Many times a client asks that you include a blog to their Joomla website, or perhaps you need to add anyone to your personal Joomla site. It really is not that hard to do. Using articles, sections, categories and the “Syndicate” module to make an RSS feed, you can have a blog that allows you to definitely make regular postings and have them all show up on an individual page.

I will highlight how you can give a blog, but first I must create a number of assumptions. First, You already have a present version of Joomla already installed and second, you can access the administrator division of your Joomla installation and are familiar with it.

The right off the bat to accomplish would be to log on to the Joomla administrator area. Now go to the “Content” menu and judge “Section Manager” and create a new section, let’s refer to it “Blogs” then click save. Next, again see a “Content” menu but this time choose “Category Manager” and click on on “New” and provides the category a title like “My Blog”. While still inside the Category Manager, see a “Section” pop-up and choose the Blog section you previously created and click on save.

Now that individuals have the section and category build, let’s create our first blog entry. Again, visit the “Content” menu and this time around choose “Article Manager”. Click on “New” and present the blog entry an exceptional name inside “Title” box. Under “Section” find the section you created earlier which has been “Blogs”. If there is just one blogger, the “Category” pop-up will default with it. If there is more the other blogger, select which one with all the ?Category” pop-up.

Now enter some blog copy and so on the correct side of the page check out “Parameters (Article)” and enter whatever name you desire to show people in the “Author Alias” box. Next, again on the best side from the page head to “Parameters (Advanced)”, and be sure to switch “Author Name” and “Created Date and Time” to “Show” then click Save.

Now we have to generate a menu item for your website so it can be found. Go to the “Menus” menu and judge Main Menu. Click on “New” on the upper right and then choose “Articles” under “Internal Link” as well as on the following page click “Category Blog Layout”. In the Title area, enter whatever you want the public to view because the url to your blog after which head to “Parameters (Basic)” on the proper and choose your blog category. The rest with the parameters may be left as default and changed at another time in case you desire.

Next, under “Parameters (Component)”, choose which icons showing in your site, pdf, print and/or email. Again you can leave all the parameters as default and make changes later. Click save.

Now let’s create an RSS feed so that people can sign up for your Blog feed. To do so, visit the “Extensions” menu and choose “Module Manager”. Click on “New” around the upper right and then visit “Syndicate” and within the Title field a have title such as: “RSS Feed for Blog” through the one to locate it easily inside the Module Manager. In “Show Title” click “No” then choose what position you desire the RSS feed to seem inside of “Position” then under “Menu Assignment” close to the bottom left of the page, visit “Select Menu Item(s) in the List” and judge the Blog Menu link created above.

Now, on the best, go to “Module Parameters”, inside “Text” box, type whichever text you need to have next to your RSS icon. Finally, under “Format” choose either RSS 2.0 or Atom 1.0, I usually use RSS. Click save.

You are done! Now you can create new blog entries repeatedly by repeating the steps above for first time articles.