Joomla! is one of the most popular open source Content Management Systems, actively developed and supported by a world-wide user community. It’s a free, fun, and feature-rich tool for anyone who wants to create dynamic, interactive websites. Even beginners can deploy Joomla to build professional websites. Even though it can be challenging to get beyond the basics and build the site that meets your needs perfectly, this book will guide you through it all.
Completely updated for Joomla! 3, this practical guide helps you to create professional and good-looking websites with Joomla!, whether you want to build a personal blog site or a full-featured company or club website.
The Joomla! 3 Beginner’s Guide will help you to get started with Joomla! quickly. It’s presented in an organized, easy-to-read manner. The book doesn’t focus on what Joomla! can do – it focuses on what you can do using Joomla!.
You learn how to get Joomla! up and running, how to organize content, add new menus, add new features, change the design and much more. Real-life examples and tutorials will spark your imagination and show you what kind of professional, feature-rich websites any web builder can achieve with Joomla!. The focus is on clear instructions and easy-to-understand tutorials, with minimal jargon.
Using the "Joomla! 3 Beginner’s Guide" you’ll quickly gain the knowledge needed to build your own site, perfectly tailored to your specific needs.
Written with a fast-paced but friendly and engaging approach, this Packt Beginner's Guide is designed to be placed alongside the computer as your guide and mentor. Step-by-step tutorials are bolstered by explanations of the reasoning behind what you are doing. You will quickly pick up the necessary skills, tips, and tricks for building a successful Joomla! website.
Who this book is for
This book is written for beginners to website design. By the end of the book you will have built a complete custom content managed website, and be ready to build any kind of website.
About the Author
Eric Tiggeler is author of several books on Joomla!, including the bestselling Joomla! 2.5 Beginners Guide. He has written several Dutch Joomla! guides. Eric also writes tutorials for several computer magazines and for the Dutch Joomla! community website. Over the last ten years, Eric has developed numerous websites, big and small many of them using Joomla!.
Eric is fascinated by the Web as a powerful, creative, and ever-changing means of communication, and by revolutionary software such as Joomla!, enabling anybody to create beautiful and user friendly websites.
On a daily basis, Eric works as a consultant and copywriter at a communication consultancy company affiliated with the Free University of Amsterdam. Over the last few years, he has written more than twenty Dutch books on writing and communication. His passion is making complex things easy to understand.
Eric Tiggeler is married and has two daughters. He lives and works in Hilversum (The Netherlands). On the Web, you'll find him on www.joomla.erictiggeler.nl (in Dutch) and www.joomm.net (in English).