The Complete Guide to Joomla Search Engine Friendly URLs

Making Joomla URLs Easy to Remember

A URL is your Joomla site address.

Your site visitors and search engines will be finding your site or its pages using the URL.

In this blog post, you are going to learn about making Joomla URLs easy-to-remember and easy-to-use. This will help your site in the eyes of both human visitors and search engines.

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Introduction to Joomla Multilingual Sites

Introduction to Joomla Multilingual Sites

Would you like to know how to create Joomla sites with content in multiple languages? Joomla really can build professional-quality multilingual sites.

But before you begin, there are some key questions to answer:

  • What do multilingual sites look like?
  • Can I trust Joomla with my multilingual site?
  • Are there any advantages or disadvantages to multilingual sites? 

In this introductory blog post, we'll answer those questions. Let's start by seeing some examples of real multilingual Joomla sites.

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The Easiest Workflow to Add Your Joomla Content

Intro image with Joomla logo and pencil icon

In this tutorial, you will learn and practice the easiest and fastest way to add content to your Joomla site. If you follow this workflow, it will make your Joomla life very easy.

The workflow for adding Joomla content is simple:

  • Step 1: Categorize. Create organization for your articles.
  • Step 2: Add. Write your articles.
  • Step 3: Show. Make menu links so that people can click on them and see your articles.

Let's get started.

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How to Simplify the Joomla Registration Form

How to Simplify Default Registration Form in Joomla 3

This week, a Joomlashack University member asked us about simplifying the Joomla signup process.

Yes, in Joomla 3.7 you will be able to add fields. However, this member wanted to remove fields, without touching Joomla core files.

He wanted to remove the Name field and keep just three fields: "Username", "Password" and "Email address".

We will do this with a neat technique thanks to Lodder from JoomJunk.co.uk.

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How to Add a Joomla Module Position Inside Any Component

Joomla Tip: Add New Module Positions Inside a Component

Do you know that you can display modules inside components? This is possible with a single line of PHP code.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to display a module inside any component.

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How to choose the best Joomla Template for your project

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.

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6 Web-Entrepreneurship Books you Must Read

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.
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How to use Social Buttons on your site?

Once you've constructed your well-designed, responsive website, your users need to be able to spread the word about what they find there. Providing social media buttons is the basic method of encouraging people to share your content with their social media networks, and it's important to understand the best practices for posting these buttons. Here is an overview of social media buttons, to help you get started:

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Write Copy That Sells ~ Focus on Benefits

Are you writing "Benefit-Driven" Copy?

Or, are you boasting about your product's features? Believe it or not, it is way harder to write copy for your customers than it is to write copy describing your products. And it is way easier to fall into the trap of "feature-driven" writing than "benefit-driven" copy. Here are some tips to help you know the difference.

When a customer has a problem, you have an amazing opportunity to help him/her out.  If you write "benefit-driven" copy, you certainly stand a higher chance to differentiate yourself from the gazillion providers that are out there competing with you. Why? When a customer realizes that you truly understand his NEEDS or WANTS, you are setting yourself appart.

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Are You Stuck in Your Comfort Zone?

You already know that this world is about competition and standing out. To stand out you MUST push your boundaries. Sorry, no other way around--especially if you are in the game of web development / design.

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