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Beginning Joomla!

  • Authors
  • An update of the best selling Joomla! book to date! Fully revised for Joomla 1.5.

  • Joomla! is one of the most popular open source projects and has established a huge community

  • While Joomla! is relatively simple to install and configure, the difficulty in customizing it is such that users will be searching for a book which guides them through the details surrounding building templates, and extending the CMS


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Pages 109-146
  3. Pages 147-187
  4. Pages 241-268
  5. Pages 269-309
  6. Pages 311-323
  7. Pages 325-354
  8. Pages 355-376
  9. Pages 397-412
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 413-431

About this book


Joomla! is one of the most searched–for and hired–for open source content management systems in the world. Since 2007, the combination of Joomla! and Dan Rahmel's bestselling Beginning Joomla!, From Novice to Professional have made it so that all you have to do is read a single book to learn how to build sites that take community–authored content and turn it instantly into published web pages with features like rich templating, content management, forums, photo management, and article commenting.

Now revised and updated for Joomla! 1.5, this second edition “job–in–a–book” provides the solid core of know–how that you'll need to get the most out of your Joomla! deployment, written to fully exploit the features of latest version of Joomla! More than just a simple “build a toy web site” guide, Beginning Joomla!, Second Edition will give you a wealth of life–saving tips, tricks, tools, and fixes that experienced Joomla! developers use to build powerful, popular web sites while avoiding major headaches. This book covers

  • How to use add and create extensions
  • Access management and how documents, photos, and other content are managed in Joomla! 1.5
  • E–commerce integration and search engine optimization

Dan Rahmel explores the updates to Joomla! 1.5 that you'll need if you already use Joomla! and explains, using the latest terms, how to build a web site from scratch if you don't already use Joomla! An update to the best–selling Joomla! title on the market, this is the Joomla! book to get.


Content Management E-Commerce Joomla Open Source Templates content management system deployment forum search engine optimization (SEO)

About the authors

Dan Rahmel is a Windows programmer with more than 14 years of experience designing and implementing information systems and deploying mid-sized client/server solutions using Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Microsoft Access, and Visual FoxPro. He has written over a dozen books, including Nuts-and-Bolts Filmmaking, Visual Basic Programmer's Reference (first, second, and third editions), Building Web Database Applications with Visual Studio, Teach Yourself Database Programming in 24 Hours, Developing Client-Server Applications with Visual Basic, and many more. His books have been translated into various languages including Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is a contributor to DBMS, Internet Advisor, and American Programmer magazines.

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