Beginning Joomla!

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Apress, Apr 26, 2009 - Computers - 431 pages
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Joomla! is one of the most searched–for and hired–for open source content management systems in the world. Since 2007, the combination of Joomla! and Dan Rahmel’s bestselling Beginning Joomla!, From Novice to Professional have made it so that all you have to do is read a single book to learn how to build sites that take community–authored content and turn it instantly into published web pages with features like rich templating, content management, forums, photo management, and article commenting.

Now revised and updated for Joomla! 1.5, this second edition “job–in–a–book” provides the solid core of know–how that you’ll need to get the most out of your Joomla! deployment, written to fully exploit the features of latest version of Joomla! More than just a simple “build a toy web site” guide, Beginning Joomla!, Second Edition will give you a wealth of life–saving tips, tricks, tools, and fixes that experienced Joomla! developers use to build powerful, popular web sites while avoiding major headaches. This book covers

  • How to use add and create extensions
  • Access management and how documents, photos, and other content are managed in Joomla! 1.5
  • E–commerce integration and search engine optimization

Dan Rahmel explores the updates to Joomla! 1.5 that you’ll need if you already use Joomla! and explains, using the latest terms, how to build a web site from scratch if you don’t already use Joomla! An update to the best–selling Joomla! title on the market, this is the Joomla! book to get.

What you’ll learn
  • The best way to set up a Joomla! installation and web server
  • Creating a Joomla! site, from idea to execution
  • The latest features of Joomla! and how to leverage them
Who this book is for

This book is for current and prospective web developers interested in using the Joomla! content management system, as well as for any web user seeking to learn how to self–publish for a community.

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LibraryThing Review

User Review  - hooeezit - LibraryThing

Information is a lot more structured than the Joomla/Mambo book by Graf. This book is primarily for Joomla 1.5, but has some information on Joomla 1.0 where the technique used in the older software is different. Read full review

Review: Beginning Joomla!: From Novice to Professional

User Review  - Sherry - Goodreads

I really liked this book. I use it in tandem with other Joomla books because there is really no way to get everything you want from just one. It was sufficient for an introductory book on the topic. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Dan Rahmel is a Windows programmer with more than 14 years of experience designing and implementing information systems and deploying mid-sized client/server solutions using Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Microsoft Access, and Visual FoxPro.He has written over a dozen books, including Nuts-and-Bolts Filmmaking, Visual Basic Programmer's Reference (first, second, and third editions), Building Web Database Applications with Visual Studio, Teach Yourself Database Programming in 24 Hours, Developing Client-Server Applications with Visual Basic, and many more. His books have been translated into various languages including Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is a contributor to DBMS, Internet Advisor, and American Programmer magazines.

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