Nowadays, Joomla become more and more popular and gains a big amount of market share in this new technological industry. Joomla makes easily to build a website just the way you want and keep it simple to update and maintain. It’s easy to understand that why many interesting books written about Joomla are published continuously at this time. Simon Grange – one of the most wonderful writers by his professional knowledge also provides one impressive book like this. He has written a comprehensive book called “Joomla! 3 –The Book for everyone”. That contributes to make Joomla Bookstore more flourish and give readers a diverse in choosing a suitable and useful book for their own target.
Take a book, you can see a short phrase that is printed on the book’s title “learn how to build and maintain your website with CMS Joomla!” to describe this book’s main content. A title isn’t too simple, not too complex but making an ideal and impressive interface for users at the first sight. It provides people all necessary ways and basic information in building website through our favorite CMS: Joomla. On the one hand, the book is available in both well-known languages: English and French. Thank to that, readers can be easy to understand or translate if necessary. On the other hand, by providing a plenty of images, screenshots, clear and reasonable examples, even detailed explanations.
In addition, book’s arrangement of content is very clear and reasonable. It is divided into 7 chapters. Each chapter gives full of information about special topic.
I would like to review briefly content of each chapter in this book below. That is also useful things I learn and keep in mind. I strongly believe that this knowledge helps not only me but also all people who read it carefully and make their own website.
The first chapter: Introduction to Joomla and Handling the administrator Interface.
Firstly, Simon Grange would like to give overview about what is Joomla all about and how could users navigate the site as well as the administrator interface. We cannot deny many wonderful advantages of Joomla which contribute significantly in creating a beautiful and outstanding web design. CMS functions is needed to understanding deeply that how it operate and take control display.
The second chapter: Managing content with Joomla
In order to post any articles online, that is implemented quickly and easily. Certainly, users don’t feel confused by Joomla’s supports. Content of the articles is arranged chronological and reasonable order. One important thing that you not only can put impressively articles online but also are provides a range of different ways in arranging content reasonable and eye-catching to attract readers.
The third chapter: Presentation of the Native Joomla Extensions.
Joomla is open resource which means you can make it work just the way you want. It offers a variety of features in general and built in extensions in particular. At the beginning of this chapter, author presents many definitions of different types of extensions offered by Joomla and a range of native extensions for Joomla. After that, you will have a basic guidance in constructing contact form, display banner, set up tags, etc.
The fourth chapter: Organizing the site navigation.
To help website become more flexible and your visitors could access any impressive items that they like, the rapidly navigation of a website contributes significantly in processing. A plenty of different elements are presented such as menu, modules, items … that Joomla offers. Thank to all, navigation of website become more effective and sensitive.
The fifth chapter: User management.
Restriction certain groups of users are necessary for each websites. Website become less effective and not highly secures if anyone can log in, take and repair it easily. You can control who sees what and who can do what on the frontend and the backend.
In this chapter, author show you a specific and detailed example how to set up the Access Control Level (ACLs) and how to restrict users.
The sixth chapter: Multi- lingual website (with left to right and right to left)
It is very necessary to make anyone can read and understand websites. So websites should be always requested to construct by multilingual languages. Nowadays, Joomla offers a multi-lingual system with any suitable languages for users if they want to navigate. Not important that where users come from, they still choose their own language to understand and process.
The seventh chapter: Maintenance and security
Maintenance and security is very important for operating well in the long- run period of a website. Webmasters don’t easily manage when many externality appear continuously with bad purposes, even tending to destroy.
That is the reason why in this last chapter, Simon Grange shows many useful ways to step by step in protecting your website such as how to back up, either manually or by using the extension Akeeba backup….
In conclusion, a huge of information above is my feeling and understanding about “Joomla! 3 – the book for anyone” a wonderful book of author Simon Grange. It’s really useful for who want to build one web when it supply detailed from starting to ending steps in supporting your target.
Let’s read carefully and remember all these knowledge. Nothing is useless for webmaster. Book contribute strongly in book treasure about technology and worthy for any time and generation.
If you have any wonders or questions, please contact Simon Grange to know more about this interesting book.