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I don't know about you but I can be a bit old-school at times, and sometimes I find it easier to learn using a good old-fashioned book with post-it notes!

Of course, there is a wealth of information online, but if you're the type who likes a book, this post will provide links to some of our favourites.

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book cover  learning joomla 3 extension development

My first recommendation for a fab Joomla! 3 book is this one, mostly because it's written by one of my Joomla friends Tim, who runs the Joomla User Group Sydney.

Learning Joomla! 3 Extension Development

Create your own plugins, modules, and components in Joomla! 3, the award-winning CMS, using hands-on, step-by-step examples.


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book cover using joomla efficiently

Next up is an option co-authored by another awesome Joomla friend in the USA, Jenn.

Using Joomla!: Efficiently Build and Manage Custom Websites

If you’re new to content management systems—or even new to building websites—this practical guide will get you up and running in no time. You don’t have to know much code, if any, to get started.

Need to build a website quickly? Have a client that requires a powerful website with lots of compelling features? Ideal for web designers and developers alike, this updated edition takes you step-by-step through site creation with Joomla, with plenty of hands-on exercises along the way.

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book cover joomla 3 explained

I've got this one on my shelf too. OSTraining/Joomlashack is one of the leading Joomla developers in the world.

Joomla 3 Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Joomla 3

In Joomla 3 Explained, top Joomla trainer Stephen Burge teaches you everything you need to know to build a Joomla site. Burge has taught thousands of Joomla newcomers and thousands more who've experimented with Joomla but haven't mastered it yet. Nobody knows more about guiding you up the Joomla learning curve.


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book cover joomla 3 bootcamp 30 minute lessons

I picked this one up secondhand and have lent it to a couple of clients.

Joomla! 3 Boot Camp : 30-Minute Lessons to Joomla! 3 Mastery

Joomla! is the world's most popular open-source CMS website-building software, used by many of today's top companies to build websites and powerful online applications. JOOMLA! 3 BOOT CAMP: 30-MINUTE LESSONS TO JOOMLA! 3 MASTERY takes a unique approach to helping you master Joomla! 3.


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