Joomla 3 Explained: Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Joomla! Explained         1

  • The What, When, Where, and Who of Joomla   2
  • This Book Explained   9
  • What’s Next?   13

Chapter 2: Joomla! Planning Explained         15

  • Joomla Site Planning Explained   15
  • Our Joomlaville Website Plan   18
  • Our Joomlaville Project Management Plan   23
  • Our Joomlaville Development Plan   24
  • Our Joomlaville Management Plan   25
  • What’s Next?   25

Chapter 3: Joomla! Installations Explained         27

  • Choosing the Best Place to Install Joomla   27
  • Choosing the Best Way to Install Joomla   30
  • Installing Joomla Automatically   30
  • Installing Joomla Manually   39
  • Getting Help If You’re Stuck with Installing Joomla   57
  • What’s Next?   58

Chapter 4: Joomla! Sites Explained         59

  • Understanding the Two Areas of a Joomla Site   59
  • Understanding the Administrator Area of Your Joomla Site   63
  • Things You’ll See All the Time in Joomla   65
  • Understanding the Visitor Area of Your Joomla Site   73
  • Making Your First Joomla Site Changes   79
  • What’s Next?   85

Chapter 5: Joomla! Content Explained         87

  • Step 1: Categorize   87
  • Step 2: Add   91
  • Step 3: Show   97
  • The Joomla CASh Workflow: Why Do It This Way?   107
  • Practicing the CASh Workflow   108
  • What’s Next?   114

Chapter 6: Joomla! Content Editing Explained         115

  • Formatting Your Text   115
  • Adding Images to Your Content   125
  • Adding Links to Your Content   136
  • Adding Tables to Your Content   140
  • Versions of Your Articles   143
  • Practicing Joomla Content   146
  • What’s Next?   153

Chapter 7: Joomla! Menus Explained         155

  • Why Do You Need Menus?   155
  • Grouping Your Menu Links   156
  • Creating a Blog by Adding a Menu Link   164
  • Practicing the CASh Workflow   168
  • Options: Finishing Your Content Display   172
  • What’s Next?   179

Chapter 8: Joomla! Components Explained         181

  • Banners Component   182
  • Contacts Component   188
  • Messaging Component   193
  • News Feeds Component   196
  • Redirect Component   200
  • Search Component   204
  • Smart Search Component   206
  • Tags Component   211
  • Web Links Component   214
  • What’s Next?   219

Chapter 9: Joomla! Modules Explained         221

  • Understanding Modules   222
  • Creating New Modules   227
  • Changing the Order of Modules   233
  • Changing the Pages on Which Modules Appear   238
  • What’s Next?   243

Chapter 10: Joomla! Plugins Explained         245

  • The Plugin Manager   245
  • Authentication Plugins   247
  • Content Plugins   249
  • Editors and Editors-XTD Plugins   256
  • Search Plugins   262
  • User Plugins   264
  • Extension, System, and Other Plugin Types   267
  • What’s Next?   268

Chapter 11: Adding Joomla! Extensions Explained         269

  • Researching Components, Modules, and Plugins   269
  • Installing Components, Modules, and Plugins   280
  • Other Installation Methods   296
  • What’s Next?   304

Chapter 12: Joomla! Templates Explained         305

  • Understanding Templates   305
  • Changing Templates   309
  • Changing Template Options   313
  • Finding and Installing Templates   318
  • What’s Next?   338

Chapter 13: Joomla! Users Explained          341

  • What People Can See: Joomla’s Access Levels   341
  • Method 1: What Users Can See: Joomla’s Access Levels   342
  • Method 2: What Users Can Do: Joomla’s User Groups   352
  • Method 3: Creating Your Own Access Controls   358
  • What’s Next?   370

Chapter 14: Joomla! Site Management Explained         373

  • Updating Your Site   373
  • Updating Your Extensions   379
  • Disabling or Uninstalling Your Extensions   381
  • Additional Measures to Protect Your Site   383
  • Backing Up Your Site   385
  • Global Configuration   390
  • What’s Next?   401