Interview with Richard Hughes from GingerWeb.co.uk

This week, we had the chance to interview one interesting customer from our Everything Club. Richard Hughes has been a Joomlashack customer since 2011. He has been running gingerweb.co.uk and building websites for clients since 2004.

In this blog post, you will learn:

  • How banter with a work colleague led Richard to the launch of his Joomla business.
  • One rock-solid marketing technique Richard has been using to consistently find Joomla clients.
  • The goal Richard aims to achieve in every Joomla project.
  • His three super tips for anyone starting a Joomla website building business.

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Why We Use Recurring Subscriptions at Joomlashack

Why We Use Recurring Subscriptions at Joomlashack

It's not easy to build a strong and sustainable business. That's true whether your business is in construction, retail, food, farming, or any other industry.

It's definitely not easy to build a strong and sustainable business in Joomla. The platform is over 10 years old and the user-base is active, but not growing quickly.

However, over the last few years, we've managed to grow Joomlashack. Yes, we have some good extensions and templates, but one thing has made that growth possible: recurring subscriptions

Here are six reasons why we use subscriptions:

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How to Embed Twitch.tv Videos and Streams in Joomla

Twitch is a very popular live streaming platform that is owned by Amazon.

Twitch is famous for streaming video games, but in recent years it branched out into other topics. I've even seen chess games becoming fashionable during the pandemic.

Twitch has millions of broadcasters and tens of millions of viewers each month. In this blog post, I'm going to show how you can embed streams, clips, videos, and chats from Twitch.tv to your Joomla site.

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What is Joomla 3.10 and How Will it Impact Joomla 4?

What is Joomla 3.10?

Over the last year, we've talked a lot about the upcoming Joomla 4. If you missed any of those updates, you can check out the ultimate guide to Joomla 4.

There is one important Joomla 4-related topic we need to talk about. The topic is Joomla 3.10 which will be the final release for Joomla 3.

Here are some key things to know about this final Joomla 3 release:

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How to Sell Subscriptions to Joomlashack Extensions

Sell Subscriptions to Joomlashack Extensions

Over the last few years, we've managed to grow Joomlashack. Yes, we have some good extensions and templates, but one thing has made that growth possible: recurring subscriptions.

I am 250% convinced that the most stable businesses are subscription businesses.

Our 2020 aim at Joomlashack is to help you make the move to recurring revenue by creating a reliable subscription extension that's very easy-to-use.

Read more: How to Sell Subscriptions to Joomlashack Extensions

Introducing the Joomla 4 Workflows Feature

The Joomla team have been working hard on version 4, which is likely to arrive before the end of 2020.

Here at Joomlashack, we've been writing about all the new features in Joomla 4, If you missed any of those updates, you can check out the ultimate guide to Joomla 4.

I'm going introduce you to another new Joomla 4 feature: Workflows. This new extension allows you to approve content before it's published.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Joomla 4

Your Ultimate Guide to Joomla 4

Joomla 4 is getting closer and closer!

At the end of May, the Joomla team released the beta version of Joomla 4. This version is not ready for use on your live sites, but it is 100% ready for testing.

Click here to download the beta version of Joomla 4.

Read more: Your Ultimate Guide to Joomla 4

How to Enable Single Sign-on (SSO) in Joomla

Enable Single Sign-on (SSO) in Joomla

Single sign-on (SSO) is a very useful tool for managing multiple sites.

Single sign-on is often used by large companies that have many different software platforms. If all those platforms are connected using Single sign-on, then users only need to remember one username and password.

I've also seen Single sign-on used by Joomla agencies. If you are managing 200+ sites, it can be impossible to remember the login details for all those sites.

Read more: How to Enable Single Sign-on (SSO) in Joomla

With Simple Renew 3 You Can Use Stripe for Joomla Subscriptions

Simple Renew Now Supports Stripe for Joomla Subscriptions

Over the last few years, we've managed to grow Joomlashack. Yes, we have some good extensions and templates, but one thing has made that growth possible: recurring subscriptions. Here's our explanation of why we use subscriptions.

I am 150% convinced that the most stable businesses are subscription businesses. That conviction has deepened since the arrival of COVID-19. I've talked with a lot of business owners in the last two months, and the happy ones are those with strong subscription revenue.

If you're not there yet, you really should move your business over to subscription revenue. Our aim at Joomlashack is to help you make that move by creating a reliable subscription extension that's very easy-to-use.

So today, I'm delighted to introduce Simple Renew 3.0. This is the extension we use to power Joomlashack.com. This release adds support for the Stripe payment gateway. We've chosen Stripe because it's the most popular choice for new subscription services.

Read more: With Simple Renew 3 You Can Use Stripe for Joomla Subscriptions

Create Website Reports for Your Joomla Customers

Create Website Reports for Your Joomla Customers

Many of us make a living by providing Joomla services:

  • Here at Joomlashack, we build extensions and templates.
  • If you run a web agency, you probably do some combination of custom coding, marketing work, and site maintenance.

All of us need to be in regular contact with our customers:

  • Here at Joomlashack, we send regular newsletters with Joomla information.
  • If you run a web agency, you may send reports to show your value to customers.

Read more: Create Website Reports for Your Joomla Customers