This week we'll be discussing the benefits of K2 once again. Specifically, we'll look at the Extra Fields available with K2 and what you can do with them to improve your site and make some of the work you do a bit easier.
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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This week we'll take a look at a newer site built on Joomla, and delve a bit deeper into the business decisions that can drive a small, upcoming business to choose this CMS, or any other CMS for that matter. CrossFit Tustin, a small gym operating in Tustin, CA, USA, opened their doors as a CrossFit affiliate roughly one year ago.
We’ve spoken a lot lately about backing up your site using Akeeba Backup. By now you should understand why we are obsessed with backups and data protection. The potential outcomes following a disaster couldn’t be more polar opposite, especially when it comes to your backup scenario. For instance, a really good backup solution can leave you absolutely relieved when the worst happens. On the other hand, if you’ve have a site go down or get hacked and you don’t have a good backup, the feeling is dreadful.
Joomla's great, but it can't do it all. For example, even beginner web developers know that the way to access the login page for a Joomla website admin panel is to simply add "/administrator/" to the root URL of the website. That's convenient, but it can also leave a website vulnerable to hackers who might try to brute-force their way into your site. This article reviews an extension that makes it easy to fix common Joomla vulnerabilities.