Joomla! 24-Hour Trainer

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Build a complete, functional, and useful Joomla! Web site with this book-and-DVD tutorial

As one of the most downloaded open source content management systems on the market today, Joomla! allows you to build functional, interactive Web sites without having to know PHP or MySQL. With this unique book-and-DVD package, you?ll get up to speed with Joomla! and learn to build a complete Web site?all at your own pace. Along with detailed guidance and an abundance of screen shots, this ...

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Overview

Build a complete, functional, and useful Joomla! Web site with this book-and-DVD tutorial

As one of the most downloaded open source content management systems on the market today, Joomla! allows you to build functional, interactive Web sites without having to know PHP or MySQL. With this unique book-and-DVD package, you?ll get up to speed with Joomla! and learn to build a complete Web site?all at your own pace. Along with detailed guidance and an abundance of screen shots, this unique book-and-DVD combo clearly demonstrates every step of the process for using Joomla! when creating a Web site.

  • Offers a unique book-and-DVD package to walk you through using Joomla! to create a Web site
  • Describes programming considerations for you to keep in mind and poses questions to ask yourself when creating a site with Joomla!
  • Presents both written and visual assistance for building a complete Web site from start to finish

Use this soup-to-nuts book and DVD package as a detailed resource for building Web sites with Joomla!

Visit the companion site at http://www.joomla24hourtrainer.com/?for sample chapters, videos, and other resources.

Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470928332
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 1,430,170
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jen Kramer is the president of 4Web, Inc, where she builds highly customized Joomla! websites and offers Joomla! training. She also runs Joomla! User Group New England and is a lynda.com author for Joomla!.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.

SECTION I: BEFORE YOU START CLICKING BUTTONS.

LESSON 1: UNDERSTANDING JOOMLA!

LESSON 2: PLANNING YOUR WEBSITE.

LESSON 3: PURCHASING A DOMAIN NAME AND WEB HOSTING.

SECTION II: A FIRST LOOK AT JOOMLA!

LESSON 4: INSTALLING JOOMLA!

LESSON 5: A TOUR OF THE JOOMLA! ADMINISTRATOR INTERFACE.

SECTION III: SECTIONS, CATEGORIES, AND ARTICLES IN JOOMLA!

LESSON 6: DEFINING SECTION AND CATEGORY STRUCTURE.

LESSON 7: CREATING, EDITING, AND DELETING SECTIONS.

LESSON 8: CREATING, EDITING, AND DELETING CATEGORIES.

LESSON 9: CREATING, EDITING, AND DELETING ARTICLES.

LESSON 10: ADDING ARTICLES TO THE HOME PAGE.

LESSON 11: USING ADVANCED ARTICLE OPTIONS.

LESSON 12: INCLUDING MEDIA IN ARTICLES.

SECTION IV: JOOMLA! MENUS.

LESSON 13: LINKING ARTICLES TO THE MENU.

LESSON 14: USING ADVANCED MENU OPTIONS: ARTICLES.

LESSON 15: USING ADVANCED MENU OPTIONS: CREATING NEW MENUS.

LESSON 16: USING ADVANCED MENU OPTIONS: WRAPPERS AND EXTERNAL LINKS.

SECTION V: JOOMLA! TEMPLATES AND MODULES.

LESSON 17: CHOOSING AND INSTALLING TEMPLATES.

LESSON 18: CONFIGURING BREADCRUMBS.

LESSON 19: CONFIGURING LATEST NEWS AND NEWSFLASH.

LESSON 20: CONFIGURING RANDOM IMAGES.

LESSON 21: CONFIGURING SEARCH.

LESSON 22: THE CUSTOM HTML MODULE AND ITS USES.

LESSON 23: EMBEDDING MODULES IN ARTICLES.

SECTION VI: JOOMLA COMPONENTS.

LESSON 24: CONFIGURING CONTACTS.

LESSON 25: CONFIGURING WEB LINKS.

SECTION VII: EXTENDING JOOMLA!

LESSON 26: ADDING EXTENSIONS TO JOOMLA!

LESSON 27: CHANGING THE EDITOR IN JOOMLA! TO JCE.

LESSON 28: INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING AKEEBA BACKUP.

LESSON 29: INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING JEVENTS.

LESSON 30: INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING SIMPLE IMAGE GALLERY.

SECTION VIII: JOOMLA! USERS AND PERMISSIONS.

LESSON 31: CREATING AND EDITING USERS.

LESSON 32: CREATING A PASSWORD-PROTECTED PORTION OF THE WEBSITE.

SECTION IX: SEO AND MAINTENANCE.

LESSON 33: MAXIMIZING SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION FOR YOUR SITE.

LESSON 34: MANAGING BACKUPS, MAINTENANCE, AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS.

SECTION X: HELP FOR YOU AND HELP FOR JOOMLA!

APPENDIX A: RECOMMENDED EXTENSIONS AND SERVICES.

APPENDIX B: ADDITIONAL HELPFUL RESOURCES.

APPENDIX C: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN JOOMLA! 1.5 AND JOOMLA! 1.6.

APPENDIX D: CONTRIBUTE TO THE JOOMLA! PROJECT.

APPENDIX E: WHAT’S ON THE DVD?

INDEX.

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