Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKIt's not easy when you first start getting to grips with creating website content in a Joomla! CMS website, despite the plethora of user guides, including the ones included in this website.

There is a lot to think about.

And maybe too many buttons to press!

Sometimes you just can't seem to see the proverbial wood for the trees - even when you are an experienced user.

So this great new feature introduced with the launch of Joomla! 4.3 is a massive boon, offering the potential for the future creation of lots and lots of useful Guided Tours.

 

What is a Guided Tour and how will it help?

Guided Tours is a brand new Dashboard feature designed to help you when performing tasks in your website's Dashboard.

It was introduced with the launch of Joomla! 4.3.

Read more: Guiding you through Guided Tours - Joomla! Community Magazine.

 

Where can you find Guided Tours?

The Joomla! CMS Dashboard includes a Take a Tour button at the top of the screen - see image below.

take a tour 1 button 

Click the Take a Tour button to select a Guided Tour from a drop-down list - next image.

take a tour 2 button dropdown

Available Guided Tours

The image below shows the initial range of Guided Tours included with the release of Joomla! 4.3 in April 2023.

More will surely follow!

take a tour 3 all tours

You can even create your own own Guided Tours!

This great new feature includes two Guided Tours to help you get started:

  • How to create a Guided Tour.
  • How to add steps to a Guided Tour.

 

The Benefits of using a Guided Tour

It is so much easier to understand and follow a Guided Tour than to refer only to help pages.

Each Step in a Guided Tour identifies the relevant point of interest and focuses your attention on what needs to be done next as you follow a Tour through to completion of the task it relates to.

Example: creating a new Article.

This is one of the first things you will want to do when you start adding website content - so this Guided Tour should be extremely popular!

Try using the Guides and we guarantee that like us you will love using this great new tool :)

 

Example Guided Tour

Step 1

tour articles step 1

Step 2

tour articles step 2

Step 3

tour articles step 3

Step 4

tour articles step 4

Step 5

tour articles step 5

Step 6

tour articles step 6

Step 7

tour articles step 7

Step 8

tour articles step 8

Step 9

tour articles step 9

Step 10

tour articles step 10

Step 11

tour articles step 11

Step 12

tour articles step 12

Step 13

tour articles step 13

Step 14

tour articles step 14

 

How to hide the Guided Tours Feature

When you become proficient using your website's Dashboard, you may wish to turn off this feature until you need to use it again.

For example: when the developer of a 3rd party extension creates a Guided Tour of their extension (with which you are not familiar).

This can be done via the Plugins screen.

The Guided Tours Feature is enabled by default in Joomla! 4.3 (and subsequent versions).

plugins guided tours on

plugins guided tours off 

 

WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support

We coach, help and support managers with responsibility for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Read more: WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support Packages.

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKIt's not easy when you first start getting to grips with creating website content in a Joomla! CMS website, despite the plethora of user guides, including the ones included in this website.

There is a lot to think about.

And maybe too many buttons to press!

Sometimes you just can't seem to see the proverbial wood for the trees - even when you are an experienced user.

So this great new feature introduced with the launch of Joomla! 4.3 is a massive boon, offering the potential for the future creation of lots and lots of useful Guided Tours.

 

What is a Guided Tour and how will it help?

Guided Tours is a brand new Dashboard feature designed to help you when performing tasks in your website's Dashboard.

It was introduced with the launch of Joomla! 4.3.

Read more: Guiding you through Guided Tours - Joomla! Community Magazine.

 

Where can you find Guided Tours?

The Joomla! CMS Dashboard includes a Take a Tour button at the top of the screen - see image below.

take a tour 1 button 

Click the Take a Tour button to select a Guided Tour from a drop-down list - next image.

take a tour 2 button dropdown

Available Guided Tours

The image below shows the initial range of Guided Tours included with the release of Joomla! 4.3 in April 2023.

More will surely follow!

take a tour 3 all tours

You can even create your own own Guided Tours!

This great new feature includes two Guided Tours to help you get started:

  • How to create a Guided Tour.
  • How to add steps to a Guided Tour.

 

The Benefits of using a Guided Tour

It is so much easier to understand and follow a Guided Tour than to refer only to help pages.

Each Step in a Guided Tour identifies the relevant point of interest and focuses your attention on what needs to be done next as you follow a Tour through to completion of the task it relates to.

Example: creating a new Article.

This is one of the first things you will want to do when you start adding website content - so this Guided Tour should be extremely popular!

Try using the Guides and we guarantee that like us you will love using this great new tool :)

 

Example Guided Tour

Step 1

tour articles step 1

Step 2

tour articles step 2

Step 3

tour articles step 3

Step 4

tour articles step 4

Step 5

tour articles step 5

Step 6

tour articles step 6

Step 7

tour articles step 7

Step 8

tour articles step 8

Step 9

tour articles step 9

Step 10

tour articles step 10

Step 11

tour articles step 11

Step 12

tour articles step 12

Step 13

tour articles step 13

Step 14

tour articles step 14

 

How to hide the Guided Tours Feature

When you become proficient using your website's Dashboard, you may wish to turn off this feature until you need to use it again.

For example: when the developer of a 3rd party extension creates a Guided Tour of their extension (with which you are not familiar).

This can be done via the Plugins screen.

The Guided Tours Feature is enabled by default in Joomla! 4.3 (and subsequent versions).

plugins guided tours on

plugins guided tours off 

 

WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support

We coach, help and support managers with responsibility for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Read more: WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support Packages.