Joomla! Social Networking with JomSocial

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Packt Publishing Ltd, Jul 16, 2010 - Computers - 184 pages
A practical guide, this book provides step-by-step instructions for building your social networking system, showcasing real-world examples throughout. This book is for individuals or institutions desiring to develop a social networking system using the Joomla! content management system. It is suitable for both the novice and the advanced Joomla! user. There is no need for scripting or programming knowledge. All that is required is enthusiasm and the determination to implement a project.

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Not Another Social Networking Site
Setup and Configuration
Making Connections with Users and Friends
Creating Content and Sharing Activities
Customizing the JomSocial Template
Get connected
Creating a new menu link in the JomSocial toolbar
Changing the messages
Messaging feature
Other social networking components

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Kwasi Boateng is an Assistant Professor at the School of Mass Communication in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has a doctorate from The School of Media Arts and Studies (formerly the School of Telecommunications); Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University. Kwasi has research interest in new technologies in electronic communication and open source tools for online communication. He has authored various articles, book chapters, and a book on electronic media. He teaches courses on web design, motion graphics, media and culture, and the Internet regulation and policy. He has worked with students to build websites for non-profit organizations using open source content management systems, and organizes workshops to introduce high and middle school students to open source tools for online communication.

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