Joomla! For Dummies

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With its pre-coded modules, open source Joomla! is popular for building interactive Web sites without writing code. This Web site design tool lets you build sites with discussions, polling, RSS feeds, picture submissions, shopping carts, and a lot more, quickly and easily and the quickest, easiest way to learn how to use it is Joomla! For Dummies.

Learn to link articles on your site with drop-down menus, invite visitors to rate content, enable a full-site search, let your guests...

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Overview

With its pre-coded modules, open source Joomla! is popular for building interactive Web sites without writing code. This Web site design tool lets you build sites with discussions, polling, RSS feeds, picture submissions, shopping carts, and a lot more, quickly and easily and the quickest, easiest way to learn how to use it is Joomla! For Dummies.

Learn to link articles on your site with drop-down menus, invite visitors to rate content, enable a full-site search, let your guests sign up for e-mail lists, and much more. Joomla! For Dummies helps you to:

  • Acquire the free Joomla! content management system, install it, and customize the home page
  • See how menus control the elements in Joomla! and use menu items to create your page layout
  • Use templates— powerful collections of PHP and CSS—to make your pages do what you want them to
  • Create searches, polls, page menus, newsflashes, and banners using built-in Joomla! modules
  • Build search engine-friendly sites and see how Joomla! can help boost site traffic
  • Explore additional Joomla! templates and learn what to look for when downloading and installing them
  • Check into plug-ins, components, and additional modules to see how they differ and what they can do
  • Find modules for ads, archives, banners, searches, syndications, and more

Joomla! lets you concentrate on content instead of struggling with code. So grab Joomla! For Dummies and start creating!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470432877
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/20/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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 fi rst novel, a mystery, will be published in 2009.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started with Joomla.

Chapter 1: Essential Joomla.

Chapter 2: Getting and Installing Joomla.

Chapter 3: Mastering the Front Page.

Part II: Joomla at Work.

Chapter 4: Adding Web Pages to Your Site.

Chapter 5: Building Navigation into Your Site with Menus.

Chapter 6: Mastering Web Page Creation.

Part III: Working with Joomla Modules and Templates.

Chapter 7: Fun with Modules: Advertisements, Archives, Banners, Custom HTML, and More.

Chapter 8: More Fun with Modules: Footers, Search Boxes, Who’s Online, Wrappers, and More.

Chapter 9: Laying Out Your Web Pages with Joomla Templates.

Part IV: Joomla in the Real World.

Chapter 10: Managing Your Web Site’s Users.

Chapter 11: Driving Traffi c to Your Web Site with Search Engine Optimization.

Chapter 12: Extending Joomla.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 13: Ten Top Joomla Extensions.

Chapter 14: Ten Ways to Get Help on Joomla.

Chapter 15: Ten Top Joomla Template Sites.

Chapter 16: Ten Joomla Tutorials.

Glossary.

Index.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Very Useful Book

    This is an excellent reference for anyone learning JOOMLA! I followed the directions just as the book said and was able to install JOOMLA! in the root directory of my server with no problems. Lots more useful information inside. Well written for the novice in mind.

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