Joomla! 1.5x Customization: Make Your Site Adapt to Your Needs

Create and customize a professional Joomla! site that suits your business requirements

Joomla! 1.5x Customization: Make Your Site Adapt to Your Needs

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Daniel Chapman

Create and customize a professional Joomla! site that suits your business requirements
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ISBN 139781847195166
Paperback288 pages

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Skills Required to Customize Joomla!
The architecture of the Internet
HTML
CSS
Server-side scripting and PHP
Client-side scripting and JavaScript
Database work with MySQL and SQL
Summary
Chapter 2: Setting Up Our Environment
Types of tools
Practical—picking our tools
Practical—using our tools
Summary
Chapter 3: Planning Our Site
Why is it so important to plan?
How to plan
Licenses, encryption, and commercialism
Using the Joomla! Extensions Directory and Google
Choosing extensions from our goals
Essential extensions
Summary
Chapter 4: Installing and Configuring Extensions
Configuring Joomla!
Configuring content sections and categories
Configuring extensions
Summary
Chapter 5: Installing and Modifying Templates
Finding a template
Choosing a template
Installing a template
Modifying a template
Summary
Chapter 6: Customizing Modules
Module construction and operation
Module in a module
Module customization
Summary
Chapter 7: Customizing Plugins
Plugin composition and operation
Plugin events
Customizing a Plugin
Step 4: Install and test our Plugin
Summary
Chapter 8: Customizing Components
Component composition and operation
Customizing components
Summary
Chapter 9: Finding and Fixing Problems
Understanding common errors
Hacking the core
Solving the unsolvable
Summary
Chapter 10: Promoting and Tracking
Promoting our site
Tracking visitors to our site
Summary
Chapter 11: Monetizing Our Site
The Internet and the free economy
Monetization models
Monetization implementations
Monetization models for our site
Summary

What You Will Learn

 

  • 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

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Skills Required to Customize Joomla!
The architecture of the Internet
HTML
CSS
Server-side scripting and PHP
Client-side scripting and JavaScript
Database work with MySQL and SQL
Summary
Chapter 2: Setting Up Our Environment
Types of tools
Practical—picking our tools
Practical—using our tools
Summary
Chapter 3: Planning Our Site
Why is it so important to plan?
How to plan
Licenses, encryption, and commercialism
Using the Joomla! Extensions Directory and Google
Choosing extensions from our goals
Essential extensions
Summary
Chapter 4: Installing and Configuring Extensions
Configuring Joomla!
Configuring content sections and categories
Configuring extensions
Summary
Chapter 5: Installing and Modifying Templates
Finding a template
Choosing a template
Installing a template
Modifying a template
Summary
Chapter 6: Customizing Modules
Module construction and operation
Module in a module
Module customization
Summary
Chapter 7: Customizing Plugins
Plugin composition and operation
Plugin events
Customizing a Plugin
Step 4: Install and test our Plugin
Summary
Chapter 8: Customizing Components
Component composition and operation
Customizing components
Summary
Chapter 9: Finding and Fixing Problems
Understanding common errors
Hacking the core
Solving the unsolvable
Summary
Chapter 10: Promoting and Tracking
Promoting our site
Tracking visitors to our site
Summary
Chapter 11: Monetizing Our Site
The Internet and the free economy
Monetization models
Monetization implementations
Monetization models for our site
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781847195166
Paperback288 pages
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