Joomla Training in Los Angeles

Joomla is one of the best and most popular ways to build a website. It is user-friendly, powerful and is continuously improved by thousands of people around the world.

Joomla powers millions of sites and is being widely adopted by governments, universities and Fortune 500 companies.

We offer two days of Joomla training:

  • Day 1 is for complete beginners. You'll learn all of the key concepts you need to understand, navigate and use a Joomla site.
  • Day 2 is for people who have completed Day 1 or have some Joomla experience. You'll learn how to build and maintain Joomla sites.

The two days of training are designed to be taken together, but you're also welcome to attend for only one day.

Day 1: Beginner

In Day 1, you'll learn how to build a Joomla website, from content and user organization, to working with extensions and templates.

  • Part 1: Introduction to Joomla answering key questions: What? Who? When? Why?
  • Part 2: Navigating the Joomla interface
  • Part 3: Setting up and organizing Joomla content
  • Part 4: Adding content articles with formatting and text
  • Part 5: Choosing and using with Joomla components
  • Part 6: Choosing and using Joomla modules and plugins
  • Part 7: Choosing and using Joomla templates
  • Part 8: Building a full Joomla site so that students can practice everything that they have learned during the class

Day 2: Intermediate

In Day 2, you'll build on your Joomla knowledge and get to grips with how to modify, improve and develop great Joomla websites.

  • Part 1: Workflow: An introduction to the Joomla workflow for building complete, advanced sites.
  • Part 2: Advanced content editing and management. We'll add extra features to Joomla's content editing, including improved multimedia, document, image and link-handling options. We'll also focus on security, including how to restrict user's editing options and track different versions of a document.
  • Part 3: Understanding components and using advanced Joomla components. We'll create a community site by adding user profiles and social networking. We'll also create a blog with commenting and sharing features.
  • Part 4: Understanding modules and using advanced Joomla modules. In the beginner class we explain module positions. In this class we go a step further and place the modules anywhere you want. We also see how to control them in more advanced ways, choosing who can see them and setting publish and unpublish dates.
  • Part 5: Understanding plugins and using advanced Joomla plugins. We'll explain each of the different kinds of Joomla plugins using several different examples. We'll see how to create slideshows and video displays, spice up content items with extra features and how to login to Joomla using accounts from other sites.
  • Part 6: Joomla Access Control Levels. We'll use the new permission levels in Joomla to accurately control what users can and cannot do on our sites.
  • Part 7: Joomla Site Maintenance. How to update, backup, secure and correctly configure your Joomla site.
  • Part 8: Practice: We build a full Joomla site so that students can practice everything that they have learned during the class.

What's Included With the Training

Live Training
Practical, hands-on training from an experienced Joomla teacher
Forum Support
Six months of forum support with same-day answers to your questions
A copy of Joomla Explained, the best selling Joomla book
Six months of access to our online Joomla training
Cheat Sheets
All the key information from the class in one useful guide
Completion certificate
A personalized completion certificate

Your Class Trainer

Bo Astrup
Bo Astrup's background ranges from Chief Technology Officer and music production to IT training and consulting in both the private and government sectors. Bo has been involved with designing content management systems since 1989 and was delighted to see the Open Source community take off. He has been involved with Joomla since its early days. He is a partner in Collaborative Fusion Group, a Los Angeles based Joomla engineering firm which offers customized Joomla based websites and intranets. Bo is also organizer and assistant organizer of two Joomla meetups in the Los Angeles area.

Class Location

Class Date and Time

  • Date: September 20
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Los Angeles Joomla Beginner Class Tickets

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Please feel free to call 678-830-2168 and speak with an OSTraining representative. They'll be able to help you pay and register for a class.

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  • 1 Please send a check to:, PO Box 110264, Bradenton, FL 34211.
  • 2 Please include the name of the student plus their email address.
  • 3 Your seat in the class will be confirmed only when the check arrives. Classes are filled on a first-come-first-served basis.
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