Welcome to The Joomla Book website.
If you are here, you have either purchased Joomla 1.6 - A User's Guide, or hopefully are just about to! This is the companion site for the best-selling book about Joomla published by Prentice Hall. With over 30,000 copies sold in over 5 languages, its the easiest way to learn more about Joomla.
Get the Joomla Book - now for Joomla 1.6!
The have-to-have book is now in its 3rd edition. It's packed with expert, insider tricks an tips from leading world Joomla expert, Barrie North. You also get valuable
downloads including an extensive set of tutorials and examples on Joomla template building. With free access to this companion site, www.joomlabook.com featuring:
- an active forum where you can ask questions specific to chapters from the book from a Joomla expert (well, me anyway)
- 5 fully functional Joomla 1.5 live follow-along examples from the book. You can browse the sites and their backends live online.
of 5 free websites for Joomla 1.5 based on various chapter of the book.
These are SQL dumps you can import to instantly give you a completed
Joomla site. This means you can create a school, blog or small business
- 4 free tutorial templates and 3 free templates from joomlashack.com including our popular commercial template - JS Aqualine!
Get the Joomla Video
If you are more of a visual person, no problem! This valuable resource is now available on DVD.
The Joomla Video Training is a packed 9
hour training video. You'll get a unique over-the-shoulder view and can listen as I explain some of
the most difficult concepts, like sections and categories and
creating your site navigation.
Where can you get these?
You can get the book and the Video separately from Amazon:
Barnes and Noble are doing an exclusive bundle deal of a Fundamentals Joomla Video Training & Users Guide Package - $52.49 (save 25%)
What People are Saying
"You know you are reading a great computer-related book when you can
read and understand and make copious notes in the book margins...without
sitting in front of a computer! Not only did it "fill in the blanks"
about much of my understanding re: Joomla (any version), but I felt
excited, and much more confident, about using Joomla 1.5. Great
overview of Joomla, great details, great tips! A well-written user's
guide. Thank you!" - By Vicky L. Thomas "Cossino" (NC, USA)
"I had created several Joomla! sites before getting
this book, I wish that had happened the other way around. I'm much more
efficient now and I was able to use the information in the book to sell
2 websites within a week of reading it.
I'd definitely recommend this book. It has a lot of information that
will make you much more efficient and effective at designing your
Joomla! sites." - By Damon Chance "Wannabe Web Designer" (Tulsa, OK)
"Barrie has hit a home run with this book. If you are new to Joomla, this is the book you need to have on
your shelf. While the online documentation for Joomla is detailed and
available for all it lacks the overview and practical application
knowledge that Barrie's book provides.
The book is well thought out and provides a wealth of information
that only someone that has spent countless hours under the hood of the
application can provide.
Everyone that is working or struggling to get a Joomla website live
or modify an existing site, including customization of templates needs
to have this book." - By Steven Snyder "CTO/CIO" (Boston, MA USA)
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