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Joomla! 1. 6 A User's Guide: Building a Successful Joomla! Powered Website

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ISBN-10: 0132487063

ISBN-13: 9780132487061

Edition: 3rd 2011

Authors: Barrie M. North

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Joomla! is a popular open source content management system. If you want to build sophisticated websites that can be easily updated and edited, then it's a good idea to master Joomla! This easy-to-use guide is for every site manager, administrator and developer who wants to get to grips with this software.
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Content Management Systems and an Introduction to Joomla!
What Is a Content Management System?
Static Web Pages
Web Pages with CSS
Dynamic Web Pages
Open Source Software
History of Joomla!
The Joomla! Community
Third-Party Extensions Development
Joomla!'s Features
Elements of a Joomla! Website
Content
Templates
Modules
Summary
Downloading and Installing Joomla!
How to Install Joomla!
Obtaining the Latest Joomla! File Package
Joomla! Package Naming Conventions
Creating a MySQL Database
Unpacking the Joomla! Package
Unpacking Joomla! on a Local Desktop Computer
Unpacking Joomla! on a Hosting Account
Running the Joomla! Installation Wizard
Getting to the Joomla! Installer
Step 1: Language
Step 2: Pre-Installation Check
Step 3: License
Step 4: Database Configuration
Step 5: FTP Configuration
Step 6: Main Configuration
Step 7: Finish
Summary
Joomla! Administration Basics
What Are the Frontend and Backend of a Joomla!-Powered Website?
The Menu Bar
The Toolbar
The Workspace
Administrator Functions in the Menu Bar
The Site Submenu
Users Menu
The Menus Menu
The Content Menu
The Components Submenu
The Extensions Menu
The Help Menu
View Site
Summary
Content Is King: Organizing Your Content
How Does Joomla! Generate Web Pages?
How Joomla! Organizes Content Articles
Uncategorized Articles
Categories
A Sample Hierarchy
Creating the Widget Inc. Website with Uncategorized Content
Creating Content Articles
Creating Menu Items
The Featured Article Component
Creating the Widget Inc. Website with Categories
Creating Categories
Creating Content Article
Creating Menu Items
Linking to Components
"Read More" Links and Individual Pages
Module Content
Summary
Creating Menus and Navigation
How Menu Modules Work
What Menu Items Do
Creating a Menu Item
Where Does a Menu Item Link?
What Does a Page Look Like After a Link Is Followed?
Blog Layout
Blog Layout Parameters
List Layout for a Blog
Category List Advanced Options
Managing Menu Modules in the Module Manager
Show Title
Position
Access
Menu and Module Class Suffixes (Advanced Options)
Menu Assignment
Summary
Extending Joomla!
Extensions
Installing Extensions
Managing Extensions
Components
Core Component
Third-Party Components
Modules
Module Display
Core Modules
Third-Party Modules
Plug-ins
Core Plug-ins
Third-Party Plug-ins
Templates
Core Templates
Third-Party Templates
Summary
Expanding Your Content: Articles and Editors
WYSIWYG Editors
Managing WYSIWYG Editors
Other Third-Party Editors
Creating and Managing Articles
Managing Content Through the Backend
Adding Content from the Backend
Inserting Images into Content
Category Descriptions
Managing Content Through the Frontend
Creating a Frontend User Menu
Limiting Access to Menus by User Level
Authors
Editors
Publishers
Article Checkin
Summary
Getting Traffic to Your Site
Start at the Beginning: Site Goals
Organic Traffic (SEO)
Introduction to Google
Creating Keywords
Keywords and Domain Name
Designing Your Site for Organic Traffic
Advanced SEO Techniques
Referral Traffic
Google PageRank
Other Link-Building Strategies
Internal Linking
Pay Per Click Traffic
How Google AdWords Works
Joomla! and AdWords
Email Traffic
Third-Party Hosted Email Solutions
Joomla! SEF Extensions
Quick Start SEO for Joomla!
Summary
Creating Pure CSS Templates
What Is a Joomla! Template?
The Localhost Design Process
Localhost Server Options
W3C and Tableless Design
Semantically Correct Code
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Creating a Simple Template: 960TemplateTutorialStep1
Template File Components
The Joomla! Page Body
Using CSS to Create a Tableless Layout: CSSTemplateTutorialStep2
Default CSS
Modules in Templates
Menus in Templates
Hiding Columns
Making a Real Joomla! 1.6 Template: 960TemplateTutorialStep3
Slicing and Dicing
Header
The Banner/Message Module
Column Backgrounds
Flexible Modules
Typography
Summary
Creating a School Site with Joomla!
Why Do You Need a School Website?
Students
Teachers and Administrators
Parents
Potential Students and Their Parents
What Features Do You Need on a School Site?
Downloading and Installing a School Template
Fresh Template Features and Positions
Configuring a Logo
Configuring the Search Box
Configuring the Main Horizontal Drop-Down Menu
Organizing Content on a School Website
Creating the Menus
Building Out Content
Creating Subnavigation
The Academics Submenu
Creating News Links for a Section
Setting Up the Footer Area
Setting Up the Home Page
Adding Basic Functionality to a School Website
User Registration
Events Calendar
Downloadable Documents
Staff Directory
Email Newsletter
RSS
Random Image
Sitemap
Extending the School Website Beyond the Basics
Summary
Creating a Restaurant Site with Joomla!
Why Does a Restaurant Need a Website?
What Features Does a Restaurant Website Need?
Downloading and Installing a Restaurant Template
Organizing the Content on a Restaurant Website
Building Content Articles with Lorem Ipsum
Setting Up the Home Page
Home Page Alternative to the Featured Article Manager
Creating Menus
Creating Footer Content
Creating Module Teaser Blocks
Using Stock Imagery
Extending a Restaurant Website
Image Gallery: JPG Flash Rotator 2
Email Marketing
Google Maps
Summary
Creating a Blog with Joomla!
What Is a Blog?
Why Have a Blog?
What Options Are There for Blogging?
What Features Are Needed on a Blog Site?
Downloading and Installing a Blog Template
Optimus Template Features and Positions
Configuring the Logo
Configuring the Main Horizontal Drop-Down Menu
Organizing Content on a Blog
Organizing a Blog Within a Larger Site
Organizing a Standalone Blog
About Tagging
Creating the Menus
Adding Dynamic Modules
Adding Static Modules
Adding Basic Functionality to a Blog
Flexible Layout
Browser-Based Editing
Automated Publishing
Categories
Search Engine Friendly URLs
Comment Systems
Syndication Feeds
Email Notification
Search
Extending a Blog Website Beyond the Basics
Forums
E-commerce
Summary
Getting Help
Community Forums
Help Sites
Getting Help from Google
A Guide to Joomla! 1.6 ACL
A Quick Introduction to SEO
Keyword Use in Title Tag
Anchor Text of Inbound Link
Global Link Popularity of Site (PageRank)
Age of Site
Link Popularity Within the Site
Topical Relevance of Inbound Links and Popularity of Linking Site
Link Popularity of Site in Topic Community
Keyword Use in Body Text
File Size
Clean URL
Utilize Your Error Pages
What's Not Here?
Installing WampServer
Index