Introduction

If you’ve opened this book, I imagine you already appreciate how easy Joomla! makes it for you to run your web site or blog. Like me, you may be astonished that the excellent Joomla! developers have created such a solid, professional content management system and then made it free for all the world to use. Similar to its open-source cousin WordPress, Joomla! has grown from being used on a few hundred rudimentary web sites to literally having millions of advanced site deployments.

Joomla! has evolved to become such a comprehensive system that you can literally do anything on a Joomla! site that is possible on an expensive, custom web site. And most of the time, there is a free extension available that augments the Joomla! core to ...

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