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Build the coolest interactive Web sites you don't even need to know how to write code!
Want a Web site that looks as though it were built by a Fortune 500 company? With Joomla! and this book, you can whip one up in no time at all. You'll quickly learn how to create a rich, interactive site that integrates discussions, RSS feeds, picture submissions, shopping carts, and more. It's the fast and easy way to make a splash on the Web!
Jump right into Joomla! customize the home page by installing your own logo, adding text, modifying navigation menus, and more
Navigate your site find out how to build your own pages and then create menu items as you develop the best layout
Add some spice select from dozens of built-in modules to make your site more interactive
Let them participate include search capability, polls, menus, newsflashes, and banners
Simplify your work use Joomla! templates to determine what goes where, how modules are positioned, and where to display page content
Dive into the real world add everything from games and complete shopping-cart systems to site-map generators and multilingual content managers
Get them there see how Joomla! supports search engine optimization
Open the book and find:
All about getting and installing Joomla!
Tips on mastering the Front Page
How to build navigation into your site with menus
Ways to lay out Web pages with Joomla! templates
Search engine optimization techniques to drive Web traffic
How to work with Joomla! modules
Steps for managing visitors on your site
The 10 best Joomla! extensions to use
Use Joomla!'s preconfigured modules to create interactive Web sites
Build sites with discussion boards, RSS feeds, and shopping carts
Enable users to post comments and photos and participate in surveys
Take advantage of new security features
Computing continues to move to the Web, and users demand more out of Web sites. They want to interact with other Web site users, share pictures, and participate in a community. Creating interactivity into your Web site is a must, but that means that you have to be a Web site programmer who spits out lines of PHP or ASP, right? Not any more Enter Joomla , a free, open-source Web site design tool that allows Web site builders to drop in pre-configured modules that contain PHP & MySQL code right into their Joomla Web sites. Now it's easy to create a rich, interactive Web site with Joomla , and Dummies makes it easier Find out how to create Web sites with discussions, RSS feeds, picture submissions, shopping carts, and more Joomla and Dummies - the easiest way to build an interactive, community-based Web site
The 2nd Edition of Joomla For Dummies is based on Version 1.6 of Joomla , which features significant updates to Joomla's administration console, including the ability to define security for groups via access control lists -- a significant new feature.
Series features: Joomla For Dummies, 2nd Edition is written with the Dummies style and quality that readers turn to time and again. The modular format and thoughtful organization allows readers to skip around rather than read straight through, and expert tips and tricks are highlighted throughout to help readers sidestep common pitfalls and get the most out of their Joomla experience.
Build template-based web sites without the hassle of writing code!
Joomla! is a free, open source PHP & MySQL-based content management system that allows you to create interactive, community-based Web sites without having to write or program code in PHP or ASP.NET. This fun and friendly introduction to Joomla! shows you how to create a rich, interactive Web site that does not require any code.
No matter your skill level, this easy-to-understand resource demonstrates how to drop preconfigured modules that already contain PHP and MySQL code directly into your Joomla! site. Thanks to the Dummies fun and friendly approach, you'll quickly see how easy to create a rich, interactive Web site with Joomla!
- Demonstrates how to create a business site—complete with shopping cart—quickly and easily
- Walks you through developing Web sites with discussions, RSS feeds, picture submissions, and more
- Includes coverage of the newest version of Joomla!, explains its completely new administrative features, and reviews its ability to provide different levels of access to different users via much-requested access control lists
Find out why Joomla! is the easiest way to build an interactive, community-based Web site!
About the Author
Seamus Bellamy is a writer and Web designer. He has also worked in the intelligence community and private sector security.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with Joomla.
Chapter 1: Essential Joomla.
Chapter 2: Getting and Installing Joomla.
Chapter 3: Mastering the Front Page.
Part II: Joomla at Work.
Chapter 4: Adding Web Pages to Your Site.
Chapter 5: Building Navigation into Your Site with Menus.
Chapter 6: Mastering Web Page Creation.
Part III: Working with Joomla Modules and Templates.
Chapter 7: Getting Started with Modules.
Chapter 8: More Modules: Who, What, and Where.
Part IV: Joomla in the Real World.
Chapter 9: Laying Out Your Web Pages with Joomla Templates.
Chapter 10: Managing Your Web Site’s Users.
Chapter 11: Driving Traffi c to Your Web Site with Search Engine Optimization.
Chapter 12: Extending Joomla.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 13: Blast From The Past: Ten Top Joomla 1.5 Extensions.
Chapter 14: Ten Ways to Get Help on Joomla.
Chapter 15: Ten Top Joomla Template Sites.