Joomla Control Panel
How to setup and configure Joomla using the Control Panel
The Control Panel is the first thing you will see when you login to your Joomla website. The options and information you find on the Control Panel will vary depending on how you have your website configured and set up. Having a basic understanding of what Joomla is will help.
Those who use Joomla typically have a fairly strong background working with computers and programming so it can be a bit more challenging to get started and comfortable with compared to other or previous experiences.
Joomla is a very powerful and popular CMS (Content Management System) which will allow you to setup, organize and present your Content. In the process of creating and organizing your content you will a variety of options to do just that. It will allow to organize your information any way you would like so knowing what your options are and how to best set up the Joomla back end may take a bit to understand.
So “organize your information any way you would like” yes, It is important to understand it is not a “Wizard” based interface in that it will not walk you through or suggest ways of doing things. It will do exactly what you tell it to do so have a plan and make sure your plan is sound.
As you go through the various screens in the administrator area you will notice numerous settings and options in each area and will question should there be a value in that box or leave it blank. Joomla will not stop you from entering any values or settings, it assumes you know what you are doing and will not advise or warn.
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