Joomla! For Dummies

Joomla! For Dummies

by Steve Holzner, Nancy Conner
     
 

Build cool Web sites without coding — it's easy with Joomla!

Joomla! makes it easy, and this book makes it easier yet! See how to link articles on your site with drop-down menus, invite visitors to rate content, enable a full-site search, allow your guests to sign up for e-mail lists, and much more, all with portable Joomla! modules. Instead of

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Build cool Web sites without coding — it's easy with Joomla!

Joomla! makes it easy, and this book makes it easier yet! See how to link articles on your site with drop-down menus, invite visitors to rate content, enable a full-site search, allow your guests to sign up for e-mail lists, and much more, all with portable Joomla! modules. Instead of struggling with code, you can concentrate on content. Here's how!

  • Jump into Joomla! — acquire the free Joomla! content management system, install it, and customize the home page
  • The meaning of menus — see how menus control the elements in Joomla! and use menu items to create your page layout
  • Taming templates — use these powerful collections of PHP and CSS to make your pages do what you want them to
  • Module madness — create searches, polls, menus, newsflashes, and banners with built-in Joomla! modules
  • Joomla! and SEO — build search engine-friendly sites and see how Joomla! can help boost site traffic
  • Extend your options — explore additional Joomla! templates and learn what to look for when downloading and installing them
  • Plug it in — check into plug-ins, components, and additional modules to see how they differ and what they can do

Open the book and find:

  • Step-by-step instructions for downloading and installing Joomla!
  • Examples of cool Joomla! sites
  • How to remove and rename menus
  • Easy ways to add pages to your site
  • How to make menu options work for you
  • Tips for tracking page hits
  • Modules for ads, archives, banners, searches, syndications, and more
  • The secrets of keywords

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470432877
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/20/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Holzner is the award-winning author of more than 100 tech books, with more than 3 million copies sold in 18 languages. He’s written ten For Dummies books and many computer-book bestsellers. He’s written on nearly every Web topic (including JavaServer Pages, PHP, HTML, and XML), and he specializes in topics such as Web-site design. He earned his PhD at Cornell University, and he’s been a faculty member at Cornell University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He used to design Web sites from scratch but uses Joomla! now.

Nancy Conner most recently wrote Google Apps: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly, 2008). Her ability to explain complex technical material in language that’s clear, simple, and fun has made her a sought-after author. She’s written on a wide variety of Web topics, including eBay, QuickBase, the Unifi ed Modeling Language, and fi eld-programmable gate arrays. Her first novel, a mystery, will be published in 2009.

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