Joomla Resources - Books and Links

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Books

For a good introduction to Joomla! from a user perspective, from template setup to article and user administration, the following book provides a great introduction:

Joomla! 1.5: A User's Guide: Building a Successful Joomla! Powered Website (2nd Edition),byBarrie M. North

For guidance on how to best begin to customize templates, including optimizing content for search engine optimization see this book:

Beginning Joomla!, Second Edition (Beginning from Novice to Professional) (Paperback),by Dan Rahmel

For a more advanced book with additional detail on customizing templates, modules, plugins and components, this book is the perfect introduction:

For advanced background on creating custom components I highly recommend this book.

Learning Joomla! 1.5 Extension Development, Joseph L. LeBlanc

Joomla Technical Links

The following are the links you will refer to frequently as you learn and build Joomla websites.

The link to the Joomla documents website, with background written for different perspectives, user, admin and developer:

Online Documentation

For information about the

API Documentation

Database Schema

Database Table/Field Listing

Database Methods