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Joomla!: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides)


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Building on the first edition of Joomla!: Visual QuickStart Guide, this task-based guide is the perfect tool for those just starting with Joomla, as well as, seasoned professionals who want to know how to use the latest version of the software to its fullest. It shows how to create, customize, and maintain a dynamic Joomla 1.6 website starting with fundamental concepts for using Joomla and then walks the user through every function of the system. It details the requirements for operating a secure and efficient Joomla website, including server configuration and website planning. The reader learns not only the functions of Joomla, such as adding content and structure, creating menus, using components, modules, plug-ins, and templates, but also how each function integrates as a whole. Each chapter ends with increasingly advanced topics, such as installation and configuration of the administrative back end, using 3rd-party extensions to create a portfolio, a blog, an e-commerce site, magazine, or news portal, as well as, how to use content construction kits, create custom templates, and integrate social media.

New features covered in this edition include: how to use the redesigned admin interface; new menu systems, including advanced functions for developers; how to use the category-article structure of content; the ability for users to create their own groups and assign access control levels; and control and customization of templates.

About the Author

Marni Derr is a writer, developer, designer, trainer, and consultant helping people build successful Joomla websites over the past 4 years. A technical writer for over 16 years, Marni currently writes and blogs about Joomla daily. An active member in the Joomla community, she continues to write for a variety of Joomla developers and template designers. You can find her portfolio at or her web site on all things Joomla at You can follow Marni on twitter @webcafestore.

Tanya Symes is an award-winning technical writer and a Joomla web developer. She has 18 years of experience in technical writing, web development, business analysis, and project management.  She maintains a Joomla web site for dog lovers at www.theimperfectdog. You can find her portfolio at

Both authors maintain the supporting web site for Joomla!: Visual Quick Start Guide at

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Preparing to Install

Chapter 2 Installing Joomla

Chapter 3 Planning a Web Site

Chapter 4 Getting Started Tour

Chapter 5 Creating Categories

Chapter 6 Managing Menus

Chapter 7 Adding Articles

Chapter 8 Embedding Media

Chapter 9 Controlling Page Layout

Chapter 10 Using Joomla Templates

Chapter 11 Defining Users and Permissions

Chapter 12 Utilizing Components

Chapter 13 Placing Modules

Chapter 14 Enabling Plugins

Chapter 15 Stunning Portfolios

Chapter 16 Selling with e-commerce

Chapter 17 Setting up a Blog

Chapter 18 Going Social

Chapter 19 Adding Forums

Chapter 20 Working with Template Frameworks

Chapter 21 Creating Custom Templates

Chapter 22 Maintaining the Site

Appendix A Migrating from 1.5.x to 1.6.x

Appendix B Joomla CSS Quick Reference

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Derr, Marni
Peachpit Press
Symes, Tanya
Internet - General
Internet - World Wide Web
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Trade paper
Visual QuickStart Guide
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9 x 7.06 x 0.769 in 585 gr

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Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Information
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Applications
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Publishing

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