Admin Tools - The Quick and Easy Way to Change Database Collation in Joomla

A common problem experienced while using Joomla extensions is the infamous "Illegal mix of collations (utf8_general_ci,IMPLICIT) and (utf8_unicode_ci,IMPLICIT) for operation '=' SQL=SELECT......." This is something that can be quite tricky for a new Joomla user to fix, however not any more. This tutorial will walk you through step-by-step how to fix a database collation problem the quick and easy way using Admin Tools by Akeeba.

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Joomla Security Release 1.6.2 and How to Upgrade

Joomla 1.6.2 was released today (Apr 15, 2011) and we recommend that everyone running Joomla 1.6 upgrade their version to Joomla 1.6.2 A.S.A.P. Joomla 1.6.2 is a security release and contains a number of bug fixes as well.

Click here to see our tutorial on how to properly upgrade your Joomla 1.6 site to Joomla 1.6.2.

 

 

Create a Two Column Layout in a Joomla Article Using JCE

One of our students was wondering how to create a two column layout in a single Joomla article. We offered to create this tutorial for her.

This tutorial will show you step-by-step how to create a two column layout in a single Joomla article using JCE, a WYSIWYG editor. The tutorial will not use any tables which are not recommended as they can become quite messy.

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Joomla Security Release 1.5.23 and How to Upgrade

Joomla 1.5.23 was recently released (Apr 5, 2011) and we recommend that everyone running Joomla 1.5 upgrade their version to Joomla 1.5.23 A.S.A.P. Joomla 1.5.23 is a security release and contains a number of bug fixes as well.

Click here to see our tutorial on how to properly upgrade your Joomla site to Joomla 1.5.23.

 

 

How to Secure and Hide Your Joomla Administrator Area Using jSecure

jSecure hides your administrator backend from potentials hackers and only allows those that have the secret url to access the administrative area. This tutorial will show you how to setup jSecure step-by-step.

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New! JS Meme Joomla 1.5 & 1.6 Template Released!

Meme Joomla Template

We've just released a brand new Joomla 1.5 / 1.6  template today called JS Meme!

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How to Enable SSL HTTPS Only on Certain Joomla Pages

If you want to enable a secure socket layer (SSL) https encryption only on certain pages or components but not on the rest of the pages or components, it isn't possible in Joomla by default, however with Yireo SSL Redirection, a 3rd party extension, it is. It also has the added benefit that if a user comes in through http rather than https, it will redirect them appropriately and vice versa.

This tutorial will take you step-by-step how to configure SSL https encryption only on certain pages or components.

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The next step: New SEO College Coming Soon.

To us it just seems like the next step in a natural evolution. Since 2005, with our cool Joomla Templates and Extensions, we have helped hundreds of thousands create Joomla-powered Websites. Then in 2009, we launched the School of Joomla at Joomlashack University to teach you how to build better Joomla-powered websites.

Today we are excited to announce the SEO College (search engine optimization) and Conversion Optimization.

Its the next logical step because we first helped you create websites. Then we taught you how to build better sites. Today we want to provide you and your clients with the necessary tools to make your websites more successful.

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10 Great Free Joomla 2.5 Templates

Joomla 2.5 has been out since early January and people are starting to launch more and more new 2.5 sites.

Of course, if you want a 2.5 site you're going to need a template. Here's a rundown of 10 of the best free 2.5 templates.

Adana

Adana Tempate Joomla 1.6

Click here to download the Adana template for Joomla 2.5.

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How to Create a Google Custom Search Engine in a Joomla Site

This tutorial will show you step by step how to create a Google custom search engine for your Joomla site (and/or another site) in your Joomla site. This tutorial uses Joomla 1.5 but you can use exactly the same steps on Joomla 1.6.

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