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Tuesday, 01 January 2013 00:00

How Secure is Your Joomla! Website?

Joomla! is fast becoming one of the most popular content management systems in the world, powering almost 3% of the web and exceeding 30 million downloads - the chances are during your day you probably browse at least one website using Joomla!. Many businesses rely on Joomla! for their web presence, but often business owners are not empowered to ensure that their website is being managed properly, or is up to date with the latest security patches.  This article gives Joomla! website owners some simple tips to ensure that your website is up to date, and some tools to make that process easier!
Published in 2013 January
Maintaining a secure web site is a top concern for many people. Everyone is looking for the one way to make sure their site is always running, safe, and secure. When someone expresses concern about the security of their site, I usually ask them how old their most recent backup is. Most don't know, or don't have any backup at all.
Published in 2013 January
Saturday, 01 December 2012 06:00

A New Way to Protect and Accelerate Your Site

After three articles in the Joomla Community Magazine about security [1], [2] and performance, I was invited to the Incapsula session during the last amazing Joomla World Conference to learn about a new solution that provides security, performance, and much more.
Published in 2012 December
Monday, 01 October 2012 07:00

Simple Performance Guide

Performance and optimization for websites are important especially when 20% and above of your visitors come from mobile. Mobile visitors often use slower connections than what is required from your website to load fast. Once a new website is finished, deployed and everything is working correctly, it can slow down as more and more as visitor traffic increases. What can you do in these cases? How can you improve website performance and optimize Apache? Read on for the answers...
Published in 2012 October
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

Implementing Role-Based ACL

A role represents the permissions and access needed to do a task. Once roles have been set-up, one can intuitively assign, aggregate, transfer, and share these roles among CMS users. Here is a straight-forward approach to implementing roles in Joomla.
Published in 2012 September
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Simple Security Guide, Part 2

This is the second part of my secure website which is translated from the Hebrew guide. The first part was more basic and targeted beginners. This part is more advanced, with details and explanations.     
Published in 2012 August
Sunday, 01 July 2012 00:00

Simple Security Guide, Part 1

One of the most depressing things in the internet world is when you discover your website has been hacked. The uncertainty and mistrust can terrify administrators and worse - your customers. For that purpose we created this guide. It aims to provide simple rules for protecting your Joomla! websites.
Published in 2012 July
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 00:00

Joomla ACL: Configuring back-end ACL

How to set up a better user experience for your clients — while enhancing usability — by using ACL on the back end of Joomla
Published in 2012 May
Sunday, 01 April 2012 00:00

Customizing the Admin Menu

Give your clients a backend menu that is tailored for them. Here’s how.
Published in 2012 April
Sunday, 01 April 2012 00:00

Joomla! Versions and Updates Explained

Background: December 2009, New York City When the newly-formed Production Leadership Team (PLT) met in New York City in December 2009, we faced a challenge. Although Joomla! version 1.5 was popular and successful, it had been released almost two years earlier. The code for version 1.6 contained many incomplete and untested features, and no one could say how soon version 1.6 might be ready for release. (It turned out to be a little over a year, in January 2011.)
Published in 2012 April
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