Getting Help

There are lots of places you can get help with Joomla!. In many places in your site administrator you will see the help icon. Click on this for more information about the options and functions of items on your screen. Other places to get help are:

Attorney Profile

Brodie Hacken is a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney.  He has owned and operated The Law Office of Brodie Hacken since January 2012.  In that time, he has helped countless clients with their legal issues, which have ranged from simple traffic violations to aggravated felony charges.  

Brodie attended law school at Hamline University School of Law.  During his time there, he focused mainly in the area of intellectual property law, but quickly realized that his passion was in helping people, not pushing papers around his desk.  This epiphany led to Brodie focusing his efforts on criminal law.  During law school, Brodie was a summer associate for the Winona County (MN) Attorney's Office.  This time spent working from the prosecution's point of view helped Brodie better understand what the goal of the state is in prosecuting suspected criminals and has served him well in his representation of clients from the defendant's side of the room.

Brodie is a creative, aggressive, and compassionate advocate for his clients.  He works hard to ensure that he gets his clients the best possible outcome.  Brodie prides himself in his ability be a calming presence for his clients, even as he works feverishly behind closed doors to develop defense strategies.  This combination of skills has endeared Brodie to his clients time and time again and has lead to a high number of client referrals.

In the future, Brodie hopes to continue to grow his firm and increase his positive impact on the community.  The goals he set when opening his doors were not about money, publicity, or power, but rather about providing justice to those who are in need of a little.  

Brodie lives in White Bear Lake, MN with his wife, three children, and two dogs.  

Call or email Brodie today to speak with him about your criminal case.


As you make your Joomla! site you will control the details of the display using options also referred to as parameters. Options control everything from whether the author's name is displayed to who can view what to the number of items shown on a list.

Default options for each component are changed using the Options button on the component toolbar.

Options can also be set on an individual item, such as an article or contact and in menu links.

If you are happy with how your site looks, it is fine to leave all of the options set to the defaults that were created when your site was installed. As you become more experienced with Joomla you will use options more.


Sample Sites

Your installation includes sample data, designed to show you some of the options you have for building your website. In addition to information about Joomla! there are two sample "sites within a site" designed to help you get started with building your own site.

The first site is a simple site about Australian Parks. It shows how you can quickly and easily build a personal site with just the building blocks that are part of Joomla. It includes a personal blog, weblinks, and a very simple image gallery.

The second site is slightly more complex and represents what you might do if you are building a site for a small business, in this case a Fruit Shop.

In building either style site, or something completely different, you will probably want to add extensions and either create or purchase your own template. Many Joomla users start by modifying the templates that come with the core distribution so that they include special images and other design elements that relate to their site's focus.


  • Extensions

    The Joomla! content management system lets you create webpages of various types using extensions. There are 5 basic types of extensions: components, modules, templates, languages, and plugins. Your website includes the extensions you need to create a basic website in English, but thousands of additional extensions of all types are available. The Joomla! Extensions Directory is the largest directory of Joomla extensions.