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Joomla 3.x Essential Training

This course will teach how to use Joomla CMS to build a website from scratch—all without a single line of code. Discover how to create and organize content, add menus and sidebars, change the look of the site with templates, control who creates and edits content, and much more. The course also shows you how to evaluate the quality of extensions, plugins, and templates and how to download and install them.

Topics include:

  • What is Joomla CMS
  • Completing Joomla CMS installation
  • Planning your website
  • Organizing content in Joomla!
  • Creating categories, articles, and menus
  • Formatting text and images
  • Using modules and components
  • Identifying and installing good-quality third-party extensions and templates
  • Supporting multiple languages with Joomla!
  • Managing users and their permissions
  • Changing the look of the site with templates
  • Launching your site

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Course Code: CRS-N-0031894

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We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule the course due to unforeseen circumstances. If the course is cancelled, we will refund 100% to participants.
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All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory

Course Details

Module 1. Introduction

  • Understanding Joomla CMS
  • Understanding Joomla's release cycle and versions

Module 2. Installing Joomla CMS

  • Understanding the installation process;
  • Installing Joomla 3.0

Module 3. A General Overview of Joomla!

  • A quick tour of the Joomla! interface
  • Exploring responsive design in Joomla! 
  • Modifying the global configuration 
  • Using the Media Manager
  • Creating content in Joomla CMS

Module 4. Creating Categories

  • Creating categories for your site 
  • Publishing, unpublishing, and trashing categories

Module 5. Creating Articles and Basic Formatting

  • Creating individual articles;
  • Formatting articles
  • Adding an external link
  • Adding article images
  • Using Read More
  • Exploring featured articles and pages
  • Publishing, unpublishing, and trashing articles-Linking to a PDF or other document - Dividing and formatting long articles using page breaks and the Pagebreak plugin
  • Customizing which HTML tags are permitted by changing the text filter in Joomla SM
  • Adding a YouTube video to an article
  • Using article-specific images and links
  • Styling images with bootstrap classes

Module 6. Creating Menus for Your Site

  • Understanding and configuring menus
  • Linking an article to the menu
  • Understanding parent and children menu items
  • Configuring Category Blogs
  • Advanced Category Blog configurations 
  • Configuring Category Lists
  • Advanced Category List configuration
  • Creating a featured blog for the News page and configuring the homepage
  • Publishing, unpublishing, and trashing menu items
  • Creating a new menu and a login link, and displaying the menu in the footer
  • Creating menu aliases 
  • Reordering menu items
  • Adding products, moving the main menu, and configuring a dropdown menu
  • Configuring secondary navigation

Module 7. Setting Display Options

  • Setting global configuration options for articles
  • Setting menu display options;
  • Comparing page headings, article titles, and browser page titles
  • Turning off the homepage heading
  • Configuring the back-end and front-end article administrator screens and options

Module 8. Using Modules 

  • Configuring modules
  • Creating a search module
  • Creating a custom HTML module
  • Modifying the breadcrumb module
  • Creating a random image module
  • Including a module in an article using loadposition
  • Exploring administrator modules and turning on the Joomla! version

Module 9. Using Components

  • Using the content component
  • Using the contact component
  • Formatting the contact page
  • Configuring CAPTCHA for a form
  • Creating a contact list
  • Formatting the contact list
  • Using the weblinks component
  • Using the redirect component

Module 10. Using Templates 

  • Changing the look of the site using templates
  • Setting the default template style and assigning template styles
  • Creating new template styles
  • Adjusting template masters with the HTML and CSS editors
  • Adding an editor.css style sheet for access to certain classes in TinyMCE
  • Introducing the Hathor admin template
  • Customizing the Isis admin template
  • Working with Joomla! templates from third-party providers

Module 11. Access Control List (ACL) Essentials 

  • Introduction to ACL 
  • Exploring default groups in Joomla!3
  • Creating a user
  • Exploring default access levels
  • Configuring content for users behind a login
  • Configuring content for guest access
  • Configuring user registration and user options s
  • Configuring a logout button 
  • Configuring a better login screen and adding an Edit Profile button
  • Extending user profiles
  • Working with user notes

Module 12. Extending Joomla CMS 

  • Evaluating extensions in the Joomla CMS Extensions Directory
  • Installing and creating a backup with Akeeba Backup
  • Installing and creating a site map with Xmap 
  • Upgrading extensions

Module 13. Launching Your Site and Beyond 

  • Preparing a site for launch 
  • Launching a site 
  • Placing a site in offline mode and changing the offline image
  • Thinking about site maintenance and front-end editing 
  • Understanding the importance of backups and coordinating backups with a web host
  • Updating your Joomla! site and the Joomla! update notification

Who Should Attend

  • Those who want to start a new Joomla CMS website
  • Those who want to build a Joomla CMS website for their new business
  • Those who have a older version of Joomla CMS website and want to upgrade to Joomla 3
  • Those who want to learn the new features in Joomla! 3.0
  • Students who want to build a CMS website for their events, clubs, or organisations




Joomla TrainerIn 2010, Patrick earned his Advanced Search Engine Marketing Certification from Search Engine Academy, USA, and started Business Online Centre, a one-stop solution business for SMEs looking for online presence. Services range from domain registration, hosting, web design, Internet (SEO/SEM) and Facebook marketing. He has been conducting website design classes (public and corporate) since 2011, using popular open-source platforms like Joomla.

Prior to his online career, Patrick, with his UK Accountancy and Computer Science qualifications, worked as an accountant, business solutions consultant/manager and professional services manager (PSM), specialising in Enterprise Resource Planning [ERP], Customer Relationship Management [CRM] and Business Intelligence [BI].


  • 10 years as accountant in UK
  • 6 years as business solutions consultant in UK
  • 11 years as professional services (consulting) manager (PSM) in Singapore
  • 3 years as business solutions manager (BSM) in Singapore
  • Oversaw department’s operations and was responsible for its Profit and Loss, ensuring
  • proper project management in terms of deliverables, expectations, scheduling andresource allocations
  • Utilising consulting experiences to ascertain clients’ requirements and propose the best fitting solutions and advise on the implementation aspects
  • Other involvements include giving presentations at seminars, conducting training and a
  • Steering Committee member who oversaw an ISO 9002 certification process
  • Led initial team to setup and operate Bangkok office for Eclipse Computing

Joomla TrainerJanice Ong has been in the IT & Engineering industry for more than 10 years since the dot com start up days. She knows CMS, Ecommerce, Website Development, Sales, Marketing, Business Development since 2000. She is proficient in WordPress, WooCommerce, Joomla, OpenCart, OSCommerce, Digital Marketing, SEO. She has helped to build websites that reach top Google page 1st page search results. She has a degree in BSc(Hons) in Management from University of London and Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Joomla TrainerWesley Tan graduated with a Master of Business in IT from the RMIT (Australia). Currently, founder of technology service company based in Singapore catering e-commence, RFID-based, iOT and asset tracking and trace solutions, consulting and project delivery. He specializes in Excel for both basic and advance levels (ICDL certification from UK), conducting Joomla and e-commence (Virtue Mart) workshops.

CMS TrainerSia King Shyan has over 19 years of industrial experience in IT project management, system development, support and administration. His last job as a project manager with Maybank required him to often interact with branch staff across the country by providing support and training to them. When he was an assistant vice president with DBS, he managed and implemented virtual infrastructure related projects, covering platforms like VMWare and AIX PowerVM. When he was a senior manager with the Republic Polytechnic, he oversaw the project management for the Corporate and Governance services, and started up and managed a support team taking care of general application support, MSSQL databases, SharePoint and system deployment.

King Shyan specializes in designing and developing Web and Client/Sever applications and has vast experience in system development and migration. His main technical skill set includes development language/tools like .Net, Java, PowerBuilder to C++/ C and the platforms diverged from UNIX, VAX/VMS to Windows servers. In addition, he has very strong knowledge on almost all database engines, for instance, MSSQL, DB2, Sybase and Oracle.

Joomla TrainerDr. Alfred Ang is the founder of Tertiary Courses. He is a serial entrepreneur. He founded OSWeb2Design Singapore Pte Ltd in 2007 offering web development, e-commerce store development, graphics design, ebook publishing, mobile apps development, and digital marketing services. He established the first online gardening store in Singapore, Eco City Hydroponics Pte Ltd in 2000, offering a wide range of gardening products such as seeds, plant nutrients, hydroponics kits etc. Eco City Hydroponics has become the most popular and successful gardening store in Singapore. He founded Tertiary Infotech Pte Ltd in 2012 and transformed the business to a training platform, Tertiary Courses in 2014. Tertiary Courses offers a wide range of SkillsFuture courses for PMETs to upgrade their skills and knowledge. He also established Tertiary Courses Malaysia in 2016. He also founded Tertiary Robotics in 2015 offering Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Microbit and Robotics products

Dr. Alfred Ang earned his Ph.D. from National University of Singapore in 2000, majoring in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He also completed an online MBA course with U21 Global based in Australia. He obtained his B.Sc (Hons) from National University of Singapore in 1992, majoring in Physics. He topped his Physics cohort for 3 consecutive years and funded his degree study with Book price, awards and tuition. He has worked in Defence, Electronics and Semiconductor Industries. His current interests include Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics and Programming.

Dr. Alfred Ang was Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM) and Senior Member of IEEE. He has published more than 20 peer reviewed papers and co-inventors for more than 20 inventions.

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I wanted to revamp my website using Joomla. I attended the one day Joomla 3.0 course conducted by Alfred. It is practical, simple and straight to the point. I am able to setup a professional Joomla 3.0 website within hours after the course. I highly recommend to anyone who wanted a Joomla course to look for Alfred. (Posted on 9/28/2013)

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