Joomla tips (89)

There are lots and lots of Joomla tips that you can benefit from to make your Joomla site better.

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To create a successful Joomla website, you need several different skills. Building a Joomla site will challenge you in various areas, and you will learn a lot along the way. Still, there are some areas in which you should acquire at least some basic knowledge and proficiency before starting. These are some of the skills you will need:

  1. Basic Joomla skills
  2. HTML skills
  3. CSS skills
  4. Patience
  5. Writing skills
  6. SEO skills

In this post, I'll go through these skills and elaborate on what it all means.

Every month, each of the major Joomla template clubs release a new template. In this post, you'll get an overview of the premium business Joomla templates released during August 2013.

This month, templates from Yootheme, RocketTheme, JoomlaXTC, and Nuevvo are on display. Enjoy!

Every month, each of the major Joomla template clubs release a new template.

In this post, I take another look at the premium business Joomla templates released. This time for the month of November 2011. The post is a bit delayed, as we are already in December, but the templates are worth looking at nonetheless.

There are templates from Yootheme, RocketTheme, JoomlArt, Joomla Shack and Shape5 on display this month. Enjoy!

As it happens, readers email me about problems on their Joomla sites or about things they don't quite get. And I try my best to answer their questions. I don't have the time for doing specific support for every user that emails me, but sometimes a quick look at the site can help the user solve his problem easily.

Last week, a reader emailed me about some problems with the content on his site. For some reason, the content was showing nicely on all browsers except on Internet Explorer 8. Was I able to help?

The other day, I got an email from a reader about a problem with content in Joomla articles (more about that in another post). In the email, he mentioned he was using Joomla 1.5.20 (at the moment, 1.5.25 is the current version).

So, the first thing I told him was to upgrade his Joomla site to the latest version. At first, he hestitated. It's too hard! But after a few words of caution, he came around and changed his mind. And I think you should, too.

Every month, each of the major Joomla template clubs release a new template.

In this post, I take another look at the premium business Joomla templates released. This time for the month of October 2011.

There are templates from Yootheme, RocketTheme, Joomla bamboo and JoomlArt on display this month. Enjoy!

The CMS called Joomla is a product in constant evolution. Yesterday, the Joomla Production Leadership Team released Joomla 1.7.1. And it's all based on volunteer efforts. When a new version like 1.7 is released, there is bound to be number of bugs or incompatibilities in it. The complexity of Joomla, all the extensions and templates available, as well as the human factor makes that an inevitable fact. And sometimes, one finds out that the solution that was chosen doesn't work as well as expected and needs to be adjusted.

To be able to find all bugs and incompatibilities, the PLT, needs feedback from the community.

The question is, how do you report a bug in a way that is useful?

Every month, each of the major Joomla template clubs release a new template.

In this post, I take another look at the premium business Joomla templates released. This time for the month of September 2011.

There are templates from Yootheme, RocketTheme, JoomlArt, Joomla Bamboo and JoomlaShack in this summary.

Joomla business templates, August 2011Every month, each of the major Joomla templat>e clubs release a new template.

In this post, I take  a look at the premium business Joomla templates  released for August 2011.

There are templates from Yootheme, RocketTheme, Joomla Bamboo, JoomlArt, JoomlaShack, Shape5 and CloudAccess in this round-up. I have taken a quick look at each one, and I've gathered a few details about each one. You should be able to find something that fits your needs and style.

joomla-templates-11-07-illEvery month, each of the major Joomla template clubs release a new template. In this post, I take a look at the premium business Joomla templates released for July 2011.

An interesting thing this month is that both the Joomla Bamboo Newscycle, the JoomlArt JA Bistro and the Yootheme Downtown templates use the ribbon shadow effect for their modules. Of course, they've done it in a slightly different way for each one. Apparently it's a coincidence, so it seems it's a popular design element these days.

Below the content editor in a Joomla article, you will find a couple of buttons. These buttons are there to enable tou to add images, read more dividers and page breaks to your articles.

If you're using JCE or another WYSIWYG editor for Joomla, you probably want to get rid of these buttons. JCE has its own image manager and icons for both read more and page break. So having the additional buttons below the editor can confuse your users. The image button in particular, as it leads to the default Joomla image functions and not the improved ones in JCE.

In this post, I'll show you how to disable the buttons.

How I set up a Joomla site in 10 minutesHe sat there, staring at the recently downloaded package of Joomla. The client brief for a new web site. Freshly printed and laying on his desk. Contract signed.

Still, he dreaded the process ahead of him. He just wanted to get started building the site. But before that, he needed to do the dirty work. Install Joomla, configure it. Install a plethora of extensions, configure them. Install the basic template he always uses as a starting point for new sites. Configure it.

As his gaze drifted out the window and over the calm waters below, he wondered what it would be like to be out there. Fishing, perhaps... A seagull screamed and yanked him out of his daydreaming.

Then he decided: No more... He decided to build something else this time. Not that particular site the client had asked for. But a starting point. A fresh start for every site he would later build.

As he fired up his FTP client, he had a satisfied smile on his lips. Taking a sip of his coffee, he wondered why he never thought of this before. There was no looking back. He just had to get this done, and he was free.

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