Joomla! 1.5 Cookbook

Joomla! 1.5 Cookbook
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Find quick solutions to common Joomla! problems
  • Part of Packt's Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible
  • Look at recipes that cover the portions of Joomla! 1.6 that are brand new
  • Over 60 practical recipes covering a range of site management and core Joomla! activities


Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 340 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2010
ISBN : 1849512361
ISBN 13 : 9781849512367
Author(s) : Tom Canavan
Topics and Technologies : All Books, CMS and eCommerce, Content Management (CMS), Joomla!, Open Source, Web Development

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing Joomla!
Chapter 2: Working with phpMyAdmin
Chapter 3: Templates
Chapter 4: Editing Content and Menus
Chapter 5: Managing Links, Users, and Media
Chapter 6: Managing Modules and Components
Chapter 7: Managing Articles Using the K2 Content Construction Kit
Chapter 8: Installing Third-party Extensions
Chapter 9: Troubleshooting
Chapter 10: Securing your Joomla! Site
Chapter 11: Joomla! 1.6
  • Chapter 1: Installing Joomla!
    • Introduction
    • Preparing to install
    • Setting up your database on a cPanel® host
    • Setting up your database on a GoDaddy.Com® server
    • Installation of Joomla! 1.5
    • Ensuring permissions are correct
  • Chapter 2: Working with phpMyAdmin
    • Introduction
    • Exporting a MySQL database using phpMyAdmin
    • Importing a MySQL database using phpMyAdmin
    • Working with your database using phpMyAdmin
    • Removing a table from your database
    • Removing content from a table
  • Chapter 3: Templates
    • Introduction
    • Installing the template using the administrator tool
    • Replacing the default administrator template
    • Manual installation of a template
    • Using more than one template on your site
    • Determining your templates' module positions
    • Replacing a logo in a template
  • Chapter 4: Editing Content and Menus
    • Introduction
    • Installing a new editor
    • Setting up sections
    • Setting up categories
    • Article creation
    • Adding new menus
    • Setting up a blog on your Joomla! site
    • Adding an extension menu
  • Appendix
    • Usernames, passwords and database reference sheet
    • Turning the legacy mode on or off
    • Changing the favorite icon
    • Setting up a site in a subfolder
    • Questions to ask a prospective host
    • Checking and updating your server software

Tom Canavan

Tom Canavan has been in the Computer and IT industry for 20+ years where he spent several years as a Systems Consultant to many Fortune 100 clients and other global companies.

Canavan is considered a top security and disaster recovery expert in the Joomla world. He is the author of the Packt Published book Joomla! Web Security.

He is a former CIO and is currently the co-founder of Canavan contributes articles on security and disaster recovery to several websites.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Install Joomla! on two different but common types of hosting; setting up the database on two common hosting platforms, cPanel® and®
  • Know your way around phpMyAdmin for some of the tasks you may face.
  • Install your template, assign it as the default and make changes to it.
  • Setup the basics of a Section and a Category to hold and manage content with.
  • Manage links, users and media
  • Install, assign, and create Modules and Components
  • Install and use K2
  • Install, configure and use of some select extensions.
  • Learn how to do the easy and medium difficulty tasks, designed to eliminate quite a few of the issues you may experience.
  • Look at recipes that cover the portions of Joomla! 1.6 that are brand new

In Detail

If you are a Joomla! site owner, you must already be aware of how this robust, easy to use, open source content management system can help you build a great looking site instantly. You must also be aware of the many problems that it can throw up from time to time. Find the solutions to all your basic and advanced Joomla! queries, so you don't have to wait for someone on the forums to help you out every time.

The Joomla! 1.5 Cookbook will provide you with quick and direct solutions to the most common and uncommon problems faced by you, the Joomla! site owner, sidestepping all the theoretical fuss.

Joomla! is the insanely popular, award winning content management system which helps you build professional looking websites, even if you don't have any HTML programming experience or design skills.

Although, sometimes you might trip over some common pitfalls which would slow the progress of your website down. This book will help you find a direct and quick way through these common problems which can be easily avoided with a few tips and tricks. It starts of with solutions the most common queries that you might face during the installation and setup for Joomla! 1.5 moving on swiftly to guide you through Joomla! templates, modules, security, managing your users and much more. So the next time when things go wrong with your Joomla! site and you are wondering, for example, how to work with your site's database; just pick up this book and quickly find your way through this.

Find the easiest solutions to many pitfalls that might fall in the way of your Joomla! site.


This is a fast paced cookbook, with practical recipes providing tips and tricks to the most common problems and scenarios faced by Joomla! site owners. It also covers brand new concepts and scenarios of Joomla! 1.6.

Who this book is for

If you are a Joomla! site owner and have some problems that you want to get rid of quickly; or you just want to get particular things working or improved, this is the book for you. HTML, CSS, or programming knowledge not required.

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