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Download the Joomla! 1.7 - Beginner's Guide and save money!

Written by | Monday, 01 August 2011 00:00 | Published in 2011 August
A new version of Joomla! always attracts new people to Joomla!. Therefore it is very important to embrace beginners. Sometimes they are very experienced in cms related stuff, sometimes not. After the launch of Joomla! 1.7 on July 19th, it was time for a new Joomla! 1.7 - Beginner's Guide.

Last time, with the Joomla! 1.6 - Beginner's Guide, I offered the PDF of the book as a free download and the HTML version for free, too. People loved that and downloaded the free book more than 50,000 times since March 2011. Hope you enjoyed reading and learned a few things.

From a business point of view, the free book was 'not that successful' for our company. :) For the 1.7 project we thought about the dilemma between offering a free book and covering the costs for the creation process and how to solve it. The result was the idea of sponsoring and offering discounts for the readers. I asked several Joomla! related companies at #jab11 to sponsor a chapter. In the beginning it was a bit hard to describe and often they thought this guy is a bit crazy, but now, since the release date of Joomla! 1.7 you  can read and download the book.

This book, as every book, has chapters, an outline, many screenshots and it covers the newest technology available in the "Joomlaverse".

It is based on the successful Joomla! 1.6 - Beginner's Guide and extended with more chapters. All the existing chapters are reworked and new screenshots were taken, where it was necessary. It has now 255 pages.

It is useful for readers, advertisers, authors, translators and of course the Joomla! community because:

It is free of charge

It is free of charge readable on our website and downloadable as PDF.

It is on your device

Beside the PDF and HTML version, it is available as:

Depending on the platform, the country and other parameters which I do not always understand, you have to pay for this life of luxury. I assure you that we keep an eye to the price to make it very reasonable. :)

It helps you to solve your tasks

There's a lot in the book to discover!

It is sponsored

The book is sponsored by companies from 15 different countries and three different continents which are an important part of the Joomla! community.

Thank you:

The sponsors provide discounts for you

Most of these companies offer a discount on their products to you! Have a look at their advertisements in the PDF and their banners above the chapter they've sponsored.

It's collaborative work

Four additional authors besides me wrote chapters!

Thank you:

It's multilingual

The book will be available in three more languages (hopefully soon).

Spanish - Joomla! 1.7 - Guía para principiantes

Thanks a lot to the translator

Thanks a lot to the sponsors

As you see, it is still possible to advertise for your service by sponsoring a chapter, book here: Joomla! 1.7 - Guía para Principiantes

German - Joomla! 1.7 - Das Einsteigerbuch

Thanks to Addison-Wesley

  • The printed book will be available as soon as possible!

As you see, it is still possible to advertise for your service by sponsoring a chapter, book here: Joomla! 1.7 - Das Einsteigerbuch

Polish - Joomla! 1.7 - Przewodnik dla poczatkujacych

The idea of the Polish translation was born in a Hotel in Ciescyn and now it is developing in a very good way!

Thanks to the translators:

Thanks to the sponsors

As you see, it is still possible to advertise for your service by sponsoring a chapter, book here: Joomla! 1.7 - Poradnik dla początkujących

We want your feedback!

Comment on the chapters in the HTML versions and provide feedback.

Get involved in the next project!

The next Joomla! version is around the corner. Join us as a sponsor, author, translator, proof reader and of course as reader!

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