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Author: Jennifer Marriott; Elin J Waring
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Marriott; Elin J Waring
ISBN: 0132978970 9780132978972 0321821548 9780321821546
OCLC Number: 829398735
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Foreword to the Second Edition xvii Foreword to the First Edition xxi Preface xxiii Acknowledgments xxvii About the Authors xxix Chapter 1: All about Joomla! 1 A Brief History of Joomla! 1 Joomla! the Content Management System 4 Joomla! the Platform 5 The Joomlasphere 7 Conclusion 20 Chapter 2: What Now and Where Do I Begin?: Before You Install Joomla! 23 Identifying Your Purpose 23 Domain Names: Registering Your Domain Name 24 Trademarks, Licensing, Copyright, and Legalities 26 The Basics of Branding 30 Identifying Your Target Audience: The Who, What, Where, and Why 36 Wireframes, Storyboarding, and Visualization 41 Creating Great Content 43 Mission Critical: Why Choosing a Good Host Matters 44 Conclusion 47 Chapter 3: Installing Joomla! 49 Choosing a Joomla! Version and Installation Options 49 Downloading Joomla! 51 Creating a Database 52 Using the File Manager to Upload Joomla! 56 Joomla! Web Installation 59 Setting Up a Test Site on demo.joomla.org 71 Conclusion 72 Chapter 4: Configuring Joomla! 75 Basic Configuration Steps for Your New Site 75 Basic Global Configuration Options 79 Configuration Settings in Specific Components 92 Other Site Defaults 98 Conclusion 100 Chapter 5: Working with and Creating Content for Your Joomla! Site 101 Defining Content 101 Managing Content 106 Working with the Media Manager and Inserting Images 110 Managing Categories 112 Menus and Menu Items 114 Working with Parameters and Options 121 Conclusion 128 Chapter 6: The Basics of Joomla! Extensions: Components, Modules, Plugins, and Languages 129 Core Joomla! Extensions 129 Adding Extensions 162 Conclusion 168 Chapter 7: Working with Joomla! Templates: The Basics 169 The Basics of Joomla! Templates 169 Conclusion 190 Chapter 8: Creating Your Own Simple Joomla! Template 191 Basic Template Structure 191 Conclusion 211 Chapter 9: Marketing and Caring for Your Joomla! Web Site 213 First Impressions Count: What Your Home Page Says about You 213 Search Engines, SEO, Getting Listed, and Staying There 216 Using Navigation 220 Engaging Your Visitors and Keeping Your Content Fresh 227 Marketing Basics and Social Networking 228 Conclusion 229 Chapter 10: Keeping Your Site Up-to-Date 231 Updating Your Site 231 Updating Extensions 235 Migrating to a New Major Version 237 Conclusion 245 Chapter 11: Practical Application: Joomla! for Business 247 Basic Planning of Business Sites 247 Brochure Sites 248 Extending Joomla!: Some Extensions to Consider for Business 248 E-commerce Web Sites 250 Other Business Site Extensions 252 Joomla! Business Tools 253 Business Web Site Demo 253 Conclusion 281 Chapter 12: Practical Application: Joomla! for NGOs/NPOs, Groups, Clubs, and Organizations 283 Basic Planning of Group Sites 283 Leveraging Your Site to Raise Awareness and Gain Momentum 284 Nonprofit Web Site Demo 292 Conclusion 318 Chapter 13: Practical Application: Joomla! for Education 319 Basic Planning of Educational Sites 319 School Web Site Demo 328 Conclusion 355 Chapter 14: Interviews with Experts 357 Andrew Eddie, Software Engineer at eBay Australia and Platform Maintainer-The Joomla! Story 357 Mark Dexter, Production Leadership Team-The Joomla! Bug Squad and Joomla! Development 361 Sam Moffatt, Joomla! Platform Maintainer, Production Leadership Team-Participating in Joomla! Development 365 Marijke Stuivenberg, Translation Coordinator, Open Source Matters Board-Internationalization 369 Ian MacLennan, Platform Maintainer-Securing Your Site 373 Ron Severdia, Production Leadership Team and Creative Director at Kontent Design-Building a Great Site 377 Elin Waring, Joomla! Contributor-Trademark and Licensing 380 Wendy Robinson, Rochen Ltd.-Creating Your Brand 385 Brad Baker, Rochen Ltd.- Joomla! Hosting 388 Chris Davenport, Joomla! Production Leadership Team-Finding and Editing Templates 389 Angie Radke, Principal, Der Auftritt; Accessibility Expert; and Designer of the Beez Templates 393 Andrea Tarr, Production Leadership Team 396 Vic Drover, Owner of Anything Digital-Extending Joomla! 399 Gary Brooks, CEO of CloudAccess.net-Benefits of Joomla! for Business 402 Ryan Ozimek, Former President of Open Source Matters, and CEO and Founder of PICnet, Inc.-Joomla! in the NPO/NGO Sector 407 Jennifer Marriott, Joomla! Contributor-Sites for Education 411 Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos, Developer, Akeeba Backup and Other Extensions 415 Louis Landry, Lead Architect of the Joomla! Platform 418 Appendix A: Common Problems and Solutions 423 Lost Administrator Password 423 File Permissions and Ownership Problems 427 Editor Background Has a Color or Looks Strange 429 Template Disappears When Turning SEF URLs On 430 Site Displays Differently or Incorrectly in a Certain Browser 430 Problem Assets Table 430 Problems Updating 431 Appendix B: Resources 433 Basic Joomla! Resources 433 Tools for Web Site Creators and Site Developers 435 Search Engines 436 Learn HTML and CSS Skills 436 Improve the Design of Your Site 437 Web Standards, Usability, and Accessibility 439 Underlying Software of Joomla! 440 Other Resources for Business 441 Other Resources for Nonprofits and Organizations 442 Other Resources for Schools and Education 443 Glossary 445 Index 455
Responsibility: Jennifer Marriott, Elin Waring.

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