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Table Of Contents

Foreword
Preface
An Overview
Using a CMS: Static Versus Dynamic
A Brief History of Joomla
Why Open Source and the GPL?
The Future
Joomla 1.0.x: End of Life
Summary
CHAPTER 2
Quick Start
Quick Install
Installing Joomla Using Fantastico
System Requirements
Add Sample Content or Not
Some Basic Terminology
Frontend Versus Backend
Extensions
Site Content
CHAPTER 3
A Tour of the Administrator Panel
Control Panel
Administrator Menus
Menus
Content
Tools
Help
Administrator Modules
Main Toolbar
Article Filtering and Display
CHAPTER 4
Global Configuration
Site
Site Settings
Metadata Settings
SEO Settings
System
System Settings
User Settings
Media Settings
Debug Settings
Cache Settings
Session Settings
Server
Server Settings
Local Settings
FTP Settings
Database Settings
Mail Settings
CHAPTER 5
Preparing Your Content
Planning, Creating, and Organizing Your Content
Sections, Categories, and Articles
Section Manager Overview
Creating Sections
Publishing and Unpublishing Sections
Copying Sections
Category Manager Overview
Creating Categories
Publishing and Unpublishing Categories
Copying Categories
Moving Categories
Uncategorized Sections and Categories
CHAPTER 6
Creating Content
Articles As Building Blocks
Creating Articles
The WYSIWYG Editor
Customizing Articles
Article Publishing and Unpublishing
Scheduled Publishing and Unpublishing
Article Parameters
Article Parameters Hierarchy
Menu Article Parameters
Global Article Parameters
Basic Article Parameters
Advanced Article Parameters
Page Functions: Print PDF, Email to a Friend, and Print Page
Prevent Code from Being Stripped Out of the Editor
Article Manager Filtering and Ordering
Filtering Articles
Ordering Articles
Permissions
Section Permissions
Category Permissions
Article Permissions
Archiving Articles
Archiving an Article
Unarchiving an Article
Trashing Articles
Trashing an Article
Restoring Trashed Articles
Permanently Delete Trashed Articles
The Front Page Manager
Ordering Front Page Articles
Removing Front Page Articles
Frontend Versus Backend Editing
Edit an Article on the Frontend
Submitting Content on the Frontend
Submit a New Article on the Frontend
Submit a New Web Link on the Frontend
CHAPTER 7
Menu Structure Versus Content Structure
Menu Manager
ID
Menu Item Manager: Menu Item Types Explained, Controlling Layout
Menu Item Parameters
Menu Item Details
Parameters (Basic)
Parameters (Advanced)
Parameters (Component)
Parameters (System)
Menu Modules: Parameters
Module Parameters
Advanced Parameters
Other Parameters
Menu Module: Split Menus
Built-in Site Map
Create the Site Map
Add Your Site Map to an Article Using the Content—Load Module Plug-in
Using ItemID to Create Internal Links
Menu Trash
Restore Menu Items
Permanently Delete Menu Items
CHAPTER 8
Components
Extending Joomla with Extensions and Compatibility
Banners
Contacts
News Feeds
Polls
Search
Web Links
Other Built-in Components in the Extension Manager
Third-Party Components: How to Install
CHAPTER 9
Modules
The Module Manager
Built-in Frontend Modules
Article Modules
Component Modules
Feed Modules
User Modules
Other Modules
Creating Modules
Assigning Modules
Duplicating Modules
Deleting Modules
Moving Modules
Creating a Menu Module
Creating a Custom HTML Module
Built-in Administrator Modules
Navigation Modules
News Modules
Showing a Module Inside an Article
Installing Third-Party Modules
View All of the Module Positions
CHAPTER 10
Plug-ins
The Plugin Manager
Plug-in Types
Built-in Plug-ins
Third-Party Plug-ins: How to Install
CHAPTER 11
Templates
The Template Manager
Installing and Assigning Templates
Installing a Template Package File
Template Parameters
Template Overrides (MVC)
CHAPTER 12
User Manager
Adding and Editing Users
User Details
Parameters
Contact Information
User Registration
Login Module
Creating an Account
Forgot Your Password?
Forgot Your Username?
Recover Your Admin Password
The Easy Way
The Hard Way
User Permissions
CHAPTER 13
Media Manager
The Media Manager
Navigating Views and Managing Media
Uploading and Deleting Media
Uploading Media
Deleting Media
Using Media in Your Articles
Adding an Image
Changing an Image
Removing an Image
CHAPTER 14
Languages
The Language Manager
Finding and Installing Languages
Installing Other Languages
Assigning a Language Pack to the Site or Administrator
Assigning a Language Pack to a Single User
Creating a Language Pack
Other Language Options
Joom!Fish
CHAPTER 15
Extension Manager
Installing Extensions
Upload Package File
Install from Directory
Adding a Product
Other Extension Options
Blog: Blogging Functionality Built In
Creating a Calendar
Creating a Calendar Menu Item
Creating Event Categories
Adding an Event
Adding a Mini-Calendar
Forms: Create Custom Forms to Collect and Store Information with bfForms
Field Types
Submit Actions
Layout
Final Thoughts
Other Extension Option
Photo Gallery: Set Up an Online Photo Gallery Using Phoca
Adding a Category
Uploading an Image
Document Library: Create Online Document Storage Using RokDownloads
Creating a Folder
Uploading a File
Creating a Menu Link
Latest Downloads List
Reviews: Create an Online Review System Using JReviews Express
Setting Up Review Sections and Categories in Joomla
Setting Up Review Criteria
Setting Up a Review Category in JReviews
User Reviews on the Frontend
Configuration and Access Options
Building a Community: Extend User Profiles and Functions with Community Builder
Creating a User List
Adding a Profile Tab
Adding Profile Fields
How a Podcast Works
Setting Up Podcast Suite
Create a Podcast Category
Create a Podcast Menu Item
Upload Your Podcast Audio File
Publish Your Podcast
Setting Up Your iTunes Channel
More Parts
Synchronize Your Users
Create a Menu Link to Your Forum
Setting Up a Forum Category
Add a Moderator
Integration
Site Backup/Migration: Perform Backups and Migrate Your Site Using JoomlaPack
Getting to Know the Interface
Backing Up Your Website
Restore Your Website
But Wait, There’s More!
Power Search: Powerful Site Searches with JXtended Finder
Set Up a Search Filter
Adding a Search Box
Search Options
Reindexing Your Content
Content Tagging: Organize and Connect Related Content Using JXtended Labels
Planning and Creating Your Labels
Labeling Your Articles
Creating a Tag Cloud
Comments: Set Up User Comments Using JXtended Comments
CHAPTER 19
SEO and SEF
What Is SEO and SEF?
Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine–Friendly URLs
ure 19-1)
Blocking Search Engines
Lowering Your Page Rank
Keywords and Metadata
SEF URLs and Creating Custom URLs
Error Pages
SEO and SEF Resources
CHAPTER 20
Security
Importance of Security and the JSST
Best Practices
Keep Joomla Updated
Subscribe to Security Update
Backup Often
Stay on Top of New Vulnerabilities
Uninstall or Unpublish Unused Extensions
Strong Passwords
Create a New Super Administrator User
Do Not Use jos_ As Your Database Prefix
Database and Super Administrator Passwords Should Not Be the Same
Help→System Info
Do Not Use PHP 4
Register Globals
.htaccess
SEF URLs
robots.txt
Directory Permissions
More Information
CHAPTER 21
Joomla 1.6 and Beyond
Changes and Improvements
Article Manager
Interface Enhancements
ACL and User Permissions
Other Improvements
Extension Compatibility
Migrating to Joomla 1.6
Getting Involved
Write or Translate a Tutorial or Documentation
Test or Add a Comment to an Issue Report
Develop an Extension or Template
Join a Joomla Working Group
Help Out at a Joomla Event
Contribute in Other Ways
APPENDIX A
Installing and Upgrading
Developing for Joomla
APPENDIX D
Tips and Tricks
Index
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Using Joomla: Building Powerful and Efficient Web Sites

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Why use Joomla? Because with Joomla you don't need to have any technical expertise or web design experience to create effective websites and web apps. Whether you're creating your first website or building a multi-function site for a client, this book provides straightforward, hands-on instruction that makes it easy to learn this open source web content management system.Written by members of the Joomla Leadership Team, Using Joomla helps newcomers quickly learn the basics, while developers with Joomla experience will pick up best practices for building more sophisticated websites. You'll also find more than a dozen ways to extend the functionality of existing Joomla-built websites. Start building with Joomla in minutes!Get guidelines for planning, creating, and organizing your contentUnderstand how to create and use Joomla templates to build websites quicklyExplore how components, modules, and plug-ins can extend your site's functionalityIncrease your site ranking by using Joomla best practicesUse built-in components such as banners, news feeds, polls, search, and web linksSet up an online store, calendar, photo gallery, discussion forum, and moreLearn important security precautions to safeguard your site
Why use Joomla? Because with Joomla you don't need to have any technical expertise or web design experience to create effective websites and web apps. Whether you're creating your first website or building a multi-function site for a client, this book provides straightforward, hands-on instruction that makes it easy to learn this open source web content management system.Written by members of the Joomla Leadership Team, Using Joomla helps newcomers quickly learn the basics, while developers with Joomla experience will pick up best practices for building more sophisticated websites. You'll also find more than a dozen ways to extend the functionality of existing Joomla-built websites. Start building with Joomla in minutes!Get guidelines for planning, creating, and organizing your contentUnderstand how to create and use Joomla templates to build websites quicklyExplore how components, modules, and plug-ins can extend your site's functionalityIncrease your site ranking by using Joomla best practicesUse built-in components such as banners, news feeds, polls, search, and web linksSet up an online store, calendar, photo gallery, discussion forum, and moreLearn important security precautions to safeguard your site

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