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Using Joomla

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by Ron Severdia
 

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Why use Joomla? Because with Joomla you don't need to have any technical expertise or web design experience to create effective websites and web apps. Whether you're creating your first website or building a multi-function site for a client, this book provides straightforward, hands-on instruction that makes it easy to learn this open source web content management

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Why use Joomla? Because with Joomla you don't need to have any technical expertise or web design experience to create effective websites and web apps. Whether you're creating your first website or building a multi-function site for a client, this book provides straightforward, hands-on instruction that makes it easy to learn this open source web content management system.

Written by members of the Joomla Leadership Team, Using Joomla helps newcomers quickly learn the basics, while developers with Joomla experience will pick up best practices for building more sophisticated websites. You'll also find more than a dozen ways to extend the functionality of existing Joomla-built websites. Start building with Joomla in minutes!

  • Get guidelines for planning, creating, and organizing your content
  • Understand how to create and use Joomla templates to build websites quickly
  • Explore how components, modules, and plug-ins can extend your site's functionality
  • Increase your site ranking by using Joomla best practices
  • Use built-in components such as banners, news feeds, polls, search, and web links
  • Set up an online store, calendar, photo gallery, discussion forum, and more
  • Learn important security precautions to safeguard your site

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596804947
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2009
Pages:
383
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Ron Severdia is a Creative Director in the San Francisco Bay Area and has directed 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. He joined the Joomla Communications Team in 2008 and recently redesigned the new look of Joomla.org.Ron wishes to thank his lovely wife, Nat lia, without whose support this book and many of his other "adventurous projects" could not have been possible. Milujem ťa.You can reach Ron by email at: severdia@gmail.com

Kenneth Crowder is a member of the Joomla Leadership Team and has been involved in the Joomla community since its inception. He has volunteered countless hours to help the open source project. Kenneth holds a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Northwest Missouri State University. His resume includes Omaha.com, BIGSHOT, Hallmark.com, and Sprint.

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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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