To help you get started, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to creating a blog in Joomla. It may look daunting at first, but no technical or coding skills are required. It’s worth your patience to unlock the full potential of this cutting-edge CMS.
Before you can create your blog, you need to do a few things.First, choose your web hosting
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Next, you need to install Joomla CMS on your hosting server. Hostinger offers a neat auto-installer that lets you install Joomla with just a few clicks. In the hPanel control panel[Auto Installer]Find the button and follow the prompts.Or Hostinger’s
Complete guide to install Joomla (opens in new tab).
Many major web hosts offer some form of one-click installation. This is often
Soft (opens in new tab) Some hosts have their own program, but it’s a one-click installer.
If the one-click install is not available, you should be able to manually install the Joomla script.
Hostinger offers automatic installation of Joomla and other popular CMS (Image credit: Hostinger) Step 1: Find and Install Templates
Unlike most other CMS, Joomla doesn’t have a central template library. This means you will have to find third-party templates. Fortunately, there are quite a few free and premium options available, and a simple search should yield many results. .
After selecting a template, upload it.[システム]go to the menu,[インストール]under the heading[拡張機能]Click the link. Add the template file via direct upload or URL and wait a few minutes for the file to install.
Step 2: Customize your design
Next, we recommend customizing the design of your blog. It doesn’t have to look perfect just yet, but it’s a good idea to at least write down a basic layout.
Without coding knowledge, using Joomla to customize templates can be a little tricky, but most templates provide basic design tools.[システム]go to the menu,[サイト テンプレートのスタイル]You can find them by clicking the button.
Selecting a template to edit gives access to various customization tools. These vary by template. This means that ease of customization should be considered when choosing a theme.
Different Joomla themes come with different customization options (Image credit: Joomla)
Joomla makes it very easy to create and customize your site menu. The Menus tab on the main dashboard taskbar allows you to add new menus, edit existing menus, and change their behavior.
Step 4: Add Content
Next is content creation. This is the main part of starting a new blog.
(opens in new tab)The Joomla dashboard has a whole content area with various tools but we want to let you explore them yourself.[コンテンツ]of the menu[記事]Click a tab.
Here you’ll see a list of all your blog posts (articles). They can be edited, marked as featured, archived, or deleted as needed. There is also a hits column showing the number of views for each post.
Click the New+ button to create a new article. Joomla uses a simple text-based blog editor. This means, at least on the surface, that your layout options are limited. However, you can customize many other things. If you want to change the layout or create fine-tuned personalization, you can add HTML code.
You can also assign tags and categories to each article if desired.
Joomla uses a text-based blog editor (Image credit: Joomla) Step 5: Create a Blog Category
By categorizing your blog, you can make it easier for your readers to find the type of content they are looking for. Joomla makes this very easy with a category-specific admin panel.
Here you can add and remove categories, copy existing categories to new categories, and configure access control (if multiple users have CMS access). You can also see the number of published, unpublished, archived, and trashed articles in each category.
Step 6: Add Extensions as Needed
By now you should have a functional blog, but it may still be fairly basic. This is where Joomla extensions come to the rescue. The Joomla extensions directory contains thousands of plugins and add-ons you can use to add functionality to your site, including over 400 social media extensions.
For example, let’s say you want to add a photo gallery to your home page. Over 130 different gallery extensions can help you do just that. Browse top options, use filters to fine-tune your search, and follow prompts to install the most attractive options.
Please note that not everyone needs to install additional extensions. If you’re happy with a simple blog, the Joomla Basic Template has everything you need.
The Joomla Extensions Directory Contains Thousands of Useful Add-ons (Image credit: Joomla) summary
Starting a blog with Joomla is a relatively easy process, especially if you’re using a host like Hostinger that supports one-click installation. Understanding the interface can be tricky, but learning how to unlock the true power of Joomla is worth the perseverance.
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