Joomla! Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide (Joomla! Press) Kindle Edition

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ISBN-10: 0321703782
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"The book is a great learning tool for newbies and an excellent everyday reference for Joomla! content publishers and managers. It's equally valuable for website builders who want tutorials for their clients, and can serve as hands-on knowledge for any organization that is using Joomla!" Milena Mitova - Joomla Community Magazine

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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.

This book covers Joomla versions 1.6 and 1.7.

The book's quick, easy coverage includes:
  • Understanding what Joomla! does and how it works
  • Installing the latest version of Joomla
  • Navigating your site's visitor and administrator areas
  • Mastering workflows that make site creation easy
  • Adding text, images, links, and formatting
  • Creating efficient, usable navigation
  • Providing contact forms, ad banners, and link directories
  • Using modules to enable site registration and search
  • Adding voting and other smaller "plug-in" features
  • Quickly changing site designs with Joomla! templates
  • Finding, choosing, installing, and using extensions
  • Building both business and personal sites, step by step
  • Giving customized access to different types of users
  • Managing site versions in multiple languages
  • Efficiently administering, backing up, and updating sites

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  • File Size: 32238 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
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  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (June 27, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 27, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058NXP7E
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #695,020 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By John Gaynard on August 4, 2011
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In his introduction, Stephen Burge writes that he wanted to create a book about Joomla so simple and practical that even his father could create a cost-effective open source (Joomla) website by following its instructions. I hadn't even heard of Joomla until the day before I bought the book, I am probably old enough to be Stephen's father, and I can confirm that he delivers on his objectives.

I hesitated between buying the paper and Kindle versions. I am glad that I finally bought the Kindle version, because it is really effective to follow the instructions, and flip back and forth, on the electronic pages (thanks to the Kindle software I installed on my PC) while I work on the Joomla website itself in a browser window. Another advantage I've found is that I can click directly on the urls in the Kindle version of the book to take me to all the links it mentions that offer extra advice and support. Transforming the paper version of the book into such a useful electronic one must have involved a hell of a lot of extra work, but it was well worth it for this reader. Thank you, Stephen!
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As a web developer, I can say this is a great book for getting started and learning Joomla! 2.5 The book is as the title states...Step by Step with lessons designed to make sure you understand the process. It is a easy to understand and follow. I looked for many guides before and even tried the "Joomla! for Dummys". Joomla! Explained is a must for anyone wanting to learn Joomla! 2.5 without having to learn PHP programming.
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This is by far the easiest to understand and best laid out Joomla book I have used. If you have been frustrated by Joomla in the past, this is the book for you.
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I have zero web programming knowledge, but I was able to build a pretty solid website for my business. You can view it for yourself at [...]! Thank you!
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Burge has written an excellent introduction to the open source Joomla content management system (CMS) for website creation and development. Sometimes the text feels a bit repetitive, but that is because the author is leaving nothing to chance. He's walking you through, step-by-step, the process of creating an actual Joomla site.
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Good book with lots of illustrations, and also very well organised. I am a total beginner with Joomla, so it was perfect for me but might be a little simple for people with developer/coding skills. Although it was very well indexed, and using the 'search' function on Kindle Cloud got me to what I was looking for in quick-time, I still find that reference books like this are easier to use in hard cover form, not digital. Call me old fashioned...!
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