Using Joomla: Building Powerful and Efficient Web Sites

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Dec 16, 2009 - Computers - 383 pages
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Why use Joomla? Because with Joomla you don't need to have any technical expertise or web design experience to create effective websites and web apps. Whether you're creating your first website or building a multi-function site for a client, this book provides straightforward, hands-on instruction that makes it easy to learn this open source web content management system.

Written by members of the Joomla Leadership Team, Using Joomla helps newcomers quickly learn the basics, while developers with Joomla experience will pick up best practices for building more sophisticated websites. You'll also find more than a dozen ways to extend the functionality of existing Joomla-built websites. Start building with Joomla in minutes!

  • Get guidelines for planning, creating, and organizing your content
  • Understand how to create and use Joomla templates to build websites quickly
  • Explore how components, modules, and plug-ins can extend your site's functionality
  • Increase your site ranking by using Joomla best practices
  • Use built-in components such as banners, news feeds, polls, search, and web links
  • Set up an online store, calendar, photo gallery, discussion forum, and more
  • Learn important security precautions to safeguard your site

 

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A clear concise guide to using Joomla, the popular open-source content management framework. Includes a chapter on some of the more useful Joomla extensions. This is a great resource for getting a novice Joomla user up and running. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 An Overview
1
Chapter 2 Quick Start
5
Chapter 3 A Tour of the Administrator Panel
15
Chapter 4 Global Configuration
25
Chapter 5 Preparing Your Content
35
Chapter 6 Creating Content
45
Chapter 7 Menus
79
Chapter 8 Components
111
Chapter 15 Extension Manager
207
Chapter 16 Tools
213
Converting a Site to Joomla
223
Recommended Solutions
233
Chapter 19 SEO and SEF
311
Chapter 20 Security
321
Chapter 21 Joomla 16 and Beyond
331
Chapter 22 Getting Involved
339

Chapter 9 Modules
123
Chapter 10 Plugins
137
Chapter 11 Templates
151
Chapter 12 User Manager
173
Chapter 13 Media Manager
185
Chapter 14 Languages
195
Appendix A Installing and Upgrading
345
Appendix B Choosing the Right Extensions
357
Appendix C Developing for Joomla
361
Appendix D Tips and Tricks
365
Index
371
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About the author (2009)

Ron Severdia is a Creative Director in the San Francisco Bay Area and has directed interactive branding projects-from web sites and brand identities to interactive campaigns-for clients such as HP, Verizon, Electronic Arts, Yahoo!, Visa, Walmart.com, and Apple. His prior experience includes stints as a Senior Designer and then Creative Director at Young & Rubicam, DDB, Glow, and Landor Associates. Fluent in several languages, he worked for seven years in Europe, where he's won several awards for successful creative work.Ron has been using Joomla since 2006 to build sites for companies, large and small, including a worldwide branding site for Citibank. He joined the Joomla Communications Team in 2008 and recently redesigned the new look of Joomla.org.Ron wishes to thank his lovely wife, Nat lia, without whose support this book and many of his other "adventurous projects" could not have been possible. Milujem ťa.You can reach Ron by email at: severdia@gmail.com

Kenneth Crowder is a member of the Joomla Leadership Team and has been involved in the Joomla community since its inception. He has volunteered countless hours to help the open source project. Kenneth holds a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Northwest Missouri State University. His resume includes Omaha.com, BIGSHOT, Hallmark.com, and Sprint.

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