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Joomla template developers can include parameters that allow the site owner to change certain functionality from a simple interface within Administrator. This post explores this feature called Form Fields and gives you an overview of how you can include these with your own Joomla templates.
Sometimes when you have a list of articles on one page, such as a category blog layout, you might like to create a link to that page that jumps straight to the start of a particular article. It is easy to create an anchor within an article with Joomla, but making the title an anchor is rather tricky. Here's how to do it.
We've received a lot of emails asking about the different method that is used when storing articles in Joomla 1.6. The good news is, it's really easy and very similar to 1.5.
When you launch your website, you probably want it to be found quickly in the search engines. Although most search engines have some sort of "Add URL" facility, this usually achieves nothing. Search engines generally discover new pages by following links on existing pages. There are hundreds of sites that allow you to place a link to your site for free and this article will give you a few places to start.
It's now time to build the actual website and this stage comes with its own set of challenges. Cut corners here at your peril.
A major component of the project we're developing is a private, social network. JomSocial is an amazing Joomla extension that provides functionality similar to Facebook. This helps your community to engage with each other, either privately or publicly.
Last week's article included some recommendations on how to find a graphic designer if you want a unique template. This week, we will have a look at a successful process to find excellent Joomla developers.
In part 4 of this series on the steps to plan and build a Joomla powered website, you will learn some steps to choose a Joomla template.
In part 3 of our series on how to plan and build a Joomla Website from scratch, you will learn how to avoid the number one fear of web developers - scope creep.
In part 2 of how to build a Joomla Website from scratch, you will learn how to create a sensible navigation structure for your site.