- Written by Brian Teeman
You may have heard a lot about how easy it is to build a website with Joomla! But as with everything if you want to take full advantage of the features and ease-of-use you have to learn to do it the correct way.
One of the biggest problems that people face building their Joomla! website is that they try to apply the techniques and methods that they learned in another program to Joomla! That isn't going to work for you. Trying to fit a square peg in a in a round hole will never work. You need to learn the Joomla! way.
When you first start with Joomla! the instructions may seem a little strange. Where are my pages? Why can't I create a menu link now and at the content later? These are all issues that newcomers to Joomla! face.
Of course you can build a Joomla! website in many different ways and if it works for you then great. But why not learn to do it the right way. Time spent now learning how you should do it will save you time later. When users do not spend that time to "learn the Joomla! way" it often results in websites with a complicated structure that is difficult to understand and manage, definitely not what Joomla! is designed to be.
The key to understanding Joomla! is to know that it's all about CASH.
- Categorise - create the categories you need to organise your content
- Add - add your content to the categories
- SHow - create the menu links to show the content
This can seem very strange to people coming from other systems but once you take this leap of faith and build your website with CASH your life will be so much easier.