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Joomla! 1.5 SEO by Herbert-Jan van Dinther

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Setting up Joomla! as a blog

Joomla! was not built to be a blog in its basic form, unlike WordPress. However, Joomla! has a built-in layout function called Blog layout that can be used for sections and categories. RSS Feeds are also built in, but we need to put an extra component in place to get a commenting system.

First things first, let's set up the basic structure of your Joomla! based blog.

How to structure your blog section

The first thing you need to do is to come up with a section name for your blog.

You already have an extended keywords list, so it should not be difficult to set up a blog. In my example site I have set up a Section called Garden Pools Blog and the Alias I want to use is garden-pools.

This alias is going to be included in ...

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