Learn the basics of Joomla 3 for FREE!

Joomla 3 - The Basics

Get up to speed fast by learning the essential Joomla concepts in under 3 hours

Learn the basics of Joomla 3 for FREE!

Over 20,000 people have taken this course

This is the original getting started with Joomla course that has been online since 2008. Now fully updated for Joomla 3, this course has been watched by tens of thousands of students worldwide. But the best part is that all 16 lessons and the 100 page accompanying workbook are free!

So if you're looking how to get started with Joomla 3 quickly and easily, you're in the right place. Just because it's free doesn't mean that you get a cut-down down version of another course. Yes, I do have some advanced courses, but this comprehensive beginner course teaches you all the essential Joomla concepts so you can get your first website built in record time.

I started building websites in 1995 and when content management systems came along, I hated them. The designs were awful, you were forced to change the way you worked and the documentation was woeful. Even simple things like creating a page made no sense. The problem is that most people try to learn by watching a couple of videos and reading a few tutorials. That's what I did which only led to frustration.

Learning Joomla is a bit like building a brick wall. Many beginners have a basic foundation - they understand the essentials of websites. Then they start piling on a few bricks here and there. But as their wall of knowledge is constructed, it's full of holes. Eventually they hit a point where their wall can't sustain any more weight and it collapses. What a waste of time!


Step by step approach

This course takes a step-by-step approach to building Joomla websites. Each lesson builds upon the previous one, so your wall is solid. So whether you're looking to save money by building your own website, or if you're an existing web developer needing to learn Joomla, you are in the right place. Join the thousands of students who have taken this course by enrolling today.

Remember that a comprehensive workbook with loads of screenshots is included to save you time. 




  • Overview FREE TRIAL
  • Free support for this course FREE TRIAL
  • Why Joomla? FREE TRIAL
  • Requirements FREE TRIAL
  • Joomla 3 The Basics - Workbook FREE TRIAL



  • Demo Site FREE TRIAL
  • Quick Install FREE TRIAL
  • Standard Install FREE TRIAL



  • Frontend FREE TRIAL
  • Administrator FREE TRIAL
  • Categories FREE TRIAL
  • Articles FREE TRIAL
  • Menus FREE TRIAL
  • Modules FREE TRIAL
  • Images FREE TRIAL
  • Templates FREE TRIAL
  • Extensions FREE TRIAL
  • Conclusion FREE TRIAL

About Your Instructor

Richard Pearce

Richard Pearce

Site Skills Lead Instructor

I have been working with computers since way back in 1983. During these 30+ years, I have witnessed, and been part of, many exciting developments. By far the greatest opportunity has been the ability to teach to a global online audience.

* Web Developer since 1995

* Built over 100 websites for clients ranging from national organisations to small businesses

* Over 50,000 students have taken my courses

* YouTube: 3,000,000+ views & 18,000+ subscribers

You'll usually find me staring at some sort of screen, but when I escape, I'm either juggling four kids, or taking a hike through the beautiful bushland that surrounds my home town of Sydney, Australia.

What you'll learn

Essential Joomla concepts

Step-by-step approach to build Joomla websites

Clear concise video tutorials

Comprehensive workbook



Best two+ hours I spent this week ...

From Hoosen Essof

SO here's the thing ... I had downloaded and started the Journey a few days ago and sort of built a (localhost) site UNTIL!! Yes until I hit a wall ... you giys came by just by chance after searchi...

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Great start to getting to know Joomla

From Ian Clare

I have always been the type of person to try something and then learn how to do it. I have tried Joomla before without great success. The Joomla 3 - the Basics is a great resource to use. Through r...

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From Gary Johnson

Course was excellent. I will be buying other courses. I have a Word Press site with Host Gator and will be learning more about that also. Richard is an excellent teacher.

Joomla 3 - The basics is a very good starting point if you are unfamiliar with CMS for websites

From Richard Sayer

I am a software developer with some website knowledge but I had never used a content management system before. I found this course very informative and easy to follow and I now have a much better u...

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Joomla review

From Omar Martinez

Easy to follow step-by-step explanations. They simply each concept for anyone to understand. Great site to begin learning how to create your own website. Recommend to anyone beginning to learn the ...

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From thomas seddon

Excellent, well made, concise. Everyone should start with this course.

Awesome course to teach the Basics!

From Jacqualan Keady

This course is awesome it teaches all the Basics in easy chapter like courses. I have seen paid courses not near as in detail or as clear as this. Well done Richard!

Well spent 2 hours

From Joanna Melas

Richard's presentation is excellent! Clear and concise with enough detail to give me direction.

Great course

From Michael Carson

Awesome Course. Gave me all the info I needed to get started. Would highly recommend.

Basics Excellent

From Paul Mombeshora

Thank you so much the Joomla basics training is awesome!

Well spoken and understandable. Most Helpful for Joomla!

From Eion MacDonald

1. Having set up a basic Joomla! web site some 10 years ago, i followed this course to learn how I "should' have done it. 2 Very good introduction. 3. Well paced and template and module lessons ...

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Bonus Material


Download our 100 page comprehensive workbook


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