Joomla Training in New England

Joomla Training in New EnglandOur own Barrie North is running Joomla Training and education across New England. If you want:

  • Expert instructors with teacher certification AND deep Joomla expertise
  • One-on-one hands-on time to implement what you learn
  • Optional ongoing education and support to create a successful Joomla website
  • Small class sizes so you can ask questions one-on-one
  • An included copy of the best selling "Joomla - A User's Guide"

.... then you need to attend this training.

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Joomla Training in Chicago

Its been a long time coming, but we are very excited to be able to announce our first Joomla training event in the US. Its going to be the day after the Joomla EXPO 2008 in Chicago.

The EXPO is on Friday 16th of May, and the training is on Saturday the 17th. The classrooms are right next to the hotel where the EXPO is being held!

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Get the Joomla 1.5 Book from Amazon

Get the Joomla 1.5 Book from AmazonAfter over a year in development, the have-to-have book about Joomla 1.5 is finally hitting shelves and shipping from the publishers and

The stable version of Joomla 1.5 is weeks away, and we are very pleased to announce the availability of Barrie North's book to go along with this momentous occasion.

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Server Updates

Rochen HostingIf you're a frequent user here at joomlashack you may have noticed our server was performing rather slowly and sometimes not at all for the past few days. Those days are over now. Thanks to Brad Baker and Chris Adams of Rochen, we are back on track with a lighting fast system in a brand new home right next door to Joomla!
Rochen Engineered Hosting is the same great company that houses the websites at and we're proud to support them. Thanks for bearing with us while we migrated over. We hope this didn't set anyone back. You can now browse this site with better speed and reliability.

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Joomla! Jargon defines jargon like this:

1. jargon: -noun, the language, esp. the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group: medical jargon.

It also defines jargon like this:

2. jargon: -noun, unintelligible or meaningless talk or writing; gibberish.

Joomla!'s roots go back a few years, and it definitely has a language all its own. Seasoned veterans are fluent in Joomla! jargon, but for "newbies", that second definition is probably the most appropriate definition for what Joomla! jargon really is. For that reason, I have decided to attempt to compile a list of the most commonly used words and/or phrases in Joomla!, and give them a definition that actually means something to a non-veteran Joomla! user.

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How can I link to a content item without first creating a menu link?

Ever wonered how to link to a content item without first creating a menu item? Read on if you want to find out the shortcut.

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How to use Google Adwords on a Joomla website

If you have a website (Joomla or otherwise), and you have a vague interest in getting traffic, then pay per click (PPC) need to be part of your Search Engine (SEM) strategy.

Why is pay per click so useful? If you put an ad in a magazine about your product, you pay the magazine the add fee and it goes in. At that point you are hoping that the ad is compelling enough to get people to call/email/visit your site. If you get no leads from the ad, then you still had to pay the magazine the fee.

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