Designed to offer enhanced site control and a more polished user experience, Joomla 1.6 delivers a variety of new tools to improve website management and access, a more robust organizational structure for content control, and various other user-experience improvements throughout the software.
Joomla! provides a unified and easy-to-use framework for delivering content for websites of all kinds. To support the changing nature of the Internet and emerging web technologies, Joomla! required substantial restructuring of its core functionality.
Like user information, accessing global configuration of Joomla (like site name, from name) is very simple process. You can use getConfig function of JFactory class in any part of Joomla extension or template.
You will need to set up a local development environment with a web server, PHP and MySQL, however there are many ways of achieving this. XAMPP is quite popular, and it works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. There are a lot of alternatives such as MAMP, WAMP, EasyPHP, and Webmatrix.
Joomla is an open source Content Management System (CMS), which is used to build websites and online applications. Joomla is one of the worlds most popular CMS platforms! Since 2006, it has been downloaded more than 50 million times with a new download every 2.5 seconds. It holds a unique place in the Open Source community being the only non-corporate backed, community driven CMS platform in the world.
Are you the webmaster of any site running with Joomla? If your answer is yes, then you can't miss this list of the most popular and must-have free (non commercial) Joomla extensions already in use by thousands of websites. I have used all these extensions on various sites in my past 8 years of Joomla experience.
You can get some useful information about your host server environment, including operating system, database and PHP settings, and directory information. This information is very helpful when you are troubleshooting setup problems. You cannot change any settings from here.
When you decide to migrate your site to newer version, make sure to create a backup of your current site. This way, if anything goes wrong, you can always revert to the old situation. This is a step-by-step quick guide to migrate from Joomla 1.5 to 1.7 or 2.5 version.
Joomla 1.5 version had very limited (close to none) flexibility in defining what content can be seen by which group of users. It had 8 fixed user groups - Public, Registered, Author, Editor, Publisher, Manager, Administrator, and Super Administrator. You could assign a user to only one group.
If you are thinking to migrate it to 3.x.x version from your present 2.5.x version, this guide is for you. Though 2.5.x is Long Term Support Release, so it is not required to migrate (or upgrade) to newer version, still if you can't wait for 3.5 version you must be thinking to migrate it.
Kunena is the free and the most popular forum extension for Joomla. Kunena team has released new version - Kunena 2.0 with some added features and functionality. The forum links to Kunena website by a footer link which may not be desirous to some webmasters.
A new version of Joomla is released that solves security problems or adds exciting new features. You login to your administrator panel only to find out that it is showing you already have the most recent version of Joomla.
Facebook social plugins are a quick and easy way to extend your social reach and engage your website’s visitors with social interaction. It is of one of the best ways of free social marketing of your website as more and more internet users are regularly using facebook.
LaTeX is a great way to add Mathematics or Science expressions in your Joomla articles. For those who doesn't know what LaTex is, for simple understanding LaTeX converts an expression in certain format into an image. Lets take an example of quadratic formula to see how it works.
Joomla CMS is great tool for combination of website and a blog integration. You can create a category in Joomla (say myblog) and add your blog posts under this category. To have syndicate feed only for this category (this is a must requirement for any blog), Joomla has a core syndicate module. No need to install any extension.
Breezing Forms is a popular Joomla extension for creating interactive forms, however its free version displays a footer link to the developer. Here is a short and simple guide to remove the link. I have tested it for Joomla 2.5.x and Breezing Forms 3.0.x
Tired of spam registrations in your Joomla website? Joomla 2.5 version now has built in plugin to add recaptcha. Recaptcha is free service from Google which provides a user to enter the two words (These words can't be read by bots) before registering.
Joomla is the most popular Content Management System. It is much more than just a powerful content management system. Besides, hundreds of extensions to enhance functionality of any Joomla website, Joomla itself includes some powerful built-in features (or core features).
With T4 Page Builder, you can create stunning Joomla sites visually, fast, and easily based on beautiful website bundles, content blocks, add-ons, and 100% visual design-builder. You can build websites that load faster, well optimized for speed and SEO.
Building layout is the most important work of template or website development. It is very easy to build from basic to complicated layout with T4 Layout Builder. T4 Framework is a powerful and advanced responsive template framework for Joomla. It is a modern, flexible and highly customizable framework to build beautiful Joomla websites easier.
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