Joomla! 1.5x Customization: Make Your Site Adapt to Your Needs
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- Adapt your site to get a unique appearance, features, and benefits of your choice
- Save on development costs by learning how to do professional work yourself and solve common problems with a Joomla! site
- Step through how to build an effective subscription-based business with Joomla! and market a site effectively
- Understand and customize modules, plugins, components, and templates
- A precise book packed with examples and careful explanations
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 288 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : August 2009
ISBN : 1847195164
ISBN 13 : 9781847195166
Author(s) : Daniel Chapman
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Content Management (CMS), Joomla!, Open Source
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Skills Required to Customize Joomla!
Chapter 2: Setting Up Our Environment
Chapter 3: Planning Our Site
Chapter 4: Installing and Configuring Extensions
Chapter 5: Installing and Modifying Templates
Chapter 6: Customizing Modules
Chapter 7: Customizing Plugins
Chapter 8: Customizing Components
Chapter 9: Finding and Fixing Problems
Chapter 10: Promoting and Tracking
Chapter 11: Monetizing Our Site
All in all, if you are an enthusiastic DIYer who wants to customise their Joomla site without paying for help, this book will prove invaluable. Also, you will get a lot of useful ideas and experience handed to you through its pages.Read more
All the stages needed, from planning the website to installing and configuring through to the promotion and tracking of the website, are covered leaving no need of other resources. I would highly recommend this book to both beginners and experienced users of Joomla! and agree that it is an invaluable resource that is written in a clear formulated manner.Read more
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What you will learn from this book
- Identify and use the right tools to speed up site development
- Set goals and a mission for your site to guide development
- Pick the right extensions for your site
- Plan and implement advanced configurations for extensions
- Modify extension functionality to suit your needs
- Modify extension and template appearance to suit your needs
- Diagnose and fix common problems on Joomla! sites
- Market your site, via SEO, Social Marketing, and Traditional Marketing
- Monetize your site to make the maximum return
- Build a subscription site step by step
Setting up a basic Joomla! Web site is easy; what comes next is hard and expensive – making the site do exactly what and look exactly how you want. With this book in hand, it is easy to adapt your site to bring your vision fully to life.
This book will help you to separate your site from the crowd of other Joomla! sites without having to invest in developers. It will guide you through how to customize different parts and aspects of your site and will also show you how to turn your site into a profitable business via these customizations. You will be able to build a successful, professional web site that will adapt to all your business needs.
You will be taken beyond the basics of Joomla!, and given an insight into the techniques and tools used by the professionals to rapidly develop unique, custom sites. This will enable you to develop your own professional-quality Joomla! site without assistance, saving you time and money. You will learn how modules, plugins, components, and templates are constructed, and how to make changes in them, giving you the confidence to make more elaborate changes to your site. On top of this will be a look at common problems Joomla! site developers face and how best to deal with them.
You will also learn techniques for building a business with Joomla!, as you step through building a subscription-based web business. Towards the end, you will look at marketing and monetizing this business fully to maximize your return.
This step by step guide will show you how to build and customize a unique web site with Joomla! using the same techniques as the professionals
Filled with plenty of examples and careful explanations, this step-by-step guide teaches you to build a subscription-based business site with Joomla!. This site will evolve chapter by chapter as you apply the techniques and theory that you are learning to it.
You will start by looking at the environment in which you develop, setting yourself up with the right tools to develop a professional site as effectively and efficiently as possible. Then you will move on to setting the purpose of our site, and why it is important to have a clear purpose and goals for your site before you ever even install Joomla!.
You will begin to look through choosing, installing and customizing extensions, and proceed to work on your sample subscription site as a practical example of the information covered in each chapter.
Finally you will look at how to market and monetize your site to ensure the maximum success for your site.
Who this book is for
This book is written for people with basic knowledge of Joomla! who want to expand their skills and move from simply assembling extensions and installing a template to truly customizing their own site.
The ideal reader is one who wishes to build a successful business web site using Joomla! and is interested in making as well as saving money by applying professional tools and techniques to the development, monetization, and marketing of their site. Non-business focussed site owners can still benefit greatly from the book, however, if they wish to add a level of professionalism to their work.