The Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook is one of Packt Publishing’s cookbook series meaning that it contains recipes. This book contains over 80 different recipes to use extensions to add maps, image galleries, slideshows, audio and video players, security, forums, shopping cart, guestbook and other functionalities to your site. Each recipe is a articles with an idea and how to work it out (step by step), just like a regular cookbook.
Joomla! is an open-source award-winning PHP/MySQL based content management system (CMS). Since its available under the GPL license it`s free to download, modify and use it for your website.
This book is written for Joomla! 1.5 users without programming or webdesign knowledge. Basic knowledge of setting it up is recommended.
For basic Joomla! Knowledge I can recommend Joomla! 1.5 Cookbook which I reviewed earlier: Joomla! 1.5 Cookbook review.
Most of the content of this book is also valid for Joomla! 1.6, although not all extensions will work fine. The same counts for users of PHP 5.3.
This month im going to review another book; Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook by Packt Publishing. The review will be published on this site, like always.
The Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook is one of Packt Publishing’s cookbook series meaning that it contains recipes. This book contains over 80 different recipes to use extensions to add maps, image galleries, slideshows, audio and video players, security, forums, shopping cart, guestbook and other functionalities to your site. Each recipe is a small articles/paragraphs with an idea and how to work it out, just like a regular cookbook.
What you will learn from this book :
- Implement access control list by creating groups and assigning permissions to groups
- Create backups that can be restored on any other Joomla! site and relocate a site to another server without any hassle.
- Add an Ajax contact form with custom fields using AiContactSafe extension and add Ajax search to Joomla! site using PixSearch extension.
- Import hundreds of users from a CSV file enabling them to log in without registering themselves using UserPort extension
- Integrate phpBB with Joomla! so that users from phpBB can access Joomla! and vice versa without further registration and by a single login using JFusion extension
- Send tweets automatically upon publishing articles in Joomla!
- Add project management functionalities to your Joomla!-based sites and get notified about new contents from time to time (for subscribers)
- Add attachment to an article in a much easier way using Attachment plugin
- Build a document repository for Joomla! using DOCMan extension for sharing files through your site or if you want to provide downloads
- Add a Google Map in content articles to find your place.using Google Maps plugin
- Display PDF documents inside Joomla! content items using Embed PDF plugin
- Watch your visitors in real-time using JoomlaWatch extension
- Improve banner ads on your site and add classified ads to Joomla! Site
- Use Google Adsense with Joomla! contents
- Preview the page on which you just altered the contents instead of preview button taking you to home page by default
For more information I recommend that you visit the official book page at www.packtpub.com/joomla-1-5-top-extensions-cookbook/book