Discussing Joomla!, an open content management system, this book helps readers with installation, integration, and set up topics to digging into the underlying PHP and MySQL whose flexibility is driving the growth of the platform. Readers can explore load balancing, log tracking, and even search engine optimization.
Professional Joomla! walks the reader through Joomla, an open content management system that is rapidly growing in popularity. Readers will quickly advance from installation, integration, and set up topics to digging into the underlying PHP and MySQL whose flexibility is driving the growth of the platform. Readers will explore load balancing, log tracking, and even search engine optimization.
From a user standpoint, Joomla! offers tremendous ease of use and simplicity. The elegant dashboard based upon the KDE interface allows content to be updated in minutes and data to flow freely from outside sources. Administrators and developers have he capability to customize virtually every aspect of the platform. For this reason extra attention is given to topics like plug ins, the API, design and skinning, and integration with existing databases, websites, and web services.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introducing Joomla! Chapter 2: The Finer Points of Installation and Configuration. Chapter 3: Developing Custom Templates. Chapter 4: Adding and Modifying Available Extensions. Chapter 5: Developing Simple Extensions: Modules. Chapter 6: Advanced Extensions: Components. Chapter 7: Joomla! and Ajax. Chapter 8: Design Patterns and Joomla! Chapter 9: Hooking into the Joomla! Foundation: Plug-Ins. Chapter 10: Building Joomla! Communities. Chapter 11: Managing a Professional Deployment. Chapter 12: Interfacing with Outside Content. Chapter 13: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM). Chapter 14: Joomla! Security. Chapter 15: What Joomla! Can't Do. Chapter 16: Spotlight on Successful Joomla! Sites.Index.