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If you want to build sophisticated websites that can be easily edited and updated, you need to master Joomla. Now there’s an easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide to Joomla for every site manager, administrator, and developer. Leading Joomla consultant Barrie North covers all you need to get results: installation, administration, site organization, template development, content updates, and a whole lot more. You’ll find tips, tricks, and troubleshooting solutions, as well as three start-to-finish case studies.
New to Joomla? No problem! This book starts with the simplest design and system concepts, and builds your expertise step-by-step. You’ll rapidly master Joomla’s power, even if you have no content management, scripting, or CSS expertise. Experienced with Joomla? You’ll turn to this book constantly for its authoritative, plain-English, example-rich Joomla 1.6 reference content.
Understand content management, what Joomla does, and how its components fit together
Build Joomla sites from scratch and systematically customize them to your needs
Create modern, pure CSS Joomla 1.6 templates using popular grid frameworks
Use Joomla 1.6’s nested categories to organize content and articles
Create dynamic pages and effective navigation
Work with Joomla modules and components
Learn how to optimize your Joomla sites for search engines
Follow three start-to-finish case studies: building a school website, a small business site, and a blog
Identify the most valuable Joomla extensions and add-ons: find them and use them