The web browser was invented to interpret HTML content and display it accordingly. But as it became practical to deliver other file types such as PDFs and MP3s, the browser become a multimedia viewer. However this isn't always desirable as there are times when you would rather have the browser download a particular file, rather than display it within a browser window. There are various ways to force a file to be downloaded using Joomla, but they either require an extension which is unnecessarily complicated or tweaking server settings which is not for the faint-hearted. In this review I take a look at a simple solution that is aptly named Skyline Simple Download.
When I met Joomla, I had no idea how much it would impact my future. The relationship was frosty at first. Hostile in fact. I was happy the way things were, but Joomla insisted that life could be even better, if I was prepared to make some changes. The problem was, the path to our ultimate happiness required a solution that had not yet been built. And it was up to me to produce the solution. Okay - sure, Joomla did provide the materials, but no cohesive way of moulding it all together.
I made a tentative approach, but was sternly rebuked. Something about having inadequate permissions. I tried again but couldn't find a way to have even the most simple of conversations. Sadly we parted and I went back to my long-term partner, Dreamweaver.
But I knew I was missing out on something. It nagged me day and night until I decided to try again. It was easier this time. Things started to look bright and I was optimistic that I had found my lifelong partner. But alas we fell at the final hurdle. We had come so far, surely something seemingly so small as a menu item couldn't come between us. But is was so. And so tragically we separated again.
This time my reunion with my previous HTML editor was not so pleasant. We were never right for each other. So I knuckled down with a new determination to use the few resources I had to build a Joomla website. The details aren't important. All you need to know is that everything finally came together and now Joomla and I are best of friends.
I want you to enjoy this friendship too, so I have produced a methodical step-by-step solution to learning Joomla. Start with our free course The Basics. Then move on to our advanced courses. I also publish hints and tips via this blog. Your first steps might also be tentative, but with my help, you are guaranteed to save a lot of time and frustration.
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As Facebook has become the definitive standard for social networking online, more and more web developers are looking for better and easier ways of working it into their websites. This is just as true for the Joomla world. What's great about using a CMS like Joomla is that you have so many options for including services like Facebook into your web pages. We've come across another easy way to do it.
Joomla!Days are great events put on all over the world, giving Joomla enthusiasts, hardcore developers and even folks just kicking the tires a chance to come together, share new ideas and get to know each other. This month, Melbourne will host a Joomla!Day, and there's a lot to be excited about.
Don’t you hate it when you’re in the middle of something important on your computer and it suddenly stops working? That’s the dilemma I faced a few weeks ago when I had to put this site into maintenance mode while I made some changes to the template. I knew some people would be in the middle of watching some tutorials and I wanted to minimize the frustration they would feel when they found the site had switched off. Discover how I overcame this and how you can use the same approach to grow your website.
Your New Year’s Resolutions for 2013:
1. Exercise more
2. Spend more time with family
3. Do more with your website!
I can’t help you with the first two, but it is my job to help you do more with your website. So let’s get a head-start on 2013 with a simple project that you can complete this weekend. In just two hours, you will complete a vital task that is one of the best ways to attract new visitors. Regardless of where your site is at - if it is brand-new, established or even if you haven’t started building yet - this is something everyone can benefit from and your only investment is time.
2012 was a big year for the Joomla world and there’s more to come in 2013. Read on to discover my 3 highlights for this year as well as the things to look out for next year. We’re also getting close to the end of our introductory offer for Joomla Pro, so now is the best time to buy to avoid the price rise.