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.
Tutorials, reviews, case studies and other tips to help website owners and website developers master the Joomla content management system.
This week we’ll take a look at a new slider building extension from Offlajn. It's a pretty nice toy to play with, and while we haven't had it for long enough to become complete experts yet, the benefits are pretty clear if you're wanting to include dynamic content on your website.
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.