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Mambo book published!

Mambo is a mature and fully featured open-source Content Management System (CMS). Mambo is easy to use at the entry level for creating basic websites, while having the power and flexibility to support complex web applications.

Mambo implements the core requirements of a full-featured CMS. It has a powerful and extensible templating system, user access control, content approval, rich administrative control, and content display scheduling. New features and extensions are added to the core system, with many more being available and supported by the community. Packt Publishing has published an interesting book on Mambo, titled, Learning Mambo: A Step-by-Step Tutorial to Building Your Website. It is a is a well-structured and example-rich tutorial to creating websites using Mambo that is perfect for new Mambo users needing a clear a reassuring guide to this simple and yet powerful PHP and MySQL-based Open Source website content management system.

This book targets the 4.6 release of Mambo, and takes you through creating an example website. Beginning with a discussion of the requirements for the example site, the site unfolds as you progress through the chapters, learning more about Mambo, and how to complete the tasks needed to build the site.

What will you learn from this book?

-Install and configure Mambo, and a XAMPP development environment
-Get to grips with the main concepts of a Mambo site
Manage modules and components
-Use the Universal Installer to effortlessly install Mambo extensions
-Manage images, templates, and menus
-Understand the relation between pages on your site and menu entries
-Work with user accounts and master Mambo's different user groups
-Manage content with Mambo
-Understand how to present different views of content with different menu entry types
-Use user groups to distribute the editing and management of content on your site
-Understand the Mambo publishing workflow and notification system
-Work with Mambo templates to create a new layout and look for your site
-Use third-party extensions to extend your site
-Make Mambo search-engine friendly
-Get your Mambo site working on a remote web server

This book is suitable for web developers, designers, webmasters, content editors, and marketing professionals who want develop a fully featured web presence in a simple and straightforward process. No prior knowledge of Mambo is expected, and it does not require any detailed knowledge of programming or web development. Any IT-confident individual will be able to use the book to produce an impressive website.

More details about the book are available at:
http://www.packtpub.com/learning-mambo/book

A sample chapter from the book can be read at:
http://www.packtpub.com/files/SampleChapter-learning-mambo.pdf

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