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Joomla! Bible. 2nd Edition
John Wiley and Sons Ltd, April 2013, Pages: 744
Your complete guide to the Joomla! content management system
Whether you use Joomla! to power a website, intranet, or blog, you'll need a good how-to reference on this complex, but not always intuitive, content management software. Joomla! Bible, Second Edition is that book. It not only brings you up to speed on the changes and extensions that are now part of Joomla! 3.0, it thoroughly covers functions and tasks, including installation, configuration, management, advanced modules, and extended coverage of two key extensions, JomSocial and VirtueMart.
You'll learn how to obtain code and deploy it to a server; how to obtain, modify, and delete content; how to choose between the Joomla! Platform and the Joomla! CMS; and more. By the time you finish the Joomla! Bible, Second Edition, you'll be well prepared to build and maintain a Joomla!-based website.
- Walks you through obtaining the Joomla! 3.0 code and how to deploy it to a server, configure the site, create content, and manage content and user hierarchies
- Helps you get the most out of core modules that provide advanced functionality, including the Polls Module, the Banner Manager, Content Syndication, Newsfeed Aggregation, and others
- Provides in-depth coverage of the JomSocial and VirtueMart extensions
- Includes hands-on tutorials and real-world practical applications
Whether you're a content manager, website manager, developer, or do-it-yourselfer, make sure you keep Joomla! Bible, Second Edition on hand.
Acknowledgments xxi Introduction xxiii Part I: Getting Started with Joomla! 1 Chapter 1: Introducing the Joomla! Content Management System 3 Chapter 2: Obtaining and Installing Joomla! 17 Chapter 3: Taking a First Look at Joomla! 33 Chapter 4: Getting the Most from Site Configuration 51 Part II: Working with Content and Users 69 Chapter 5: Managing Content 71 Chapter 6: Working with Editors and Media 127 Chapter 7: Employing Advanced Content Management Techniques 147 Chapter 8: Working with the Menu System 175 Chapter 9: Managing the Home
Page of Your Site 229 Chapter 10: Managing Your Site’s Users 243 Chapter 11: Creating a Multilingual Website 273 Part III: Working with Components, Modules, and Plug–Ins 289 Chapter 12: Using the Banner Manager 291 Chapter 13: Working with the Contacts Component 327 Chapter 14: Using the Newsfeed Component 355 Chapter 15: Using the Site Search Components 379 Chapter 16: Using the Weblinks Component 397 Chapter 17: Working with the Site Modules 421 Chapter 18: Working with the Administrator Modules 461 Chapter 19: Working with Plug–Ins 485 Part IV: Customizing and Extending the System 527 Chapter 20: Customizing the Appearance of Joomla! 529 Chapter 21: Customizing Joomla! Functionality 573 Chapter 22: Extending Your Site 603 Part V: Overseeing Website Maintenance and Management 623 Chapter 23: Keeping Your Site Secure and Up to Date 625 Chapter 24: Managing Performance and Accessibility 641 Chapter 25: Making a Site Search–Engine Friendly 661 Part VI: Appendixes 669 Appendix A: Choosing a Sample Data Set 671 Appendix B: Locating Key Files 681 Appendix C: Installing XAMPP 685 Appendix D: Installing MAMP 687 Appendix E: Implementing e–Commerce with VirtueMart 689 Index