How to create a basic Joomla 2.5 website in next to no time

This short guide will teach you how to turn your newly installed Joomla 2.5 site into a basic three page website.

It will also explain how you can tidy up the appearance, remove unnecessary information (such as unwanted titles, author names, dates and icons) and explains how to install templates, so that the whole layout and style of your site can be changed with the click of a button.

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The Control Panel | Creating Articles | Adding Images | Linking to Menu Items | Improving Appearance | Installing Templates


Improving Appearance


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To remove unnecessary information from your articles (such as unwanted titles, author names, dates and icons), go to the Article Manager and click on the “options” icon at the top of the screen.

parametersThis will list all the additional imformation that is added to the article page.

Change each option from “Show” to “Hide”, or from “Yes” to “No.”

menu item titleIf an unwanted page title is still showing on the home page, it could be that the menu item is still set to display the page title.
To change this click on Menus > Main Menu at the top of the screen. Select the Menu Item by clicking on the title (eg. Home). Then on the right hand side click on Page Display Options and change Show Page Heading from “Yes to “No.”

Then click on Save & Close at the top of the screen.

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