Joomla! Start to Finish
How to Plan, Execute, and Maintain Your Web Site
By Jen Kramer
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: January 2010
Pages: 432

Everything you need to know to plan and maintain a Joomla!site

Joomla! offers powerful functionality and ease of configuration,making it an immensely popular open source contentmanagementsystem. However, far more than simply downloading andinstalling Joomla! is required in order to create a dynamic website. This book walks you through the critical steps that must betaken in the planning process prior to establishing a Joomla! site.Joomla! expert Jen Kramer reviews essential questions that need tobe asked of a client, discusses technical solutions to a variety ofchallenges, and explains how a site structure should be organized.Once the groundwork has been laid, you'll discover how to host andinstall Joomla!, and upgrade and maintain your Joomla! site.

Joomla! Start to Finish:

  • Sheds light on downloading and installing Joomla!, creating asite map, and tracking content and images

  • Details how to perform backups with JoomlaPack

  • Examines the modules, components, and plugins that come withJoomla!

  • Delves into Joomla!'s default template and how to download atemplate from another site

  • Introduces the Joomla! Extensions Directory and explains how touse it

  • Describes creating customized templates from the ground up,including advanced styling tricks with CSS

  • Expounds site maintenance and the importance of backups

Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languagesand technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers forprogrammers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that willguide you through all the techniques involved.

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