Up and Running with Joomla

R. Allen Wyke

Skip Matheny

Abstract

Need to launch a feature-rich website quickly where you have one or more people authoring the content? Want to use a powerful, robust, and scalable Content Management System (CMS) you can trust? This Short Cut will get you up and running with Joomla 1.5, a freely available open source CMS. Learn how to install, configure, customize, and extend your Joomla installation. Also learn the tricks of the trade in how to set up and manage both your content and your users. Joomla can be a challenge to understand at first, so drastically cut your "get up to speed" time by taking the Short Cut!

Assumptions

For this material to work, we have made some assumptions about your knowledge. While we make every attempt to help the reader understand how to perform a particular task, we limit our coverage of operating systems, web servers, PHP, and databases, so that we might focus the majority of the content on Joomla (http://www.joomla.org) itself. Here are some of the assumptions we make:

  • You know what Joomla is—at least enough to understand it is a CMS and it is used to manage and deliver websites.

  • You are using Joomla 1.5, not 1.0.x. If you need 1.0.x covered, please consider purchasing the first edition of this book.

  • You do not expect this material to be comprehensive. Keep in mind it's a short cut—not a ...

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