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 On installing Joomla you will be provided with a back end and a front end link.

The front end is how user will see your website and it can be changed as you want it. There are thousands of paid as well as free templates available. Also there are modules/components and plugins available one the Joomla website that can be used to add different features to both front-end and back-end.

This website in itself is an example of a front-end after installing a module for making the menu and tweeking some in built feature of the original template of Joomla 3.0.

This tutorial is basically about how to manage the front-end using the back-end. The back end or (administrator area) looks like...


It is a good idea to review the post installation notes after installation of new modules, templates etc.


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To go back to the control panel


The second thing that you need to keep an eye out is the Joomla update. Be very careful and new versions of Joomla may not support your third part modules. So before installing you need to check whether the modules support the update or else do not install.


I decided to go ahead and update 


That completes the update process


Let us go back to the control panel


This concludes the basic tutorial

To manage Media/categories/Articles/Menus, please see the sub-tabs of this menu item

There are tutorials on extensions also in subtabs