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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.
About the Author
Stephen Burge has split his career equally between teaching and web development. In 2007 he merged the two by teaching web development with Joomla!. His company Open Source Training teaches Joomla! classes around the world and online. Stephen travels widely, helping people learn and thrive with Joomla!. He has been involved with many aspects of the Joomla! community, most recently as board member of Open Source Matters, which provides Joomla! with financial and legal support.
Table of Contents
Preface xv Acknowledgments xvi About the Author xvii Chapter 1 Joomla! Explained 1 The What, When, Where, and Who of Joomla 2 Why Joomla? 2 How Much Is Joomla? 3 What Does the Joomla Name Mean? 3 How Many Versions of Joomla Are There? 4 Who Uses Joomla? 5 This Book Explained 8 What You'll Need 8 What This Book Covers 8 This Book Is Concise 10 This Book Is Active 10 This Book Uses Specific Examples 10 What's Next? 12 Chapter2 Joomla! Installations Explained 13 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 14 Choose the Best Place to Install Joomla 14 Your Computer 14 A Web Server 15 Choose the Best Way to Install Joomla! 16 Install Joomla Automatically 16 Install Joomla Manually 22 Step 1: Create a Database 23 Step 2: Download the Joomla Files and Upload Them to Our Web Server 26 Step 3: Complete the Joomla Installation by Connecting the Database and Files Together 29 Get Help If You're Stuck Installing Joomla! 36 What's Next? 37 Chapter3 Joomla! Sites Explained 39 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 39 Understand the Two Areas of a Joomla Site 39 Visitor Area 40 Administrator Area 40 Understand the Administrator Area of Your Joomla Site 41 Things You'll See All the Time in Joomla 44 Language 44 Page Layouts 44 Individual Page Layouts 46 Understand the Visitor Area of Your Joomla Site 49 Make Your First Joomla Site Changes 50 Changing Your First Article 50 Changing Your First Template 53 What's Next? 55 Chapter4 Joomla! Content Explained 57 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 57 Step 1: Categorize 57 Step 2: Add 61 Step 3: Show 66 The Joomla CASh Workflow--Why Do It This Way? 71 Practicing the CASh Workflow 72 Step 1: Categorize 73 Step 2: Add 73 Step 3: Show 73 What's Next? 76 Chapter5 Joomla! Content Editing Explained 77 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 77 Formatting Your Text 77 Bold, Italic, Underline, and Strikethrough 78 Aligning Your Text 80 Bullet Points and Indentation 82 What if I Made a Mistake? 84 Adding Images to Your Content 85 Categorize Images 86 Add Images 88 Show Images 90 What If I Made a Mistake? 92 Adding Links to Your Content 94 Internal Links 94 External Links 96 What If I Made a Mistake? 97 Internal Article Links 98 What If I Want to Remove a Link? 101 Choosing Your Article Options 101 Publishing Options 102 Article Options 103 Global Options 104 Metadata Options 106 Practicing Joomla Content 108 Airport 108 Bus Station 110 Train Station 112 What's Next? 114 Chapter6 Joomla! Menus Explained 115 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 115 Why Do you Need Menus? 115 Step 1: Categorize Your Menu Links 116 Step 2: Adding Your Menu Links 118 If You Already Have the Links 119 If You Haven't Already Created the Links 120 Step 3: Showing Your Menu Links 121 Practicing the CASh Workflow with Menus 123 Transport Menu 124 Festivals Menu 126 About Joomlaville Menu 127 More Advanced Layout Options Using Menus 128 Putting It All Together in a Blog Layout 129 Categorize 130 Add 130 Show 131 Selecting the Options 132 Putting It All Together in a List Layout 134 Categorize 135 Add 135 Show 136 Selecting the Options 136 What's Next? 138 Chapter7 Joomla! Components Explained 141 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 141 Banners Component 142 Setting Up an Advertising Banner 142 Contacts Component 146 Categorize 147 Add 148 Show 149 Options 149 Messaging Component 151 News Feeds Component 154 Categorize 154 Add 155 Show 155 Redirect Component 157 Search Component 158 Options 160 Web Links Component 161 Categorize 161 Add 161 Show 162 Banners 163 Contacts 166 News Feeds 170 Web Links 172 Cleaning Up the Menu Links 175 What's Next? 181 Chapter8 Joomla! Modules Explained 183 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 183 Understanding Modules 183 Creating New Modules 188 Changing the Order of Modules 192 Changing Which Pages Modules Appear On 196 Change When Modules Appear 202 Practice 205 Categorize 205 Add 205 Show 205 Position 207 Order 207 Menu Links 207 Time and Date 209 What's Next? 211 Chapter9 Joomla! Plug-ins Explained 213 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 213 The Plug-in Manager 213 Authentication Plug-ins 214 Content Plug-ins 216 Editors and Editors-XTD Plug-ins 220 Search Plug-ins 223 User Plug-ins 224 Extension, System, and Other Plug-in Types 226 What's Next? 228 Chapter10 Joomla! Templates Explained 229 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 229 Understanding Templates 229 Changing Templates 233 Changing Template Options 236 Different Designs and Layouts for Different Pages 240 Different Templates on Different Pages 240 Different Template Styles on Different Pages 241 Practice 244 What's Next? 246 Chapter11 Adding Joomla! Extensions Explained 247 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 247 Research Components, Modules, and Plug-ins 247 Find the Right Category 248 Evaluate an Individual Extension 255 Install Components, Modules, and Plug-ins 259 Install a Module 259 Install a Plug-in 264 Install a Component 267 Find and Install Templates 273 Find a Free Template 273 Find a Commercial Template 281 Practice 284 Install a Component 284 Install a Module 285 Install a Plug-in 285 What's Next? 286 Chapter12 Putting It All Together: Personal Site 289 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 289 Step 1: Installation 290 One-Click Installation 290 Manual Installation 291 Step 2: Content 293 Categorize 293 Add 294 Show 296 Step 3: Components, Modules, and Plug-ins 298 Default Component: Contacts 298 Installed Component: Photo Gallery 299 Default Module: Most Read Content 303 Installed Module: SP Weather 304 Default Plug-in: Load Module 305 Installed Plug-in: ITPSocial Buttons 307 Step 4: Templates 308 What's Next? 314 Chapter13 Putting It All Together: Business Site 315 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 315 Step 1: Installation 316 Step 2: Content 316 Categorize 316 Add 318 Show 319 Step 3: Components, Modules, and Plug-ins 321 Default Component: Contacts 321 Installed Component: Zen Portfolio 321 Default Modules: Most Read Content 324 Installed Module: GTranslate 325 Default Plug-in: User Profile 327 Installed Plug-in: JPlayer 327 Step 4: Templates 330 What's Next? 335 Chapter14 Joomla! Users Explained 337 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 338 What People Can See: Joomla's Access Levels 339 Method 2: What Users Can Do: Joomla's User Groups 347 Method 3: Creating Your Own Access Controls 350 Setting Up a New User Group 350 Creating a Chief Editor for Our Site 356 What's Next? 360 Chapter15 Joomla! Languages Explained 363 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 364 Step 1: Installation 364 Step 2: Content 372 An Example of How Translation Works 372 Categorize 373 Add 375 Show 375 Step 3: Extensions (Components, Modules, and Plug-ins) 377 Components 377 Modules 378 Step 4: Templates 379 What's Next? 380 Chapter16 Joomla! Site Management Explained 381 Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter 381 Updating Your Site 381 An Overview of Joomla Version Numbers 382 What Version Do I Have? 384 How Do I Get Notified About Updates? 384 How Do I Update? 385 Updating Your Extensions 387 Disabling or Uninstalling Your Extensions 391 Additional Measures to Protect Your Site 392 Backing Up Your Site 396 Backups Made by Your Hosting Company 396 Backups Made by You 396 Global Configuration 400 Taking Your Site Offline 401 Metadata Settings 402 Changing Your Site's URLs 403 Making Your Site Run Faster 407 Staying Logged In for Longer 409 What's Next? 409 Index 411
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