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Joomla! Bible

ISBN: 978-0-470-50957-9
792 pages
January 2010
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Comprehensive guide to creating Web sites with the open-source Joomla!1.5

Joomla! is an open-source content management system (CMS) for Web sites. While it is free and relatively easy to use, there are lots of tricks and functionality that may not be intuitive to new users or those switching from other systems. And the previous version is quite different from the new Joomla 1.5, for which documentation is sparse. Joomla! Bible is the complete, step-by-step guide you need to build and manage Web sites using the very newest version of this powerful and popular CMS.

  • Walks you through obtaining the Joomla! 1.5 code and how to deploy it to a server, configure the site, create content, and manage content and user hierarchies
  • Helps you get the most out of core modules that provide advanced functionality, including the Polls Module, the Banner Manager, the Media Manager, Galleries, Weblinks, Content Syndication, and Newsfeed Aggregation
  • Vaults you into the world of Web 2.0 with extensive coverage of JomSocial, and shows you how to set up for e-commmerce with VirtueMart

Get the most out of Joomla! 1.5 with this complete guide guide.

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Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started with Joomla!

Chapter 1: Introducing the Joomla! Content Management System.

Chapter 2: Obtaining and Installing Joomla!

Chapter 3: Taking a Look at Joomla!

Chapter 4: Getting the Most from Site Configuration.

Part II: Working with Content and Users.

Chapter 5: Managing Content.

Chapter 6: Working with Editors and Media.

Chapter 7: Employing Advanced Content Management Techniques.

Chapter 8: Working with the Menu System.

Chapter 9: Managing the Front Page of Your Site.

Chapter 10: Working with the User Manager.

Chapter 11: Working with the Language Manager.

Part III: Working with Components, Modules, and Plugins.

Chapter 12: Using the Banner Manager.

Chapter 13: Working with the Contact Manager.

Chapter 14: Using the News Feeds Component.

Chapter 15: Using the Polls Component.

Chapter 16: Using the Web Links Component.

Chapter 17: Working with the Site Modules.

Chapter 18: Working with the Administrator Modules.

Chapter 19: Working with Plugins.

Part IV: Customizing and Extending the System.

Chapter 20: Customizing Joomla! Templates.

Chapter 21: Customizing Joomla! Functionality.

Chapter 22: Extending Your Site.

Chapter 23: Implementing e-Commerce with VirtueMart.

Chapter 24: Creating a Community Site with JomSocial.

Part V: Site Maintenance and Management.

Chapter 25: Keeping Your Site Secure and Up to Date.

Chapter 26: Managing Performance and Accessibility.

Chapter 27: Making a Site Search Engine Friendly.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: The Directory Structure of a Joomla! Installation.

Appendix B: A Guide to the Location of Key Files.

Appendix C: Installing XAMPP.

Appendix D: Installing MAMP.

Appendix E: Additional Online Help Resources.

Index.

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Ric Shreves is a freelance writer and Web applications development consultant. His company, water&stone (www.waterandstone.com), specializes in the creation of Web sites using open source content management systems such as Joomla! In the last year, his company deployed over 120 Web sites based on Joomla! His previous books include Ubuntu Linux Desktop: Your visual blueprint to using the Linux operating system and Mambo: Your visual blueprint for building and maintaining Web sites with the Mambo Open Source CMS.
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