Joomla! Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (July 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321703782
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321703781

eBook Description:

Joomla! Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide

The book will show people that they can build and manage a Joomla! website without a technical background. Starting with an introduction to Joomla and how to install it, the book will detail how to add content, control users, make links and then add extra features to a Joomla! site. The book simplifies things to avoid difficult tasks that are unnecessary for beginners to understand. Written in plain English, the tutorial offers clear instructions, simple explanations, real-life examples, plenty of screenshots and humor. The book is aimed at busy people who want to understand Joomla in a fun, readable and straightforward way.

Master Joomla! hands-on, step-by-step, through easy, practical examples!

Joomla! now powers tens of millions of websites of every size and type. But many beginners find it confusing, and most Joomla! books are too complex to help. Joomla! Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide is the solution. Top Joomla! trainer Stephen Burge teaches everything beginners need to know-and nothing they don’t need to know!

Joomla! Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide requires absolutely no experience with Joomla! content management, website construction, programming, scripting, or even HTML. Stephen Burge has taught thousands of beginners-and thousands more who’ve experimented with Joomla! but haven’t mastered it yet. Nobody knows more about guiding Joomla! users up the learning curve-from confusion to results!

You’ll master Joomla! one easy step at a time, through a complete hands-on case study. Burge presents crystal-clear visuals, explanations, and analogies-all extensively tested with real Joomla! beginners. This book’s quick, easy coverage includes

  • Understanding what Joomla! does and how it works
  • Installing the latest version of Joomla
  • Navigating your site’s visitor and administrator areas
  • Mastering workflows that make site creation easy
  • Adding text, images, links, and formatting
  • Creating efficient, usable navigation
  • Providing contact forms, ad banners, and link directories
  • Using modules to enable site registration and search
  • Adding voting and other smaller “plug-in” features
  • Quickly changing site designs with Joomla! templates
  • Finding, choosing, installing, and using extensions
  • Building both business and personal sites, step by step
  • Giving customized access to different types of users
  • Managing site versions in multiple languages
  • Efficiently administering, backing up, and updating sites

Author Bios

Stephen Burge

Steve is the founder of He also runs, a leading Joomla web development firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Steve’s firm has built over 200 Joomla-powered websites. Specializing in web marketing, Steve writes a popular blog about Joomla! and is an Editor at the Extensions Directory. He currently travels widely helping people to learn and thrive with Joomla. In his extensive face-to-face interaction with Joomla learners Steve has gathered requests, suggestions and advice from hundreds of Joomla beginners about how they learn best.

Stephen Burge has split his career equally between teaching and web development. In 2007 he merged the two by teaching web development with Joomla!. His company Open Source Training teaches Joomla! classes around the world and online. Stephen travels widely, helping people learn and thrive with Joomla!. He has been involved with many aspects of the Joomla! community, most recently as board member of Open Source Matters, which provides Joomla! with financial and legal support.

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