Unleash the full potential of the Joomla 4.x series while building powerful, responsive, and state-of-the-art websites with real-world use case scenarios

Key Features

  • Get up and running with all new Joomla 4 features to deliver a rich experience with your websites
  • Enrich your learning journey while building websites in real time using real-world case studies
  • Customize Joomla websites using templates to deliver better user experience to your clients

Book Description

Joomla has been the second-most used open-source content management system for years. It has always had many built-in features, but several of them are not very well-known in the market. This book brings to you all the major features of the Joomla 4.x series that'll enable you to build your own website and CMS on Joomla.

The book begins by introducing you to the content management features that represent the hearth of the software and show you how to structure your website content to get the most out of it. You'll also find out how to extend your content with custom fields, go multilingual, and set up your custom workflow. As you advance, you'll learn all about the customization of the website, introducing templates, and child templates and overrides that'll allow you to make your site unique. The concluding chapters will take you through four different case studies, including an online learning system, a B&B booking system, and corporate and editorial websites to see how Joomla has been used in real life to achieve a specific goal for your clients.

By the end of this book, you'll be able to confidently build modern websites on Joomla to deliver tailor-made solutions to your clients.

What you will learn

  • Build your websites using Joomla 4's enhanced features
  • Explore advanced content-handling features like scheduled publishing options, custom fields, and the workflow feature
  • Discover the search engine optimization features included in Joomla 4
  • Set up your website to handle multiple languages and structure the navigation system
  • Understand the customization features provided by Joomla -- templates, overrides, and child templates
  • Find out how to use CLI to operate without accessing the CMS backend
  • Design tailor-made graphics by customizing Joomla templates

Who this book is for

If you are a CMS developer or website designer who knows how to build a website using ready-to-install software, this book is for you. Basic web design knowledge and experience will help you get the most out of this book. If you already know any of the previous versions of Joomla, this book will allow you to discover more about the newer releases. This book will also be beneficial for website holders and managers.

Table of Contents

  1. Joomla! 4 Masterclass
  2. Foreword
  3. Contributors
  4. About the author
  5. About the reviewers
  6. Preface
  7. Part 1 – Joomla! Out of the Box
  8. Chapter 1: A Powerful and Extensible Core
  9. Chapter 2: How to Manage Content
  10. Chapter 3: Advanced Content Management
  11. Chapter 4: Exploring the Flexibility of Modules
  12. Chapter 5: Building Your Site Structure: the Menu System
  13. Chapter 6: Managing Users and Their Permissions
  14. Part 2: Advanced Features
  15. Chapter 7: SEO at Its Best
  16. Chapter 8: One Site, Multiple Languages
  17. Chapter 9: Planning Operations with Scheduled Tasks
  18. Chapter 10: Tailored Communication with Mail Templates
  19. Chapter 11: Command-Line Interface
  20. Part 3: Styling and Securing Your Website
  21. Chapter 12: Styling Your Website – Templates
  22. Chapter 13: Customize Everything with Overrides
  23. Chapter 14: Child Templates
  24. Chapter 15: Template Frameworks
  25. Chapter 16: Advanced Features – Access and Security
  26. Part 4: Case Studies
  27. Chapter 17: Case Study – A Corporate Website in Joomla
  28. Chapter 18: Case Study – Online Academy with Joomla
  29. Chapter 19: Case Study – A B&B Booking System with Joomla
  30. Index
  31. Other Books You May Enjoy