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Joomla! A User’s Guide: Building a Successful Joomla! Powered Website by Barrie M. North

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Chapter 1. Content Management Systems and an Introduction to Joomla!

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In today’s fast-paced world of the Internet, if you have a website that doesn’t have rich functionality or fresh content, you will find yourself at a disadvantage to those that do. The idea of powering websites with Content Management Systems (CMS) has been around for some time, but it is only recently, with the advent of high-quality open source CMS scripts like Joomla, that you and I can now use these powerful CMS tools.

In this chapter, I explain in detail the difference between a “traditional” website and one using a CMS. I also provide a look back into the history of Joomla and give an overview of some of its features. Here are some of the topics this chapter ...

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