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Everything you need to know to plan and maintain a Joomla! site
Joomla! offers powerful functionality and ease of configuration, making it an immensely popular open source content managementsystem. However, far more than simply downloading and installing Joomla! is required in order to create a dynamic web site. This book walks you through the critical steps that must be taken in the planning process prior to establishing a Joomla! site. Joomla! expert Jen Kramer reviews essential questions that need to be asked of a client, discusses technical solutions to a variety of challenges, and explains how a site structure should be organized. Once the groundwork has been laid, you'll discover how to host and install Joomla!, and upgrade and maintain your Joomla! site.
Joomla! Start to Finish:
Sheds light on downloading and installing Joomla!, creating a site map, and tracking content and images
Details how to perform backups with JoomlaPack
Examines the modules, components, and plugins that come with Joomla!
Delves into Joomla!'s default template and how to download a template from another site
Introduces the Joomla! Extensions Directory and explains how to use it
Describes creating customized templates from the ground up, including advanced styling tricks with CSS
Expounds site maintenance and the importance of backups
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Jen Kramer is Senior Interface Developer and President of 4Web Inc., a company dedicated to building highly customized Joomla! web sites. She is Program Director for the Master of Science in Internet Technologies program at the Marlboro College Graduate School, as well as a frequent speaker at Joomla! conferences.