Presentation on theme: "Ruth Cheesley Getting started with K2. What is K2 Content Construction Kit (CCK) Extends what Joomla! articles can do Allows cool features – Tags – Per-category."— Presentation transcript:
What is K2 Content Construction Kit (CCK) Extends what Joomla! articles can do Allows cool features – Tags – Per-category styling – Close control of layout – Template overrides
What version to use Joomla! 1.5 Stable release Lots of extensions Lots of plugins Lots of template overrides OK Support Joomla! 1.6/7 SVN release Not many modules Even fewer plugins! Overrides need tweaks Not much support!
Key concepts You don’t need Section + Categories You can use tags to link related items Images added via K2 are automagically resized to the required dimensions You can use extensions to create per-category styling
How to show stuff! Category Item Layout Category View Options Item Image Options Item View Options in Category Listings Item View Options
Leading Story Primary Story Secondary Story Primary Story Links Category Item Layout
Some cool plugins and modules Css4k2 (http://www.jiliko.net)http://www.jiliko.net K2 Dynamap (http://nick.texidor.com)http://nick.texidor.com K2 Multi Notifier (http://k2joom.com)http://k2joom.com Land of Coder (http://www.landofcoder.com)http://www.landofcoder.com DM Digital (http://joomlaextensions.dmdigital.it)http://joomlaextensions.dmdigital.it
Example sites www.able2uk.com www.rsnonline.org.uk www.suffolkdofe.co.uk www.viryatechnologies.com www.prhengland.co.uk
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