Joomla 1.5 is an improved version of the Joomla Content Management System, which is one of the leading Open-source CMSes. While still in its Beta 1 version, Joomla! 1.5 is still as easy to use as its earlier stable version, but with substantial improvements. Joomla! 1.5 implements the core requirements of a full-featured CMS. It has a powerful and extensible templating system with the ability to upload and manage many different data types. User access control, content approval, rich administrative control, and content display scheduling are all built-in. New features and extensions are constantly added to the core system, with many more being available and supported by the community.
From installation, to initial set up and content entry, and then on to customization for your own look and feel, this book will help you get a working Joomla! based website fast. You will also learn to build your own template and extension.
You don’t have to be an experienced web developer or designer to get a great looking site with a full set of functions using this book and Joomla! This book will guide through every step. The book takes a practical approach of teaching how to install and configure Joomla! 1.5, customizing it, creating your templates and extensions, and finally building your own website.