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Anyone knwo what the hell to do here........

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cdc515, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    One of my friends wanted there webpage redone so i asked them for the login information and this is what i found:

    www.example.com/administrator

    this was how i logged in to the website admin section and i found something called Joomla this is not a normal html to be edited how can i make it so i can edit it with html code and not this garbage Joomla thing??
     
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  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    I can't figure out whether your question is serious or not as joomla must be
    one of the easiest CMS to use and if you code html you should have no problem
    around a joomla site.
    http://www.joomla.org/
     
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  3. rickstar

    rickstar Elite Member

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    Yep, Joomla is basically a big CMS (Content Management System), not garbage. :)
     
  4. zigzagger

    zigzagger Newbie

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    Hi.

    Maybe this will help.

    http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/joomla/
     
  5. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    i have never worked with joomla i have only used ftp to access websites and edit them this is just weird there are no full pages with html code and i can not view any pictures i can enable ftp on it .

    if you could tell me how can i upload already made website onto joomla ??

    or do i still need the hosting information to access all the joomla stuff?
     
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  6. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    its so easy and yet no one has an answer haha
     
  7. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Perhaps
    http://hiderefer.org/?http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/joomla/
    wasn't big enough for you.
     
  8. thesilent

    thesilent Supreme Member

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    Yo cdc515
    try joomla forums of if you wait our BHW joomla expert (ukescuba) will help you when he gets time.
     
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  9. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    Thank You TheSilent i can always count on you for a good response unlike these other as**oles
     
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    Sorry to hear you saying that Joomla is a garbage. It simply means one thing. You don't know how to administer probably the best CMS based website ever developed online.

    Well, if all you know is HTML and FTP, here's one way of uploading your html codes in joomla.

    1. at the root (/public_html/) or (/htdocs/) create a new directory (ex. htdocs/mydirectory/)

    2. upload thru FTP your html code and other associated files like /images/ with your main html file renamed to index.html

    3. open your site using this URL: http://yourdomain.com/mydirectory

    Good luck and hope you'll realize something after my post.

    And a little thank-clicking would be something...

    Good tainted! :D



     
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  12. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    Thank you for that informative response for some reason the account does not have ftp access and i dont have the host information so i cant doin anything to later.
     
  13. deign23

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    you're welcome. If your friend has only given you access (username and password) to his/her joomla site (ex. http://yourdomain.com/administrator) and not on the hosting server, you can still encode your html code to it. Here's how:

    1. login to your back-end (http://yourdomain.com/administrator)

    2. Click CONTENT menu and select ARTICLE MANAGER

    3. Click NEW icon to create new article.

    4. Put a TITLE, select a SECTION and CATEGORY.

    5. Now, scroll down and look for a TOGGLE button. Clicking this will change the view of your editor from WYSIWYG view to HTML view.

    6. Paste your HTML code here and save it.

    7. You can also upload your image by clicking the IMAGE button along with the TOGGLE button. Most of the time it is uploaded in the images/stories directory so you may want to change your HTML code also.

    8. If things go wrong, unpublish or delete your article, wait for the hosting access details from your friend especially the FTP and use the first option that posted here.

    Good tainted!
     
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  14. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    just saw someone pressed my ukescuba joomla help button! lol hopefully i can help you out!

    Sorry it took so long to get to you just stumbled across this thread by accident - next time feel free to PM me :)

    cdc515 first of all hi! :)

    What exactly are you trying to do? Edit one page or the entire layout of the site?

    Joomla is template based - these templates are usually written in html and basic html and styled with css. A joomla site can have several templates that are assigned to different menu items.

    If your friend is using the last version ie Joomla 1.5.15 - login and goto extensions then template manager.

    You will typically see a list of 4+ one of them will have a gold star by it - this will be the default template that is being used.

    Templates with a green tick in the assigned column are templates that are displayed when various menu items are chosen.

    Click on a template and edit it your will be given the option to edit the html or the css - i would choose html first copy it into dreamweaver or notepad.

    You will see a lot of unfamiliar code in the header and main body of the html - this is needed by joomla so dont remove it... i can go into it in more detail later.

    In the main body of the template you will see some code that looks like this:

    Code:
    <jdoc:include type="modules" name="user1" style="xhtml" />
    These are module positions that allow you to load snippets of code via the module manager

    where you see this code:

    Code:
    <jdoc:include type="component" />
    This is where your main content will be displayed the source of this is usually pulled from your Joomla articles... more on this in a minute...

    Usually these jdoc codes are surrounded by styled div tags if thats the case then they are typically being positioned by the css stylesheet which can also be accessed via the template manager.

    The content of all the individual pages maybe just basic text with pictures added - if so you will find these under content and article manager. Any articles with a green tick next to them will be being displayed on the front page of the site.

    When you click on an article you will be able to edit it - either with the default wysiwyg editor or you will note there is usually some type of html button so as you can edit that particular page content.

    I used to be in the same shoes as you designing sites from scratch that was until i found Joomla now i swear by it! :)

    Get back to me with what you are trying to do and i can help you from there - also when you login take note of the version of joomla you are using. This is very important as you need to always be running the latest version for security reasons. :)

    If you would rather PM thats cool too.

    Cheers

    Ukescuba - Resident BHW Joomla Guy! :)