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Great book for the novice Joomla user, from install to customisation
on 23 December 2008
After a brief experiment several years ago, I decided to give Joomla another try, this book makes navigating the 'backend' of Joomla much easier and helps you get an understanding of how Joomla sites are put together.
With most other methods of website creation I've found it difficult to add extra features such as forums and ecommerce and keep everything seamless for the website visitor, Joomla has so many free extensions and add-ons that you really can make ANY type of site.
This book has images of the control panel interface which makes it much easier to understand what needs to be done to acheive the desired result, although most, if not all the information in the book could be discovered by searching the net, it's so much quicker and easier to have the book to hand for whenever you get confused!
Within minutes of getting this book I had flipped through it to scan for anything particuarly useful for me and a couple of really useful pieces of information popped out at me, firstly a free 'bridge' that enables a phpbb forum to be easily integrated into a Joomla installation, and secondly, I found links to help me use Dreamweaver to edit Joomla templates.
I still find it hard to believe that Joomla is free! and this book makes the installation, configuration and expansion of a Joomla website really easy.
I highly recommend this book for anyone considering creating a Joomla powered site, it's a small price to pay, especially considering everything else you need to create a powerful attractive website is free, well except maybe the domain and hosting! I just which I'd stuck with Joomla and found this book years ago.