Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Joomla! A User's Guide : Building a Successful Joomla! Powered Website

Joomla! A User's Guide : Building a Successful Joomla! Powered Website

Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR 
Number Of Pages: 480 
Publication Date: 2007-12-21 
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0136135609 
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780136135609

Table of Contents
About the Author
Chapter 1. Content Management Systems and an Introduction to Joomla!
What Is a Content Management System?
History of Joomla
Joomla's Features
Elements of a Joomla Website
Chapter 2. Downloading and Installing Joomla!
How Do I Install Joomla?
Chapter 3. Joomla! Administration Basics
What Is the Frontend and Backend of a Joomla-powered Website?
Chapter 4. Content Is King: Organizing Your Content
How Does Joomla Generate Web Pages?
How Does Joomla Organize Content Articles?
Creating the Widget Inc. Website with Uncategorized Content
Creating Widget Inc. with Sections and Categories
Module Content
Chapter 5. Creating Menus and Navigation
How Do Menus and Modules Work Together?
What Do Menu Items Do?
Blog Layout
List/Standard Layout for a Section
List/Standard Layout for a Blog
Module Manager
Chapter 6. Extending Joomla!
What Are Extensions?
Installing Extensions
Managing Extensions
Chapter 7. Expanding Your Content: Articles and Editors
Creating and Managing Articles
Managing Content Through the Backend
Managing Content Through The Frontend
Article Checkin
Chapter 8. Getting Traffic to Your Site
Start at the Beginning: Site Goals
Organic Traffic (SEO)
Referral Traffic
Pay-Per-Click Traffic
Email Traffic
Joomla SEF Extensions
Chapter 9. Creating a Pure CSS Template
What Is a Joomla Template?
Localhost Design Process
W3C and Tableless Design
Creating a Simple Template
Using CSS to Create a Tableless Layout
Making a Real Joomla 1.5 Template
Advanced Templating Features
Chapter 10. Creating a School Site with Joomla!
Why Do We Need a School Website?
What Features Do We Need on a School Site?
Downloading and Installing a School Template
Organizing Content on a School Website
Creating the Menus
Building Out Content
Creating Subnavigation
Setting Up the Footer
Setting Up the Home Page
Adding Basic Functionality to a School Website
Extending the School Website Beyond the Basics
Chapter 11. Creating a Restaurant Site with Joomla!
Why Does a Restaurant Need a Website?
What Features Does a Restaurant Website Need?
Downloading and Installing a Restaurant Template
Organizing the Content on a Restaurant Website
Building Content Articles with Lorem Ipsum
Creating Menus
Setting Up the Home Page
Using Stock Imagery
Extending a Restaurant Website
Chapter 12. Creating a Blog Site with Joomla!
What Is a Blog?
Why Have a Blog?
What Features Are Needed on a Blog Site?
Downloading and Installing a Blog Template
Organizing Content on a Blog
Adding Basic Functionality to a Blog
Extending a Blog Website Beyond the Basics
Appendix A. Getting Help
Community Forums
Help Sites
Getting Help from Google
Appendix B. Joomla! Case Studies
Six Case Studies for Organizations That Use Joomla
Appendix C. A Quick Start to SEO
Section 1. Keyword Use in Title Tag
Section 2. Anchor Text of Inbound Link
Section 3. Global Link Popularity of Site (PageRank)
Section 4. Age of Site
Section 5. Link Popularity Within the Site
Section 6. Topical Relevance of Inbound Links and Popularity of Linking Site
Section 7. Link Popularity of Site in Topic Community
Section 8. Keyword Use in Body Text
Section 9. File Size
Section 10. Clean URL
Section 11. Utilize Your Error Pages
What's Not Here?
Appendix D. Installing WAMP5

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