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Book Review: Joomla! 1.5: Beginners Guide

Book Review: Joomla! 1.5: Beginners GuideJoomla! is one of the most prolific open source content management system’s available. It provides you with a clear and friendly user interface. It makes it easy to manage content and easy to create and publish articles to keep your site updated. Adding new features takes just a few clicks. Joomla! community provides you with thousands of modules and plugins, from menu systems to forums and commenting systems.

Joomla! makes it easy for you to change the site’s appearance. There are abundant templates available on the web, which can be installed within minutes, giving your website a brand new look and feel. You might want to check out some great websites built on Joomla!

Book Review: Joomla! 1.5: Beginners GuideOnce you have got Joomla! installed, you will soon get the hang of creating a basic websites. However, it can be challenging to get things just right for your particular goals. The Joomla! 1.5 Beginner’s Guide will help you to go beyond a basic site with default settings, and it will help you make the choices that fit your goals.

This book provides clear definitions, thoroughly covering the concepts behind the software and creating a coherent picture of how the software works.

This book is not about what Joomla! can do—it’s about what you can do using Joomla!. This will serve as a clear, hands-on guide for building web sites. It helps you to get the most out of Joomla! 1.5’s many powerful features.

Overview of Joomla! 1.5: Beginner’s Guide

Create a web site that meets your precise requirements by following the creation of an example site with the help of easy-to-follow steps and illustrative screenshots. You can get detailed instructions and useful tutorials about organizing your content to completely changing the site’s looks and feel.  This book enables you to go beyond a typical Joomla! site to make the site meet your specific needs. You can learn the best design best practices and implement them to enhance your Joomla! based website.

What You Will Learn from This Book

This book enables you to learn to create a feature-rich website that’s easy to customize and maintain without having to learn web scripting languages like HTML and CSS with clear design and easy navigation systems using menus, submenus, and text hyperlinks. You can learn to engage your web visitors and turn them into active users by enabling them to register, add content, and leave comments. And, secure your site from hackers and potential threats using easy-to-follow techniques.

You can make full use of templates by tweaking the CSS code and customizing templates using your own logo, fonts, and colors. Extend Joomla!’s capabilities by finding and utilizing modules and extensions. This book helps you to increase your site’s visibility for search engines by applying highly effective Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques.

If you want to build and maintain your own web site, the Joomla! Beginner’s Guide is perfect for you. It helps you build on the skills and knowledge you may already have on creating web sites—but even if you’re new to this subject, you won’t have any difficulty understanding the clear and friendly instructions and explanations. You learn how to build and maintain web sites without having to dive deep into HTML and CSS.

by Srikanth AD from Techonaut. Contact him by email at adsrikanth[at]gmail[dot]com

Disclaimer: PACKT Publishing provided this book to me for free in exchange for a review.  All opinions are my own.

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