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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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The High Cost of Staying Old

The High Cost of Staying Old

I had a client who refused to pay to have his site migrated to Joomla 3. I argued with him, offered him deals and discounts, and still he did not see the business sense of spending money to "migrate".  His attitude was one of resentment that upgrading was now migration and all the mumbo-jumbo that went with it was just not anything he understood or even wanted to understand. He did not see the difference and the new functions didn't seem to sell him.

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A Simplified Approach

A Simplified Approach

Remember Mambo? How about the “rhuk-milkyway” template? Take one fair-sized site which to the public eye looked manageable, but beyond held a behemoth of an intranet with hundreds of registered users and six versions of templates pointing to odd morphed versions, each spaghetti-ing between versions, transparent gifs, shaded borders of images, css files and hard-coded JavaScript routines of slideshows... you name it, it was there. It was no small job to make any change at all, let alone move this whole thing to Joomla 3.

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Calling all Joomla! 3 Migration Experts, Storytellers and Enthusiasts!

Calling all Joomla! 3 Migration Experts, Storytellers and Enthusiasts!

Pass your expert Migration knowledge on! Do you have expert Joomla! 3 Migration advice?  How about a great story on the client from hell and migration? Do you have some top tips scratched out on a post-it that you’d like to share? Are you a newbie Joomla! enthusiast with some basic knowledge you could  pass on to other newbie Joomlites?

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Uma Abordagem Mais Simples

Uma Abordagem Mais Simples

Lembra do Mambo? E do tema "rhuk-milkyway"? Pegue um site de bom tamanho que aos olhos do público parecia administrável, mas na verdade era um intranet gigante.

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