About Learn Joomla! Training Courses

Have you recently taken over a Joomla website which has been developed for you? Or are you trying to develop a new Joomla website from scratch and finding it difficult to get to grips with how everything fits together? If so our one-day Joomla beginners training courses are for you.

Although Joomla! is simple and powerful 'when you know how', it's structure is not intuitive. No matter how long you stare at the Administrator screen you will not be able to work out how your Joomla website works ...

There are a number of basic underlying Joomla principles which you will need to understand in order to edit or build a Joomla website, and these are covered fully in our popular one day training courses held monthly in central London.

I wish I'd done this course before I started exploring Joomla - everything would have been so much easier! This course is brilliant, it filled in ALL the gaps for me, Mike really knows his stuff. The course was informal, the people friendly and the content easy to follow. I left feeling inspired, motivated and with a real understanding of how Joomla works. -- Catriona Baker

Our course has been running for over four years in London, and refined based on the feedback and experience of our students. The key elements are an introduction to the core principles on which Joomla is based, and a worked example in which we build a website from scratch, step-by-step.

We also install a copy of Joomla on your laptop to help you practice and experiment away from your live site, and there is plenty of hands on time to ask questions about your own project or site.

The course is based on our popular book, Learn Joomla: A Beginners Guide, which is included with the course, and we recommend that you carry out a number of exercises after the course to follow up and reinforce the principles.

The course is aimed at Joomla! beginners who are developing their first website with this CMS, or or who have had a site built for them and want to know how it works and how to keep it up to date. This includes designers, developers, editors, budding webmasters, or indeed anyone who wants to get to grip with Joomla quickly.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their latest website project to work with and receive hands on support and help in the workshop section.

We encourage students to contact us after the course and you have access to our support forum for follow up questions.

We can also run the course as an in-house on-site course for groups of six or more, and are able to customise the course to cover the specifics of your own Joomla website. Individual one-to-one onsite training is also available by arrangement.

To book a place on one of our courses please click here, or if you have any questions please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your phone number and someone will call you back and discuss your requirements.

What you will learn

What you will learn on the course:

  • The 4 key principles that explain how Joomla works
  • How to install Joomla on your laptop and copy your site to 'learn by doing' without risks
  • How to enter and edit your new pages
  • How to add new images and photos
  • How to add PDFs for downloading
  • How to add new menu items
  • How to take PayPal payments on your site.
  • How to find and install new software extensions to enhance the functionality of your site, from simple plugins for Google Analytics to complete shopping systems and forums
  • How templates control the look and feel of your site and how you can use them to build new pages
  • How to backup your site
  • How to build a simple Joomla website from scratch, step-by-step

and much more ...

Joomla Training 2014


Brand New Joomla!® 2-day Beginners training course: London  30-31 Jan 2014.

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New Joomla 2.5 Beginners Ebook

Includes three free templates.

Joomla Training Courses 2014


Brand New Joomla!® 2-day Beginners training course: London  30-31 Jan 2014.
Learn More | Book Now