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BLOGGING WITH   JOOMLA   past • present • future      Kristoffer Sandven
WAY BACK...…there was the Palm Pilot
I started blogging in 1998
AND NOW...     …it’s gone
Started the current blog            to learn and connect•   Wanted to connect with    the community•   Decided to reach fo...
I imagined it wouldbe like a sprint
It turned out to bemore like a marathon..
One of my first posts was commented on by Brian Teeman, and it taught me to do my         research before posting…
«This is really bad advice!»                               Brian Teeman, May 2009
We have since become friends.                                JAB 11
The past• Blog   layouts have always been a part of Joomla• Still, Joomla   hasnt become a standard for blogging• Why?  • ...
My start• My   start was a simple Joomla blog layout (1.5) in 2009• Expanded   with SuperBlogger from Joomlaworks (2010)• ...
Moving to K2Needed more flexible content templating:• Front   page• Blog   posts• Landing   pages• "About"   type pages• Qu...
Keys to blogging success• Great    content• Great    looking template• Readable    typography• Quality   images• Social   ...
Keys to blogging success• RSS    feed to Feedburner• Solid   comments system• Tags• Quality   web host• Consistency in del...
Choosing a platformBasically, you have three options:• 1. Joomla   + installed extensions• 2. Joomla   + a content constru...
Joomla          + installed extensions• Free• Canbe hard to keep updated (many extensions)• Needs      extensions for comm...
Joomla + CCK           + additional extensions• Free• Fewer   extensions to manage• More   complex to set up• Commercialte...
K2 categories and sub templates     K2 Template                       K2 sub      category                        template...
Zoo apps
One component          with everything included• Cost   involved• Onecomponent to keep updated• Best   for blog only site•...
Time to decide...
WorkflowMake a Photoshop template for images
WorkflowUse a writing program
WorkflowSet up automatic publishing to social media
WorkflowSet a blog schedule / publishing plan
TipsCreate your own content templates
TipsWork with CSSto make your siteelements fittogether
God (or the devil) is in the detailsWithout JavaScript    With JavaScript
Mobile site / blog• Mobile template for each device (MobileJoomla type) or• Responsive   template
Mobile template• Onetemplate for each device (MobileJoomla type solution)
Responsive template           Full width  iPhone                iPad
Organizing content• Multiplecategories / sub categories• One   category + Tags
SEO Basics• Unique, relevant    and quality content• Keyword  research (using Market Samurai, SEOMoz or Google Adwords)• S...
The Future
My wishes• Improved    front-end editing and image management (JUX)• Responsive   templates in the core (Bootstrap / JUI)•...
The improved admin
JUX / JUI• Themost important factor for Joomla to succeed is improved UX / UI• WordPress has been popular with bloggers be...
Conclusion• Joomla!   is great for blogging• You   will learn a lot by doing it• To   become more widespread, we need impr...
Learn more  www.joomlablogger.net/bloggingbook Available as e-book and printed paperback – 287 pages
Blogging with Joomla - past, present and future
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These are the slides from my presentation "Blogging with Joomla", held at the third "J and Beyond" conference in Bad Nauheim, Germany. The presentation is a condensed version of my book with the same name.

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Blogging with Joomla - past, present and future

  1. 1. BLOGGING WITH JOOMLA past • present • future Kristoffer Sandven
  2. 2. WAY BACK...…there was the Palm Pilot
  3. 3. I started blogging in 1998
  4. 4. AND NOW... …it’s gone
  5. 5. Started the current blog to learn and connect• Wanted to connect with the community• Decided to reach for the world• Jumped into it
  6. 6. I imagined it wouldbe like a sprint
  7. 7. It turned out to bemore like a marathon..
  8. 8. One of my first posts was commented on by Brian Teeman, and it taught me to do my research before posting…
  9. 9. «This is really bad advice!» Brian Teeman, May 2009
  10. 10. We have since become friends. JAB 11
  11. 11. The past• Blog layouts have always been a part of Joomla• Still, Joomla hasnt become a standard for blogging• Why? • Too complex or confusing UX / UI • Lacking features? • How Joomla is "sold"?
  12. 12. My start• My start was a simple Joomla blog layout (1.5) in 2009• Expanded with SuperBlogger from Joomlaworks (2010)• Moved to Joomla 2.5 and K2 (2012)
  13. 13. Moving to K2Needed more flexible content templating:• Front page• Blog posts• Landing pages• "About" type pages• Quick Looks• Pages that show posts with common tags
  14. 14. Keys to blogging success• Great content• Great looking template• Readable typography• Quality images• Social media integration
  15. 15. Keys to blogging success• RSS feed to Feedburner• Solid comments system• Tags• Quality web host• Consistency in delivering content
  16. 16. Choosing a platformBasically, you have three options:• 1. Joomla + installed extensions• 2. Joomla + a content construction kit + additional extensions• 3. Onecomponent with everything you need for blogging included
  17. 17. Joomla + installed extensions• Free• Canbe hard to keep updated (many extensions)• Needs extensions for comments, tags and more
  18. 18. Joomla + CCK + additional extensions• Free• Fewer extensions to manage• More complex to set up• Commercialtemplates come with CCK-specific styling• Good if blog is part of a bigger site
  19. 19. K2 categories and sub templates K2 Template K2 sub category template K2 Content K2 Content K2 Content category 1 category 2 category 3 K2 items K2 items K2 items K2 items (articles) (articles) (articles) (articles)
  20. 20. Zoo apps
  21. 21. One component with everything included• Cost involved• Onecomponent to keep updated• Best for blog only site• Good for newbies
  22. 22. Time to decide...
  23. 23. WorkflowMake a Photoshop template for images
  24. 24. WorkflowUse a writing program
  25. 25. WorkflowSet up automatic publishing to social media
  26. 26. WorkflowSet a blog schedule / publishing plan
  27. 27. TipsCreate your own content templates
  28. 28. TipsWork with CSSto make your siteelements fittogether
  29. 29. God (or the devil) is in the detailsWithout JavaScript With JavaScript
  30. 30. Mobile site / blog• Mobile template for each device (MobileJoomla type) or• Responsive template
  31. 31. Mobile template• Onetemplate for each device (MobileJoomla type solution)
  32. 32. Responsive template Full width iPhone iPad
  33. 33. Organizing content• Multiplecategories / sub categories• One category + Tags
  34. 34. SEO Basics• Unique, relevant and quality content• Keyword research (using Market Samurai, SEOMoz or Google Adwords)• SEF URLs• Links (internal / external)• Title and description tags• Regular optimization efforts
  35. 35. The Future
  36. 36. My wishes• Improved front-end editing and image management (JUX)• Responsive templates in the core (Bootstrap / JUI)• Sample content / wizard for blogs and other site types• Remote blogging support• Authorship support in user profiles• Tags / new content layouts
  37. 37. The improved admin
  38. 38. JUX / JUI• Themost important factor for Joomla to succeed is improved UX / UI• WordPress has been popular with bloggers because of simplicity and useful functions• Devs are now using WP for full sites• Lower the threshold of Joomla
  39. 39. Conclusion• Joomla! is great for blogging• You will learn a lot by doing it• To become more widespread, we need improved UX / UI• Go do it!
  40. 40. Learn more www.joomlablogger.net/bloggingbook Available as e-book and printed paperback – 287 pages

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