Joomla Bible Study 9 is here
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Note: This guide assumes that Teacher information, topics, series, etc have already been introduced into the database.

Enter Study Information

  1. Go to the Studies tab and click "new".
  2. Select Yes under Published.
  3. Type in a date for the study or choose a date from the Calendar
  4. Put in a Study Number if you desire
  5. Enter a Title and a description about your study
  6. Choose a book of the Bible and the start and end chapters and verses for the main reference. You can enter in secondary references in the text box.
  7. Select a Teacher from the drop down (you should have already entered in teacher information under the Teacher tab)
  8. Select a Series if you wish, as well as a topic (the topics are preloaded but you can add to them from the Topics tab)
  9. Select a Message Type if you have created them under the Message Types tab
  10. Enter the Duration for your media as Hours, Minutes, Seconds. You don't have to enter Hours if your message is less than an hour long.
  11. Enter the study notes or more detailed information about your message. This can be formatted, copied and pasted from Word or another program. You can include pictures or anything you can normally do from the Joomla Text editor of your choice.

    If this is a new study there won't be any media files associated with it, but if you come back later to edit it you will see media files associated with this study.
  12. Click Save

Enter Media File(s)

  1. Click on the Media Files tab and click "New"
  2. Make sure the Published radio button is checked "Yes"
  3. Enter a create date or choose one from the calendar. Most likely this date will match the study you just entered.
  4. Enter a file size in bytes. For your convenience we have included a converter so you can enter in kilobytes, megabytes, or gigabytes and it will be converted to bytes. We need this information for podcasting as well as displaying filesize information in the study lists.
  5. Select a study to associate this media file to. This will be the study you just entered. The list is descending so the last study entered is the first on the list of this drop down.
  6. If you have installed All Videos Reloaded Plugin you can choose to have this media file presented by the plugin when a visitor clicks on it. Otherwise the media file will be played by whatever application on their computer has been associated with that file type.

    Note: If AVReloaded has not been installed then it won't be available in the lists (the link will just be directly to the media file).

  7. Use the text box to enter information to help AVReloaded play the file. Use the link to find out more about how to link files to AVReloaded.
  8. Select an image to display that represents the media type. You can add your own images under the Media Images tab.
  9. Select a server. You enter servers under the Servers tab. You don't have to use servers (or folders) if you just want to enter the path to the media file in the Filename field. You create folders under the Folder tab.
  10. If you wish for the media file to appear in a new window or a particular frame, just enter that in the Target field.
  11. Now associate the media file with a podcast (if you have created a Podcast under the Podcasts tab). If you associate it with a podcast then be sure to pick a mime type. You can add mime types under the Mime Types tab. This is very important or the podcast won't be able to properly play the media file.
  12. Click "Save"

Publish Your Podcast

If you are doing podcasting, then you will have entered podcast general information and saved that podcast. Now click on the Podcasts tab and click to enter the podcast you want to publish. You'll see the media files associated with that podcast at the bottom. When you want to write the podcast xml file, just click on the icon. It will write the xml file to your server. You can then link to that file from or even from your site front page, or from iTunes.

Every time you create a study and a media file you can then re-publish the podcast xml file and your users will get the update through the new xml file.

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