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Articles, Categories and Tags

Check your articles, categories and tags have been imported. In the article preview TinyMCE the layout should be the same as Joomla. If the fonts look different check the path to TinyMCE in CMS Settings. 

The functionality of YouDoCMS is the same irrespective of the CMS selected. The primary difference is the look and feel of the interface and importantly the URL routing we use is compatible with the original CMS.

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The imported data should have the same relations to menus and modules as Joomla! original and also the same status i.e. published, unpublished. Articles should be allocated to the same categories and tags should be related to the same articles in categories. YouDoCMS has an additional option for a default category where an article belongs more than one. Every article must have a default category this is displayed at the top of the category list when editing. To edit an article, category or tag double click to open the edit window. YouDoCMS uses the same default TinyMCE editor as Joomla!. Links to images and URLs can be created in the same way as your Joomla! CMS.


Menus and Modules


When you import a database from a Joomla! sites both menus and menu items are replicated within our database. The hierarchical menu structure is preserved together with the published status. A subset of the Joomla! options are imported as parameters for YouDoCMS as many do not apply to a static site generator.

Menus retain their status published, unpublished, trashed etc. and each menu can be re-organised using drag-and-drop. Joomla! users will be familiar with the menu manager which also displays the modules available for each menu.

Menus can be assigned to an article, feature articles, category blog, list of categories and the edit menu screen allows you to quickly choose the category article to allocate to the menu item.

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Following modules are imported; breadcrumbs, menus, category lists, featured articles, custom HTML, lists of categories, tags and archived articles. A subset of module parameters are imported. Users should check the options page for each module after import for the correct sort order and number of articles to display. 

Modules are imported with the same position as the default Joomla! template. 


Media Manager

Images are downloaded from your Joomla! site and the folder hierarchy is recreated on your local machine. The local folder defined in settings is used by the TinyMCE editor to link the images embedded in your articles with the same path.

The Media manager can be used to create thumbnails of four different sizes to use for responsive images. The responsive image default format is defined settings - SEO. When editing with TinyMCE you can navigate and select an image to insert into an article exactly the same as Joomla!.

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Joomla Template

Navigate the existing Joomla! site and for each page type e.g. a single article page or a category blog create a template by right clicking the page and choosing display source. Copying and paste the source code into a text editor. Then save this file with .html extension to the template's folder defined in your site settings. Use a naming convention that in order to identify the type of page  ie category_list.html or article_sidebar.html. This is important as these pages need to be assigned to menus for the static site generator. For a simple blog you will probably only need 2 or 3 different page types.

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Create a new template group for the Joomla Template and add the templates to the group. For details See Template Manager

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