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Using Joomla book review

by Richard Ibbotson

Joomla is a very easy-to-use content management system. There’s also plenty of information on the internet about all aspects of its use. Yet this book is still very welcome, at least for those who’d like to know more about Joomla 1.5 and 1.6…

Details:usingjoomla
Price £34.50
Author Ron Severdia and Kenneth Crowder
Publisher O’Reilly
ISBN 978-0596804947

Joomla is a very easy-to-use content management system. There’s also plenty of information on the internet about all aspects of its use. Yet this book is still very welcome, at least for those who’d like to know more about Joomla 1.5 and 1.6 – for grey-haired, experienced PHP developers, it’s superfluous.

Using Joomla gives you guidelines for planning and creating your content, along with some useful information about how to create and use Joomla templates – something that a lot of people never get to grips with. An explanation of components, modules and plug-ins is carefully given so that the reader can begin to understand some infrastructure. In the later part of the book, useful examples are given of how to set up an online store calendar, photo gallery, discussion forum and more. The final section gives some ideas about security precautions to protect your site from attackers.
Written by Ron Severdia and Kenneth Crowder, Using Joomla gives you, in 383 pages, everything you might want to know about your favourite content management system.
Richard Ibbotson

This article originally appeared in issue 84 of Linux User & Developer magazine.

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