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"The Official Joomla! Book, Second Edition" is by Jennifer Marriott and Elin Waring, and published by Addison Wesley Professional.

Marriott is the director of global support for, the official hosting provider for, as well as being the host and support system for large Joomla!-based sites.

Waring served as president of Open Source Matters, the nonprofit organization that supports the Joomla Project, and a professor at Lehman College.

This book is designed to get you started with Joomla. It targets beginners and nontechnical people, and how to use a content management system. If you are totally new to designing and managing your own website, it takes you through step by step. It aims to go beyond the mere technical 'how-to' and expands on some of the 'whys' in web design.

It also has tips and resources for those who are more seasoned and need a quick reference. The book has interviews with experts, along with a section on common Joomla problems and solutions, as well as resources for Joomla developers and webmasters.

This is a second edition of this book containing new material, that specifically targets Joomla 3.0.

It covers topics ranging from installation to usability, templates to extensions. The authors explain each concept conversationally, with the aim to help you learn to help yourself and confidently gain control over Joomla! and the sites you build with it. They also present chapter-length application case studies for business, non-profits, and education.




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