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The Official Joomla! Book



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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 12/29/2012.

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  • The Official Joomla! Book
    The Official Joomla! Book


The Official Joomla! Book is the authoritative, comprehensive Joomla! reference for everyone who designs, develops, or manages Joomla! web sites. Written by Joomla! Forums Manager Jennifer Marriott, this book will help newcomers quickly master the basics of creating a Joomla! web presence and avoid "newbie" mistakes it will help experienced Joomla! users extend their knowledge to make the most about Joomla!... and it will help all users participate more actively in the Joomla! community as both users and contributors. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience helping Joomla! users, the authors take a holistic approach to planning, creating, and maintaining Joomla! websites. They walk through planning and designing more usable, effective sites; improving sites with templates and extensions; optimizing sites for search engines; and much more. Throughout, the authors explains key concepts conversationally, helping users learn to help themselves, and confidently gain control over their Joomla! sites. The second edition features four new chapters on using the Joomla Demo Site on Cloud Access, how to Configure new sites, customizing templates, and creating new templates, plus new coverage of Joomla extensions, and the future of Joomla. The full book will be revised. They also provide: " Many practical examples from business, non-profit, and education " Insightful Q and As with leading contributors to the Joomla! community " and more...

Author Biography

Jennifer Marriott owns Marpo Multimedia, a Web development company specializing in Joomla!-powered websites. She joined the Joomla! community in 2005, began volunteering as a forum moderator soon afterwards, and has played roles ranging from Joomla! Bug Squad member and Joomla! Google Summer of Code coadministrator/mentor to trademark and licensing team leader.


Elin Waring, a longtime Joomla! user, served as president of Open Source Matters, the nonprofit organization that supports the Joomla! Project. An active member of the Joomla! Bug Squad, she is also professor of sociology at Lehman College.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: All About Joomla!

Chapter 2: What Now and Where Do I Begin: Before You Install Joomla!

Chapter 3: Installing Joomla!

Chapter 4: Configuring Joomla!

Chapter 5: Working with and Creating Content for Your Joomla! Site

Chapter 6: Basics of Joomla! Extensions: Components, Modules, Plugins, and Languages

Chapter 7: Customizing Templates and the Basics of Templates for Joomla!

Chapter 8: Creating Your Own Simple Joomla! Template

Chapter 9: Marketing Your Joomla! Web Site and Helpful Tips

Chapter 10: Keeping Your Site Up to Date

Chapter 11: Practical Application: Joomla! for Business

Chapter 12: Practical Application: Joomla! for NGOs/NPOs, Groups, Clubs, and Organizations

Chapter 13: Practical Application: Joomla! for Education

Chapter 14: Interviews with Experts

Appendix A: Common Problems and Solutions

Appendix B: Resources

Appendix C: Migrating Your Site from an Older Version of Joomla!


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