Joomla! for Professional Writers: Joomla! 1.5
The information in this book is subject to change without notice. The author shall in no eventbe liable for any loss of business, loss of use or data, interruptions in business or for damageof any kind arising from any defect or errors in this publication.The Joomla! name and logo are registered trademarks of Open Source Matters, Inc. All othertrade names referenced in this book are the service marks, trademarks, or registered trade-marks of their manufactures and belong to their respective owner(s).This book may not be reproduced in any form without permission from the author.Copyright © 2010, 2011 Matt Majeske. All rights reserved.
First and foremost, I would like to thank my wife, Laura, and daughter, Isabella, for theirpatience and for allowing me to work on this book in my “spare time” over the last two years.I would like to thank Don Miller, fellow Joomla wrangler, who, while tearing out his hair overthe enigmatic “module,” suggested I write about modules in a book on Joomla; thus, givingme the idea to write this book. I also would like to thank Matt Bingham for introducing me toJoomla and explaining how I could build a portable server with XAMPP Lite on a USB flashdrive. And last, but not least, I would like to thank Open Source Matters and the Joomla devel-opment community for creating such a great publishing tool.
I missed my deadline for completing this book by twelve months. My job and family lifealways took precedence. The result is that I am publishing a book on Joomla 1.5 as Joomla 1.6nears completion. On the bright side, now that it’s written, I won’t need two years to update itfor Joomla 1.6.I am self-publishing this book, which means every sentence is my own, raw prose. I spellchecked each chapter at least twice, and spent $50 to print a hard copy for proofing, but it hasnot been reviewed by a professional editor. You will, most likely, encounter a few typos and,possibly, a few sentences that leave you scratching your head. But, I have done my best toensure that it is free from glaring spelling and grammar errors.I have also done my best to ensure the procedures in this book are technically accurate. Iinstalled every piece of software mentioned in this book numerous times and tested everyparameter to verify the results during the writing process.
About the Author
Matt Majeske has worked as a technical writer for over 14 years and has a college degree inprofessional writing. During his career, he has filled the positions of contractor, employee,team lead, and manager. But, more importantly, he learned about Joomla when using it as apublishing platform for a technical writing department. His goal is to teach you how to transi-tion from your word processors and desktop-publishing tools to writing and publishing on theweb with Joomla.