Monday, August 15, 2005 | News | Open Source
Packt Publishing has announced details of the first English language book on Mambo, the powerful open source Content Management System. Published in August, �Building Websites with Mambo� is a fast paced tutorial to creating a website using Mambo.
Mambo is a mature and fully featured Content Management System (CMS). First released in 2001, the system is now on release 4.5.x and is supported by an active and well organized open source development team and community. Mambo is both easy to use at the entry level for creating basic websites, whilst having the power and flexibility to support complex web applications.
The benefits of choosing Mambo as your Content Management System are simple: users don�t have to be experienced developers or designers to achieve a great, professional looking website with a full set of functions. For new users, Building Websites with Mambo is an ideal guide to help you through every step. The book will walk readers through each step of the system in a friendly and accessible way.
The book begins by introducing Mambo and concepts behind content management. Then the installation of Mambo, and its supporting software [Apache/MySQL/PHP] is covered clearly and simply. Once the installation is up and running, a tour of Mambo, as it appears out of the box, is covered, giving readers an idea of what Mambo is capable of.
The book then goes on to building an application, using the essential features of Mambo. Once a base version of the site is up, the book explains how to change its appearance and feature set to suit particular requirements, including bringing it into line with an established corporate identity. Finally, if readers have the skill and the need, they can add their own extensions to Mambo.