Some people have a hard time understanding the Structure that is used in Joomla to organize the Content.
But it is not that hard to understand if you look at it from a different angle.
Joomla is a Content Management System that in the core can be compared with a Study book.
The section part of Joomla can be look at as the main parts of a Book.
Like for example an Atlas, the Section are the Continents.
The categories in Joomla can be classified as the Chapters of a Book
In the Atlas example, these are the country’s in each of the continents.
|Joomla Content Item
The Joomla Content items are the pages in a book, each containing information to make a Chapter.
In the Atlas example, these could be pages that describe the Geological ans Social economics of a Country.
Putting it all in Perspective
If you look at the structure of this site, you will see how its build…
First there are sections about Joomla, WordPress and Drupal.
The Joomla Section is split up into categories as:
- Joomla General
- Joomla Modules
- Joomla Themes
- Joomla Components
- Mambots and Plugins
- Joomla Search Engine Optimization
One example of a content Item is this page, which is in the category “Joomla General”
Keep this structure in mind if you are going to build your website in Joomla.
Make Sure you have drawn the structure on paper before building it in Joomla, it will save you a lot of headache afterwards…