Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guid... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Fast shipping from Amazon! Qualifies for Prime Shipping and FREE standard shipping for orders over $35. Overnight, 2 day and International shipping available! Excellent Customer Service.. May not include supplements such as CD, access code or DVD.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $3.57
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide Paperback – March 25, 2013

19 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$49.99
$45.99 $20.00

Amazon Educational Video Store
Amazon Educational Video Store
From Adobe to Microsoft and web design to photography, learn new skills in the Amazon's Educational Video Store. Explore More.
$49.99 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide + Joomla!® 3 Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide (2nd Edition) (Joomla! Press) + Joomla! Templates (Joomla! Press)
Price for all three: $100.43

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

From the Author

This is the first version of the Beginner's Guide, written specifically for Joomla 3.0. It has now been succeeded by the Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide Second Edition - which is the the same great book, now fully updated for Joomla 3.3 and higher.

About the Author

Eric Tiggeler
Eric Tiggeler is author of several books on Joomla!, including the bestselling Joomla! 2.5 Beginner’s Guide and Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide. His latest Joomla book is the Joomla 3 Beginner's Guide Second Edition, fully updated for the Joomla 3.3 release. Eric has written several Dutch Joomla! guides. Eric also writes tutorials for several computer magazines and for the Dutch Joomla! community website. Over the last ten years, Eric has developed numerous websites, big and small – many of them using Joomla!.
Eric is fascinated by the Web as a powerful, creative, and ever-changing means of communication, and by revolutionary software such as Joomla!, enabling anybody to create beautiful and user friendly websites.
On a daily basis, Eric works as a consultant and copywriter at a communication consultancy company affiliated with the Free University of Amsterdam. Over the last few years, he has written more than twenty Dutch books on writing and communication. His passion is making complex things easy to understand.
Eric Tiggeler is married and has two daughters. He lives and works in Hilversum (The Netherlands). On the Web, you'll find him on joomla.erictiggeler.nl (in Dutch) and joomm.net (in English).
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 84%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.


Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 434 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (March 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782164340
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782164340
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #977,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Eric Tiggeler is author of the Joomla!3 Beginner's Guide Second Edition - the new version of his succesful Joomla Beginner's Guide, fully updated for all that's new in Joomla 3.3. Eric has written several Dutch books on Joomla! and other content management systems, all of which got excellent reviews. Eric writes tutorials for several computer magazines and Joomla! community websites.
Eric is fascinated by the Web as a powerful and creative means of communication - and by revolutionary software such as Joomla!, enabling anybody to create beautiful and user friendly websites.
On a daily basis, Eric works as a consultant and copywriter at a communication consultancy company affiliated with the Free University of Amsterdam. Over the last few years, he has written more than ten Dutch books on writing and communication. His passion is making complex things easy to understand.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Donna on June 20, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This book teaches everything you need to start building sites using Joomla. It takes you step-by-step from start to finish and does not limit itself to teaching just the Joomla functionality. The author begins with the basics of having a webserver, setting up a database, downloading Joomla, installing it on your server, using a photo editor, etc. In other words, no previous experience needed!

After building a site using the core components, the author takes you to the Joomla Extensions Directory to download, install and implement third-party extensions as well as templates.

Who this book may not be suitable for:
(1) If you are an experienced web developer looking to try Joomla, there are several chapters that you will not need, as described above. (2) If you have experience with earlier versions of Joomla and just want to learn the new features in Joomla 3, this is not the book for you.

I have been using Joomla since 1.0, so while I did not find this book suitable for me at this point in my career, for someone starting out in web development and wanting to learn on their own, this is the book to have. In fact, if I had had a book like this 10 years ago before quitting my job to go to school to study web development, I would have been able to learn on my own instead of spending $15k on tuition!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By W Boudville HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 17, 2013
Format: Paperback
We are already up to version 3 of Joomla. Hey, I am going to omit the exclamation mark. I think it's pretentious. In the book's favour is that inside its covers, it likewise drops the symbol.

The book suggests that writing web pages for a website is simple with Joomla. That you can readily create a thematically unified look across your web pages, all atop a content management system. Here is where Joomla perhaps differs with another very popular approach of using WordPress for making a website. WordPress may actually be more popular. But it is essentially bolted onto a basic mechanism of letting you, the website owner, and visitors make blogs. And WordPress turns out to be somewhat awkward to customise beyond the standard templates that come with it.

Whereas Joomla at least as exemplified here takes a more gneneral approach. Plus it eschews the page oriented approach of hand crafted websites and that too of WordPress. Instead, it deprecates the notion of pages! Yes, this can sound radical to some readers. But an early chapter carefully goes over this mindset and how Joomla enables it. Think instead in terms of content blocks, where these can be quite general. Then a given page or more usefully perhaps a set of pages can have a common structure of content blocks.

Readers using Joomla for the first time are cautioned by the author to leave much of the database and server settings unaltered. At least until you have mastered the main sections of the text that carefully do not delve into those topics. You do have to learn Cascading Style Sheets. Joomla puts what it calls a Template Manager as an intermediary between CSS and you, to try to reduce the burden of learning CSS.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Redsue on June 25, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am successfully learning how to use Joomla with this book. Starting as a complete noobie, I was able to upload the software and publish a site. Learning HTML and CSS will eventually be necessary if I want to control the appearances beyond template defaults (which are pretty generic), but this Beginner's Guide delivers the goods. It is well written, well organized, and well illustrated (with only very occasionally lapses in providing the explanations I needed for a full functional understanding). Kudos to Eric Tiggeler for his teaching skills - I will look for more books by him in the future.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Laura Hesketh on May 29, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Finding good books to help you learn software always presents a challenge. This book exceeded my expectations, so much so that I purchased both the printed and eBook formats. It is easy to understand and makes working with Joomla! accessible for everyday people because the language used is 'normal'. More importantly, the layout of the information is simple to follow and the chapter structure makes it easy for you to skip to and focus on the features you want to most understand and use, rather than being restricted to a 'beginning to end' approach. If you are planning to use Joomla! I would highly recommend it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Customer on October 13, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great book! Though I have a slightly techie background, I have never used Joomla before or never put up a web site before. It uses a building block approach (examples build upon examples) and I found that the examples could be generalized enough to help do more advanced things. The book also did a good job of explaining the Joomla paradigm up front which is key to putting up a Joomla web site. This book made putting up the site book straight forward and fun. I really enjoyed it and still use it as a reference.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By blog.elimu.pl on June 24, 2013
Format: Paperback
Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide is another book of Eric Tiggeler (author of several books about Joomla!), also this time he made a great introduction to one of the most powerful and popular CMS - now in new/rebuilded Joomla 3.x version.
Advantages:
While I cannot judge this book from the perspective of someone with no previous exposure to CMS Joomla, I did find it has been well-written and contains most of the key issues which meets novice CMS administrator. Generally about this book: it should help a non-programmer or non-web developer go from having an idea about a web site to build a functioning, and useful web site.
Author described also few third-party extensions (Image Gallery, BT Content Slider, JCE editor) and show how to use them. It was very good idea to add info about Keeping the Joomla Site Secure in Appendix A, because I know that not only beginner's always forgot about it.

Disadvantages
I think that information about Managing the site language should be in the third chapter not only in the 10th and Appendix B. Because not all use English as a default language.
Also I consider that author should add even small description of free plug-in like jHackGuard - which can protect Joomla! websites from hacking attacks, in his Appendix A. If he want to be sure that J! administrators or web owners would be safe.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide
This item: Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide
Price: $49.99
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com