Build a Joomla! website from scratch with this book–and–DVD tutorial
With over 20 million downloads, Joomla!, an open source content management system, boasts powerful functionality and ease of configuration that enable you to build websites that do not require any knowledge of HTML or CSS. Assuming no prior experience with Joomla!, this unique book–and–DVD package escorts you through all the steps necessary for building a complete, functional, interactive, and useful Joomla! website and then reinforces the lessons in the book with helpful demonstrations on the accompanying DVD. Covering everything from planning the website to its final launch, noted Joomla! trainer Jen Kramer gets you up to speed quickly with Joomla!.
Joomla! 24–Hour Trainer:
Demonstrates how to install Joomla! using "one–click" interfaces
Explains how to organize content in Joomla!
Instructs you on adding extensions to Joomla!
Details specific component and module settings
Provides pointers for search engine optimization
Creates a password–protected portion of the website for selected visitors
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On the DVD Don't just learn do!
The lessons within the book are each accompanied by an instructional demonstration on the DVD.
You'll learn to:
Identify and organize information when planning your site
Purchase a domain name and choose a good web host
Get familiar with Joomla!'s menus, vocabulary, and interface buttons
Create, edit, and delete sections, categories, articles, and menu items
Include images and videos in articles
Create a link to another page on the website, to an external page, and to a PDF
Choose and install templates
Please see the DVD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
SECTION I: BEFORE YOU START CLICKING BUTTONS.
LESSON 1: UNDERSTANDING JOOMLA!
LESSON 2: PLANNING YOUR WEBSITE.
LESSON 3: PURCHASING A DOMAIN NAME AND WEB HOSTING.
SECTION II: A FIRST LOOK AT JOOMLA!
LESSON 4: INSTALLING JOOMLA!
LESSON 5: A TOUR OF THE JOOMLA! ADMINISTRATOR INTERFACE.
SECTION III: SECTIONS, CATEGORIES, AND ARTICLES IN JOOMLA!
LESSON 6: DEFINING SECTION AND CATEGORY STRUCTURE.
LESSON 7: CREATING, EDITING, AND DELETING SECTIONS.
LESSON 8: CREATING, EDITING, AND DELETING CATEGORIES.
LESSON 9: CREATING, EDITING, AND DELETING ARTICLES.
LESSON 10: ADDING ARTICLES TO THE HOME PAGE.
LESSON 11: USING ADVANCED ARTICLE OPTIONS.
LESSON 12: INCLUDING MEDIA IN ARTICLES.
SECTION IV: JOOMLA! MENUS.
LESSON 13: LINKING ARTICLES TO THE MENU.
LESSON 14: USING ADVANCED MENU OPTIONS: ARTICLES.
LESSON 15: USING ADVANCED MENU OPTIONS: CREATING NEW MENUS.
LESSON 16: USING ADVANCED MENU OPTIONS: WRAPPERS AND EXTERNAL LINKS.
SECTION V: JOOMLA! TEMPLATES AND MODULES.
LESSON 17: CHOOSING AND INSTALLING TEMPLATES.
LESSON 18: CONFIGURING BREADCRUMBS.
LESSON 19: CONFIGURING LATEST NEWS AND NEWSFLASH.
LESSON 20: CONFIGURING RANDOM IMAGES.
LESSON 21: CONFIGURING SEARCH.
LESSON 22: THE CUSTOM HTML MODULE AND ITS USES.
LESSON 23: EMBEDDING MODULES IN ARTICLES.
SECTION VI: JOOMLA COMPONENTS.
LESSON 24: CONFIGURING CONTACTS.
LESSON 25: CONFIGURING WEB LINKS.
SECTION VII: EXTENDING JOOMLA!
LESSON 26: ADDING EXTENSIONS TO JOOMLA!
LESSON 27: CHANGING THE EDITOR IN JOOMLA! TO JCE.
LESSON 28: INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING AKEEBA BACKUP.
LESSON 29: INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING JEVENTS.
LESSON 30: INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING SIMPLE IMAGE GALLERY.
SECTION VIII: JOOMLA! USERS AND PERMISSIONS.
LESSON 31: CREATING AND EDITING USERS.
LESSON 32: CREATING A PASSWORD–PROTECTED PORTION OF THE WEBSITE.
SECTION IX: SEO AND MAINTENANCE.
LESSON 33: MAXIMIZING SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION FOR YOUR SITE.
LESSON 34: MANAGING BACKUPS, MAINTENANCE, AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS.
SECTION X: HELP FOR YOU AND HELP FOR JOOMLA!
APPENDIX A: RECOMMENDED EXTENSIONS AND SERVICES.
APPENDIX B: ADDITIONAL HELPFUL RESOURCES.
APPENDIX C: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN JOOMLA! 1.5 AND JOOMLA! 1.6.
APPENDIX D: CONTRIBUTE TO THE JOOMLA! PROJECT.
APPENDIX E: WHAT S ON THE DVD?
Jen Kramer is the president of 4Web, Inc, where she builds highly customized Joomla! websites and offers Joomla! training. She also runs Joomla! User Group New England and is a lynda.com author for Joomla!.
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