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Power to the People!

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!.

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A Peek Behind the Curtains - How Clients are Using their Membership Sites

A Peek Behind the Curtains - How Clients are Using their Membership Sites

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.

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everybodyneeds.joomla.com

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?

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

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…

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Everyone Needs a Membership Site. Why?

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.

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Understanding Joomla! Core Content Features

Understanding Joomla! Core Content Features

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.

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Joomla! Is the Perfect Solution

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.

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Two Robust Joomla Classified Ads Components

Two Robust Joomla Classified Ads Components

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.

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How I Migrated a Portal from Joomla 1 to 3

How I Migrated a Portal from Joomla 1 to 3

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.

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WordPress to Joomla Migration Checklist

WordPress to Joomla Migration Checklist

If you're planning to migrate your WordPress website to Joomla for the wide range of features Joomla allows, here's what to keep in mind as you map out the process.

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