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Joomla 2.5 Sample Data

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When learning anything it is helpful to take a look at the finished product and work out how that was acheived rather than start from scratch. When installing Joomla, you can choose to include some sample data which comprises of preconfigured categories, articles, images, menu items, modules and components. With Joomla 2.5, you can choose from 3 sets of sample data, each with their own benefits. In the following video I take you through all three options to help you decide which option - if any - is best for you.

Recommended: this video was recorded in high definition. Use the video player controls below to change the resolution to either 720 or 1080 and then click the full screen icon at the right.

 

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  • Mike Martin
    Mike Martin Thursday, 8 November 2012

    Richard
    Thanks for the updated video, if I may give you some feedback, I think that it would be better to zoom in to the various areas, I could not see the written words.

  • Paul
    Paul Thursday, 8 November 2012

    Hi Richard,

    As usual, Nice Job!
    Increased resolution certainly helps with my ailing eyesight! Usual slick, professional offering, keep up the good work!

    Paul.

  • Zodiac
    Zodiac Friday, 9 November 2012

    Hi Richard...I hope today finds you well?
    I have just purchased a 12 Month Cloudaccess account...and one of my first tasks, and on the instruction of Bernie, I deleted all the existing sample data within the template. I just prefer to start from scratch and learn from my own mistakes.

    Take care....

  • shahed
    shahed Thursday, 6 December 2012

    could pleas heeelpe me !!!???
    while am trying to build a website by a templets there is an errors appear its like this



    Strict Standards: Non-static method modFSSP1Helper::cText() should not be called statically in C:\xampp\htdocs\modules\mod_freeslider_sp1\helper.php on line 114

    Strict Standards: Non-static method modFSSP1Helper::getImage() should not be called statically in C:\xampp\htdocs\modules\mod_freeslider_sp1\helper.php on line 115

    Strict Standards: Non-static method modFSSP1Helper::cText() should not be called statically in C:\xampp\htdocs\modules\mod_freeslider_sp1\helper.php on line 116

    Strict Standards: Non-static method modFSSP1Helper::cText() should not be called statically in C:\xampp\htdocs\modules\mod_freeslider_sp1\helper.php on line 114

    Strict Standards: Non-static method modFSSP1Helper::getImage() should not be called statically in C:\xampp\htdocs\modules\mod_freeslider_sp1\helper.php on line 115

    Strict Standards: Non-static method modFSSP1Helper::cText() should not be called statically in C:\xampp\htdocs\modules\mod_freeslider_sp1\helper.php on line 116

    Strict Standards: Non-static method modFSSP1Helper::cText() should not be called statically in C:\xampp\htdocs\modules\mod_freeslider_sp1\helper.php on line 114

    Strict Standards: Non-static method modFSSP1Helper::getImage() should not be called statically in C:\xampp\htdocs\modules\mod_freeslider_sp1\helper.php on line 115

    Strict Standards: Non-static method modFSSP1Helper::cText() should not be called statically in C:\xampp\htdocs\modules\mod_freeslider_sp1\helper.php on line 116

    i will be so glad if you can help me

    thank you

  • Richard Pearce
    Richard Pearce Monday, 10 December 2012

    Global Configuration --> Server --> Error Reporting --> None

  • Mike Martin
    Mike Martin Monday, 10 December 2012

    Muhamed
    I assume that you doing this all off-line, this isn't something that I tend to do but other do, so someone like Ian should be able to help you.

  • Mike Martin
    Mike Martin Monday, 10 December 2012

    Muhamed
    It is me again, I have noticed that you have asked this question via Richard's Blog. It maybe better to ask the question via the forum.

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