New Joomla Templates Have Arrived!

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We've added some cool new Joomla 1.5 templates to our Joomla Template Gallery this week (Academia, Ascension & Marble) and updated one of our most popular Joomla templates to 1.6 (Onyx). They're all available now and ready for purchase.

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5 Things Every Joomla Website Owner Should Know

child_bullhornEvery month it seems I end up in a conversation with a new friend or acquaintance that has a website built on Joomla, and when they find out that I train people how to use Joomla, I invariably find myself telling them a handful of things that I feel are essential things to get in order if you have a Joomla powered site.

The list of things I mention is most often the same, so I thought I’d share it in hopes that it might help you with your own Joomla powered site.

Without a doubt, the first thing I suggest to people is to get their site moved to a webhost that is known to work well with Joomla and that has taken great steps in creating a secure server environment.

My top choice, and the host I always recommend, is Rochen. I’ve been using them for years, we host the Joomlashack sites there, the main Joomla websites are hosted there, and I’ve never had any major problems with any sites hosted at Rochen.

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Sneak Peek at some upcoming changes to Joomlashack

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Here at Joomlashack we work very hard to provide our customers with the best products and service in the industry, however we are never satisfied, so in our efforts to continually improve ourselves we want to share with you some of the major changes we are making...

 

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Move a custom Joomla template from localhost to a production server

You've got a site up on your server. You spend a lot of time tweaking the template on your local computer. Now it's time to upload your changes to the productions server and make sure it all works.

Uploading the changes could not be easier than this. It only takes two simple steps.

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JAB 2011

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On May 6-8th Eddie, Jeremy and Myself, members of the Joomlashack team, had the pleasure of attending this years J and Beyond, an international Joomla Conference.  The event was great.  It was a weekend filled with the sharing of information and ideas through presentations, conversations, networking, and friendship building.

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FREE EasyBlog extension with purchase of our newest 1.6 template, Simplepraise--First 50 customers only

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Today we released a brand new Joomla 1.5 / 1.6  template called JS Simplepraise.

Simplepraise is a simple, yet elegant template that's easy on the eyes and even easier to customize. It's clean design (with generous white space) will allow your visitors to easily scan and quickly retrieve the information they are looking for when they visit your site. And it's simply perfect for any website--especially news sites, blogs or communities. No bloat. No clutter. Just clean, simple web 2.0 design...

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'corePHP' and Joomlashack team up to create kaGO Commerce, an exciting new Joomla shopping cart extension

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From left to right: Jonathan Shroyer, 'corePHP' CTO; Shawn Fields, Joomlashack Director of Marketing & Sales; Michael Pignataro, 'corePHP' VP of Operations; Eddie Tabush, Joomlashack CEO; Steven Pignataro, 'corePHP' CEO.

Dear friends,

Until now, if you needed a reliable and feature-rich Joomla-based e-commerce solution, there were precious few choices out there.

So when our friends at ‘corePHP’ approached us last year about partnering with them in the development of a new Joomla shopping cart/ e-commerce solution, we were thrilled.

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New! "Pigment" Joomla 1.5 & 1.6 Template Released!

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We've just released a brand new colorful Joomla 1.5 / 1.6  template today, appropriately called JS Pigment

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Joomla Tutorial on How to Speed Up a Slow Site Using JCH Optimize

If you want to quickly get rid of your site's visitors, keep your site as slow as possible. However, if you want to make sure that your visitors have smooth transitions from page to page, then do everything in your power to speed things up for them.

This tutorial will walk you step-by-step through how to speed up a slow site by combining, minifying, and gzipping files using JCH Optimize . For detailed information on how the plugin works, click here.

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How to Import Products to Virtuemart Using CSV Import Improved

One of our students had a client that needed a shop setup in Virtuemart which would have about 1,000 products. Rather than create all the products manually, we created this tutorial for our student so that he could automate the process and import all the products into Virtuemart using a CSV which he obtained from his client.

This tutorial will walk you step-by-step through how to import products into Virtuemart using a CSV.

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