Joomla 2.5 Help, Documentation and Tutorials

Joomla 2.5 is a complex content management system that is extremely powerful and versatile. Joomla 2.5 is being used by individuals, small and medium sized businesses. I created my first Joomla website way back and found no documentation on how to create articles, create menus, create modules, add banners, and all the other functionalities of Joomla. So I created my own. Below is my Joomla 2.5 repository of Joomla documentation and tutorials that I created for you. Hopefully you will find them useful. You can always email or contact me if you have any questions.

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial on How to Find the Module Manager Trash Manager.  I will also show you how to purge or restore the deleted modules from the Module Manager Trash Manager.  Once you delete a module, the status of that module changes from ‘Published’ to ‘Trashed’.  So in order to see these ‘Trashed’ status Modules, […]

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial on How to delete a folder inside the Media Manager.  You can create & delete folders and upload & delete images in the Media Manager.   Below is a simple tutorial on how to delete a folder inside your Media Manager.  I also encountered an error message when trying to delete the […]

Joomla 2.5.8 Tutorial – How to Add Prev and Next Links to Articles

by Elaine November 27, 2013

Joomla 2.5.8 Tutorial on how to add ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ links to navigate between Joomla Articles.  You can choose to show or hide this feature.  It is beneficial to add these navigation links to your Joomla Articles so once people reached the bottom of your article they have somewhere to go.   They can choose […]

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Joomla 2.5.8 Tutorial – How to Add Pagination to Category Blog

by Elaine November 26, 2013

Joomla 2.5.8 Tutorial on How to add pagination details to the bottom of a Category Blog.   There are different types of Pagination options in Joomla.  You can choose to display Pagination which includes links to different page numbers and a ‘Start’, ‘Prev’, ‘Next’, ‘End’ links and also Pagination Results which displays which page you […]

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Joomla 2.5 – How to Assign Articles to Multiple Categories

by Elaine November 20, 2013

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – Assign Articles to Multiple Categories.   Currrently in Joomla 2.5 you cannot assign articles to multiple categories.  One article belongs to one category.  I also want to create a category blog that includes articles from different categories and that’s also impossible.  I recommend to download a free Joomla 2.5 Component called Multicategories […]

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Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – How to Install a Joomla Component

by Elaine November 15, 2013

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial on How to install a Joomla 2.5 component that you downloaded from the Joomla Extension Directory (JED) or from a 3rd party.  It’s very simple and easy.  It’s the same as installing a Joomla template if you’ve done that before.  You go to the Extensions Manager, upload and install the ZIP file […]

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Joomla 2.5.8 Tutorial – Hide Article Details on All Pages

by Elaine December 18, 2012

Joomla 2.5.x Tutorial on How to hide article details everywhere on your website.  That means whenever you link to an article from the menu whether it be a article blog, category blog or single article, you will not see any of the article details show.  The Article details that are displayed by default are the […]

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Joomla 2.5.8 Tutorial – How to Change the Site Logo

by Elaine November 28, 2012

How to Change the Joomla 2.5.8 Logo on the front of your Joomla website is pretty easy.  The question is how to remove that blue box that says ‘We are Volunteers’?  I will address that question in another tutorial, and focus now on how to change the logo first.  You will change the Joomla 2.5.8 […]

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Joomla 2.5.8 – How to Delete Joomla Black Gif file

by Elaine November 27, 2012

Joomla 2.5.8 Tutorial on how to remove the Joomla Black gif (joomla_black.gif ) logo at the top of the Joomla 2.5.8 website.  I will show you how to remove this file but at the end you will be left with another question of how to replace it with a different image.  Below is a tutorial on […]

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Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – Change Max Upload Size in Joomla

by Elaine November 5, 2012

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial on how to change to max upload size for images you want to upload in Articles or Categories.  You can change this max upload size in the Media Manager Options.  Currently the default is set to 10 MB.  You can change it to 0 for no limit on the image size, but […]

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Joomla 3.0 Alpha is available for Testing

by Elaine August 25, 2012

Joomla 3.0 beta is coming out supposedly late August early September for us to start using on our production websites.  Do not use Joomla 3.0 Alpha editions for your production website.  I’m looking forward to what kind of changes they put in with this major release.  They do mention that if you are currently using Joomla […]

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Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – Delete not allowed for category Sample Data-Banners

by Elaine July 30, 2012

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – I was in the process of deleting all my banners and emptying out the trash when I encountered this error while trying to empty the trash in the Banner Categories.  See screenshot below: Delete not allowed for category Sample Data-Banners. 3 items are assigned to this category. There are no banners […]

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