I want to document my explorations, findings, and lessons learned as I feel my way through the process of building a new website with Joomla. I am very much a Joomla virgin, and every tentative step provides me with something new to remember. For instance, the very question of what to do with this Article once I've finished typing it (or rather, once I finish this first little section, because I'll be coming back here as I make progress) is not one that I have an answer to. What page will it appear on? How do I link to it? Add it to a menu?
The next thing I wanted to do was take a copy of the index page, move it (and all its complicated layout) elsewhere, and put my own choice of content on the front page. Easy, right?
Except I could not find the front page anywhere!
What we do have is several distinct items which seemed to control content:
I haven't really investigated the bottom three on the list yet. The big question was: how do the top four combine to form the pages of the website? Fortunately, the answer turned out to be simpler than you might think -- while managing to be just a little complicated...