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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.

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1 Ruth Cheesley Getting started with K2

2 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

3 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!

4 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

5 Getting your head around the settings

6 How to show stuff! Category Item Layout Category View Options Item Image Options Item View Options in Category Listings Item View Options

7 Leading Story Primary Story Secondary Story Primary Story Links Category Item Layout

8 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

9 Example sites


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