What is joomla!?To be honest so did i. What is a joomla 1.5x anyway?
What is joomla!?
"Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
If you're new to Web publishing systems, you'll find that Joomla! delivers sophisticated solutions to your online needs. It can deliver a robust enterprise-level Web site, empowered by endless extensibility for your bespoke publishing needs. Moreover, it is often the system of choice for small business or home users who want a professional looking site that's simple to deploy and use. We do content right.
So what's the catch? How much does this system cost?
Well, there's good news ... and more good news! Joomla! 1.5 is free, it is released under an Open Source license - the GNU/General Public License v 2.0. Had you invested in a mainstream, commercial alternative, there'd be nothing but moths left in your wallet and to add new functionality would probably mean taking out a second mortgage each time you wanted something adding!
Joomla! changes all that …
Joomla! is different from the normal models for content management software. For a start, it's not complicated. Joomla! has been developed for everybody, and anybody can develop it further. It is designed to work (primarily) with other Open Source, free, software such as PHP, MySQL, and Apache. It is easy to install and administer, and is reliable."
I have done all of this but it just doesn't work. I even tried uninstalling joomla! from the web server and reinstalling afresh, no joy either. I would guess I have a couple of small things not quite right and that is scuppering me but I have no knowledge as to where to go or what to do. Any suggestions?What you need to do is switch on search engine friendly URLs when you deploy. According to my notes you need to log into the Administrator area, go to Global Configuration and set the 3 SEF buttons to Yes (or whatever options you require). The URLs then use the alias for the article to generate the URL.
It is documented somewhere on the Joomla site but this should get you up and running.
SeanOops!! Just noticed that you'd tried the SEF settings. Not sure what your problem is because it just works normally. What I'm puzzled about is why or where you are calling the URLs directly. I've never had to worry about the URLs within the site. If you let Joomla determine what the link is to the page, then it should give you a clue as to what the URL should be.
Hope that helps.
PS Do you want to email me if you can't sort it out.