With so much content bombarding people on a daily basis, it can be difficult to get and keep the attention of your target audience. One proven method for engaging site visitors is to use media. Text is great, but you can say so much more with images (static or animated), audio, and videos.
Here are 5 ways you can use embedded media to keep viewers engaged and coming back for more.
Joomla development has been the most requested topic by Joomlashack University members.
So, I'm delighted to release another in a series of several Joomla development classes. We've worked with Cory Webb, a Joomla developer since 2005, to produce a series of classes on building extensions.
This new class is called "How to Develop Joomla Components. Part 1: the Administrator".
This class follows on from "How to Develop Joomla Modules" and "How to Develop Joomla Plugins".
Do you want to learn Joomla extension development? Click here to join Joomlashack University.
Joomla is one of the most content friendly content management systems (CMS) in the market today. It is free to use and offers extensive options for building and maintaining a content-rich website. Anyone without programming skills and knowledge of content management systems can successfully run a feature-rich website.
Joomla follows the best industry practices for content management systems. Hence, it is an ideal platform for all sorts of websites, web apps, and especially e-commerce stores. Getting started with Joomla is fast and easy, provided you have the right platform to power the Joomla installation. Once you have installed Joomla on a reliable platform, you have access to a host of tools for building your ideal website.
For the last year, Joomlashack clubs were sold only as 6 or 12 month plans, and they were a wonderful value for the money.
For example, you could get our Extension Club for as little as $129 for a 6 month plan. You could also get all our templates for $79 on a 6 month subscription.
Today, we're introducing a more affordable 3 month options for all Joomlashack clubs.
If your site doesn't have an SSL certificate, you should seriously consider getting one in the near future.
An SSL can help protect your customers' data, and it may well give you a ranking boost in Google's search results.
This article will explore the most important advantages and disadvantages of getting SSL for your Joomla site.
The stable release of Joomla 3.7 is due on March 28th, 2017.
There's already a beta version available, so you can download and test the new features today.
Click here to download the beta version of Joomla 3.7.
In a series of blog posts over the last few months, we've covered the most important new features in Joomla 3.7:
Much of what we see in changing design trends really has to do with the consumer. So, if you become aware of changes happening with your audience’s preferences, behaviors, or even technology usage, that’s usually a clear indication that something is about to change within your own work.
As far as 2017 goes, there is a major sea change happening with consumers across all industries. No longer is it enough to create a high-quality offering and accompanying website to show off that product or service. Now everything needs to be geared towards improving the user experience. Why? Because that is the direction everything is headed.
JCal Pro 4.1.6 was released recently, and this version includes “Barbarians”, a new JCal Pro theme.
Barbarians is a clean and flat design based on the Bootstrap framework. If you use the Barbarians theme, your events calendar will look great on any device, from desktop to smartphones and tablets.
In the next few weeks, we intend to make Barbarians the default theme, after getting feedback from you and other JCal Pro users.
In this post, we will show you how to start using the Barbarians theme today.
We have already covered several new features in Joomla 3.7 including custom fields and an improved URL structure.
Joomla 3.7 will also include a new component called "Multilingual Associations". This will make your life much easier if you build multi-lingual Joomla sites.
At the moment, there's no easy place to manage all of your translation items. Every translated item had to be found and edited individually. With the Multilingual Associations component, you will be able to edit all your translations in a single interface. This will save you a lot of time and energy.
Joomla 3.7 is not due until later in 2017, but this feature is already available in Joomla 3.7 Beta 2. You can download the Beta installation package from here. Please don't try this for production sites.
We released a complete new version of Unlimited, a clean Joomla template that's perfect for several types of websites, including portfolio, blog and photography sites.
This update to Unlimited mainly includes a complete design refresh. Additionally, Unlimited is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.