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


logging in to the control panelThe Control Panel


To begin, access the administration area of your website via a web-browser

(this is the web-address that ends with “/administrator”).

Enter your username and password and click on the login button.

This will display the main control panel, including quick links to the

main areas of the site.

the control panel

To return to the control panel at any time click on Site > Control Panel at the top left of the screen.
To preview your site at any time click on the
View Site button at the top right of the screen.
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