The Completely Updated Joomla 3 Explained is Here


Today, we’re delighted to launch Joomla 3 Explained.

This is a completely updated version of the best-selling and best-reviewed Joomla 3 book.

The book covers all the new features in Joomla 3.7, including custom fields.

Using Joomla 3 Explained, you can master Joomla 3 by using step-by-step examples.

The book walks you through a complete site-build, using a city called “Joomlaville”. You start by planning the site, then you build out content and fields, before moving on to templates, extensions and site management.

Joomla 3 Explained has been used by 10,000’s of readers, from individuals learning on their on, to students in university courses and Joomla Day classes.

How to buy Joomla 3 Explained

At the moment, Joomla 3 Explained is only available to OSTraining Book Club members.

Yes, the launch is a little unusual, but I’d ask you to read this post about the OSTraining Club. With your support, we can ensure more books like this are available for open source projects.

The book is also available in paperback at Amazon.

A huge thank you to Joomlashack

joomlashack logoThis book was made possible by the support of Joomlashack.

We use Joomlashack’s extensions and Joomla templates to power all our Joomla sites.

The Joomlashack team built some of the most popular Joomla extensions in the world, including these:

  • OSMap is a sitemap extension and will improve your SEO by helping Google find your site’s content.
  • JCal Pro is an awesome Joomla events calendar.
  • OSEmbed allows you to embed anything in Joomla. You can easily share Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other content.
  • OSCampus is the best way to build an online training site with Joomla.

Check them out at

Technical details for Joomla 3 Explained

Joomla 3 Explained is over 250 pages long, and covers 15 chapters of material:

  1. Joomla Explained
  2. Joomla Planning Explained
  3. Joomla Installations Explained
  4. Joomla Sites Explained
  5. Joomla Content Explained
  6. Joomla Content Editing Explained
  7. Joomla Fields Explained
  8. Joomla Menus Explained
  9. Joomla Components Explained
  10. Joomla Modules Explained
  11. Joomla Plugins Explained
  12. Adding Joomla Extensions Explained
  13. Joomla Templates Explained
  14. Joomla Users Explained
  15. Joomla Site Management Explained


  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.

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