Centre for Continuing Education

Joomla Course: Extended

Web Development. Create and maintain fast, secure and exciting websites.

Learn Web Development the smart way with Web Development training courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

This Joomla course goes beyond the introduction of using Sections, Categories, Articles and Menus. In this Joomla training course, we look deeper into some of the business extensions that could be integrated with Joomla to extend its usability from both ends (as a website administrator and as a site user). This course is ideal for extending your knowledge of the Joomla Platform and for past students of the introductory Joomla course.

Course content

This Joomla training course covers the following topics:

Joomla Templates – Based on a pre-designed design

  • Template installation
  • Template editing
  • Simple edits – index.php
  • Simple edits – CSS
  • Adding a logo

Joomla SEO and Tools

  • Tools of the trade
  • Setting up keywords
  • Integrating baseline statistics
  • Integrating Google analytics
  • Search Engine Friendly URL (SEF)

Joomla Blogging, RSS feeds and Communities

  • Setting up Joomla as a blog
  • Importing Wordpress to Joomla
  • Setting up RSS feeds
  • Setting up public forums
  • Setting up K2 community

Joomla Multimedia

  • Working with galleries

Joomla Mobile

  • Setting up multiple domains
  • Setting up multirole devices (iphone, ipad, Android, Blackberry)

Joomla eCommerce

  • eCommerce extensions
  • VirtuMart (features, Products, Customers)
  • Mail Orders

Joomla Top Business Extensions

  • Managing subscriptions (paid or FREE)
  • Managing projects
  • Managing online documents

Course delivery

Delivery of this Joomla training course is hands-on. Each student will have their own installed version of Joomla to practice on.

Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Joomla training course, participants should be able to:

  • Install and uninstall Joomla extensions
  • Simple template and CSS editing features
  • Implement some of the SEO strategies and Tools
  • Integrate blogs and fourms
  • Mobilising their Joomla sites
  • Work with photo galleries

Course suitable for

This Joomla training course is suitable for those individuals who wish to advance their web design skills using Joomla Including business owners and web designers.

Before the course

Prior knowledge of how Joomla operates is an advantage. Prior to attending this Joomla training course, it is recommended that you attended the introductory Joomla Course.

Course reading

Recommended text:

  • Joomla Start to Finish: How to Plan, Execute, and Maintain Your Web Site (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) Jen Kramer (Author)


  • Free repeat class - Conditions apply
  • Free USB flash drive
  • Expert trainer
  • Dedicated computer for every student
  • Small class size
  • Student notes – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • The course exceeded my expectations. The tutor had an in-depth knowledge of the subject and made it interesting and easy to learn. Would recommend this course and tutor to anyone that are interested in this topic.