Joomla Explained: Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Joomla! Explained

  • The What, When, Where, and Who of Joomla
  • This Book Explained

Chapter 2. Joomla! Installations Explained

  • Choose the Best Place to Install Joomla
  • Choose the Best Way to Install Joomla!
  • Install Joomla Automatically
  • Install Joomla Manually
  • Get Help If You’re Stuck Installing Joomla!

Chapter 3. Joomla! Sites Explained

  • Understand the Two Areas of a Joomla Site
  • Understand the Administrator Area of Your Joomla Site
  • Things You’ll See All the Time in Joomla
  • Understand the Visitor Area of Your Joomla Site
  • Make Your First Joomla Site Changes

Chapter 4. Joomla! Content Explained

  • Step 1: Categorize
  • Step 2: Add
  • Step 3: Show
  • The Joomla CASh Workflow—Why Do It This Way?
  • Practicing the CASh Workflow

Chapter 5. Joomla! Content Editing Explained

  • Formatting Your Text
  • Adding Images to Your Content
  • Adding Links to Your Content
  • Choosing Your Article Options
  • Practicing Joomla Content

Chapter 6. Joomla! Menus Explained

  • Why Do you Need Menus?
  • Step 1: Categorize Your Menu Links
  • Step 2: Adding Your Menu Links
  • Step 3: Showing Your Menu Links
  • Practicing the CASh Workflow with Menus
  • More Advanced Layout Options Using Menus
  • Putting It All Together in a Blog Layout
  • Putting It All Together in a List Layout

Chapter 7. Joomla! Components Explained

  • Banners Component
  • Contacts Component
  • Messaging Component
  • News Feeds Component
  • Redirect Component
  • Search Component
  • Web Links Component

Chapter 8. Joomla! Modules Explained

  • Understanding Modules
  • Creating New Modules
  • Changing the Order of Modules
  • Changing Which Pages Modules Appear On
  • Change When Modules Appear

Chapter 9. Joomla! Plug-ins Explained

  • The Plug-in Manager
  • Authentication Plug-ins
  • Content Plug-ins
  • Editors and Editors-XTD Plug-ins
  • Search Plug-ins
  • User Plug-ins
  • Extension, System, and Other Plug-in Types

Chapter 10. Joomla! Templates Explained

  • Understanding Templates
  • Changing Templates
  • Changing Template Options
  • Different Designs and Layouts for Different Pages

Chapter 11. Adding Joomla! Extensions Explained

  • Research Components, Modules, and Plug-ins
  • Install Components, Modules, and Plug-ins
  • Find and Install Templates

Chapter 12. Putting It All Together: Personal Site

  • Step 1: Installation
  • Step 2: Content
  • Step 3: Components, Modules, and Plug-ins
  • Step 4: Templates

Chapter 13. Putting It All Together: Business Site

  • Step 1: Installation
  • Step 2: Content
  • Step 3: Components, Modules, and Plug-ins
  • Step 4: Templates

Chapter 14. Joomla! Users Explained

  • What People Can See: Joomla’s Access Levels
  • Method 2: What Users Can Do: Joomla’s User Groups
  • Method 3: Creating Your Own Access Controls

Chapter 15. Joomla! Languages Explained

  • Step 1: Installation
  • Step 2: Content
  • Step 3: Extensions (Components, Modules, and Plug-ins)
  • Step 4: Templates

Chapter 16. Joomla! Site Management Explained

  • Updating Your Site
  • Updating Your Extensions
  • Disabling or Uninstalling Your Extensions
  • Additional Measures to Protect Your Site
  • Backing Up Your Site
  • Global Configuration