Choosing the Right Joomla Book for you

Are you struggling to decide what Joomla book is right for you? This page will help you choose.

So what is it that you want from Joomla?

Scroll down and the answers will become apparent...

 

Learn all about Joomla!...

What do you know?
Nothing about Joomla!

What do you want to do?
Get started with Joomla! Learn what it is, how to get around and use it.

Then choose this...

Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5. This book is suitable for web developers, designers, webmasters, content editors and marketing professionals who want to develop a fully featured web presence in a simple and straightforward process.

If you're still using version 1.0, then go for
Building Websites with Joomla! v1.0
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Get started creating extensions for Joomla with code…

What do you know?
How to set up a Joomla! Site with little or no knowledge of PHP and database.

What do you want to do?
Learn about use of Joomla! extensions and their customization.

Then choose this...

Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook. It is a cookbook which means it contains step-by-step instructions to use joomla extensions to achieve the optimal site. It shows you how to perform specific tasks in Joomla! using the popular extensions available in Joomla! extensions directory.
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Change the way things look…

What do you know?
Basic knowledge of Joomla! Basic knowledge of CSS and (X)HTML.

What do you want to do?
To improve the look and feel of my Joomla! site.

Then choose this...

Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook . This book contains step-by-step instructions for Joomla! users to customize their Joomla! templates.
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Explore new features of Joomla! 1.6…

What do you know?
I know the basics of using Joomla!

What do you want to do?
To see what's new in Joomla 1.6 and how it's going to affect me.

Then choose this...

Joomla! 1.6 First Look. This book looks at the main functional areas of Joomla! that have significant new features. All features are explained with the help of illustrative screenshots and step-by-step instructions on how to use them.
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Add forms to Joomla! site…

What do you know?
Some basic knowledge of Joomla!, HTML, CSS ,PHP, MySQL or JavaScript.

What do you want to do?
To add a simple newsletter sign-up form or a complex multi-page interactive form to my Joomla website.

Then choose this...

ChronoForms 3.1 for Joomla! site Cookbook. This book is the missing manual for creating forms on your Joomla! site. Using simple examples that you can easily follow we will show you how you can create forms of almost any kind.
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Dive deeper into Joomla! development

What do you know?
I have sound PHP and MySQL programming skills, I know how to use Joomla! and have spent some time experimenting with Joomla! development.

What do you want to do?
Get a solid understanding of how Joomla! works, how to use the Joomla! API for building extensions, and learn about how and where extensions fit into the overall architecture.

Then choose this...

Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development Second Edition. Packed with expert advice and tips, this book is an invaluable reference guide that you will turn to again and again as you work with Joomla!
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Secure my Joomla! website

What do you know?
I already have my Joomla! website up and running, and I know the basics of its operation.

What do you want to do?
Understand the security vulnerabilities of web applications and Joomla! in particular, and learn the steps that can be taken to protect my site.

Then choose this...

Joomla! Web Security. This is a security handbook for Joomla! sites. It is an easy-to-use guide that will take you step by step into the world of secured websites.
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Sell products from my Joomla! website...

What do you know?
I know the basics of using Joomla!, and I know the basics of ecommerce.

What do you want to do?
1. I want to make Joomla! into a shop to sell my products online.

Then choose this...

Joomla! E-Commerce with VirtueMart. This is a step-by-step tutorial-style guide, which teaches you to build an e-commerce site through a complete practical example.

2. I want to customize VirtueMart to unleash its enormous potential and elevate my store to the next level

What do you know?
I have some experience with VirtueMart and understand its basic features. I know HTML and can take up some challenges in PHP and JavaScript.

Then choose this...

Joomla! VirtueMart 1.1 Theme and Template Design. This book is a step-by-step tutorial that will teach you to customize VirtueMart templates and themes. It includes all the essential screenshots and code with exhaustive explanations accompanied by exercises to ensure good pickup.
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Make money from my Joomla! website!...

What do you know?
I know the basics of using Joomla!

What do you want to do?
I want to use my Joomla! site to make money, but I don't have products to sell.

Then choose this...

Joomla! Cash. This book is a fast and easy read, taking the reader from the inception of an idea, to a fully working cash-generating website built on Joomla!
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