Content management System is nothing but Web Operations Management.
I believe the common term is "Subject Matter Expert"
It Provides a easy way of Managing Content and Publishing.
I'm a firm believer in distributed web authoring and all that, but you have to be sure that your subject matter experts are web-ready.
As you review the need for a content management solution consider some of the following questions:
How long does it take your organization to change a design after you realized a change needed to be made? How will the new design impact the words on the site?
If one section of your site is receiving a major overhaul, can key changes you would like to make to another section of the site be made parallel.
Can you determine who made the last of changes in your site.
When was the last time the site and its various sections were updated.
The above questions can be answered by a CMS.
I have just implemented Joomla on a linux server.
What we need to implement this ?
Apache server (Web Server)
Some of the Features :
Once u login ...
Edit Web page, links, banner updates based on different sections using a login/password.
You can conduct online polls.
Users can register on your site, send private messages to each other.
Search Engine etc..
Can mail to all users who have registered at one go.
How Installion and configuation of Joomla :
Download Joomla stable version from http://www.joomla.org
Untar it in your doc root
For eg. I created a folder joomla in /var/www/html/joomla
Now in your browser open the path for installation
This will open a Pre-installation check webpage taking you to 4 steps
- 1st will be agreeing gnu licence, say Next on top right hand corner >>
- Now Step 1 will Installing and configuring Database (Supports MySql)
MySQL database configuration:
Host Name -localhost
MySQL User Name - root ( I had given )
MySQL Password -
MySQL Database Name - joomla ( I had given)
MySQL Table Prefix - jos_ (It was already there)
There are 3 options below (Checkbox)
Drop Existing Tables - untick since we have not created any tables.(default unticked).
Backup Old Tables - default unticked leave it as it is.
Install Sample Data - It is ticked and should be ticked.
Click Next on top >>
Enter the name of your Joomla site:
SUCESS ! (Which means the database is created)
Type in the name of Joomla Site. This name isused in email messages so make it
You need fill the same in the box - I type > The Home of Sriram
eg. Home of Joomla
Confirm the site URL, path, admin e-mail and file/directory chmods
URL http://mybox.sriram.com/joomla (was auto filled)
Your email - email@example.com (Super Administrator)
Password - joomla
Notes that were given in Step 3 are below
If URL and Path look correct then please do not change them. If you are not sure then please contact your ISP or administrator. Usually the values displayed will work for your site.
Enter your e-mail address, this will be the e-mail address of the site SuperAdministrator.
The permission settings will be used while installing Joomla itself, by the Joomla addon-installers and by the media manager. If you are unsure what flags shall be set, leave the default settings at the moment. You can still change these flags later in the site global configuration.
File Permissions (I left to default )
Dont CHMOD files (use server defaults) - This was checked
CHMOD files to:
Dont CHMOD directories (use server defaults) - This was checked
CHMOD directories to:
Now I do next >>
Congratulations! Joomla is installed
Click the "View Site" button to start Joomla site or "Administration" to take you to administrator login.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO COMPLETELY
REMOVE THE INSTALLATION DIRECTORY
Administration Login Details
Username : admin
Password : joomla
Your configuration file or directory is not writeable, or there was a problem creating the configuration file. You'll have to upload the following code by hand. Click in the textarea to highlight all of the code.
I got this php saying I need to manually upload
Please check back again soon.';
$mosConfig_error_message = 'This site is temporarily unavailable.
notify the System Administrator';
$mosConfig_debug = '0';
$mosConfig_lifetime = '900';
$mosConfig_MetaDesc = 'Joomla - the dynamic portal engine and content management system';
$mosConfig_MetaKeys = 'Joomla, joomla';
$mosConfig_MetaTitle = '1';
$mosConfig_MetaAuthor = '1';
$mosConfig_locale = 'en_GB';
$mosConfig_offset = '0';
$mosConfig_offset_user = '0';
$mosConfig_hideAuthor = '0';
$mosConfig_hideCreateDate = '0';
$mosConfig_hideModifyDate = '0';
$mosConfig_hidePdf = '0';
$mosConfig_hidePrint = '0';
$mosConfig_hideEmail = '0';
$mosConfig_enable_log_items = '0';
$mosConfig_enable_log_searches = '0';
$mosConfig_enable_stats = '0';
$mosConfig_sef = '0';
$mosConfig_vote = '0';
$mosConfig_gzip = '0';
$mosConfig_multipage_toc = '1';
$mosConfig_allowUserRegistration = '1';
$mosConfig_link_titles = '0';
$mosConfig_error_reporting = -1;
$mosConfig_list_limit = '30';
$mosConfig_caching = '0';
$mosConfig_cachepath = '/var/www/html/joomla/cache';
$mosConfig_cachetime = '900';
$mosConfig_mailer = 'mail';
$mosConfig_mailfrom = 'firstname.lastname@example.org';
$mosConfig_fromname = 'The home of Sriram';
$mosConfig_sendmail = '/usr/sbin/sendmail';
$mosConfig_smtpauth = '0';
$mosConfig_smtpuser = '';
$mosConfig_smtppass = '';
$mosConfig_smtphost = 'localhost';
$mosConfig_back_button = '1';
$mosConfig_item_navigation = '1';
$mosConfig_secret = '2ZcHGz2ULgJLwC4A';
$mosConfig_pagetitles = '1';
$mosConfig_readmore = '1';
$mosConfig_hits = '1';
$mosConfig_icons = '1';
$mosConfig_favicon = 'favicon.ico';
$mosConfig_fileperms = '';
$mosConfig_dirperms = '';
$mosConfig_helpurl = 'http://help.joomla.org';
$mosConfig_mbf_content = '0';
$mosConfig_editor = 'tinymce';
setlocale (LC_TIME, $mosConfig_locale);
Now I created a file configuration.php under /var/www/html/joomla
and pasted the above php code
Now when I do recheck I get a page
The home of Sriram
For your security please completely remove the installation directory including all files and sub-folders - then refresh this page
I now rename the installation directory in /var/www/html/joomla to
Also move INSTALL.ph from /var/www/html/joomla to /var/www/html/installation.orignal
mv INSTALL.php installation.orignal/
Administration Page URL
Administration Login Details
Username : admin
Password : joomla
After creating the configuration.php and copying the contents
I got errors while openning the url http://mybox.sriram.com/joomla/index.php
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/html/joomla/configuration.php:70) in /var/www/html/joomla/index.php on line 218
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/html/joomla/configuration.php:70) in /var/www/html/joomla/index.php on line 219
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/html/joomla/configuration.php:70) in /var/www/html/joomla/index.php on line 220
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/html/joomla/configuration.php:70) in /var/www/html/joomla/inde--More--x.php on line 222
I was not even able to login as admin
There was space after last line ?> I deleted the last space and saved the configuration file and things started working