From the Back Cover
Build cool Web sites without coding — it's easy with Joomla!
Joomla! makes it easy, and this book makes it easier yet! See how to link articles on your site with drop-down menus, invite visitors to rate content, enable a full-site search, allow your guests to sign up for e-mail lists, and much more, all with portable Joomla! modules. Instead of struggling with code, you can concentrate on content. Here's how!
- Jump into Joomla! — acquire the free Joomla! content management system, install it, and customize the home page
The meaning of menus — see how menus control the elements in Joomla! and use menu items to create your page layout
Taming templates — use these powerful collections of PHP and CSS to make your pages do what you want them to
Module madness — create searches, polls, menus, newsflashes, and banners with built-in Joomla! modules
Joomla! and SEO — build search engine-friendly sites and see how Joomla! can help boost site traffic
Extend your options — explore additional Joomla! templates and learn what to look for when downloading and installing them
Plug it in — check into plug-ins, components, and additional modules to see how they differ and what they can do
Open the book and find:
- Step-by-step instructions for downloading and installing Joomla!
Examples of cool Joomla! sites
How to remove and rename menus
Easy ways to add pages to your site
How to make menu options work for you
Tips for tracking page hits
Modules for ads, archives, banners, searches, syndications, and more
The secrets of keywords
About the Author
is the award-winning author of more than 100 tech books, with more than 3 million copies sold in 18 languages. He’s written ten For Dummies
books and many computer-book bestsellers. He’s written on nearly every Web topic (including JavaServer Pages, PHP, HTML, and XML), and he specializes in topics such as Web-site design. He earned his PhD at Cornell University, and he’s been a faculty member at Cornell University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He used to design Web sites from scratch but uses Joomla! now.
Nancy Conner most recently wrote Google Apps: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly, 2008). Her ability to explain complex technical material in language that’s clear, simple, and fun has made her a sought-after author. She’s written on a wide variety of Web topics, including eBay, QuickBase, the Unifi ed Modeling Language, and fi eld-programmable gate arrays. Her fi rst novel, a mystery, will be published in 2009.