The Official Joomla! Book


Now in an all new second edition, the Official Joomla! Book explores building a web presence using Joomla!, the world's most popular open source Content Management System using either Joomla! 3 or Joomla! 2.5. Written by two long time Joomla! project contributors with years of experience building Joomla! websites, the book explains website design and structure and how to use Joomla! to create an effective online presence. Chapters cover what you need to know before you install Joomla!, all the way through keeping the momentum going with your website after it is created. The book includes practical examples and discussions of how to expand your website with extensions in ways that are sensible for long term site management. An added feature of the book is a Chapter containing in-depth interviews with a number of community leaders, developers and contributors.

The Official Joomla! Book offers an explanation of the Joomla! project and community, with information on the official sites, how to use them, and the many ways people of all experience levels can become participants and contributors. The book provides helpful step by step instructions and direction for those without any experience in creating websites, as well as tips and information for experienced web administrators and creators. A brief overview of the information covered:

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