Joomla Class

Joomla Courses in South Africa


5 Days


2KO offers Joomla courses in Cape Town. 2KO presents Joomla courses in Cape Town by means of full time instructor-led training; as well as internet-accessible online training, which are aimed at International IT Certification exams. 2KO is an IT consulting and training company, offering both business services and multi-platform training. 2KO Africa's wide range of computer courses are available as full time classes, or as online learning, enabling 2KO students the opportunity to study courses online world-wide, to ensure students have access to the best training possible.





Joomla! Is an open source Content Management System (CMS). This course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of Joomla! To enable users to build and maintain a web site.



No knowledge is assumed, but it helps to have some understanding of what is possible with HTML and CSS and how they work.


Course Outline

What is Open Source
Joomla! the Content Management system
Joomla! the Framework
The Joomlasphere


Installing and Configuring Joomla!
Downloading Joomla!
setting up a test web server
Creating a Database
Using File Manager to upload Joomla!
Joomla! Web Installation


Identifying Your Purpose
Domain Names, Trademarks, Licensing, Copyright, and Legalities
The Basics of Branding
Identifying the Target Audience: The Who, What, Where, and Why
Wireframes, Storyboarding, & Visualisation


Creating Content for Your Joomla! Site
Defining and managing content
Working with the Media Manager & Images


Exploring the Menu’s
Site Menu
The Menus Menu
Content Menu Overview of popular Javascript libraries
Components Menu
Extensions Menu

Extensions: Components, Modules, Plugins, and Languages
Core Joomla! Extensions

How to Choose Extensions
Using the Extension Directory
Installing Extensions and Viewing Extension Information
Popular Extensions


Maintaining a Joomla! Web Site
Getting the home page right
Search Engines, SEO, Getting listed and staying there
Using Navigation
Engaging visitors & keeping content fresh
Marketing basics and Social Networking
Why you need to keep your Web Site current


Joomla! For Business
Basic planning
Brochure Sites Extending Joomla! Some Extensions to consider for business
Other Business Site Extensions
Joomla! Authentication Tools


Customising Templates
Customising the Default template

Day 1
Understanding CMS Systems
Introduction to Joomla
Installing and Setting up Joomla


Day 2
Understanding and working with the joomla administrator's panel


Day 3
Understanding the joomla template system
Manipulating joomla templates using Dreamweaver and Fireworks/Photoshop


Day 4
Integrating Joomla with other MySQL sites
Creating personal joomla modules


Day 5
Working with third party solutions i.e. Civi CRM, PHPAds -  banner deployment, PHP Bulletin Board, Google Ads, Google Maps, Map Quest etc