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  • Re: Content tutorial

    Posted 12 years 6 months ago
    • Victor,

      One of the things that has/is helping me is creating a site from scratch and using a 'demo' site as a guide. I have a project that I am working on that I want to launch in the coming months. I did not want to launch the site and try and figure out things along the way so I decided to rebuild on my personal site.

      So, I started with a fresh install with demo content. After that I went through every option I could find in the admin tool to get familiar with it. Then I started disabling content one by one and saw how it affected the site. By the time I was done I had no content left. I then started adding new content that mimicked the old content and saw how to setup sections, categories, articles, you name it. Once I get a hosting provided setup I will be launching my personal site.

      By the end of that exercise a lot of other things started coming together. Of course this was after I read that book. I think the book gives a good overview of Joomla that is easy to read offline. It won't teach you everything but will put things into perspective for you.

      Hope that helps.
  • Re: Content tutorial

    Posted 12 years 6 months ago
    • You do not need the demo SQL, as RocketLauncher just takes you through the same installation process as Joomla. We even provided a tutorial on RocketLauncher tutorials.rockettheme.com/rocket-launcher.html

      What you are describing are for tutorials outside of the template domain. RocketTheme produce templates and we provide support for our templates. As much as I am a tutorial enthusiast as seen in the Tutorial site, providing tutorials for absolutely everything would be absurd. It is more effective to "pitch in your corner than in someone else's". We are specialists in templates, providing docs for SQL and such is "pitching in someone else's corner".

      I might be getting the wrong impression from your post, which is most likely ;D but you talk about documentation needed to be of extensive quality but do no want to "us" to "hold your hand"; that again leads to my other point about targeting guides to the broader market rather than those who are completely illiterate to the web world and those who are web professionals.

      It is impossible to do everything, but boy as hell do we try :)
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    Re: Content tutorial

    Posted 12 years 6 months ago
    • mark
      that's an interesting approach. since you can always reload, little danger as well!
      i will try. sort of a 'where was it' to find out 'where is it"

      I like that
      thx
      Victor
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    Re: Content tutorial

    Posted 12 years 6 months ago
    • Hi
      The tutorials at the link below got me started and I found them very easy to follow.

      www.joomlatutorials.com/walkthrough/visual_tutorials.html

      Once the page has opened look at the fourth section on the left titled;

      Site Content

      Once you've explored all of the tutorials come back to the RocketTheme tutorials section to take your Joomla learning to the next level.

      Best of luck and most of all;

      Enjoy!
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    Re: Content tutorial

    Posted 12 years 6 months ago
    • All I will say on this subject is....

      If I were to travel to China and never studied the native language, I have no right to be upset because no-one speaks English and I can't understand a word anyone is saying.

      Wage
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  • Re: Content tutorial

    Posted 12 years 6 months ago
    • Ken Browne wrote:
      I agree entirely that a tutorial editing the demo content would be a huge help. I am blundering my way through a simplix template installation and changing things like the text on my Frontpage on the left.

      Dazed, confused, sleepless and psychotic, but I haven't given up yet!!

      I agree wth you, it' s a good feeling that others have the same motion. regarde tilia
      :-*
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    Re: Content tutorial

    Posted 12 years 6 months ago
    • Robert D. Wagers wrote:
      All I will say on this subject is....

      If I were to travel to China and never studied the native language, I have no right to be upset because no-one speaks English and I can't understand a word anyone is saying.

      Wage


      After reading all the posts, This really made me laugh. very funny.
  • Re: Content tutorial

    Posted 12 years 6 months ago
    • gogopix wrote:
      mark
      that's an interesting approach. since you can always reload, little danger as well!
      i will try. sort of a 'where was it' to find out 'where is it"

      I like that
      thx
      Victor
      That's my preferred method for self-teaching. Download and install an RT with DB content, then figure out where the content is, and where the modules are that control the content. Make wholesale changes & additions to observe consequences. Read tutorials. Start over if it gets hammed up, takes maybe 10 minutes to delete everything, re-upload, and re-install. On a dummy test site. After a while and a few false starts, it's starting to make sense.

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