Joomla is an award-winning open source content management system and satisfies all your website needs. It can be extended to add features not present in the default system. Many people using Joomla! build their site easily but when they think of extending their site to the next level, with so many extensions available, they face hurdles.
Get over these hurdles with the help of Joomla! Top Extensions Cookbook. This book contains top Joomla! extensions to add maps, image galleries, slideshows, udi and video players, security, forums, shopping cart, guestbook, and other mind-opening functionalities to your site. This book provides step-by-step recipes to enrich and expand your site using Joomla! extensions the way you want to.
This book will begin with teaching you how to control access to your Joomla! site and ensuring your site's security. You will then move on to learn migrating your website to a newer version and integrating Joomla with phpBB. You will also learn how to improve communication among your site users, collecting feedback from visitors by adding a guestbook, adding Ajax contact form, building database applications without coding, and more. As you reach the end of the book you will learn how these Joomla! extensions allow watching users in real time, adding Google map, improving advertising, adding e-commerce functionalities, and better previewing of the contents we created.
A step by step guide for extending Joomla!'s functions using most popular extensions for Joomla! 1.5
It is a cookbook which means it contains step-by-step instructions to use joomla extensions to achieve the optimal site. It shows you how to perform specific tasks in Joomla! using the popular extensions available in Joomla! extensions directory. It will also help you choose right extension for performing a specific task in Joomla!
Who this book is for
If you want to build a basic Joomla! site and are looking for information on the use of Joomla! extensions and their customization, this book is for you.
Prior knowledge of using extensions is not expected but basic knowledge of setting up a Joomla! site will be required. Knowledge of PHP and database skills will be helpful but not essential.