Setting up a website does not necessarily require a high level of web development skill; rather what it needs is an inquisitive set of mind and nothing else. If you are familiar with Joomla, you know it already how easy it is to set up a website on Joomla. However, if you are not familiar with Joomla, you might have to struggle at the initial stage, but with these tips, which are described below, you will be able to make things simple for you.
Select a Host
It is good to select a website host who is thoroughly well versed with the ins and outs of Joomla. It will help you to get technical support whenever you want or wherever you want. There are a number of website hosting providers that offer on-click installation of some commonly used programs such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal etc. All you need to do is to choose the specified destination and click the button, and the program will be installed automatically without raking much time.
However, not all web hosting providers offer on-click installation feature along with their service and therefore, you need to know how to install Joomla in a website manually. First, you will have to upload the files through FTP i.e. file transfer protocol, and after the complication of this task, you need to install the database manually. But before that, set-up program needs to be run first and the file permission has to be changed afterwards. However, there is no point of installing Joomla manually if your web-hosting provider is offering on-click installation feature.
If you have already done with these aforementioned steps, the next thing that you have to do is install a Joomla component named JoomlaXplorer which can come in handy over the time. This file can be obtained by visiting this URL: extensions.joomla.com. It will make it easier for you to navigate around different files. What is all the most interesting about JoomlaXplorer is that it is offering you an amazing opportunity to edit and upload graphic and other files on the server.
Choose The Template
Now, installation is completed and the next thing that you need to do is to choose a template. There are a number of free Joomla templates available online; all you need to do is to choose the one that goes with the theme of your website. After downloading the template, you need to install it by using Joomla template installer, which you can find in the administrative panel.
Customize The Template
After the installation of the template, you will have enough options in hand to customize it in your own way. The header section can easily be replaced by a custom header. The color scheme can be changed easily if you know a little bit about HTML or PHP. Now, you can add content in the body and hyperlink the pages as per your needs.
Now if you are still facing problem and do not know how to fix it, you should join Joomla forum. Post your problem and you will get immediate feedback from the members. What else do you want?