Joomla 3 Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide (2nd Revised edition)

Joomla 3 Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide (2nd Revised edition)

By: Stephen Burge (author)Paperback

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Master Joomla! Hands-On, Step-by-Step, Using Easy, Practical Examples Today, millions of websites rely on Joomla!-from personal sites to those of huge organizations like General Electric, Porsche, and the United Nations. Now, using Joomla! 3, you too can create websites that are mobile-ready, responsive, flexible, powerful, and secure-even if you're an absolute beginner. In Joomla!(R) 3 Explained, top Joomla! trainer Stephen Burge teaches you everything you need to know. Burge has taught thousands of Joomla! newcomers and thousands more who've experimented with Joomla! but haven't mastered it yet. Nobody knows more about guiding you up the Joomla! learning curve. You'll master Joomla! 3 hands-on, through a complete case study, crystal-clear visuals, simple explanations, and on-target analogies, all extensively tested with real Joomla! beginners. Burge walks you through installing Joomla! 3, planning sites that are easy to use and manage, adding content, and incorporating powerful site features without programming. Finally, Burge shows you how to run your site securely and efficiently, no matter how big or popular it becomes!

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Stephen Burge runs, which specializes in teaching website development.'s clients include Apple, Pfizer, and the U.S. Departments of Energy, Education, and Commerce. Burge's Joomla!(R) Explained (Addison-Wesley, 2011) and Drupal(TM) 7 Explained (Sams Publishing, 2014) are each the world's best-selling guides to the software they cover.


Preface xvii Acknowledgments xix About the Author xxi Chapter 1: Joomla! Explained 1 The What, When, Where, and Who of Joomla 2 This Book Explained 9 What's Next? 13 Chapter 2: Joomla! Planning Explained 15 Joomla Site Planning Explained 15 Our Joomlaville Website Plan 18 Our Joomlaville Project Management Plan 23 Our Joomlaville Development Plan 24 Our Joomlaville Management Plan 25 What's Next? 25 Chapter 3: Joomla! Installations Explained 27 Choosing the Best Place to Install Joomla 27 Choosing the Best Way to Install Joomla 30 Installing Joomla Automatically 30 Installing Joomla Manually 39 Getting Help If You're Stuck with Installing Joomla 57 What's Next? 58 Chapter 4: Joomla! Sites Explained 59 Understanding the Two Areas of a Joomla Site 59 Understanding the Administrator Area of Your Joomla Site 63 Things You'll See All the Time in Joomla 65 Understanding the Visitor Area of Your Joomla Site 73 Making Your First Joomla Site Changes 79 What's Next? 85 Chapter 5: Joomla! Content Explained 87 Step 1: Categorize 87 Step 2: Add 91 Step 3: Show 97 The Joomla CASh Workflow: Why Do It This Way? 107 Practicing the CASh Workflow 108 What's Next? 114 Chapter 6: Joomla! Content Editing Explained 115 Formatting Your Text 115 Adding Images to Your Content 125 Adding Links to Your Content 136 Adding Tables to Your Content 140 Versions of Your Articles 143 Practicing Joomla Content 146 What's Next? 153 Chapter 7: Joomla! Menus Explained 155 Why Do You Need Menus? 155 Grouping Your Menu Links 156 Creating a Blog by Adding a Menu Link 164 Practicing the CASh Workflow 168 Options: Finishing Your Content Display 172 What's Next? 179 Chapter 8: Joomla! Components Explained 181 Banners Component 182 Contacts Component 188 Messaging Component 193 News Feeds Component 196 Redirect Component 200 Search Component 204 Smart Search Component 206 Tags Component 211 Web Links Component 214 What's Next? 219 Chapter 9: Joomla! Modules Explained 221 Understanding Modules 222 Creating New Modules 227 Changing the Order of Modules 233 Changing the Pages on Which Modules Appear 238 What's Next? 243 Chapter 10: Joomla! Plugins Explained 245 The Plugin Manager 245 Authentication Plugins 247 Content Plugins 249 Editors and Editors-XTD Plugins 256 Search Plugins 262 User Plugins 264 Extension, System, and Other Plugin Types 267 What's Next? 268 Chapter 11: Adding Joomla! Extensions Explained 269 Researching Components, Modules, and Plugins 269 Installing Components, Modules, and Plugins 280 Other Installation Methods 296 What's Next? 304 Chapter 12: Joomla! Templates Explained 305 Understanding Templates 305 Changing Templates 309 Changing Template Options 313 Finding and Installing Templates 318 What's Next? 338 Chapter 13: Joomla! Users Explained 341 What People Can See: Joomla's Access Levels 341 Method 1: What Users Can See: Joomla's Access Levels 342 Method 2: What Users Can Do: Joomla's User Groups 352 Method 3: Creating Your Own Access Controls 358 What's Next? 370 Chapter 14: Joomla! Site Management Explained 373 Updating Your Site 373 Updating Your Extensions 379 Disabling or Uninstalling Your Extensions 381 Additional Measures to Protect Your Site 383 Backing Up Your Site 385 Global Configuration 390 What's Next? 401 Index 403

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/07/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780321943224
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780321943224
  • weight: 718
  • ISBN10: 0321943228
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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