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    We need a new website and I need help... please?

    I have no experience of web development whatsoever and work in a small school with a vanilla 2003 network and XP Pro machines.

    I have been browsing the Wiki and threads for a total idiot's guide to getting started, but haven't found one... it all seems to assume a certain level of knowledge that I haven't got.

    I'm in West Kent... is there someone around who'd be prepared to receive a visitor (or make a visit) to help me get me started please?

    I'm a former programmer, so the coding side shouldn't cause me too many difficulties. It's understanding how to get the site set up in the first place that I'm struggling with.

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    To clarify. We have an existing website host and that is fine. I have no idea how to get from the thing called the "edugeek joomla package" that I can download to testing a website and then putting it on the internet as a live site for our school.
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    I can't visit but I'm more than happy to help. Drop me a PM if you are intrested.

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    PM Sent, i'm more then happy to help out also.

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    Hi in a similar boat myself, but I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel, give me a shout if you want a total idiots, school of hard knocks, quick and dirty guide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacksawbob View Post
    Hi in a similar boat myself, but I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel, give me a shout if you want a total idiots, school of hard knocks, quick and dirty guide!
    A total idiots guide would be useful for the wiki - not just for me... if you put something together. Let FN-GM have it to post!

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    I'm sure you are in good hands already, but I can help out if you need it

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    elsie: Where are you going to host this site?

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    Our website is currenly hosted by oneandone - so am assuming that will continue.

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    You'll need the following details from them, or you might already have them:

    - FTP hostname, username and password
    - Mysql database hostname, username and password

    And an FTP client, probably Filezilla. When you've got them all shout.

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    Your web hosting provider should be able to install the package for you if you ask nicely.

    After the initial install AFAIK it's just like using a standard Joomla install, there are many quick start guides on-line for using Joomla:
    http://help.joomla.org/ghop/feb2008/...quickstart.pdf

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