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Online Localised Content Development Workshop

As per the analysis of the Information Geographies at the Oxford Internet Institute ( Africa has a very
low representation in terms of digital local contents.

Last year during the first AIS conference the community requested AFRINIC to share the in-house Joomla! skills and know-how through workshops/tutorials on how to use the Joomla! CMS to develop local digital contents.

The Online Localised Content Development Workshop at AIS'14 is being organised by Duksh, who is the Web and Multimedia Team Lead at AFRINIC.


Duration of workshop

  • 31 May to 2 June 2014 (3 days)
  • 9 AM to 5 PM


Objectives of this track would be:

  1. Encouraging the creation of localised digital content development in Africa that would be Local + Mobile + Social ready
  2. Provide the basic technical skills to the targeted audiences on how to use the freely available open source Joomla! CMS


Targeted audiences would be:

  • Non-technical audience consisting of citizens, journalist, educators and students from the African region.


Overall content of the programme would be as follows:

  1. Create a Joomla! website in hours with the help of easy-to-follow videos and workshop Instructor's guide.
  2. Go beyond a typical Joomla! site to make a website that meets the local needs.
  3. Learn how to secure, administrate, and fill your site with content.


Topics covered will consist of the following:

  1. Introduction: A New and Easy Way to Build Websites
  2. Installation: Getting Joomla Up and Running
  3. First Step: Getting to Know Joomla
  4. Web Building Basics: Creating a Site in an Hour
  5. Small Sites, Big Sites: Organizing your Content Effectively
  6. Creating Killer Content: Adding and Editing Articles
  7. Welcoming your Visitors: Creating Attractive Home Pages and Overview Pages
  8. Helping your Visitors Find What they Want: Managing Menus
  9. Opening up the Site: Enabling Users to Log in and Contribute
  10. Getting the Most out of your Site: Extending Joomla
  11. Creating an Attractive Design: Working with Templates
  12. Attracting Search Engine Traffic: Tips and Techniques
  13. Keeping the Site Secure



Please note that participants should bring their own laptop for practice purpose.



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