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Richard Pearce

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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Owner of Build a Joomla Website. Responsible for 1 wife, 4 kids and 17 fish.

KickStart Your Web Design Business

KickStart Your Web Design Business

We have just released our latest training course - Kickstart Your Web Design Business. If you have ever wanted to turn your web design skills into a career that could earn you 6 figures, check out more about this training course at Site Skills

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Whether You Love or Hate Web Design, I Want to interview You

I am in the process of creating a new course on how to start a web design business. To help students decide if a web design business is right for them, I am including interviews from current and past developers. If that's you, would you like to be interviewed? I am looking for a few people who started their own web design business and love it. However in the interest of balance, I am also looking for those who started and decided it is not for them. Note that this is NOT directly related to Joomla. It is about your experience with web design as a whole.

I am offering a small payment in return for your time.

To be considered, please write to [email protected] with one of the following subject lines:

If you are or have been the owner of a web design business and you love(d) it, then make the subject "Web Design is Awesome"

If you tried starting a web design business or if you're in one now and you don't like it, make the subject "Web design Sucks"

Then tell me a bit about your web design business background and if I think this will work out, I will be in touch in a couple of days.
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In 1990 I went over a cliff in my car, was paralyzed from the neck down, broke my neck, back, hip, legs, had both knees replaced, ... Read More
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Hi Richard: I have a rapidly growing forum website which uses Joomla, Kunena and several of the StackIdeas programs. I have gone f... Read More
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I look after a Joomla website that helps Scotland's only charity that brings awareness to the Subject of Solvent Abuse. The charit... Read More
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White Label Joomla Tutorials

White Label Joomla Tutorials

Section 3 of Joomla 3 Webmaster is now online and this completes the main part of this course. If you’re a web host, trainer or developer, you now have the unique opportunity to provide a non-branded version of this course to your customers.

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Joomla 3 Webmaster Course Section 2

Joomla 3 Webmaster Course Section 2

Section 2 of Joomla 3 Webmaster - Creating & Managing Content - is now online for members.

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Why increase the lifetime subscription to $499? Well to be blunt - because it's worth it. Think about it. If I told you there is a... Read More
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JoomlaDay Brisbane 2015

JoomlaDay Brisbane 2015

The baton for this year's Australian JoomlaDay has been passed to sunny Brisbane. 

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Joomla 3 Webmaster Course Section 1

Joomla 3 Webmaster Course Section 1

I'm seriously excited to announce that the first section of our latest course is now online. Joomla 3 Webmaster teaches everything there is to know about Joomla! 3.

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I would like to join
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Richard Pearce
We would love you to join us. Just go here for more details and a payment link: http://www.buildajoomlawebsite.com/joomla-tutorial... Read More
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Less than a minute. Check your spam folders.
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Is this the CRAZIEST Extension Ever?

Is this the CRAZIEST Extension Ever?

I am a fan of JoomlArt, one of the oldest and most respected Joomla extension developers. However their latest release has me scratching my head. It’s either fiendishly clever or downright evil. Would you let this extension lose on your website?

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I wont click a link to share or endorse anything just to view it. I will not install anything on my sites that force a like to vie... Read More
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good day sir pearce do you have a tutorial on joomla and virtuemart thanks
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You need more than a tutorial for VM John. Actually a prayer would serve you better...... Read More
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Joomla 3 - The Basics - is number one at Udemy!

Joomla 3 - The Basics - is number one at Udemy!

Thanks for helping our free course - The Basics for Joomla 3 - become the most popular Joomla course at Udemy!

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Hello, Have you the same tutorials on this page http://www.buildajoomlawebsite.com/joomla-tutorials/the-basics but in French ?! I ... Read More
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Richard Pearce
Sorry - no. We have had requests over the years to produce a multi-lingual version, but I can't see this happening. It is an enorm... Read More
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Hi Richard, I think I'm probably a crazy 68yr female attempting to build a website with little knowledge, however I am rather plea... Read More
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Fourteen Fabulous February Freebies

Fourteen Fabulous February Freebies

Didn't get what you hoped for this Valentine's Day? Roses are red; violets are blue; look at these goodies I found for you.

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