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Thursday, 09 July 2009

Ever wondered what people do when they visit your Joomla website? Curious where they go, what they do, and why they don't do what you expect them to do?

Try ClickTale- the powerful yet affordable usability and analytical tool for Joomla sites. And now, get a special Joomlashack friends account for just $19 a month!

Joomlashack tried ClickTale and the results were eye-opening and humbling. Check out ClickTale and get some atomic knowledge for your Joomla site.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

JCal ProJCal Pro, one of the best-known Joomla extensions and a Top Ten winner in Joomlashack's Ultimate Top Ten Joomla Extensions survey, has a new release that is worthy of great attention from the Joomlaverse.

JCal Pro is the rare Joomla 1.5 extension that is taking huge leaps forward while maintaining excellent support.

And oh yeah- after years of asking, the most requested feature in the history of the JCal Pro series is about to be released!

Thursday, 25 June 2009

The Joomlaverse was abuzz a few weeks ago about the launch of the Joomla Resource Directory, the Joomla community's official directory of designers, developers, and Joomla-related service providers. The directory, replete with listings for Joomlashack, our hosted and supported Joomla-on-demand service Simplweb, and Compass Designs, can be found at http://resources.joomla.org

But here's the big question: Is the JRD driving traffic to Joomla providers?

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Be sure to read a full description of SecureJoomla on in our Joomla Extensions and Components store.

Once in a while a product for Joomla comes along and really makes me sit up and pay attention. One such recent product was a <http://www.joomlashack.com/extensions/388-securejoomla-joomla-security-system">new Joomla security component called SecureLive. A simple module that you can install on your site and immediately secure Joomla more effectively.

Now, I'll admit to not knowing much about the hard core details of server and Joomla 1.5 security, so, I contacted someone who did, Tom Canavan, the author of Joomla! Security and a frequent speaker at Joomla events on the subject. I thought that we could install SecureLive on a real production site and we'd see if Mr Canavan could break in.

Over to you Mr Canavan.

Monday, 22 June 2009

We are very excited that some great new resources to learn how to Joomla are now available, Joomla! 1.5: A User's Guide: Building a Successful Joomla! Powered Website (2nd Edition) and Fundamentals of Joomla! (Video Training)! The author is Joomlashack's own Barrie North.

The second edition of the book is an update of the best selling book on Joomla, bringing it up to date with the latest version of Joomla 1.5. It also has a completely new chapter on marketing your site and SEO, two topics that change continuously.

The Joomla Video Training is a completely new release. Its a packed 9 hour training video on Joomla 1.5. You can listen as I explain some of the most difficult Joomla concepts, like sections and categories and creating your site navigation.

If you'd like to get some insight into the background behind these new releases, you can head over to cmswire and Dee-Ann LeBlanc's interview about them.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Inspirion Joomla TemplateJoomlashack's Inspirion Joomla Template is one of the most innovative templates currently on the market. Its built using the 960 grid, a CSS system that gives you a tableless layout and a fast loading site, great for SEO!

Its one of the first commercial professional templates to validate XHTML Strict. This is a high benchmark to meet, and provides a great foundation to help you site rank in search engines.

On top of that, Inspirion has a full set of core Joomla template overrides. This means that your Joomla 1.5 site will be shown with no tables at all and makes use of semantic headings (h1-h3). I'll give you one guess why that is good!

I think that the Inspirion template might be the best template around for SEO right now. Making sure your template helps your SEO efforts, rather than hurts them, involves lots of factors, tabless layouts, valid code, semantic headings, SEO-friendly logo replacement- Inspirion has it all.

Tuesday, 09 June 2009

Last month Joomlashack asked our community, "What are the Top Ten Joomla extensions?" So what did 2,591 voters and 12,642 votes reveal?

Announcing the Joomlashack Ultimate Top Ten Joomla Extensions, with cash prizes to the top two extensions. The grand prize winners:

#1 Virtuemart, "the complete e-Commerce shopping cart solution for Joomla" wins a $200 donation from Joomlashack!

#2 JoomlaPack, "an open-source backup component" wins a $100 donation from Joomlashack!

Congratulations to these two high-profile open source projects. Both of these extensions are licensed under the GPL and are available for free on their project websites.

Now, what about the other 120+ extensions suggested and voted on? And oh yeah- what's the Top Ten?

Read about the official Joomlashack Top Ten- with a tie!

 

Tuesday, 09 June 2009

The Joomla Project announced last weekend that Joomla has been downloaded from its site ten million times. An impressive number worthy of attention.

The more interesting question is how many Joomla-powered website are there?

Monday, 08 June 2009

Need to learn Joomla in the New England Area? Our upcoming Beginner Joomla training on June 11th in Burlington, Vermont, still has a few spots available!

You can find out more about the class at Beginner Joomla Training June 11th Burlington, VT

Friday, 05 June 2009

Want to learn more about how to build professional websites with Joomla? Then check out Joomlashack University, the #1 Joomla online training program in the world.

This tutorial will explain how to apply a module class suffix in Joomla!. This tutorial depends on the available styles for individual templates. Some settings may be different. See the templates corresponding docmentation for more information.

Go to your Joomla! administration console

 

Go the administration of your website at ww.yourjoomlasite.com/administrator/

Login to your Joomla! administration

 

Enter the username and password you created when installing Joomla!

Go to the Module Manager

 

Navigate to Extensions > Module Manager

Go to the module you want to edit

 

Select the module you want to apply the Module style..

Apply the Module Class Suffix into the parameters to the right

 

Apply the Module Class Suffix. (S1 example shown)

Save the Module Setting

Click Save

Want to learn more about how to build professional websites with Joomla? Then check out Joomlashack University, the #1 Joomla online training program in the world.

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