Joomla Blog Controls
Controlling the presentation of a Joomla Blog takes a fair bit of testing and finding the system that works best for you. Today, I was pretty deep into the Joomla system structure trying to make more effective the Virtual Domains system. Fundamentally it is important to approach the system on The following levels. Domain, Menu, Cateogory and Article.
Because of the nature of the system there is a fair bit of "looping" that can take place. It would be ideal if all of the elements could be combined in a fundamental "tree outline" system, but that will take some work.
To add a domain you need to first create related Menus and Categories to capture related information. Following this Articles need to be added and made relavent to users. The deleted section below was discussing how to add "intro text" and "read more" to the articles and this certainly should be refreshed.
There are of course additional complications, namely integrating some of the mudule presentations which work well in either Category Descriptions, in the Content of a specific article, or in a Module Position which would ideally only be called on specific pages.
Like so many subjects, practice and constancy is important, and I well recognize that I have avoided this "outward orientation" in the past. Working now to make right.