English language book on Mambo, the powerful open
source Content Management System. Published in August, ‘Building Websites with Mambo’ is a fast
paced tutorial to creating a website using Mambo.
Mambo is a mature and fully featured Content Management System (CMS). First released in
2001, the system is now on release 4.5.x and is supported by an active and well organized
open source development team and community. Mambo is both easy to use at the entry level
for creating basic websites, whilst having the power and flexibility to support complex web
The benefits of choosing Mambo as your Content Management System are simple: users don’t
have to be experienced developers or designers to achieve a great, professional looking
website with a full set of functions. For new users, Building Websites with Mambo is an
ideal guide to help you through every step. The book will walk readers through each step of
the system in a friendly and accessible way.
The book begins by introducing Mambo and concepts behind content management. Then the
installation of Mambo, and its supporting software [Apache/MySQL/PHP] is covered clearly
and simply. Once the installation is up and running, a tour of Mambo, as it appears out of
the box, is covered, giving readers an idea of what Mambo is capable of.
The book then goes on to building an application, using the essential features of Mambo.
Once a base version of the site is up, the book explains how to change its appearance and
feature set to suit particular requirements, including bringing it into line with an
established corporate identity. Finally, if readers have the skill and the need, they can
add their own extensions to Mambo.
Building Websites with Mambo will be released in August, for more information, please
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