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Joomla! Bible Paperback – Jan 12 2010
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From the Back Cover
Your complete guide to building and managing Web sites with Joomla!
With access to a Web host, a browser, and the Joomla! open source content management system, you can create your own robust Web site for free—complete with e-commerce, social networking, and RSS feeds—without knowing a line of code. But while Joomla! is a powerful tool rich in features and functions, there are lots of tricks and techniques that are not intuitive. Master Joomla! essentials and learn all of its secrets with this detailed, step-by-step guide.
Obtain the code and configure your Joomla! 1.5 installation, with highlights of Joomla! 1.6
Design the content and appearance of your home page
Create menus, structure articles, and manage users
Add forms and RSS news feeds, and run polls and surveys
Master all templates, components, and advanced modules
Move into Web 2.0 with JomSocial social networking
Set up your site for e-commerce with VirtueMart
Keep your site secure and search engine friendly
About the Author
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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Joomla is a great product for the right audience and this book is perfect for them!
I was really looking for some more in depth information about how to get Joomla to perform some functions to solve my needs.
This text does not (nor was it design to) explain the modules & extensions. I am using the Chronoforms, JEvents, PHP & MySQL to make a complete solution. I need something which could tie it all together.
As far as discovering the issues with Joomla, this book does a great job.
This is a shame. This 'Bible' does not have a single line of PHP code inside.
It is big because it has big illustrations of webpages - impossible to see what on it anyway.
Helpful for new users or the Joomla curious but clever Admins can manage without.