The Joomla Structure of Sections, Categories and Content
Most people show just stated out with Joomla have problems how to handle the different parts that make up the Content Structure of Joomla.
Especially the Section and category part seems problematic to understand.
But it is actually quite easy to work with if you understand the basic principle.
Start simple and think about a book that You want to write!
Remember this, because with this book reference the idea of giving structure to your website is much easier to handle.
So how-to structure your website?
As said , act like you are going to write a book.
These are the parts of your book, not the Chapters!
Lets say we are going to build a site about Microsoft Word, than parts of your site could be like:
• Standard documents
• Scripting Macro's and Working environment.
These Book parts can then be divided into different Chapters.
Now these are your Chapters !
Here you make the chapter structure of your book part, for instance the book part about standard documents:
• Standard settings
• Layout profiles
• Menu creation and editing
• creating Forms macro's
Now You are going to write your pages, your articles for your book.
And again reference your book on word as example:
Your write an article about managing templates in MS Word.
This article is placed on the site under the section(Book part) "Standard Documents" and into the category (Chapter) " Templates".
Now Your site has the book structure build in and every visitors can find its way through the site much easier because he/she will see the way its structured.
If you later on should decide that an article is misplaced, you can move it into a new categorie with the "move" function of Joomla.
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