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Mambo: Your Visual Blueprint for Building and Maintaining Web Sites with the Mambo Open Source CMS

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Publisher Comments:

Welcome to the only guidebook series that takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics. Open the book and you'll discover step-by-step screen shots that demonstrate over 220 key Mambo techniques, including:
  • Installing and configuring Mambo
  • Changing time and language settings
  • Editing the CSS file for a template
  • Managing site users
  • Creating sections and categories
  • Linking a Content Item to a menu
  • Adding images and media to Mambo
  • Using Modules to embed content and links
  • Installing features manually or automatically
  • Working with Mambots

"I've read a number of your programming books, and they've really helped me with the basics so that I can understand the course materials in my classes a lot better. I'm a strong visual learner. You really know how to get people addicted to learning!"

—Helen Lee, (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

  • High-resolution screen shots demonstrate each task
  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
  • Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
  • "Apply It" and "Extra" sidebars highlight useful tips

Synopsis:

  • Designed for people without advanced technical skills, Mambo is easy to set up on a server and can be used to create a Web site that can be modified, managed, and extended easily
  • Key tasks covered in the book include creating, publishing, and retrieving information on a site or corporate intranet as well as installing, administering, and customizing Mambo CMS
  • Examines the large number of tasks that can be accomplished with the default package and covers some of the most common options bundled with the system
  • Arguably the most popular CMS in the world, Mambo’ s core files have been downloaded more than 5 million times since its initial release to the Open Source community in 2001
  • Synopsis:

    * Apply It and Extra sidebars highlight useful tips

    About the Author

    Ric Shreves is a partner in Water & Stone (www.waterandstone.com), a Web development company that specialises in Open Source Content Management Systems. Since 1996, Ric has been building Web sites and has extensive experience with content management systems. Over the years he has worked on CMS-powered Web sites for BASF, Colgate-Palmolive, Tesco, FPDSavills, Sino Group, CBRichard Ellis, Mercy Corps, University of North Carolina, and many, many others. He is an active member of CM Professionals and of the Mambo Foundation.

    Ric currently resides in Bali where he is testing his theory that an IT professional should be able to make a living anywhere with a notebook computer and an Internet connection. He says so far all he has been able to prove is that is a beautiful theory...

    Table of Contents

    HOW TO USE THIS BOOK.

    1 INTRODUCING MAMBO.

    Why Use Mambo?

    Understanding Key Mambo Concepts.

    Access the Admin System.

    Introducing the Admin Interface.

    Change Tab Views.

    Toggle between Simple and Advanced Mode.

    View Help Files.

    View System Information.

    Take Your Site Offline.

    Enable Write Permissions on Files.

    The Right Tools for the Job.

    Before You Get Started.

    2 CONFIGURE MAMBO.

    An Introduction to the Global Configuration Manager.

    Change the Site Name.

    Set a Favicon.

    Set Up a WYSIWYG Editor.

    Change Time, Language, or Country Settings.

    Configure Content Item Display.

    Enable Intro Text Links.

    Enable Item Rating.

    Display Author Information.

    Display Content Publication Information.

    Activate PDF, Print, and Email Features.

    Configure Content Navigation Options.

    Configure Database Options.

    Understanding Server Options.

    Create Site Metadata.

    Configure Email Options.

    Enable Caching.

    Enable Site Statistics.

    Enhance Search Engine Optimization.

    3 MANAGE THE MAMBO TEMPLATES.

    Understanding Mambo Templates.

    Introducing the Template Manager.

    Change the Default Template.

    Install a New Template Automatically.

    Install a New Template Manually.

    Employ Multiple Templates.

    Delete a Template.

    Edit a Template.

    Edit the CSS File for a Template.

    Mambo CSS Tips and Tools.

    4 MANAGE SITE USERS.

    An Introduction to the User Manager.

    Understanding Mambo User Groups.

    Create a New User.

    Change an Existing User’s Details.

    Link a Contact Form to a User.

    Set User Privileges.

    Block a User.

    Force a User to Log Out.

    Delete a User.

    Manage Content from the Front End.

    Enable and Configure User Registration.

    5 CREATE AND MANAGE SECTIONS AND CATEGORIES.

    An Introduction to the Section Manager.

    An Introduction to the Category Manager.

    Mambo Content Hierarchies.

    Create Content Sections.

    Create Content Categories.

    Publish a Section.

    Publish a Category.

    Unpublish a Section.

    Unpublish a Category.

    Edit an Existing Section.

    Edit an Existing Category.

    Move a Category.

    Duplicate a Section.

    Duplicate a Category.

    Delete a Section.

    Delete a Category.

    Restrict Access to a Section or Category.

    6 CREATE AND MANAGE CONTENT.

    An Introduction to the Content Items Manager.

    An Introduction to the Content Item Editing Screen.

    Create a Content Item.

    Preview Your Work.

    Understanding Content Item Parameters.

    Assign a Content Item to the Home Page.

    An Introduction to the Frontpage Manager.

    Manage the Layout of Your Home Page.

    Add and Edit Text with the MOStlyCE Editor.

    Add and Edit Text Without a WYSIWYG Editor.

    Guide to the MOStlyCE WYSIWYG Editor.

    Create a Static Content Item.

    An Introduction to the Static Content Manager.

    Publish a Content Item.

    Unpublish a Content Item.

    Control Output with Introduction and Main Text.

    Link a Content Item to a Menu.

    Set a Content Item’s MetaData.

    Set Publishing Start and Stop Dates.

    Control Publishing Information.

    Create Multi-Page Content Items.

    Restrict Access to an Item.

    Move a Content Item.

    Duplicate a Content Item.

    Move a Content Item to the Trash Manager.

    Restore a Content Item from the Trash Manager.

    Delete a Content Item Permanently.

    Work with Content Archives.

    Archive a Content Item.

    Unarchive Content.

    7 ADD IMAGES AND MEDIA TO MAMBO.

    Overview of the Media Manager.

    Upload Media.

    Delete Media.

    Find a File Link.

    Insert an Image with MOSimage.

    Insert an Image Manually.

    Add a File to a Content Item.

    8 ADVANCED CONTENT TECHNIQUES.

    Create a Home Page Without the Frontpage Manager.

    Create a Blog Layout.

    Create an Advanced Search Page.

    Display the Current Date.

    Display Content Using a Wrapper.

    Using Modules to Embed Content and Links.

    Manage Complex Content Hierarchies.

    Content Management from the Front End.

    Create Content Items from the Front End.

    Edit Content Items from the Front End.

    Publish Content Items from the Front End.

    9 HOW TO WORK WITH MENUS.

    An Introduction to the Menu Managers.

    Understanding Mambo Default Menus.

    Manage an Existing Menu.

    Reorder Menu Items.

    Create a New Menu.

    Add an Item to a Menu.

    An Introduction to Menu Item Formats.

    Understanding Menu Item Parameters.

    Publish a Menu Item.

    Unpublish a Menu Item.

    Duplicate a Menu Item.

    Move a Menu Item.

    Control Content Table Formats.

    Create a Multi-Level Menu.

    Using Images in Menus.

    Create a User Menu.

    Delete a Menu.

    Move a Menu Item to the Trash Manager.

    Restore a Menu Item from the Trash Manager.

    Delete a Menu Item Permanently.

    10 HOW TO WORK WITH COMPONENTS.

    Understanding Core Components.

    Install a Component Automatically.

    Install a Component Manually.

    Uninstall a Component.

    Create and Manage Banner Clients.

    Create and Manage Banners.

    Send Mass Mail to Users.

    Manage Contact Categories.

    Manage Contact Items.

    Create a Poll.

    Configure MOStlyCE.

    Using MOStlyDBAdmin DB Tools.

    Manage News Feeds Categories.

    Manage News Feeds.

    Syndicate Your Content.

    Manage Weblink Categories.

    Manage Weblink Items.

    11 SITE MODULE BASICS.

    Understanding Core Site Modules.

    An Introduction to the Module Manager.

    Publish a Module.

    Change a Module Position.

    Change a Module’s Order.

    Assign a Module to a Page.

    Restrict Access to a Module.

    Install a Module Automatically.

    Copy an Existing Module.

    Locate Module Position Holders.

    Configure the Banner Module.

    Configure the Search Module.

    Configure a Menu Module.

    Understanding Menu Module Parameters.

    Configure the Login Form.

    Configure the Syndicate Module.

    Configure the Statistics Module.

    Configure the Template Chooser.

    Configure the Archive Module.

    Configure the Sections Module.

    Configure the Related Items Module.

    Configure the Wrapper Module.

    Configure the Newsflash Module.

    Configure the Polls Module.

    Configure the Who’s Online Module.

    Configure the Random Image Module.

    Configure the Latest News Module.

    Configure the Latest Content Module.

    Configure the Popular Module.

    Remove a Module.

    12 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES WITH MODULES.

    Install a Module Manually.

    Understanding Core Administrator Modules.

    Remove an Administrator Module.

    Publish or Unpublish an Administrator Module.

    Change an Administrator Module’s Position.

    Copy an Administrator Module.

    Understanding How To Create Your Own Module.

    Modify an Existing Module.

    Create a Module to Display Content Items.

    Create a Module to Display an RSS Feed.

    Style a Module with CSS.

    Run Multiple Instances of a Module.

    13 HOW TO WORK WITH MAMBOTS.

    Understanding Core Mambots.

    An Introduction to the Mambot Manager.

    Publish Mambots.

    Install a New Mambot Automatically.

    Install a New Mambot Manually.

    Uninstall a Mambot.

    Configure MOS Image.

    Configure Email Cloaking.

    Configure Load Module Positions.

    Configure MOS Pagination.

    Configure the TinyMCE WYSIWYG Editor.

    14 ADMINISTERING A MAMBO SITE.

    Back Up a Mambo Site.

    Restore a Mambo Database.

    Query a Mambo Database.

    Optimize Performance Settings.

    Change the Admin Template.

    Install a New Admin Template Automatically.

    Install an Admin Template Manually.

    Work with Multiple Administrators.

    An Introduction to the Administrators’ Messaging Manager.

    Configure the Administrators’ Messaging Feature.

    Send an Admin Message.

    View Admin Messages.

    Check In Items.

    Edit the Language File.

    Install a Second Mambo System on Your Domain.

    15 EXTEND YOUR MAMBO SITE.

    Find New Components, Modules, and Mambots.

    Display Google AdSense Ads.

    Add a Custom Menu with TransMenu.

    Install a Language Pack.

    Add Comment Threads to Your Content.

    Install and Configure Mamboboard Forum Component.

    Install and Configure Remository File Manager Component.

    Create Multilingual Content with Mambel Fish.

    Install and Configure Pony Gallery.

    APPENDIX A: INSTALLING MAMBO.

    Understanding Mambo Installation.

    Manual Installation of Mambo on Linux.

    APPENDIX B: THE MAMBO LICENSE.

    APPENDIX C: CONFIGURE THE MOSTLYCE WYSIWYG EDITOR.

    INDEX.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780470040560
    Subtitle:
    Your visual blueprint for building and maintaining Web sites with the Mambo Open Source CMS
    Publisher:
    Visual
    Author:
    Shreves, Ric
    Subject:
    Internet - Web Site Design
    Subject:
    Web - Page Design
    Subject:
    Web site development
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    WebSite Associated w/Book
    Series:
    Visual Blueprint
    Series Volume:
    15
    Publication Date:
    20060712
    Binding:
    Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    334
    Dimensions:
    9.02x7.76x.82 in. 1.52 lbs.

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  • Designed for people without advanced technical skills, Mambo is easy to set up on a server and can be used to create a Web site that can be modified, managed, and extended easily
  • Key tasks covered in the book include creating, publishing, and retrieving information on a site or corporate intranet as well as installing, administering, and customizing Mambo CMS
  • Examines the large number of tasks that can be accomplished with the default package and covers some of the most common options bundled with the system
  • Arguably the most popular CMS in the world, Mambo’ s core files have been downloaded more than 5 million times since its initial release to the Open Source community in 2001
  • "Synopsis" by , * Apply It and Extra sidebars highlight useful tips
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