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Joomla! Bible

Joomla! Bible [Kindle Edition]

Ric Shreves
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Your complete guide to the Joomla! content management system

Whether you use Joomla! to power a website, intranet, or blog, you'll need a good how-to reference on this complex, but not always intuitive, content management software. Joomla! Bible, Second Edition is that book. It not only brings you up to speed on the changes and extensions that are now part of Joomla! 3.0, it thoroughly covers functions and tasks, including installation, configuration, management, advanced modules, and extended coverage of two key extensions.

You'll learn how to obtain code and deploy it to a server; how to obtain, modify, and delete content; how to choose between the Joomla! Platform and the Joomla! CMS; and more. By the time you finish the Joomla! Bible, Second Edition, you'll be well prepared to build and maintain a Joomla!-based website.

  • Walks you through obtaining the Joomla! 3.0 code and how to deploy it to a server, configure the site, create content, and manage content and user hierarchies
  • Helps you get the most out of core modules that provide advanced functionality, including the Polls Module, the Banner Manager, Content Syndication, Newsfeed Aggregation, and others
  • Includes hands-on tutorials and real-world practical applications

Whether you're a content manager, website manager, developer, or do-it-yourselfer, make sure you keep Joomla! Bible, Second Edition on hand.

From the Back Cover

Includes complete coverage of Joomla! 3.0 Design and build a Joomla!-based website Get the very most out of the 3.0 release Add SEO and social networking to your site Confidently create websites, intranets, or blogs with Joomla! CMS With the Joomla! content management system, you can create your own website, intranet, or blog—without knowing a single line of code. But while Joomla! 3.0 is richer than ever in features and functions, it's still complicated to use. That's where this detailed book comes in. This comprehensive, step-by-step guide covers Joomla! from top to bottom, including its powerful extensions, how to customize, and making your site search-friendly. You'll soon be ready to build and maintain a robust, Joomla!-based website. Obtain the Joomla! 3.0 code and install it with a simplified new 3-step process Control, configure, enable, and modify settings with Global Configuration Manager Understand content hierarchy and create content structures Master all templates, components, modules, and plug-ins Make your site search-friendly, and learn how to enhance performance and accessibility Effectively manage site security, upgrades, and maintenance Discover third-party extensions that enhance the functionality of your site Learn to customize your site and create your own templates using Twitter Bootstrap Install and configure Joomla! with this complete guide Find detailed explanations of all system interfaces Customize Joomla! and create your own templates

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10107 KB
  • Print Length: 744 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (15 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BVO2O0I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #386,098 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ric Shreves is a partner at water&stone, an interactive agency specializing in open source technologies. He's worked with content management technologies for more than 10 years and previously served as the Chairmen of the non-profit Mambo Foundation. Ric's written several books on technology and worked as a tech journalist and columnist for a number of publications, including ComputerWorld. He lives in Bali, Indonesia.

You can visit his personal site at and his company site at

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing and badly edited/proof-read 1 Jan 2014
This book could have been about half the thickness (and therefore presumably considerably cheaper). It contains a great deal of repetition, as mentioned by others, but also completely pointless explanations (does anyone contemplating creating content in Joomla! really need an explanation of what 'Save' and 'Save & Close' do?).

The editing/proof-reading is poor. There are tables with headings that are not shown correctly, and grammatical errors - e.g. how exactly can I help my predecessors without the use of a TARDIS? I suspect that I may be able to offer considerably more help to my successors! How was that missed? The quality of the content is more what I would expect of something self-published on-line rather than having been checked by a proof-reader and multiple editors!

Even worse, there is advice that is plain wrong. The section on security says that PHP should have magic quotes GPC turned on. You can't install Joomla! 3 at all (without a hack which is not advised) if it is turned on, and the advice to do so directly conflicts with what is said in the section on installation.
There is some useful information given but this book is not worth the money and you'll get more useful information on Joomla! (which itself I am finding to be an excellent CMS) from the Internet.

Overall, it seems that this is a very poor update of the original edition for an earlier version of Joomla! and the lack of attention to detail for the new version is very disappointing
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 30 July 2013
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This gives all the basic and advanced knowledge for putting together a Joomla web site.Very easy to follow and a very good reference for the more experienced web site builder.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful all round 16 July 2013
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A nicely well written book explaining all of the basic joomla functions and how the system works. The only drawback is that (due to the detailed nature of the explanations) there is quite a bit of repetition of process meaning you tend to skim through some of the sections. For a person new to the Joomla system tho it was a great introduction.
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3.0 out of 5 stars screenshots and fonts too small, google search still necessary 26 May 2013
By Peter Høgstedt - Published on
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Some of my problems did not find an obvious solution through the book but had to be resolved browsing the internet. You get a thorough review of the obvious Things but the 'how do I' is not rewarding. One might say that the book tries to cover a lot of detail conerning Joomla! - whereas it should have used the needs of a website developer as a starting point. I am 61 years old, and I find that the screenshots are barely legible (and that a lot of their content should have been cut off in order to highlight important parts). Also the letters could easily be a bit larger.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A reference, not a learning device 16 May 2013
By Redsue - Published on
This book probably covers every aspect of Joomla!3 that exists. However, the information is arranged in an encyclopedic structure that will not facilitate a new user's ability to start with the basics and then build upon that. The obvious details are explained over and over in a rigidly structured manner, but there is no overview or point of entry to allow a new user to grasp an overview of this software. The figures often did not illustrate what they claimed to, and outright errors exist. I found the book more of a dusty broom closet of information than a dynamic and intelligent virtual classroom.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unless you have plenty of money, Do Not Waste it on this book 27 Feb 2014
By Edward B. Roberts - Published on
The book is over 400 pages long (2nd Edition). Most of the Joomla editors work in the same way and the author has generated page after page walking you through the use of the same editor for many many different purposes.
I bought the book for a Nook. The illustrations are not visible at all. Useless.
The focus of the book is to tell you What to do but not How to do it. It is nearly devoid of concrete examples.
You will do better using the Joomla documentation.

If you are rich and like thick useless books--by all means buy this. Otherwise, save your money.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars software guy 9 Jan 2014
By Martin C Beaird - Published on
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bought thus as a book bc i love cs books. this one will make me think twice before i buy another. it was terrible at best. poorlh organized and werepresentation. keep looking
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Basic Instruction 28 Jan 2014
By Starman - Published on
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I am basic computer literate and most of the problems I am encountering stem from my inexperience. For example I uploaded photos to my joomla management area and then to my website. But they would only appear as a small icon. It took me a day to figure out that my camera was set to capture way more information than joomla could handle. It would have been nice if a brief note had been placed where I could see it. But I still recommend this book for its basic description of how things work.
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