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In 2008, our sister site, Compass Designs ran a series of successful single day training classes for Joomla across new England. One question we was asked again and again was "when will you be running classes in 2009?"
People had mentioned interest in different types of classes and perhaps different locations. So, we have created a survey for anyone interested in Joomla training to fill out, and from that we'll be determining the most popular combinations of location and class type.
If you are interested in expanding your Joomla knowledge in 2009 make sure you enter in your choices!
You may have noticed that Joomlashack is now running on Joomla 1.5. We did a stealth migration yesterday.
We had one problem we needed to address, and it took a while to figure out, so we thought we would share the solution for others.
Our old site used Joomla 1.0, as I have mentioned before, we wanted to make sure we did a 301 redirect of the Joomla URL's so Google would quickly pick up the new ones and pass the pagerank to the new pages. The problem however was that our 1.0 site used the raw URL:
We rapidly discovered that mod-write unfortunately will basically ignore all the php parameters here. You can't get rewrite to pay any attention to them.
- Expert instructors with teacher certification AND deep Joomla expertise
- One-on-one hands-on time to implement what you learn
- Optional ongoing education and support to create a successful Joomla website
- Small class sizes so you can ask questions one-on-one
- An included copy of the best selling "Joomla - A User's Guide"
.... then you need to attend this training.
The EXPO is on Friday 16th of May, and the training is on Saturday the 17th. The classrooms are right next to the hotel where the EXPO is being held!
After over a year in development, the have-to-have book about Joomla 1.5 is finally hitting shelves and shipping from the publishers and Amazon.com.
The stable version of Joomla 1.5 is weeks away, and we are very pleased to announce the availability of Barrie North's book to go along with this momentous occasion.
Joomlashack has updated its popular template tutorial to 1.5!
This huge guide has been updated to the latest version, Joomla 1.5, Release Candidate 2. This guide takes you through making 4 incremental templates and includes the following topics:
If you are curious about the new version of Joomla (1.5), then you should nip over to itidiots.com and check out the training video they've just published. It walks you through some basic steps in getting a site up and running. It's informative and even a little funny.
Ever wonered how to link to a content item without first creating a menu item? Read on if you want to find out the shortcut.
I found a story on Digg today which sounded interesting. If you use Firefox 2 or Internet Explorer 7 then you'll notice a litle search bar at the top of your window which looks something like this. The way to achieve this is so simple. You can read more into it here or just follow along to get it working in Joomla!
If you have a website (Joomla or otherwise), and you have a vague interest in getting traffic, then pay per click (PPC) need to be part of your Search Engine (SEM) strategy.
Why is pay per click so useful? If you put an ad in a magazine about your product, you pay the magazine the add fee and it goes in. At that point you are hoping that the ad is compelling enough to get people to call/email/visit your site. If you get no leads from the ad, then you still had to pay the magazine the fee.
- Joomla! Jargon
- How do I make Screencasts?
- Joomla Errors and the www. Domain Mismatch
- Why You Need to Use Email Marketing
- I've just installed IE7 but need a standalone version of IE6 for testing Joomla templates
- Menus and Submenus in Joomla 1.5
- New Shack Blogs
- How to lose the splash page
- Why I am excited about Joomla! 1.5
- Site Updates
- Joomlashack featured on Joomla Design Site
- Joomlashack Reaches 10,000 users
- Server Updates