Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5: The Best-selling Joomla! Tutorial Guide Updated for the Final Release

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Packt Publishing, 2008 - Computers - 363 pages
2 Reviews
This book takes the reader through the tasks essential to create a Joomla! website as rapidly as possible. The necessary tasks are explained with clear step-by-step instructions. The authors chatty and engaging style makes this book very readable. This book is suitable for web developers, designers, webmasters, content editors, and marketing professionals who want to develop a website in a simple and straightforward process. It does not require any detailed knowledge of programming or web development, and any IT-confident individual will be able to use the book to produce an impressive website.

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User Review  - RicDay - LibraryThing

A very basic introduction to building sites with Joomla 1.5, this is best suited to a first-time user of Joomla. The examples in the book, if worked through, will give a new user a god feel for most of the basics, but not much more. Read full review

A Real Disappointment

User Review  - drgardner - Borders

Since I'm undertaking a project to revamp a website - and Joomla is the tool of choice - I thought this would be a useful volume to fill out my knowledge of how the system works. I was wrong. The main ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
Terms Concepts and Deliberations
7
Changes In Detail
19
Google Summer of Code Projects
21
Installation
29
Joomla Installation on a Virtual Server on the Net
38
A Tour of Your New Website
51
Customizing JoomlaLanguage and Templates
65
54
154
News Feeds 1 60
160
Extensions Menu
167
Tools
193
llllore on Extensions
197
Writing Your Own Joomlal Templates
223
Barrier Freedom and Joomlal
241
Joomlal Internal Accessibility Features
263

Configuration of Joomlal Administration
71
Summary
78
The Menus Menu
105
Content Menu
125
Article Trash
140
Summary
147
Your Own Components Modules and Plugins
267
A Website with Joomla
299
Bonus Templates
331
Online Resources
337
Joomlal API
343
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About the author (2008)

Hagen Graf was born in July 1964. Born and raised in Lower Saxony, Germany, his first contact with a computer was in the late seventies with a Radioshack TRS 80. As a salesperson, he organized his customers' data by programming suitable applications. This gave him a big advantage over other salesmen. With the intention of honing his skills, he joined evening courses in programming and became a programmer. Nowadays he works in his wife's consulting company as a trainer, consultant, and programmer (http://www.cocoate.com). Hagen Graf has published other books in German, about the Apache web server, about security problems in Windows XP, about Mambo, and about Drupal. Since 2001, he has been engaged in a nonprofit e-learning community called "machm-it.org e.V.", as well as in several national and international projects. All the projects are related to content management, community building, and harnessing the power of social software like wikis and weblogs. He chose Joomla! CMS because of its simplicity and easy-to-use administration. You can access and comment on his blog (http://www.bloghouse.org/en/hagen).

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