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In my first article we discussed why everyone needs a membership site, then we went on in the second to discuss different types and ways to use membership sites. I hope you got good value from those and are ready for some ‘show and tell’! In this installment, we’ll go behind the curtains of how some clients are using their membership sites everyday.
Published in 2015 September
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:00

Power to the People!

Hard to believe it was only 10 years ago when Joomla was first introduced to the community. Back then, ( am I really saying " back then" for only 10 years? ) Joomla 1.0 was just introduced and I was enchanted by the power of the open source community and under the hood looking at code, scouring the forums, trying to make sense of it all. For me and my fledgling consulting business my customers loved my technical prowess with HTML but hated calling for every little change they wanted to make. It just didn't seem right they couldn't update their site by themselves and I agreed totally but had no answer for them until Joomla!.
Published in 2015 September
Saturday, 01 August 2015 00:00

My Membership Site is Up, Now What Do I Do?

In my last article in JCM, I worked really hard to convince you that regardless of what business you are in, or even for non-business sites, you need to have a membership component to your site. Assuming that I did a reasonable job, you either have one in the works or are at least planning one. Now you want to know the most effective way to use membership in your own website, right? Answering this question is exactly the focus of this article. There are many combination of ways to help your business by incorporating membership into your site. Here are 5 perspectives to spark your creativity and help you focus your plan…
Published in 2015 August
Saturday, 01 August 2015 00:00

everybodyneeds.joomla.com

Subtitle: the power of Joomla, but without the technical hassle, and for free? You would really like a modern, responsive website, that you can manage all by yourself. A great design, easy to add content to, yet complete with all modern web features and capable of growing with your business or your reader base. But … you’re no technical wizard. Hosting packages look all the same to you, and you couldn’t install a CMS to save your life. That’s a problem. Well, not really. Actually, not at all. Thanks to joomla.com, you can build your site with the most powerful and user-friendly CMS on the market, but without having to host, install or update it. And the cost is… nothing. Interested?
Published in 2015 August
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

Everyone Needs a Membership Site. Why?

There are the obvious reasons why web sites need a membership component - to collect money and to create a community. Ah, but it goes much deeper than that.
Published in 2015 July
Joomla! is a Content Management System (CMS) first and foremost, and a very sophisticated one at that. Joomla! offers so much flexibility and so many extensions, it can be easy to overlook basic core features that exist to help us manage and display our content.
Published in 2015 May
Thursday, 30 April 2015 21:00

Joomla! Is the Perfect Solution

I hope this article can help both you and me. I have been working with Joomla! for some time now, and I've improved my knowledge of it since version 2.5.5. As time went by, I got a job and then went back to college. Joomla! is the best CMS in my opinion, and thanks to it I have already created two personal projects.
Published in 2015 May
This article describes how I migrated a big website, with over 10000 articles written in Cyrillic and using special characters, from Joomla 1.x to Joomla 3.x.
Published in 2015 March
Many people consider using Joomla! to create a classified ads website or to expand functionalities of an already existing portal. There is such a possibility of course, and the Joomla Extension Directory (JED) offers at least a dozen components to use. However, there are only a few dynamically developing solutions worth recommending.
Published in 2015 March
One of the hidden gems which appeared with the 1.6 version of Joomla is the Redirect Manager - a simple system which allows you to identify and fix broken links. Before the Redirect Manager was introduced, the only way to find and fix broken URLs was to use a third party extension, an SEO scraper such as Screaming Frog, or looking in your server logs. Now it's possible to identify and manage broken links within the administrator panel of your Joomla website.
Published in 2015 February
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