Getting Started with Blogging with Joomla

If you want to build a blog using Joomla, the first step is to set up your website on either a live server or Localhost. Fortunately, there are free tools available to install Joomla, such as cPanel. On Todhost servers, you can use either Softaculous or QuickInstall to quickly set up the latest version of Joomla with just a few clicks.

While many people are familiar with using WordPress to build a blog, this article focuses specifically on using Joomla. It aims to provide a clear and concise guide to getting started with Joomla.

Assuming that you have successfully installed Joomla, the next step is to configure your blog. This involves making decisions about how many article columns and rows you want to have. For example, if you want to create a blog with one article column and four rows, you can easily set this up in the Joomla backend.

Once you have completed the configuration, you are ready to create your personal blog using Joomla. Simply log in to the Joomla backend and start publishing your articles!


To configure your Joomla website, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the backend of your Joomla website.
  2. Click on "Menus" in the top bar and select "Main Menu".
  3. Click on the "Home" menu item and then on "Layouts".
  4. Set "Leading articles" to 1, "Intro articles" to 3, "Columns" to 1, and leave "Links" as default.
  5. Click the "Save" button at the top right.

Next, you need to select the category from which your blog posts will be displayed. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click the "Details" button.
  2. Click on the "Menu Item Type" button.
  3. Select the menu type and choose "Category Blog".
  4. Choose a category from the options directly below the menu type button.
  5. Use the menu location button on the right side of the page to make your menu a sub menu or a parent menu.
  6. Save your page.

Once your blog is set up, it's important to protect and secure it. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Enable the cache system by going to "Global Configuration" in your Joomla backend and enabling cache. Then, go to your plugin manager and enable system cache.
  2. Ensure that you are running the latest versions of your plugins, modules, and components, but be mindful of safe website updating. Also, change your admin name to something other than "admin".

Finally, you can start adding articles to your blog. Just make sure that your articles are set to the category you have chosen for your blog posts.