The Book – Joomla 1.5 – A User’s Guide
This book is about Joomla!, the popular and award-winning open source Content Management System (CMS). It will take you step-by-step through everything you need to develop a successful website powered by Joomla. The book gives a general overview of management of a CMS and teaches you key concepts regarding content organization, editing, and templates. Lastly, the book examines some more general topics such as how Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be maximized with Joomla and what resources are available in the Joomla web community.
This book focuses on the most current release of Joomla, known as Joomla 1.5. This is a brand new and significant update to this CMS.
This Book’s Target Audience
This book primarily targets people using Joomla 1.5 to create a website, either for themselves or their clients. It’s easy to read and low on technical jargon. It doesn’t assume you know PHP, CSS, or any other of the many acronyms common to web applications.
All of the concepts in the book are explained with clear, step-by-step contextual examples. If you follow all the steps in all the chapters, you will build seven separate Joomla websites!
The Site – www.joomlabook.com
The companion website powered by Joomla 1.5 is now available. This site is the companion site for this new book about Joomla 1.5 published by Prentice Hall. This site is an important part of the book, an experiment in print and web publishing!
- five fully functional Joomla 1.5 sites with live follow-along examples from the book
- up-to-date information on Joomla 1.5 based on the book, revisions and Joomla changes
- a forum where you can ask questions specific to chapters from the book
- downloads of free sample chapters and files for Joomla 1.5
Need Something Sooner?
If you can’t wait till the User’s Guide to 1.5 is published,
we have an ebook available for sale right now for only $27, the Joomla Administrator’s Manual. (This manual is for the 1.0.X version of Joomla!).
This manual is not currently available from this site. While we set up downloads after migrating to 1.5, you can grab it from LuLu.