sample-data-blogWhen you initially install Joomla 3.0, installing the Blog English Sample Data will setup your Joomla 3.0 in a blog format right from the start (see the screenshot to the right). In this set of tutorials, we will help answer many of the basic questions for users getting started using Joomla 3.0 to blog.

Working with Blog Posts

Section 1: How to write a blog post in Joomla 3.1
In this tutorial, we'll show you how to publish a blog post in Joomla 3.0
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Section 2: How to add a Read more button in Joomla 3.1
If you write very long blog posts, you'll want to learn how to add a read more button. This will help prevent your frontpage from being a mile long, and makes it easier for users to navigate your site.
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Working with the Header / Banner Images

Section 3: How to change the banner image in Joomla 3.1
You'll notice that there is a banner image in your Joomla 3.0 template by default. In this tutorial we'll show you how to change this header image.
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Section 4: How to hide the banner image in Joomla 3.1
If you don't want to show the banner image at all in Joomla 3.0, you can disable the Image module.
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Frontpage Settings

Learn more about various settings available to help configure your Joomla 3.0 homepage.
Section 5: Change the number of articles on your Joomla 3.1 frontpage
In this Joomla 3.0 tutorial, we'll show you how to change the number of articles on your homepage using the # Leading Articles setting.
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Section 6: Showing Articles in Columns on the Joomla 3.1 frontpage
In this Joomla 3.0 tutorial, we'll show you how to show articles in columns on your frontpage.
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Section 7: Changing the number of links on the Joomla 3.1 frontpage
Ever notice those links on your Joomla 3.0 homepage? In this tutorial, we'll show you why they're there and what setting controls them.
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Section 8: Joomla 3.1 frontpage article order
In this Joomla 3.0 tutorial, we'll review the various options that are available for ordering articles on your frontpage.
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Sidebar Modules and Widgets

When you use Joomla to blog, you'll see familiar sidebar widgets such as Older Posts and Blog Roll. These tutorials will help you manage these modules.
Section 9: Configuring Older Posts in Joomla 3.1
In this tutorial we'll show you how to work with the older posts module in your Joomla 3.0 blog.
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Section 10: Working with the BlogRoll module in Joomla 3.1
In this tutorial we'll show you how to manage your blogroll module in Joomla 3.0.
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Section 11: Working with the Most Read Posts module in Joomla 3.1
The most read posts module in Joomla 3.0 shows your readers your most popular articles (based upon views). In this tutorial, we'll show you how to manage this widget.
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