Chapter 3. Using the Matukio Component

We know that you are impatient! You want to know the short story and you don't like to read a lot. Ok! So, here is the absolut minimum of steps that you need to make in order to see the component in action:

  1. Create a category

  2. Create an event

  3. Create a menu link pointing to Matukio eventlist Overview (this is mandatory if you use search engine friendly URLs!) It can be hidden!

If you managed to do this - congratulations! You seem to be an advanced Joomla user - so you know the procedure - play around with the component and you will figure all features out!

You didn't manage to follow the above steps? Don't worry, let us examine each view of the component and explain what all those buttons are for. We will proceed with each section in the order it appears in the toolbar menu. We have also a couple of Youtube tutorial videos on how to use Matukio: http://youtube.com/user/compojoom

The events overview

The main page that loads when you click on Components -> Matukio is the events overview screen. Here you can add new Events or manage existing ones. Most of the buttons on the top are self explaining.

Figure 3.1. Events - Where everything begins!

Events - Where everything begins!