Beginning Joomla!: From Novice to Professional by Dan Rahmel

By Dan Rahmel

Possibly it's not the easiest publication to benefit Joomla, however it is likely one of the "easiest to learn" e-book approximately Joomla that i discovered. For novices it is only a start and for complex clients could be a reference e-book. the sensible samples on the finish of the booklet are very necessary. the start of the ebook, web page after web page is used explaining what the internet is, how a CMS isn't the same as simply utilizing a host of flat HTML records, how one can use FTP, and the way to make Web-safe photographs, that are pointless and waste of paper. I suggest an individual who's to benefit Joomla, is familiar with already these kind of staple items. the instance set up on is simply a bias (product placement).

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Once Go Daddy creates the database, you’ll be returned to the MySQL administration screen. Your database should be visible, as shown in Figure 2-12, and the entry in the Status column will most likely read Pending Setup. That means that the Go Daddy server is performing the administration setup tasks. Figure 2-12. Go Daddy shows Pending Setup as the status when its servers are working on the setup procedure. The Pending Setup status generally lasts about 15 minutes, but it can take up to several hours on a busy day.

When you access the web page on your server, a page similar to the one shown in Figure 2-27 displays. I’ve placed label arrows over the figure to point out the different parts of the interface. You will need to understand the various areas of the screen in order to determine where you need to go in the Administrator interface to make modifications. Figure 2-27. qxd 40 6/29/07 8:18 PM Page 40 CHAPTER 2 ■ QUICKSTART: SETTING UP A JOOMLA! SITE IN 20 MINUTES The areas labeled on the figure are as follows: • Main Menu menu • Newsflash module • Logo graphic • Pill menu • Latest News module • Popular module • Polls module In the next section, you’ll use the Joomla interface to modify each of these items.

The best way to experience Joomla is to dive in feet first. With that in mind, the next chapter will take you on a “Quickstart” tour. The Quickstart will guide you through installation, configuration, and deployment of a basic Joomla site. So fire up your computer and begin taking advantage of the software that will make your web site as powerful as it is attractive. qxd 6/29/07 8:17 PM CHAPTER Page 13 2 Quickstart: Setting Up a Joomla! Site in 20 Minutes J oomla installation can be a tricky process, because it leverages the operating system’s security functions as well as three independently developed server systems: web server, code execution engine (PHP), and MySQL.

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