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“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
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
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
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