Joomla! For Dummies

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9780470432877: Joomla! For Dummies

With its pre-coded modules, open source Joomla! is popular for building interactive Web sites without writing code. This Web site design tool lets you build sites with discussions, polling, RSS feeds, picture submissions, shopping carts, and a lot more, quickly and easily and the quickest, easiest way to learn how to use it is Joomla! For Dummies.

Learn to link articles on your site with drop-down menus, invite visitors to rate content, enable a full-site search, let your guests sign up for e-mail lists, and much more. Joomla! For Dummies helps you to:

  • Acquire the free Joomla! content management system, install it, and customize the home page
  • See how menus control the elements in Joomla! and use menu items to create your page layout
  • Use templates— powerful collections of PHP and CSS—to make your pages do what you want them to
  • Create searches, polls, page menus, newsflashes, and banners using built-in Joomla! modules
  • Build search engine-friendly sites and see how Joomla! can help boost site traffic
  • Explore additional Joomla! templates and learn what to look for when downloading and installing them
  • Check into plug-ins, components, and additional modules to see how they differ and what they can do
  • Find modules for ads, archives, banners, searches, syndications, and more

Joomla! lets you concentrate on content instead of struggling with code. So grab Joomla! For Dummies and start creating!

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Build cool Web sites without coding — it's easy with Joomla!

Joomla! makes it easy, and this book makes it easier yet! See how to link articles on your site with drop-down menus, invite visitors to rate content, enable a full-site search, allow your guests to sign up for e-mail lists, and much more, all with portable Joomla! modules. Instead of struggling with code, you can concentrate on content. Here's how!

  • Jump into Joomla! — acquire the free Joomla! content management system, install it, and customize the home page
  • The meaning of menus — see how menus control the elements in Joomla! and use menu items to create your page layout

  • Taming templates — use these powerful collections of PHP and CSS to make your pages do what you want them to

  • Module madness — create searches, polls, menus, newsflashes, and banners with built-in Joomla! modules

  • Joomla! and SEO — build search engine-friendly sites and see how Joomla! can help boost site traffic

  • Extend your options — explore additional Joomla! templates and learn what to look for when downloading and installing them

  • Plug it in — check into plug-ins, components, and additional modules to see how they differ and what they can do

Open the book and find:

  • Step-by-step instructions for downloading and installing Joomla!
  • Examples of cool Joomla! sites

  • How to remove and rename menus

  • Easy ways to add pages to your site

  • How to make menu options work for you

  • Tips for tracking page hits

  • Modules for ads, archives, banners, searches, syndications, and more

  • The secrets of keywords

About the Author:

Steven Holzner is the award-winning author of more than 100 tech books, with more than 3 million copies sold in 18 languages. He’s written ten For Dummies books and many computer-book bestsellers. He’s written on nearly every Web topic (including JavaServer Pages, PHP, HTML, and XML), and he specializes in topics such as Web-site design. He earned his PhD at Cornell University, and he’s been a faculty member at Cornell University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He used to design Web sites from scratch but uses Joomla! now.

Nancy Conner most recently wrote Google Apps: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly, 2008). Her ability to explain complex technical material in language that’s clear, simple, and fun has made her a sought-after author. She’s written on a wide variety of Web topics, including eBay, QuickBase, the Unifi ed Modeling Language, and fi eld-programmable gate arrays. Her fi rst novel, a mystery, will be published in 2009.

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