML page titles Setting the HTML page title Adding the Site Name to the page title Entering site metadata Entering metadata for menu items, categories, and articles Choosing what metadata to set Using search engine friendly URLs Adding a site map Using the Xmap site map extension Using the new Redirect Manager Creating page redirects Redirecting multiple old URLs in one go More on SEO Summary Index.
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