both hands-on tutorials and real-world practical applications, as well as reference and
backgroundinformation that provide a context for what you are learning. This book is
a fairly comprehensive resource on the Joomla! open source content management system. By the
time you have completed the Joomla!Bible you will be well prepared to build and maintain a
Joomla!-based web site.
Joomla! is in the forefront of one of the most dynamic trends in open source software: the rise of
open source contentmanagement systems (CMS). Historically, a web content management system
was a very expensive investment. Open source has changed all that. There are now a number of
options that allow site developersand site owners to tap into the power of building CMS-powered
Of all the options that exist in the market today, perhaps none is more popular than Joomla! —
certainly none is growingmore quickly than Joomla!. At the time this book was written, Joomla!
had just passed the 10 million downloads mark. A truly significant achievement given the relatively
short history of the project.If you are a designer looking to build functional web sites for your clients, Joomla! is an excellent
tool. If you are a developer looking for a framework upon which to develop custom functionality,Joomla! can meet your needs. And if you are simply a web site owner who wants to
take control of their web site, then you need look no further than Joomla! To all of you:
Welcome to the Joomla!Bible.
In keeping with the comprehensive theme of the Bible series, this book seeks to provide a wide
range of information suitable to a wide variety of potential readers. While we have strived topresent
information that is relevant to the largest possible group of users, certain sections of this book
are logically more relevant to certain categories of users.
For those looking to take their...