Joomla! 1.6 First Look.

Tiggeler, Eric.
Olton : Packt Publishing, Limited, 2011.
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A concise guide to everything that's new in Joomla! 1.6.
Joomla! 1.6 First Look
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Joomla! 1.6 First Look
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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
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 &
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
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
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
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
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?
Previewing templates
Exploring available module positions
Editing template code
Removing the "Powered by Joomla!" text
Installing and assigning a new template
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
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
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