4 Must-have Joomla e-books for Joomla newbies

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6 month ago, I was a Joomla newbie and had no idea about it. I feel that that time was really difficult because I had to learn about something that I've never even heard of before. How to get started and where? Finally, I found it very useful to study with a book, because in a book, all the chapters are put in a logical order from simple to complex. So, Joomla beginners will know the way to work with Joomla as well as apply what they have studied to build a complete website from scratch easier. That's what I want to bring you today; the best Joomla e-books especially for newbies!

1. "Joomla 2.5 - Beginner's Guide"

Joomla ebook | Joomla 2.5 Beginner Guide

Joomla 2.5 Beginner's Guide

This amazing book is written by Hagen Graf and it is totally free for the e-book version. There are in total 25 chapters in the book which will teach you from the most basic things about Joomla 2.5, such as what it is and how to install, to how to work with other parts such as Joomla extensions, articles, categories, users, navigation, templates, modules, plug-ins, etc. Another strength of this book is that it is available in several languages. The various versions are published at , you can find the book in English, German, Italian, French and Russian. How amazing it is!

2. "Joomla 2.5 Made Easy"

  • Type: Free
  • Version: Joomla 2.5
  • [Download]

Joomla ebook | Joomla 2.5 Made Easy

Joomla 2.5 Made Easy

Newly released in June, 2012, Joomla 2.5 Made Easy from Joomlashine is a Joomla newbie-oriented book. It is organized as a step by step guide to build a complete website from scratch. This book is specially written for newbies, so all Joomla knowledge as well as the writing style have been refined to be easy to understand for all beginners. There are in total 7 chapters which guide you from how to install Joomla, how to create a basic website, how to make it live, and protect it against sudden attacks. That's all a newbie like you needs to build your first Joomla 2.5 website successfully. What are you waiting for? Just download and read this free e-book now!

3. "Joomla Explained"

  • Type: Commercial
  • Version: Joomla 2.5
  • [Purchase]

Joomla ebook | Joomla Explained

Joomla Explained

Joomla Explained is one of my favorite books. It's really good for newbies to get started. This is a step-by step, very detailed, logical and easy to understand book about all things related to Joomla from small to big, simple to complex. Each chapter in this book is also written carefully and is full of examples, figures, practice exercises, and has very clear concepts and information as well. This book is an official publication of Joomla! so you can be sure of its quality.

The only pity is that it's not free, but you know what, actually, it's certainly worth paying for. Thanks a lot to Stephen Burge and his team for bringing us such a fabulous work!

4. "The best of"

Joomla ebook | The best of

The best of is such a wonderful blog for Joomla users all around the world and you should read this article to know in depth about this site as well as why you should join the blog. Being a member in this site, you can not only comment on the blog and suggest new topics about Joomla, but you can also download free its book entitled "The best of". This book is really hot because there are the most popular blog posts which got lots of attention and were highly rated by the members, such as "Free yourself with Joomla template overrides", "Exploring the Joomla meta tags", "Six steps to get your Joomla site indexed in Google",etc.

This book was written based on version 1.5. However, it doesn't mean everything is obsolete; you will learn a lot from these tips, tricks and information which still apply to version 2.5. That's great to hear that the book will be updated to Joomla 2.5 and will be published soon!

In conclusion

Reading good books can bring you more than entertainment. If you are totally new to Joomla but have always wanted to build a Joomla website for yourself, then I believe that the e-books I have showed you above can be wonderful learning resources for your study besides other ones on the Internet. Enjoy these e-books and get more useful knowledge to make your future website gorgeous - why not right now?

Have you read these Joomla e-books? If yes, how do you feel about them? Let everyone know your ideas by leaving comments here!

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Ngoc Anh is an online copywriter at She writes blog posts to share useful joomla information with Joomla users, especially Joomla newbies.


  • Marco Poet
    Marco Poet Tuesday, 04 September 2012

    Hello! I saw your post on Here is another Joomla course you may like! Cheers, Jolie

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  • Dao Ngoc Anh
    Dao Ngoc Anh Friday, 07 September 2012

    Thanks for your attention, I like the Joomla course website you give, very nice :D
    I hope that our blog posts can give you a lot of useful information. Cheers ;)

  • Marco Poet
    Marco Poet Thursday, 13 September 2012

    justo to take note: "Joomla Explained" is for Joomla 1.6, not 2.5

  • Dao Ngoc Anh
    Dao Ngoc Anh Thursday, 13 September 2012

    Hi, thanks for your comment. As the editor reviewed here: that "This book was written using Joomla 1.6 but fully covers Joomla 2.5". So, although it's wriiten using Joomla 1.6 but you totally can use it for Joomla 2.5 :D

  • Marco Poet
    Marco Poet Monday, 15 October 2012

    Very nice, but are they paid one or free one ?

  • Dao Ngoc Anh
    Dao Ngoc Anh Wednesday, 17 October 2012

    @Alex Knight
    Hi Alex, thanks for your comment :D, 3 e-books (the first, the second and the fourth ones) are free, except the third one "Joomla Explained"

    With 3 free e-books, I left you a link to download right on each part ;)

    With the e-book "Joomla Explained", you can buy it in Kindle format here:

  • Marco Poet
    Marco Poet Monday, 22 October 2012

    I do not understand english, beginner joomla is a day that frustrated too, you have a way to help me, I need to manage joomla for my website

  • huyennt
    huyennt Tuesday, 23 October 2012

    You can start with Joomla e-books above, especially our ebook - "Joomla 2.5 Made Easy" which we wrote for Jooml beginners.

  • Marco Poet
    Marco Poet Monday, 22 October 2012

    These e-books will be so helpful for me.You have shared such a great info.Thanks a lot for sharing this info.

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  • Dao Ngoc Anh
    Dao Ngoc Anh Thursday, 20 December 2012

    Thanks @Taran, wish you enjoy them well :D

  • Marco Poet
    Marco Poet Wednesday, 19 December 2012

    Which book will you recommend more in four of this? for Beginner

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  • Dao Ngoc Anh
    Dao Ngoc Anh Thursday, 20 December 2012

    Hi @Mohammed,
    If you just start learning Joomla, you can try our book "Joomla 2.5 Made Easy", it's free and especially write for beginners with concise content of all basics you need about Joomla

  • Marco Poet
    Marco Poet Thursday, 21 February 2013

    hey..i m new in joomla..n i learn basic joomla from book "Joomla 2.5 Made Easy" .nw i want to learn more in joomla so plz hlp me..:D

  • huyennt
    huyennt Friday, 22 February 2013

    Hi komal,

    Thank you for reading our e-book. If you have any feedback or suggestions about the book, just contact us at

    There are a lot of useful blog posts in this blog for Joomla newbies. Just take a look at it :)

    For general questions about Joomla, you can go to Joomla forum -> Joomla users are willing to assist you there.

  • Marco Poet
    Marco Poet Friday, 08 March 2013

    You should add your new JSN Joomla 3.0 guide book to this page.

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  • huyennt
    huyennt Friday, 08 March 2013

    Hi Sam,

    We introduced "Joomla 2.5 Made Easy" instead :)

  • Guest
    Tarekitsme Monday, 13 May 2013

    thanks a lot for this informative article about books :):D ;)

  • Guest
    Atul Wednesday, 19 June 2013

    good collection of books, thanks so much!

  • Guest
    RAZA Sunday, 11 August 2013

    plz send me any book of joomla or any site ??
    plz contact me 00923329201020

  • huyennt
    huyennt Tuesday, 13 August 2013

    There are download links in the blog post. Please check it again :)

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