Using Joomla

Author: Ron Severdia
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449356478
Format: PDF, Docs
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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 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

Using Joomla

Author: Ron Severdia
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449383114
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Joomla Programming

Author: Mark Dexter
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0132780836
Format: PDF
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When you master Joomla! programming, you can customize websites in ways that simply aren’t possible by tweaking parameters or installing someone else’s extensions. Now, there’s an authoritative, “soup-to-nuts” programming guide for every Joomla! user: from beginners with no Joomla! development experience to long-time coders seeking a quick start with Joomla!’s powerful new versions, 1.6, 1.7, and 2.5. Joomla!™ Programming presents proven best practices for getting the job done right. Written by Mark Dexter and Joomla! design architect Louis Landry (who wrote much of the new Joomla! framework), the text is packed with detailed examples and sample code, in-depth reference-style explanations available nowhere else, and fascinating sidebars revealing why Joomla! works the way it does. Both a tutorial and reference, this title brings together step-by-step instructions for everything from simple tasks (such as template overrides) to cutting-edge techniques involving components, MVC, and the Joomla! framework. You’ll learn how to View Joomla! from a programmer’s perspective Extend Joomla! with layout overrides, plugins, and modules Take full advantage of Joomla!’s improved new MVC implementation Build front-end and back-end components, from start to finish Secure your websites with Joomla!’s powerful, flexible new Access Control Lists Work with databases and use the new JDatabaseQuery to write complex queries Program Joomla! with JavaScript via the lightweight MooTools framework Develop custom category structures for your own websites and extensions Enable one-click updates for your own custom extensions Use the Joomla! platform as an application framework All example code, updates, and more information on Joomla! programming are available at the companion website, joomlaprogrammingbook.com.

Joomla 3 SEO and Performance

Author: Simon Kloostra
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484211243
Format: PDF, Docs
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Joomla 3 SEO and Performance is a concise, 150-page book that helps you to build websites that dominate search engine rankings and have super-fast load times, giving your sites an increased audience. The book takes a very practical approach full of real-world examples. It does not just provide instructions, but also teaches you the logic behind what you are doing. It will make you breathe SEO while building your websites, which is the only way to success. Joomla 3 SEO and Performance starts with the Joomla core SEO possibilities. It shows how even if you are a relative newcomer to Joomla you will be able to build sites that rank high in Google without having to install complicated plugins. The remaining chapters dig much deeper, both into Joomla, and into the use of SEO plugins and extensions with a full chapter dedicated to SH404SEF, probably the best SEO extension for Joomla. In order to keep the visitors that you acquire, Joomla 3 SEO and Performance also shows you how to make your website load faster. This is achieved using Joomla core features as well as plugins. You will be stunned how easy it is to achieve massive improvements! Joomla 3 SEO & Performance: • Walks you through the Joomla SEO options, both basic and advanced • Teaches you to breathe SEO while building your websites • Teaches you how to make your websites screaming fast

The Official Joomla Book

Author: Jennifer Marriott
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0132978954
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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“Joomla! is about allowing ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and that is exactly what the authors of this book do for its readers. . . . I present this book for your pleasure. It begins with how we began and takes you on a journey through which you can be empowered to reach the world.” –From the Foreword to the First Edition by Andrew Eddie, cofounder, Joomla! The Official Joomla!® Book, Second Edition, is the authoritative and comprehensive Joomla! reference for every administrator, developer, designer, and content manager. Distilling the unsurpassed experience of two long-time Joomla! contributors, it teaches exactly what you need to know, through practical example sites and crystal-clear explanations. If you’re new to Joomla!, you’ll learn how to quickly create usable, effective sites. If you’re an experienced Joomla! user, you’ll learn how to make your sites more flexible, feature-rich, visually attractive, and useful, taking full advantage of the features in Joomla! 3 and Joomla! 2.5. And whether new or experienced, you’ll learn how Joomla! really works, so you can fully leverage its power whenever you’re ready. You’ll also get to know the Joomla! community by hearing from seventeen community members through in-depth interviews, and you’ll learn how to participate in the Joomla! project in ways that make sense for you. The Official Joomla!® Book, Second Edition, covers everything from installation to usability, templates to extensions. The authors explain each key concept conversationally, helping you learn to help yourself and confidently gain control over Joomla! and the sites you build with it. They also present chapter-length application case studies for business, non-profits, and education. You will learn how to Plan sites effectively before you start building them Create production sites quickly while avoiding common mistakes Install and configure Joomla! for maximum efficiency Create and edit content for your Joomla! site Customize and work with Joomla! templates and create a basic template Work with extensions: components, modules, plugins, and languages Efficiently administer Joomla! sites Maintain Joomla! sites, including making back ups and managing upgrades and migrations between versions Participate in the Joomla! community as a user and contributor

Joomla For Dummies

Author: Seamus Bellamy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111801071X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Build template-based web sites without the hassle of writing code! Joomla! is a free, open source PHP & MySQL-based content management system that allows you to create interactive, community-based Web sites without having to write or program code in PHP or ASP.NET. This fun and friendly introduction to Joomla! shows you how to create a rich, interactive Web site that does not require any code. No matter your skill level, this easy-to-understand resource demonstrates how to drop preconfigured modules that already contain PHP and MySQL code directly into your Joomla! site. Thanks to the Dummies fun and friendly approach, you'll quickly see how easy to create a rich, interactive Web site with Joomla! Demonstrates how to create a business site—complete with shopping cart—quickly and easily Walks you through developing Web sites with discussions, RSS feeds, picture submissions, and more Includes coverage of the newest version of Joomla!, explains its completely new administrative features, and reviews its ability to provide different levels of access to different users via much-requested access control lists Find out why Joomla! is the easiest way to build an interactive, community-based Web site!

Joomla 3 Beginner s Guide

Author: Eric Tiggeler
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1782164359
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written with a fast-paced but friendly and engaging approach, this Packt Beginner's Guide is designed to be placed alongside the computer as your guide and mentor. Step-by-step tutorials are bolstered by explanations of the reasoning behind what you are doing. You will quickly pick up the necessary skills, tips, and tricks for building a successful Joomla! website.This book is written for beginners to website design. By the end of the book you will have built a complete custom content managed website, and be ready to build any kind of website.

Joomla 3 Explained

Author: Stephen Burge
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0133478610
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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!® 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!

Joomla Explained

Author: Stephen Burge
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132599740
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Master Joomla! hands-on, step-by-step, through easy, practical examples! Joomla! now powers tens of millions of websites of every size and type. But many beginners find it confusing, and most Joomla! books are too complex to help. Joomla! Explained is the solution. Top Joomla! trainer Stephen Burge teaches everything beginners need to know--and nothing they don’t need to know! Joomla! Explained requires absolutely no experience with Joomla! content management, website construction, programming, scripting, or even HTML. Stephen Burge has taught thousands of beginners--and thousands more who’ve experimented with Joomla! but haven’t mastered it yet. Nobody knows more about guiding Joomla! users up the learning curve--from confusion to results! You’ll master Joomla! one easy step at a time, through a complete hands-on case study. Burge presents crystal-clear visuals, explanations, and analogies--all extensively tested with real Joomla! beginners.

Learning Joomla 3 Extension Development Third Edition

Author: Tim Plummer
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1782168389
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A practical guide with step-by-step examples that build on each other so you can learn by doing and get hands-on knowledge about creating your plugins, modules, and components in Joomla."Learning Joomla! 3 Extension Development, Third Edition" is for developers who want to create their own Joomla extensions. It is assumed you will have some basic PHP, HTML, and CSS knowledge, but you don't need any prior Joomla programming experience. This book will also be useful to people who just want to make minor customizations to existing Joomla extensions and build on the work of others in the open source spirit.