How to Update Joomla 1.6 to 1.7

Updating has become an easy process since the release of Joomla 1.6. The developers have built in a handy updater that is extremely easy to use. This new utility should make upgrading to all new Joomla versions a quick and painless process. Before you upgrade from 1.6 to 1.7, there are a just a couple of things you'll need to do.

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Introducing Breeze: A Light, Airy & Cool Joomla 1.7 Template

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We've just released a brand new Joomla 1.5 / 1.7  template called Breeze that's as light & cool as its name suggests.

Breeze is colorful, versatile and makes building web sites a breeze with its 15 customizable parameters that make your site truly unique.

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Must Have Web Tools

toolboxI've been designing Joomla websites and templates for over 5 years now and a lot has changed in my productivity and production cycle throughout the years. I've found some great tools in my career as a web designer and just wanted to share some of the web developer tools that I think are a must.

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How to Enable Downloadable Products in Virtuemart

Virtuemart can be a bit hard to navigate at times and one of our students was having difficulty adding a downloadable product so we created this tutorial for him:

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Say hello to our latest Joomla 1.5/1.7 template, SCENICA

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We've just released a brand new Joomla 1.5 / 1.7  template today at Joomlashack.com called Scenica that's sure to bring your website to life.

Scenica is a gorgeous new template that's perfect for anyone who wants to present their message in a more visual way. It's eye-catching slideshow backgrounds (with built-in slideshow), clean design and open layout work well with photo galleries, sites for visual artists, musicians, travel destinations, fashion & apparel sites and events & conferences. In fact, Scenica has built-in styling for the awesome new Joomla events management extension, Ohanah.

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How to Hide the Module Positions in Your Joomla 1.5 Site

This tutorial will show you how to hide your module positions in your Joomla! 1.5 site by preventing someone from adding ?tp=1 to your domain name. Joomla 1.6 and 1.7 have this feature built-in so this need not apply for versions above 1.5.

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Advanced Module Manager Tutorial

23789Joomla gives you very limited control over the placement of modules. This extension from NoNumber will let you place them anywhere within your site, and even allow you to control the time and day they are published or unpublished.

With the Modules Anywhere plugin, you can get ultimate control over placement and display.

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If Frank Gehry were a web-designer?

767px-Disney_Concert_Hall_by_Carol_Highsmith_edit2On more than one occasion I have heard people compare our web design industry with architecture.

It’s an easy comparison to make.  Websites are a lot like custom designed buildings.  The client, for a web site or a building, will approach a designer with a specific set of needs and objectives he or she needs to incorporate into the design.  Both may have difficult problems that need to be addressed in an elegant, efficient, and flowing manner.  Both need to editorialize and often fit less rather than more.  The parallels between the two industries are many.

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How to Use the Modules Anywhere Extension

23791Modules Anywhere is one of the niftiest plugins you can use in Joomla.

The extension is named well: It allows you to put a module anywhere on your site.

With the click of a button you can place a module inside an article or inside another module. It makes it easy to place and also control the looks of all your modules.

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Make Sitewide Replacements With ReReplacer

rereplacerDo you have a misspelled word, a change of address, or just about anything that needs to be modified throughout a Joomla site?

It can be a tedious job, especially in large sites, and you always seem to miss some places when you need to do it manually.

ReReplacer is a plugin that lets you make global replacements throughout the site, Including meta tags. Automating the task makes it fast, accurate and complete.

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