THE COMPLETE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO
| Taty Sena
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You will also notice that there are several advanced parameters you can modify
such whether you want to display the name of the author or whether you want to
display the default PDF, print and email icons that usually appear on the upper right
hand side of Joomla articles.
The media manager is your tool to organizing your images. One important thing to
know about the media manager is where to put your files. By default, it comes with a
few images (such as fruit and food). Those images can be accessed from the
articles interface to be added to the articles, but only the folders and images
placed inside the “Stories” folder can be accessed that way.
You can still link to the other images, but you must find their address by hand and
type it in, so for ease of use, I suggest you place all of the images you will be placing
on the pages of your site in organized folders inside the “Stories” folder.
Another thing to know is that the Media Manager does not re-size images, so if you
are uploading huge images, they will distort your website once you place them on
the website, and even if you change the image size by hand on the code within
Joomla, those images will still take a long time to load and significantly slow your site
down. So re-size and compress them with image software in your computer before
uploading them to the Media Manager.
Front Page Manager
The Front Page Manager is the manager that let’ you choose the order and
particular features of the articles you have selected to appear on the home page
(Front page) of your site. It can be reached from the “Content” menu. It’s the place
where you can manage the options for the articles you chose to have on the front
page of your site.
One of the most useful features is the possibility of re-ordering them (which is a
feature also available in sections, categories and articles). To do that, go to the front
page manager, and look at the list of articles listed there. You will see a column
called “order”. Change the numbers around to the order in which you would like
them to appear on the page, then click the little save icon on that column, right
next to the “order” title.