Using Joomla!

Using Joomla!

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by Ron Severdia, Jennifer Gress
     
 

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If you’re new to content management systems—or even new to building websites—this practical guide will get you up and running in no time. You don’t have to know much code, if any, to get started.

Need to build a website quickly? Have a client that requires a powerful website with lots of compelling features? Ideal for web designers and

Overview

If you’re new to content management systems—or even new to building websites—this practical guide will get you up and running in no time. You don’t have to know much code, if any, to get started.

Need to build a website quickly? Have a client that requires a powerful website with lots of compelling features? Ideal for web designers and developers alike, this updated edition takes you step-by-step through site creation with Joomla, with plenty of hands-on exercises along the way.

  • Build a sample site throughout the book to see how Joomla! works
  • Plan and structure your site’s categories, articles, menus, and modules
  • Learn the ins and outs of creating, organizing, and displaying content
  • Add images, audio, and video—and create complete image galleries
  • Build a blog, set up an events calendar, and create custom user forms
  • Sell merchandise by putting together your own online store
  • Engage visitors by creating user profiles and hangouts
  • Secure your site and keep it optimized
  • Migrate to Joomla! 3 and update your third-party extensions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449345396
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/07/2014
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
362
Sales rank:
1,211,134
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Ron Severdia is Chief Technology Officer of the award-winning eBook company Metrodigi in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been a Creative Director on interactive branding projects — from web sites and brand identities to interactive campaigns — for clients such as HP, Verizon, Electronic Arts, Yahoo!, Visa, Walmart.com, and Apple. His prior experience includes stints as a Senior Designer and then Creative Director at Young & Rubicam, DDB, Glow, and Landor Associates. Fluent in several languages, he worked for seven years in Europe, where he's won several awards for successful creative work. Ron has been using Joomla since 2006 to build sites for companies, large and small, including a worldwide branding site for Citibank and a Big Data portal for eBay.

Jennifer Gress (snapdragonservices.com) has been working with Joomla! since 2006 with its beginnings in corporate america for employers. Clients began approaching her to build websites for them in January of 2010. Jennifer's skills from corporate life; project management, training and more, combined with her knowledge and experience with Joomla! make her a well rounded web designer and co-leader for the Joomla! Users Group in the Bay Area. Jenn enjoys singing, bird watching, geology and real estate.

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INDEPENDENTREVIEWER More than 1 year ago
Are you new to content management systems or even new to building websites? If you are, then this book is for you! Authors Ron Severdia and Kenneth Crowder , have done an outstanding job of writing a book that will help you to get up and running in no time. Severdia and Crowder, begin by giving you a little background on Joomla, its history, and what the future holds. Next, the authors show you how to install Joomla in just a few minutes. Then, they show you the basics of the administrator interface. The authors continue by showing you what configuration options are available, and how they affect your website. Next, they cover some basic Joomla concepts and how they can help you best plan your website. Then, they give you an in-depth overview of how content is created, managed, and displayed within Joomla. The authors continue by showing you how to control layouts and use different navigation styles. Next, they show you which components are built-in and how to extend Joomla's functionality with third-party options. Then, the authors explain how to manage and display modules. They continue by explaining the power of plug-ins and the various types. Next, the authors help you understand the basics of templates. Then, they show you how to manage users and collaborate on your website with user permissions. The authors continue by showing you how to install, remove, and upgrade your extensions. They also show you how to convert your existing website to Joonla. Next, the authors will walk you through how to set up a variety of solutions: An online photo gallery, online calendar and more. Finally, they show you how to improve your website's search ranking, by using Joomla's built-in SEO/SEF capabilities and some best practices. This most excellent book shows you how to build a website in a short period of time. More importantly, if you read this book from cover to cover, you'll discover the benefits of a content management system by converting to an existing site.
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