Who This Book Is For
The Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide Second Edition is the ultimate guide for web developers who wish to build upon their skills and knowledge on creating websites. Even if you're new to this subject, you won't have any difficulty understanding the clear and friendly instructions and explanations. No prior knowledge of HTML and CSS is required.
What You Will Learn
Discover how to create a feature-rich site that's easy to expand, customize, and maintain, without learning HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Engage your web visitors and turn them into active users; enable users to register and add content
Use templates to get your site to look just right by tweaking the CSS and customizing templates using your own logo, fonts, and colors
Extend Joomla's capabilities by finding and installing must-have extensions that perfectly meet your purposes
Get to know how to increase your site's visibility for search engines, applying search engine optimization (SEO) techniques
Taking full advantage of all the new features and enhancements added to the 2014 release of Joomla 3, this practical guide starts by teaching you how to install Joomla. After a quick tour of the basic concepts and the new features, you'll build your very first site in no time by customizing Joomla's default sample site to fit your needs, replacing the logo, colors, menus, and content.
You will learn how to organize the growing amount of content using Joomla's flexible system of categories and content tags. In the last couple of chapters, you go beyond the basics and will discover how to expand Joomla's capabilities. Finally, you will gain knowledge about search engine optimization (SEO), site security, and multilingual sites. Step-by-step, the Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide Second Edition teaches you how to set up, customize, enhance, and maintain your website using Joomla!
From the Author
This is the new version of the Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide, written specifically for Joomla 3.3 and higher.
Since Joomla 3.0 was released, many things have changed. Although it's still called Joomla 3, the current version of the CMS has lots of exciting new features. That's why I've completely rewritten the Joomla Beginner's Guide to include all that's new in Joomla 3.3, such as content tags, article version history and much, much more. The Joomla Beginner's Guide Second Edition is the only book that's fully up-to-date for Joomla 3.3.
About the Author
Eric Tiggeler has authored several books on Joomla!, such as the highly successful Joomla! 2.5 Beginner's Guideand Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide, both by Packt Publishing. He has also written several Joomla! guides in Dutch. His books have received excellent reader reviews. Eric Tiggeler also writes tutorials for several computer magazines and Joomla! community websites. Over the last ten years, he has developed numerous websites, big and small, using Joomla!
He is fascinated by the Web as a powerful, creative, and ever-changing means of communication, as well as by the revolutionary software Joomla!, which enables anybody to create beautiful and user-friendly websites.
On a daily basis, he works as a consultant and copywriter at a communication consultancy company affiliated to the Free University of Amsterdam. Over the last few years, he has written more than 20 books in Dutch on writing and communication. His passion lies in making complex things easy to understand.
He is married, has two daughters, and lives and works in Hilversum, the Netherlands. On the Web, you'll find him at joomla.erictiggeler.nl(in Dutch) and joomm.net(in English).
Table of Contents
- A New and Easy Way to Build Websites
- Getting Joomla! Up and Running
- First Steps â€“ Getting to Know Joomla!
- Web Building Basics â€“ Creating a Site in an Hour
- Small Sites, Big Sites â€“ Organizing Your Content Effectively
- Creating Killer Content â€“ Adding and Editing Articles
- Welcoming Your Visitors â€“ Creating Attractive Home Pages and Overview Pages
- Helping Your Visitors Find What They Want â€“ Managing Menus
- Opening Up the Site â€“ Enabling Users to Log in and Contribute
- Getting the Most out of Your Site â€“ Extending Joomla!
- Creating an Attractive Design â€“ Working with Templates
- Attracting Search Engine Traffic â€“ SEO Tips and Techniques