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Joomla!™ 1.5: 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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On today’s Internet, if your website doesn’t have rich functionality or fresh content, you will find yourself at a disadvantage. The idea of powering websites with content management systems (CMSs) has been around for some time, but it is only recently—thanks to high-quality open source CMS scripts such as Joomla—that you and I can now use these powerful CMS tools.

In this lesson, I explain in detail the difference between a traditional website and one that uses a CMS. I also provide a look at the history of Joomla and give an overview of some of its features. This lesson answers the following questions:

  • What is a CMS, and how is it different ...

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