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Books for professionals By professionals®
From Novice to Professional
When I first encountered the Joomla! content management system (CMS), I had
already spent years in the trenches building custom PHP and ASP web solutions.
Sometimes I coded from scratch, painstakingly crafting layout and code in
Dreamweaver. Sometimes I struggled with web frameworks that were either
too lightweight or so overdeveloped that working with them was like entering
a labyrinth. And so I began looking for some way of creating an affordable, yet
full-featured and professional web site.
After literally stumbling across Joomla! while web surfing, I couldn’t believe
my luck. It’s not only built using the popular web scripting language PHP, but its
active community has created literally hundreds of add-ons that provide users
with everything from beautiful design templates to advanced e-commerce shop-
ping cart features. And the real kicker was that this enterprise-class application,
bristling with capability and functionality, was free! I’ve been using Joomla!—
professionally and as a pastime—ever since.
You hold in your hands the refined knowledge of my accumulated Joomla! expe-
rience. In these pages, you’ll race from performing your first web installation of a
Joomla! site all the way to creating your own extensions—so you can add to the more
than 1,600 extensions already available. Along the way, you’ll learn how to add and
manage content, create your own templates, integrate community features such as
polls and calendars, optimize your web site for search engines, and much more.
I hope this book helps you experience some of the wonder and success that
I’ve had working with the Joomla! CMS. Beginning Joomla! will guide you through
nearly every aspect of the system, making advanced web site creation a snap.
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