- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (February 2, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 047057089X
- ISBN-13: 978-0470570890
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,318,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Joomla! Start to Finish: How to Plan, Execute, and Maintain Your Web Site 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
Everything you need to know to plan and maintain a Joomla! site
Joomla! offers powerful functionality and ease of configuration, making it an immensely popular open source content managementsystem. However, far more than simply downloading and installing Joomla! is required in order to create a dynamic web site. This book walks you through the critical steps that must be taken in the planning process prior to establishing a Joomla! site. Joomla! expert Jen Kramer reviews essential questions that need to be asked of a client, discusses technical solutions to a variety of challenges, and explains how a site structure should be organized. Once the groundwork has been laid, you'll discover how to host and install Joomla!, and upgrade and maintain your Joomla! site.
Joomla! Start to Finish:
Sheds light on downloading and installing Joomla!, creating a site map, and tracking content and images
Details how to perform backups with JoomlaPack
Examines the modules, components, and plugins that come with Joomla!
Delves into Joomla!'s default template and how to download a template from another site
Introduces the Joomla! Extensions Directory and explains how to use it
Describes creating customized templates from the ground up, including advanced styling tricks with CSS
Expounds site maintenance and the importance of backups
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About the Author
Jen Kramer is Senior Interface Developer and President of 4Web Inc., a company dedicated to building highly customized Joomla! web sites. She is Program Director for the Master of Science in Internet Technologies program at the Marlboro College Graduate School, as well as a frequent speaker at Joomla! conferences.
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Top Customer Reviews
What I liked: good clear instruction. Lots of overviews of the admin stuff, plus outside-the-Joomla-box info on planning. A good section on backup.
What I would like more of: extension coverage, especially the multi-use modules and the ecommerce selections. That is because most of these are poorly documented by their creators and no one has really tackled a book on the subject (although most J! authors do include sections in their books on the topics).
Well worth your dollars and minutes to get and read.
For those HTML web developers who want to make the leap to a well-supported, globally-popular, flexible content management system for a multitude of businesses, schools and non-profit organizations, Jen Kramer has done a huge favor.
Clear, concise information, thoughtfully and logically laid-out, excellent explanations of sections, categories, articles and modules and their relationships, plus the abundance of accompanying illustrative screenshots, puts this Joomla! book at the top of the must-have list.
Bravo!Joomla! Start to Finish: How to Plan, Execute, and Maintain Your Web Site (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)
Enjoy these lynda.com DVDs by Jen Kramer:
Joomla Creating and Editing Custom Templates
Joomla! Advanced CSS
I also liked the "Favorite Extensions" chapter--essential tools for managing, backing-up, and enhancing the site.
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While I appreciate Ms. Kramer's background, it's well overstated in this book.Read more