Get to know the Control panel in Administrator Back-end of Joomla!Control panel is a home page of Joomla! Administrator, where you can manage your site such as configuration settings, installing extensions (Component, Module, Plugin), create or edit the menus, the sections, the categories, the articles,...

Get to know the Administrator Back-end of Joomla!The Back-end of a Joomla! site is used to manage the content, appearance and functionality of the site. It is not seen by visitors to the 'Front-end' and you can only login to it if you have appropriate permissions. It is here too that the basis of a new site is created.

How to change PHP settings compatibility with Joomla! on localhost?These are recommended settings for PHP in order to ensure full compatibility with Joomla! Joomla! will still work even if your settings do not match. However, this may affect operation of other extensions of Joomla!

Joomla! 1.5 or 1.6 and newer - Which to choose?Joomla! CMS has recently released an update to it's heavy-weight CMS, and there is much debate as to which platform is the safest to develop with. For the last few years Joomla 1.5 has been a solid option, with loads of third-party plugins, components and modules to get Joomla to work beyond it's standard capabilities.

How to create a database on localhost using phpMyAdmin?A database is a way to store lots of information. You might want to store the names and addresses of all your contacts, or maybe customer information. One of the easiest way to create a database is through phpMyAdmin, which is available on most hosts that offer MySQL databases.

Joomla Folder StructureThe following is based on Joomla version 1.5.x. If you notice something has changed, let us know so we can update this article. Also, we will only be covering the most important files and folders in this article. If you believe we missed an important one, let us know so we can cover it.

How to check PHP information on your hosting?Once you have completed the necessary installation of your server software it is worth running a quick test to ensure that all the necessary, minimum requirements are met.