Who is using Joomla? Does our survey tell us?
In April and May of 2007, Joomlashack conducted the first ever major survey of Joomla Users. Over 3,600 people filled out 31 questions ranging from how many Joomla sites they managed to what Joomla tasks they do most often.
The Joomla survey results confirmed many things about this powerful open source CMS, and also had a few surprises. Here are the results with some Joomlashack editorial observations!
A module to integrate your settings into Joomla! is freely available for Joomla! 1.0 & Joomla! 1.5 native versions.
This module replaces the previously released SlideShowPro Joomla! module. If you are using the previous module release, it is recommended to update. EasySSP requires SlideShowPro version 1.8.8 or higher.
After I download my free template, then what do I do?
The free template comes as a zipped file that you will download to your computer. Here's how you upload the template to Joomla:
Joomlashack prides itself on its support. During the last several years we have used our forum to support our customers needs in many aspects, and as a result have the largest membership base after joomla.org and have helped thousands of users build a professional looking Joomla powered web site.
Getting a world class template from Joomlashack is now easier than ever. We have implemented a new system to give you total control over your purchases, invoices and downloads.
Email marketing: Love it or hate it, it's the way the web works. No matter what kind of website you have, building a list and communicating to a constituency is a key part of any successful website.
In 2006 I THOROUGHLY tested and reviewed many email systems, and my conclusion was that when your email lists start to get above a thousand subscribers, a whole set of problems arise that basic newsletter programs simply can't solve. You need the backing of a 3rd party company ensuring your email deliverability.
So then I investigated 3rd party hosted providers: Detailed Reviews of Email Marketing Solutions
Then I realized there was a problem. None of these solutions integrated into Joomla. A critical factor was missing: when users register on a Joomla site, importing them into an email list can be difficult and time consuming. There needed to be an automated process.
So we created one --- J!Contact
Here at Joomlashack its our continual goal to improve our customer experience. We have been taking careful note of suggestions you have all been making in our feedback board. We are please to announce the launch of Shack 2.0!
Better support, more tutorials, a better cart and access to template updates. Let me take you a brief tour of what we have waiting for you.
Usability, accessibility and search engine optimization are all phrases used to describe high quality web pages in today's world wide web. In reality, there is a significant amount of overlap between them and a web page that demonstrates the characteristics of one does so for all three. The easiest way to achieve these three goals is to do so using the framework laid out in the W3C web standards.
Right now, there is no robust and feature rich blog extension for Joomla that will fufill the core features that is needed in a blog, and does it as a native (not a port) extension. Until something has been developed to fill this need, wannabe bloggers are probably much better off building a blog out of its consituant parts. Its a little more work, but the solution is more robust and easier to manage.
This tutorial quickly leads you through installing Joomla 1.5. It details both a local installation for testing (if you do not have a hosting account or have a slow internet connection) and a real web server installation.