April 26, 2007

Best Selling Joomla! Book Updated for 1.5 Beta.

Kshipra Singh writes "Packt is pleased to announce an update to its best selling Building Websites with Joomla! title, to cover its latest release. Joomla! 1.5, currently on beta release, is a major advancement for Joomla!. Previous updates of Joomla! 1.0 represented ongoing bug fixes following the split from Mambo. The jump to version 1.5 represents fundamental changes in a total overhaul and upgrade of Joomla!.

Joomla 1.5 is an improved version of the Joomla Content Management System, which is one of the leading Open-source CMS’s. 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 an individual look and feel, this book will help users get a working Joomla! based website up fast. 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! as this book will guide the user through every step. Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5 Beta 1 takes a practical approach of teaching how to install and configure Joomla! 1.5, customizing it, creating templates and extensions, and finally building a website.

Packt is currently offering the opportunity to buy this book on www.PacktPub.com now and then when future versions of the title are released, they will send out free eBooks covering all the updates, including the final 1.5 release to all existing customers.

Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5 Beta 1 is written by trainer, consultant, and programmer, Hagen Graf and is available now. For more information, please visit http://www.packtpub.com/joomla/book"

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