Building job sites with Joomla!


Building job sites with Joomla!
eBook: $23.99
Formats: PDF, PacktLib, ePub and Mobi formats
$20.39
save 15%!
Print + free eBook + free PacktLib access to the book: $63.98    Print cover: $39.99
$39.99
save 37%!
Free Shipping!
UK, US, Europe and selected countries in Asia.
Also available on:
Overview
Table of Contents
Author
Reviews
Support
Sample Chapters
  •  Build your own monster.com using Joomla!
  •  Take your job site to the next level using commercial Jobs! Extension
  •  Administrate and publish your Joomla! job site easily using the Joomla! 1.5 administrator panel and Jobs! Pro control panel interface
  •  Boost your job site ranking in search engines using Joomla! SEO

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 236 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : September 2010
ISBN : 1849512221
ISBN 13 : 9781849512220
Author(s) : Santonu Kumar Dhar
Topics and Technologies : All Books, CMS and eCommerce, Content Management (CMS), Joomla!, Open Source


Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring Joomla! 1.5 and Jobs! Pro 1.3.2
Chapter 2: Control Panel Interface
Chapter 3: Designing a Jobsite Template
Chapter 4: Changing Configuration Settings
Chapter 5: Managing Jobs, Job Types, and Categories
Chapter 6: Managing Countries and Companies
Chapter 7: Managing E-mail, Applications, and Application Status
Chapter 8: User Registration, Credits, Resume Fields, and Education Levels
Chapter 9: Managing Cover Letter, Resume, and Resume Files
Chapter 10: Search Engine Optimization
Appendix A: Online Resource
Appendix B: Search Engine Stop Words
Index
  • Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring Joomla! 1.5 and Jobs! Pro 1.3.2
    • Introduction
    • Prerequisites for installation of Joomla! 1.5 and Jobs!
      • Setting up a local server environment
      • Uploading installation packages and files to server
      • Creating database and user
    • Installing and configuring Joomla! 1.5
    • Managing sections, categories, and articles
    • Managing extensions
    • Installing and configuring Jobs!
    • Adding modules
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: Control Panel Interface
    • Introducing Joomla! administrator panel
      • Menus
      • Submenus
      • Tools
      • Lists
      • Dialogs
    • Introducing Jobs! control panel interface
      • Buttons
      • Tabs
      • Tools
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Designing a Jobsite Template
    • Introduction
    • The basic structure and layout of a template
    • Background and color schemes
    • Template reference
      • Jdoc include tags
      • The head include tag
      • The component include tag
      • Module position include tag
    • Coding
    • Template parameters
      • Installing your template
    • Testing
      • Validating W3C
      • XHTML validation
      • CSS validation
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Changing Configuration Settings
    • Introduction
    • Joomla! 1.5 Global Configuration
    • Introducing the Site tab
      • Site Settings
      • Metadata Settings
      • SEO Settings
    • Introducing the System tab
      • System Settings
      • Users Settings
      • Media Settings
      • Debug Settings
      • Cache Settings
      • Session Settings
      • Server Settings
      • Local Settings
      • FTP Settings
      • Database Settings
      • Mail settings
    • Changing Jobs! Pro 1.3.2 Configurations
      • General Settings
      • Email
      • Job posting
      • Image
        • Templates
      • Home page
      • Social Bookmarking
      • Thank you message
      • Job Apply Page
      • Credit System
      • RSS Feeds
      • User Files System
        • Job Seeker Panel
        • Employer Panel
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Managing Jobs, Job Types, and Categories
    • Introduction
    • Managing job types
      • Viewing List Job Types
      • Adding a new job type
      • Editing a job type
      • Publishing or unpublishing a job type
      • Deleting a job type
    • Managing job categories
      • Viewing job categories
      • Adding a new category
      • Editing a category
      • Publishing or unpublishing a category
      • Deleting a category
    • Managing jobs
      • Viewing list jobs
      • Adding a new job
      • Editing jobs
      • Publishing or unpublishing jobs
      • Deleting jobs
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Managing Countries and Companies
    • Introduction
    • Managing countries
      • Viewing List Countries
      • Adding new country
      • Editing country
      • Publishing or unpublishing countries
      • Deleting countries
    • Managing companies
      • Viewing List Companies
      • Adding a new company
      • Editing a company
      • Publishing or unpublishing companies
      • Deleting companies
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Managing E-mail, Applications, and Application Status
    • Introduction
    • Managing e-mail templates
      • Viewing List Email Templates
      • Adding a new e-mail template
      • Editing e-mail templates
      • Publishing or unpublishing an e-mail template
      • Deleting e-mail templates
    • Managing applications
      • Viewing List Applications
      • Editing applications
      • Deleting applications
    • Managing application status
      • Viewing List Status
      • Adding a new status name
      • Editing status name
      • Publishing or unpublishing a status name
      • Deleting status name
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: User Registration, Credits, Resume Fields, and Education Levels
    • Introduction
    • Adding a jobseeker and an employer
      • Using no extra plugins
      • With the help of plugins
    • Viewing List Job Seekers
    • Viewing List Employers
    • Managing the credit system
      • Viewing or editing credits
      • Adding new credit
      • Accepting or rejecting pending credits
    • Managing resume fields and categories
      • Viewing List Resume Fields
      • Adding a new resume field
      • Editing a resume field
      • Publishing or unpublishing a resume field
      • Deleting a resume field
      • Viewing List Resume Field Categories
      • Adding a new resume field category
      • Editing resume field categories
      • Publishing or unpublishing resume field categories
      • Deleting a resume field category
    • Managing education levels
      • Viewing List Education Levels
      • Adding a new education level
      • Editing education levels
      • Publishing or unpublishing education levels
      • Deleting education levels
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9: Managing Cover Letter, Resume, and Resume Files
    • Introduction
    • Managing cover letters
      • Viewing cover letters
      • Adding a new cover letter
      • Updating a cover letter
      • Publishing or unpublishing a cover letter
      • Deleting a cover letter
    • Managing resumes
      • Viewing List Resumes
      • Adding a new resume
      • Updating a resume
      • Publishing or unpublishing a resume
      • Deleting a resume
    • Managing resume files
      • Viewing resume files
      • Adding a new resume file
      • Updating resume file
      • Publishing or unpublishing a resume file
      • Deleting a resume file
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Search Engine Optimization
    • Introduction
    • What is SEO?
    • Making an SEO strategy
      • Researching and choosing the right keywords
      • Inserting the title and metadata in your Joomla! jobsite
      • Changing basic SEO settings in Global Configuration
      • Installing and using Joomlatwork! SEO patch
      • Creating an XML or HTML site map
      • Submitting your website to a search engine
      • Submitting XML site map using Google webmaster tools
    • Summary

Santonu Kumar Dhar

He was born on 16 June 1987, in Comilla, Bangladesh. He developed interest for websites in 1995 when he saw a television program on website technology. But he got an opportunity to explore the computer world , ten years later in 2005. He started web designing in 2006 and he is operating several websites since 2007. Now his web development skills include PHP/MYSQL, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, WML, Joomla!, and other CMS such as Drupal and Wordpress.Besides this he also has a good fundamental knowledge of programming with Java, C/C++, and VB.Net.. He is interested more in developing web applications than desktop applications.

He is also co-founder Chairman and Editor In Chief of the fashion magazine "HAULE HAULE" (ISSN: 2078-8797), Haule Haule Magazine, Entertainment, and Media Relations, Inc. 848 N. Rainbow Blvd. Suite #1711, Las Vegas, NV 89107, USA,
http://www.haulehaule.com.

Code Downloads

Download the code and support files for this book.


Submit Errata

Please let us know if you have found any errors not listed on this list by completing our errata submission form. Our editors will check them and add them to this list. Thank you.

Sample chapters

You can view our sample chapters and prefaces of this title on PacktLib or download sample chapters in PDF format.

Frequently bought together

Building job sites with Joomla! +    Joomla! 2.5 Beginner’s Guide =
50% Off
the second eBook
Price for both: €29.90

Buy both these recommended eBooks together and get 50% off the cheapest eBook.

What you will learn from this book

  •  Install and configure Joomla! 1.5 and Jobs! Pro along with all of it’s modules
  •  Create a custom Joomla! 1.5 template to build your job site in just few minutes
  •  Step by step guidelines for configuring your job site to control Site tab settings, System tab settings and Metadata settings
  •  Manage jobs, job types, and categories with administrative rights
  •  Manage cover letters and resume files to make your application stand out in a crowd
  •  Create email templates to expedite the communication between the employers and applicants
  •  Instant reference to accomplish complex tasks such as registering an employer or a jobseeker and managing employers' credits, resume field, field category, and education levels.
  •  Augment your website ranking in search engines using handy SEO strategies such as using effective keyword, making SEF URLs, creating sitemap, submitting website to search engines and so on

 

In Detail

Joomla! is a content management system that helps both novice users and expert developers to create powerful websites. Joomla! has extensions for construcing job sites; web sites for handling employment and careers. It can take hours to build even an elementary job site but imagine yourself building a job site such as Monster, CareerBuilder, a niche job listing such as TechCrunch or your own company job site within few minutes and with minimal development efforts.

Building job sites with Joomla! shows you how to create your own job site with Joomla! with the Jobs! Pro extension. From the basic installation and configuration, you will see all the steps required to assemble a working job site in next to no time.

This book is a step-by-step tutorial for creating a job site using Joomla!. First you will set up a server environment to install Joomla! 1.5 and Jobs!. Next you will learn how you can use Jobs! configuration settings to control the components of your job site such as adding companies, adding social bookmarking buttons, enabling the users to post their resume online and so on. You will learn to easily manage your site using the Jobs! control panel. This will be followed by using job site template to quickly create a job site and simultaneously test the site you have created. Next you will learn how to speed up the communication between employers and the jobseekers using e-mail templates.

You can also entirely control user registration system from Jobs! Pro admin panel. You will also learn to add and manage job types, job categories, and applications to keep your database organized and to keep track of the application status. You will also learn to add a jobseeker or an employer and to manage resume fields. Then you will configure credit systems to charge an amount of money to users according to the specific service provided. By the end of this book you will learn to professionally optimize your Joomla! Job site for search engines and look at list of words that need to be avoided in the URLs.

A practical stepwise tutorial to build your professional website using Joomla!

Approach

This will be a step-by-step tutorial - a workbook with practical approach. The book starts by looking at the important features that make a professional job site: adding and managing jobs, jobseekers and employers, providing online recruitment services, selling credits and managing credit system, SEO to drive huge traffic to your job site, and so on. This book includes a lot of screenshots which not only illustrate tasks but also create a visual impact. This book contains overall necessary information that is important for the understanding of job site development.

Who this book is for

If you are looking for building and managing a job site using Joomla! extensions then this book is for you.

Prior knowledge of using extensions is not expected but Joomla! basics will be required.

Code Download and Errata
Packt Anytime, Anywhere
Register Books
Print Upgrades
eBook Downloads
Video Support
Contact Us
Awards Voting Nominations Previous Winners
Judges Open Source CMS Hall Of Fame CMS Most Promising Open Source Project Open Source E-Commerce Applications Open Source JavaScript Library Open Source Graphics Software
Resources
Open Source CMS Hall Of Fame CMS Most Promising Open Source Project Open Source E-Commerce Applications Open Source JavaScript Library Open Source Graphics Software