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Joomlashack: Upgrade, Migration and Web Development Services

We are very good at upgrading and migrating sites. We have been doing it since 2005 and this year has been very busy. We are now working in tailored development services your business requires, please contact us for a quote.

What is the status of Joomla 2.5?

Joomla! Version 2.5 is no longer supported since December 31st, 2014. End of support means that the Joomla! Project will no longer provide bug fixes, features, or security updates.

If you have a site built with Joomla 2.5, you need to do 2 things:

  1. Make sure you have the latest update of Joomla (2.5.28). This will buy you a few months of peace-of-mind.
  2. You need to start planning the migration of your site to Joomla 3.x.

Joomla 3.4 Release Candidate is out of the oven 

As some Joomla! website owners already know, version 3.4 RC is the latest release candidate release of Joomla!. This version is release for beta testing. New features that are been tested are:

  • Front-end Module Editing: Incorporating Front End Module editing allows you to to edit modules directly on the page without the need to use the admin dashboard.
  • No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA: Google introduced a no CAPTCHA CAPTCHA API in December 2014. We updated the reCAPTCHA plugin to protect your login and registration forms against spam.
  • Core en-GB standarization: The goal is to standardise all the en-GB language strings in the core of Joomla. This will ensure consistency throughout Joomla.

Our community talks

"I recently choose Joomlashack to upgrade my site to Joomla 3. ..  I highly recommend them for the professional way they assessed what was needed and implemented the plan. Any concerns I have were resolved quickly. . Thanks to you all."  June Beveridge

 Why wait and postpone what should be done? We're ready to start working on the upgrade or migration of your site. Don't stay vulnerable and be part of statistics of Joomla sites hacked. Remember, we can also work a tailored web development for your business. Contact us and become a happy member of our great community.

Written by Oscar Rodas

Keenly - A New Intense and Distinctive Template

Keenly was crafted to be a multipurpose template with a distinctive and timeless look. Fully responsive, you don't have to worry what platform it will be viewed in -  tablet, smartphone, notebook or desktop. Keenly will communicate your ideas cleanly and beautifully.

6 Color Options & 16 module positions

Keenly comes with 6 color themes in intense and high vivid tones. The versatility Keenly will give to any web developer will let them choose between 16 different module positions that easy lets your website with a trendy new look.

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Easy Setup: a Quicklauncher with ALL the Demo Content

With Joomlashack's Quicklauncher, you can download and install Keenly as a Joomla installation with the template and content pre-configured as it looks and works on our demo*.

* Note: The quicklauncher was not designed to aid with updating existing sites. It is only suitable for new installations. 

Shackslides v3: Renewed, Reborn, Reimagined

The Shackslides you and over 10,000 others grew to love is back with great new features and responsiveness. Its traditional ease of use and lightness returns. Check our our demo here.

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What's new in Shackslides?

Still priced at just $18, Shackslides will enhance your site and its images with essential cool new features:

  • Amazing CSS3 Effects
  • Flexible layout
  • Compatible with mobile devices
  • Responsive Ready
  • Touch Ready
  • Incoming text effects
  • Awesome navigation styles

You can easily customize the way it appears. The amount of effects, combined with the flexibility of color and opacity you can use, and the customization of navigation objects as well, will let you do almost anything in your slideshow. All of this features will help you create a more visual impact of your site.

It works on Joomla 2.5, 3.X and supports K2, and Joomla content (so long as these extensions work in the Joomla version).

Élan - A New Mininal and Elegant Template

Élan was specifically design for the kind of business that appreciate simplicity as a first view. Combine with elegance, which is everything in a design, they help to communicate better an idea. Élan combines perfectly both trends and gives a wide space for images and clean blogs. In a couple of minutes, you will build a modern elegant corporate site with simple clicks.

6 Color Options & 14 module positions

Élan comes with 6 color themes in calid and vivid tones. The versatility Élan will give to any web developer will let them choose between 14 different module positions that easy lets your website with a trendy new look.

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Easy Setup: a Quicklauncher with ALL the Demo Content

With Joomlashack's Quicklauncher, you can download and install Élan as a Joomla installation with the template and content pre-configured as it looks and works on our demo*.

* Note: The quicklauncher was not designed to aid with updating existing sites. It is only suitable for new installations. 

Alasse - A Versatile Corporate Template

Easy does it Alasse's clean and open design makes it ideal for a HUGE variety of uses. Less is more in good web design and Alasse gives you just what you need - - no more, no less. Open wide spaces for images, clean blogs, and USP's will enable you to build a modern corporate site quickly and easily.

9 Color Options & 16 module positions

Alasse comes with 9 color themes in calid and vivid tones. The versatility Alasse will give to any web developer will let them choose between 16 different module positions that easy lets your website with a trendy new look.

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Easy Setup: a Quicklauncher with ALL the Demo Content

With Joomlashack's Quicklauncher, you can download and install Alasse as a Joomla installation with the template and content pre-configured as it looks and works on our demo*.

* Note: The quicklauncher was not designed to aid with updating existing sites. It is only suitable for new installations. 

Social media is a pervasive part of today’s culture, whether you’re looking at it from a user standpoint or a marketing standpoint. The social web has the largest amount of traffic, endless user engagement and is the place to be to maintain any sort of web presence. Sharing buttons and integrated features are a commonly touted tool for Joomla templates, but with new social medias popping up practically every day, it’s important to figure out a good sharing balance, where to position your sharing buttons, and how many buttons are too many.

Which Sites to Share?

The first order of business is figuring out which social media sites are most appropriate for your website. You want to go with the high-traffic social media sites to start, such as Facebook, Google+, Reddit and Pinterest. Expanding further depends on your audience and your niche. Niche social media sites give you targeted traffic of those who are more likely to be interested in the topics you’re talking about, at the expense of having lower traffic volume. Take a look at where your target demographic likes to spend their time before deciding on other social media sites.

Written by Eddie Tabush

Invest your time better when desiging a site

You already know that Joomla is a versatile platform with a theming system that provides great features and flexibility. As a Web developer working on your own projects or a client site, you also already know that it’s a great idea and the best use of your time to invest in purchasing a professional template to build upon. When you do this, you don’t have to focus on laying out the groundwork for your web-design project, because the template will take care of that. Instead, you can spend your time on the small details, the customization, the incorporated features, and the site design.

The Joomla theme market is huge, so it’s important to go into the process with a list of features, requirements, and theme characteristics that will work best for your needs, skill level, and the particular project.

Written by Eddie Tabush

unLIMITED - A clean and minimalist template

Reach new limits with unLIMITEDa responsive Joomla Template. It's stark design lends itself almost for any kind of industry. It's high contrast visuals together with the purposeful typography communicate clearly and intuitively. 

8 Color Options & 15 module positions

unLIMITED comes with 8 color themes in light and vivid tones. unLIMITED's flexibility will let your web developer choose from 15 different module positions that will let him bring to life all of his ideas.

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Easy Setup: a Quicklauncher with ALL the Demo Content + A Slider

With Joomlashack's Quicklauncher, you can download and install unLIMITED as a Joomla installation with the template and content pre-configured as it looks and works on our demo*.

Updated and Optimized for Joomla 2.5.22 & 3.3.1

The team has been busy giving Easy Social Icons a great new update. It now works seamlessly with the latest versions of Joomla, 2.5.22 & 3.3.1. Use it with all Joomla Templates to add cool and easy icon sets.

New Features and Social Icon Sets

A great value: Easy Social Icons contains 6 different icon sets that have now been updated and revised. These icon sets will give your site a classy look and a social capability. Our graphical design team worked hard to give the icons a fresh new look. They now include new Social Networks like Dribbble & Vine.

Easy Social Icons: Easily add icons for all of your social networks!

The Easy Social Icons Joomla module by Joomlashack is very easy to use:

  • Go to the configuration menu.
  • Add a link to your network(s).
  • Select the icon style, direction and order that best matches the look of your site.
  • Publish the module.

Do you know an easier way to add social networks to a site?

The path to becoming a successful web entrepreneur and freelancer takes a great deal of time and effort. Your friends and colleagues are good sources of advice, but you also want to hit the books during the course of your research. From marketing to work-life balance, there's plenty of resources out there for web entrepreneurs and freelancers who want to get the most out of their unconventional careers. 

1. The 4-Hour Workweek

Keystone reading for any web entrepreneur or freelancer, and for good reason. When you start your own business, you put in a lot of time to get everything just right. The problem with this is that over time, you may find yourself unable to actually scale back the amount of hours you're working. "The 4-Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferriss lets you figure out out how to work smarter instead of harder, so you can enjoy your success and have a good work/life balance.
I have never been able to work just 4 hours a week, however, this book helped break many paradigms about what I need to be doing vs what I want to be doing. I learned how to delegate tasks I was not skilled at in order to make more time for the areas of my business I excelled at.
Written by Eddie Tabush