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Publisher Comments:

“Joomla! is about allowing ordinary people to do extraordinary things,  and that is exactly what the authors of this book do for its readers. . . . I present  this  book for your pleasure. It begins with how we began and takes you on a journey through  which you can be empowered  to reach the world.”

–From the Foreword to the First Edition by Andrew Eddie, cofounder, Joomla!

 

The Official Joomla!®  Book, Second Edition, is the authoritative and comprehensive Joomla! reference for every administrator,  developer, designer, and content manager.  Distilling the unsurpassed experience of two long-time Joomla! contributors, it teaches  exactly what you need to know, through practical example sites and crystal-clear explanations.

 

If you’re new to Joomla!, you’ll learn how to quickly create usable,  effective sites. If you’re an experienced  Joomla! user, you’ll learn  how to make  your sites more flexible, feature-rich, visually attractive, and useful, taking full advantage of the features in Joomla! 3 and Joomla! 2.5. And whether new or experienced, you’ll learn how Joomla!  really works, so you can fully leverage its power whenever you’re ready. You’ll also get to know the Joomla! community by hearing from seventeen community members through in-depth interviews, and you’ll learn how to participate in the Joomla! project in ways that make sense for you.

 

The Official Joomla!® Book, Second Edition, covers everything from installation to usability, templates to extensions. The authors  explain each key concept conversationally, helping you learn to help yourself and confidently gain control over Joomla! and the sites you build with it. They also present chapter-length application case studies for business, non-profits, and education. You will learn how to

 

  • Plan sites  effectively before you start building them
  • Create production sites quickly while avoiding common mistakes
  • Install and configure Joomla! for maximum efficiency
  • Create and edit content  for your Joomla! site
  • Customize  and work with Joomla! templates and create a basic template
  • Work with extensions: components, modules, plugins, and languages
  • Efficiently administer Joomla! sites
  • Maintain Joomla! sites, including making back ups and managing upgrades and migrations between versions
  • Participate in the Joomla! community as a user and contributor

Synopsis:

The Official Joomla! Book is the only official, authoritative, and comprehensive Joomla! reference for everyone who designs, develops, or manages Joomla! web sites. Written by active Joomla! contributors Elin Waring and Jennifer Marriott, this book will help newcomers quickly master the basics of creating a Joomla! web presence and avoid "newbie" mistakes. It will help experienced Joomla! users extend their knowledge to make the most of Joomla!... and it will help all users participate more actively in the Joomla! community as both users and contributors. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience helping Joomla! users, the authors take a holistic approach to planning, creating, and maintaining Joomla! websites. They walk through planning and designing more usable, effective sites; improving sites with templates and extensions; optimizing sites for search engines; and much more. Throughout, the authors explain key concepts conversationally, helping users learn to help themselves to confidently gain control over their Joomla! sites. The second edition features a number of new chapters: setting up a Joomla! Demo site on CloudAccess, how to configure new sites, customizing and creating templates, plus new coverage of Joomla! extensions, and the future of Joomla!. They also provide: Practical examples from business, non-profit, and education, insightful Q and A interviews with leading contributors to the Joomla! community, updated resources and tips as well as much more...

About the Author

Jennifer Marriott is the director of global support for CloudAccess.net, the official hosting provider for demo.joomla.org , as well as being the host and support system for some of the largest Joomla!-based sites in the world. Jennifer joined the Joomla! community during the beginning days in 2005 and began volunteering as a forum moderator  shortly after.  Over the years she has taken on various other roles in the community. In addition to her work in all things  technology related, she is a professional musician who has released three CDs.

 

Elin Waring, a longtime Joomla! user, served as president of Open Source Matters, the nonprofit organization that supports the Joomla! Project. An active member of the Joomla! Bug Squad, she is also professor of sociology at Lehman College.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Chapter 1: All About Joomla! A Brief History of Joomla!

Chapter 2: What Now and Where Do I Begin: Before You Install Joomla! *3 Steps to Identifying Your Purpose

Chapter 3: Using the Joomla! Demo Site on CloudAccess Signing Up

Chapter 4: Installing and Configuring Joomla! on a Webhost Downloading Joomla!

Chapter 5: Basic Configuration Steps for Your New Site

Chapter 6: Working with and Creating Content for Your Joomla! Site

Chapter 7: Customizing Templates and the Basics of Templates for Joomla! The Basics of Joomla! Templates

Chapter 8: Creating Your Own Simple Joomla! Template Basic Structure

Chapter 9: Joomla! Extensions: Components, Modules, Plugins, and Languages Core Joomla! Extensions

Chapter 10: Joomla! Web Site and Helpful Tips First Impressions Count: What Your Home Page Says

Chapter 11: Keeping Your Site Up to Date Updating: Why and How

Chapter 12: Practical Application: Joomla! for Business Basic Planning of Business Sites Brochure Sites E-commerce Web Sites

Chapter 13: Practical Application: Joomla! for NGOs/NPOs, Groups, Clubs, and Organizations

Chapter 14: Practical Application: Joomla! for Education Basic Planning of Educational Sites

Chapter 15: A Look at Joomla! the Future Joomla! CMS

Chapter 16: Interviews with Experts

Appendix A: Common Problems and Solutions

Appendix B: Resources

Appendix C: Migrating Your Site from an Older Version of Joomla!

+Appendix D: Template Color Images

Glossary Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321821546
Author:
Marriott, Jennifer
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Author:
Waring, Elin
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Internet-Web Publishing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Joomla! Press
Publication Date:
20120730
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.125 x 7 x 1.057 in 794 gr

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Computers and Internet » Internet » General
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Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Applications
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"Synopsis" by , The Official Joomla! Book is the only official, authoritative, and comprehensive Joomla! reference for everyone who designs, develops, or manages Joomla! web sites. Written by active Joomla! contributors Elin Waring and Jennifer Marriott, this book will help newcomers quickly master the basics of creating a Joomla! web presence and avoid "newbie" mistakes. It will help experienced Joomla! users extend their knowledge to make the most of Joomla!... and it will help all users participate more actively in the Joomla! community as both users and contributors. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience helping Joomla! users, the authors take a holistic approach to planning, creating, and maintaining Joomla! websites. They walk through planning and designing more usable, effective sites; improving sites with templates and extensions; optimizing sites for search engines; and much more. Throughout, the authors explain key concepts conversationally, helping users learn to help themselves to confidently gain control over their Joomla! sites. The second edition features a number of new chapters: setting up a Joomla! Demo site on CloudAccess, how to configure new sites, customizing and creating templates, plus new coverage of Joomla! extensions, and the future of Joomla!. They also provide: Practical examples from business, non-profit, and education, insightful Q and A interviews with leading contributors to the Joomla! community, updated resources and tips as well as much more...

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