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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.

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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: 9788441526105
  • Publisher: Grupo Anaya Comercial
  • Publication date: 6/30/2009

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 1

Pt. I Getting Started With Joomla 5

Ch. 1 Essential Joomla 7

Ch. 2 Getting and Installing Joomla 17

Ch. 3 Mastering the Front Page 45

Pt. II Joomla at Work 81

Ch. 4 Adding Web Pages to Your Site 83

Ch. 5 Building Navigation into Your Site with Menus 123

Ch. 6 Mastering Web Page Creation 147

Pt. III Working with Joomla Modules and Templates 179

Ch. 7 Fun with Modules: Advertisements, Archives, Banners, Custom HTML, and More 181

Ch. 8 More Fun with Modules: Footers, Search Boxes, Who's Online, Wrappers, and More 199

Ch. 9 Laying Out Your Web Pages with Joomla Templates 215

Pt. IV Joomla in the Real World 231

Ch. 10 Managing Your Web Site's Users 233

Ch. 11 Driving Traffic to Your Web Site with Search Engine Optimization 249

Ch. 12 Extending Joomla 263

Pt. V The Part of Tens 281

Ch. 13 Ten Top Joomla Extensions 283

Ch. 14 Ten Ways to Get Help on Joomla 291

Ch. 15 Ten Top Joomla Template Sites 295

Ch. 16 Ten Joomla Tutorials 305

Glossary 315

Index 319

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