During the installation process of Joomla 3.0, on step 3 Overview, you will encounter the option to install sample data. What sets Joomla 3.0 apart is the ability to select the type of sample data you want to install.
Sample Data Set:
- Blog English (GB) Sample Data
- Brochure English (GB) Sample Data
- Default English (GB) Sample Data
- Learn Joomla English (GB) Sample Data
- Test English (GB) Sample Data
The Sample Data Set you choose to install can assist in setting up your Joomla 3.0 website to your specifications right from the start.
Opting to not install any sample data in Joomla 3.0 will result in the installation of a very basic website. Your homepage will display a menu and a login form, but there will be no other content present on the website.
Blog English (GB) Sample Data
Selecting the blog sample data during installation in Joomla 3.0 will give your website a blog-like appearance right from the start. The main content area of your homepage will display a few posts, while the right sidebar will contain standard blog features such as an Older Posts section, Blog Roll, and a Most Read Posts section.
Brochure English (GB) Sample Data
By installing the brochure sample data in Joomla 3.0, your website will be set up in the style of a brochure website. This means that your homepage will display a single article, with an informational module in the sidebar and a login form present as well.
Default English (GB) Sample Data
The default English sample data in Joomla 3.0 is similar in appearance to the brochure sample data. The primary difference between the two, at least from a visual standpoint, is that the sidebar in the default English sample data contains a Latest Articles module instead of a basic text module.
Learn Joomla English (GB) Sample Data
Installing the learn Joomla sample data in Joomla 3.0 will include articles that offer explanations on how Joomla 3.0 operates. This particular sample data set bears resemblance to earlier versions of Joomla. On the homepage, you will find articles intended for beginners, upgraders, and experienced Joomla users. The sidebar will feature links that direct users to articles about Joomla! Project and the Joomla! Community.
Test English (GB) Sample Data
The test English sample data in Joomla 3.0 is intended for users who wish to test and contribute to the development of the platform. The article present on the homepage details how to test Joomla 3.0 and report any bugs found during the process. In the sidebar, a list of all available views is displayed, making it simpler to test various types of pages that can be created using Joomla.