Comprehensive guide to creating Web sites with the open-source Joomla!1.5
Joomla! is an open-source content management system (CMS) for Web sites. While it is free and relatively easy to use, there are lots of tricks and functionality that may not be intuitive to new users or those switching from other systems. And the previous version is quite different from the new Joomla 1.5, for which documentation is sparse. Joomla! Bible is the complete, step-by-step guide you need to build and manage Web sites using the very newest version of this powerful and popular CMS.
- Walks you through obtaining the Joomla! 1.5 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, the Media Manager, Galleries, Weblinks, Content Syndication, and Newsfeed Aggregation
- Vaults you into the world of Web 2.0 with extensive coverage of JomSocial, and shows you how to set up for e-commmerce with VirtueMart
Get the most out of Joomla! 1.5 with this complete guide guide.
Ric Shreves is a freelance writer and Web applications development consultant. His company, water&stone (www.waterandstone.com), specializes in the creation of Web sites using open source content management systems such as Joomla! In the last year, his company deployed over 120 Web sites based on Joomla! His previous books include Ubuntu Linux Desktop: Your visual blueprint to using the Linux operating system and Mambo: Your visual blueprint for building and maintaining Web sites with the Mambo Open Source CMS.
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