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The Official Joomla! Book (2nd Edition) (Joomla! Press) [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Marriott , Elin Waring
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“Joomla! is about allowing ordinary people to do extraordinary things,  and that is exactly what the authors of this book do for its readers. . . . I present  this  book for your pleasure. It begins with how we began and takes you on a journey through  which you can be empowered  to reach the world.”

–From the Foreword to the First Edition by Andrew Eddie, cofounder, Joomla!


The Official Joomla!®  Book, Second Edition, is the authoritative and comprehensive Joomla! reference for every administrator,  developer, designer, and content manager.  Distilling the unsurpassed experience of two long-time Joomla! contributors, it teaches  exactly what you need to know, through practical example sites and crystal-clear explanations.


If you’re new to Joomla!, you’ll learn how to quickly create usable,  effective sites. If you’re an experienced  Joomla! user, you’ll learn  how to make  your sites more flexible, feature-rich, visually attractive, and useful, taking full advantage of the features in Joomla! 3 and Joomla! 2.5. And whether new or experienced, you’ll learn how Joomla!  really works, so you can fully leverage its power whenever you’re ready. You’ll also get to know the Joomla! community by hearing from seventeen community members through in-depth interviews, and you’ll learn how to participate in the Joomla! project in ways that make sense for you.


The Official Joomla!® Book, Second Edition, covers everything from installation to usability, templates to extensions. The authors  explain each key concept conversationally, helping you learn to help yourself and confidently gain control over Joomla! and the sites you build with it. They also present chapter-length application case studies for business, non-profits, and education. You will learn how to


  • Plan sites  effectively before you start building them
  • Create production sites quickly while avoiding common mistakes
  • Install and configure Joomla! for maximum efficiency
  • Create and edit content  for your Joomla! site
  • Customize  and work with Joomla! templates and create a basic template
  • Work with extensions: components, modules, plugins, and languages
  • Efficiently administer Joomla! sites
  • Maintain Joomla! sites, including making back ups and managing upgrades and migrations between versions
  • Participate in the Joomla! community as a user and contributor

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About the Author

Jennifer Marriott is the director of global support for, the official hosting provider for , as well as being the host and support system for some of the largest Joomla!-based sites in the world. Jennifer joined the Joomla! community during the beginning days in 2005 and began volunteering as a forum moderator  shortly after.  Over the years she has taken on various other roles in the community. In addition to her work in all things  technology related, she is a professional musician who has released three CDs.


Elin Waring, a longtime Joomla! user, served as president of Open Source Matters, the nonprofit organization that supports the Joomla! Project. An active member of the Joomla! Bug Squad, she is also professor of sociology at Lehman College.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 36792 KB
  • Print Length: 495 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0321821548
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 2 edition (29 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #492,176 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 12 Aug. 2013
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This is a very useful book to have when you are first learning about Joomla. It isn't essential though, and you can easily learn Joomla without it, just by finding tutorials online. Sometimes it is nice to have a book though. Also, if you come across any problems the book may not be much use.
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By Andy_W
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Not as good as it could or should have been and not sure why nearly half the book was set aside for interviews with volunteers of the project no matter how brilliant they were for the projects development!
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Not completed this book as yet but found it very interesting, and informative will read the rest over the coming weeks
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not A How To Use Joomla Book 25 Jan. 2013
By mar - Published on
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The Official Joomla Book book (2nd Edition) is a basic introduction to Joomla, and also goes over the basics of template design. But, this book is more of what Joomla can do, and what Joomla has to offer, then a how to use Joomla to build a web site book. This book has a lot of case studies on Joomla, and interviews with Joomla professionals, and demos of different types of sites running Joomla. If you want to know what Joomla can do this book is for you. But, if you're looking for an in-depth book on the ins and outs of how to build a web site using Joomla you'll be disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Must Have Book 31 July 2013
By Bryce Henriksen - Published on
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Excellent details in the setup process and application. The book is a must read any beginner through advanced user. I recommend this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good beginner book 16 Oct. 2013
By Luis Feliciano - Published on
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I am new to Joomla! and this book has been very helpful. It takes you thru the basics of this CMS platform and understand how it works.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good Joomla reference 20 Mar. 2013
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I read everything I can about Joomla and this is one of the best resources available. I always learn a lot from Joomla Press books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It is a book about Joomla 10 July 2014
By Chris - Published on
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Great book to get me into the newer version of Joomla. Wish I would have had this before I installed Joomla by myself.
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