Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5
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- Learn Joomla! 1.5 features
- Install and customize Joomla! 1.5
- Configure Joomla! administration
- Create your own Joomla! templates
- Extend Joomla! with new components, modules, and plug-ins
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 384 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : March 2008
ISBN : 184719530X
ISBN 13 : 9781847195302
Author(s) : Hagen Graf
Topics and Technologies : All Books, CMS and eCommerce, Open Source
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Terms, Concepts, and Deliberations
Chapter 2: Installation
Chapter 3: A Tour of Your New Website
Chapter 4: Customizing Joomla!—Language and Templates
Chapter 5: Configuration of Joomla! Administration
Chapter 6: Site Menu
Chapter 7: The Menus Menu
Chapter 8: Content Menu
Chapter 9: Components Menu
Chapter 10: Extensions Menu
Chapter 11: Tools
Chapter 12: More on Extensions
Chapter 13: Writing Your Own Joomla! Templates
Chapter 14: Barrier Freedom and Joomla!
Chapter 15: Your Own Components, Modules, and Plug-ins
Chapter 16: A Website with Joomla!
Chapter 17: Bonus Templates
Appendix A: Online Resources
Appendix B: Template Modules
Appendix C: How Do I switch an Image (Logo) in the Template?
Appendix D: Joomla! API
Appendix E: Forgot the Admin Password
Appendix F: Migration from Joomla! 1.0.x to Joomla! 1.5
Appendix G: Security Without Global Variables
From a technical perspective, the book offers a lot of valuable information to new Joomla developers, and could easily become the preferred resource that they turn to when building their first Joomla Web sites. Michael J. Ross, Web Developer
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Errata- 27 submitted: last submission 28 May 2013
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In the preface, Under "Downloading The Example Code for the book", it says Downlad,
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Second paragraph, last sentence reads: That is the reason your Joomla! is deposited at a server as as safe as possible
That is the reason your Joomla! is deposited at a server as safe as possible . .
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In the note ....10 – 20 visitors and logged -n users.....
"10 – 20 visitors and logged in users"
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The last line of the second last paragraph on the page: ...and even 'asign' special menu points.
...and even 'assign' special menu points.
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second line: the number "7" is unwanted.
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The first line of the back-end user group table outlining the rights of the Manager Group reads: "...can see various pieces information..."
"...can see various pieces of information..."
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Second paragraph, "Lenght" should be Length.
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The description for System Default contains an extra space in the word confi guration, it should be configuration.
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Last line reads: SMTP Host: The SMPT server of this email provider.
it should be:
SMTP Host: The SMTP server of this email provider.
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After the second screenshot there is an unwanted line- Here is an example from joomlart.com:
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The last line of the 2nd paragraph under Parameters is missing a word. It reads: ...the arrow next to header points down.
...the arrow next to the header points down.
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The first line under "Article Manager" states "The menu item Content Articles menu..."
"Content | Article Manager" menu.
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Third sentence of the third paragraph: "Frontpage Manage."
"Front Page Manager".
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First sentence of the last paragraph: "Image that you would like to display two random images." The first word should be "Imagine"
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First paragraph, third line begins with "has has". Delete the extra "has".
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Third paragraph under the heading "What is the Advantage with MVC? The first and second sentence begin with "MCV". They should begin with "MVC".
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It reads: The Entry Point (/componenet.com_hello/hello.php)
The Entry Point (/component/com_hello/hello.php)
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The code statement two-thirds down the page reads: $controller=newHelloController();
$controller = new HelloController();
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The heading that begins with "The View..." as well as the first code line reference an incorrect file name. The file "views.html.php" should be "view.html.php".
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The second to last line of the paragraph under "Conclusion" references "MCV" which should be "MVC".
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In the install.sql code set up, the table with hestreller, photo_gross, photo_klein should be replaced by manufacturer, photo_large, photo_small, respectively.
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Under the heading "Setting up the Texts and the Menu Links in the Main Menu" there is an unwanted line "There is a tree-like menu in Menus | Main Menu that looks like the following screenshot."
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Under the heading "The Impressions" there is an unwanted line- "The impressions appear on the website in the following form:"
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Under "The Download Section" we have a path "Extensions | Web Links | Categories"
it should be:
"Components | Web Links | Categories "
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Under "How Does It Work in Reality?" 2nd para, 2nd last line "corporate idendity"
What you will learn from this book
Joomla! started as a fork from Mambo in 2005, when many of the original developers of the Mambo CMS moved to working on Joomla! It has rapidly grown in popularity and, according to its own description, is a "Cutting Edge Content Management System and one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management systems in the world. It is used world-wide for anything from simple homepages to complicated corporate websites. It is easy to install, easy to manage and very reliable."
While the Joomla! CMS has the flexibility and power needed for complex, full-featured web applications, it is also simple to use to create basic websites. Its powerful, extensible template system can deal many different data types and control of user access, approval of content, scheduling of content display, and rich administrative controls are all included.
This book takes a practical step-by-step approach of teaching the installation and configuration of Joomla! 1.5, customizing it, creating your templates and extensions, and finally, building your own website.
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Slashdot: "...from a technical perspective, the book offers a lot of valuable information to new Joomla developers, and could easily become the preferred resource that they turn to when building their first Joomla Web sites." - Michael J. Ross, Web Developer, Slashdot.org
The Open Sourcery: this book is great for getting developers well-launched into using Joomla! managers will find it more than approachable and can use the book to give a sounding on the types of projects and extensions they may want to take with Joomla. Finally, basic users will get a clear idea of what Joomla can do for them - and a good gauge for how easy (or taxing) various configurations and customizations are going to be. In short, this is a book not just for getting started but also fully utilizing Joomla - top marks to Hagen Graf and Packt Publishing for this book.
dyndns.biz: The book is very complete. It is a real beginning to end piece that has great instructional value. I can see it easily implemented in workshops etc. Up to chapter 13 not much knowledge is needed. Chapter 13 to 15 require some experience with php/html to be completely understandable.
This book takes the reader through the tasks essential to create a Joomla! website as rapidly as possible. The necessary tasks are explained with clear step-by-step instructions. The authorâ€™s chatty and engaging style makes this book very readable.
Who this book is for
This book is suitable for web developers, designers, webmasters, content editors, and marketing professionals who want to develop a website in a simple and straightforward process. It does not require any detailed knowledge of programming or web development, and any IT-confident individual will be able to use the book to produce an impressive website.