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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.

YouTube Top Hits

YouTube Top Hits

As our total YouTube views approaches the 1 million mark, I thought it was timely to revisit some of our most popular videos. Read on to discover why our YouTube channel has become one of the most popular destinations for learning Joomla.

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Why you need to be doing Email Marketing

Why you need to be doing Email Marketing

I go on about Email Marketing a lot, but it's for good reason. Quite simply - it works! In fact I wouldn't have a business without it. Watch a quick video I created explaining why you need to add an email marketing solution to your website today. I even reveal the typical subscribe/unsubscribe numbers for our newsletter.

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Hi Richard, I've just implemented email marketing on 3 sites that I manage so this video is perfectly timed. As always it is prese... Read More
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Preview: Make Money as a Joomla Developer

Preview: Make Money as a Joomla Developer

A lot of people are excited about the upcoming revamped version of our Joomla Developer series. Let me give you a taste of what this course is about and where I’m up to with the production.

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Join me at Sydney JoomlaDay 2012

Join me at Sydney JoomlaDay 2012

Sydney JoomlaDay 2012 is fast approaching, so now is the time to secure your tickets. Whether you're brand new to Joomla, or a veteran, you're guaranteed to come home wiser!

Hey, I know that only a small number of you can actually make it to Sydney, but if that's you, I encourage you to join me at Sydney JoomlaDay 2012. It's being held on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October at the University of Technology. Day 1 is a conference and includes both international and local speakers. Day 2 is a series of workshops and if you're new to Joomla, I encourage you to attend my presentation in the morning.

Be sure to come and say G'Day.

For full details and tickets, visit Sydney JoomlaDay 2012

 

Sydney Joomla Day 20th-21st Oct 2012

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What's New in Joomla 3.0?

What's New in Joomla 3.0?

The latest version of Joomla - version 3.0 - has been released and in this video I take you through the major new features.

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Joomla Recap #2

Joomla 3.0 has been released. Here is my recap along with community reaction.

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How to Earn $4000 a Month as a Part-time Joomla Developer - 2012

How to Earn $4000 a Month as a Part-time Joomla Developer - 2012

 

Last year we released a series in our Joomla Pro course titled How to earn $4000 a month as a part-time Joomla developer. This has been our most popular series to date and we are now in the process of giving it a massive overhaul. To ensure that the new version is even better than the current one, I need your help. 
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The biggest challenge for me is to get a balanced lifestyle. After spending 8-10 hours (traveling included) at a regular job which... Read More
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Richard Pearce
The model we're using in the current course and the new version does rely on a 20 hour per week commitment ... at first. However t... Read More
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And of course you don't have to be aiming for the 4K mark. For some people an extra $500 a month would be awesome and this is achi... Read More
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Everything you wanted to know about CSS

The beauty of Joomla is that you don't need to understand the code that is being used in the background. But we often get asked for recommendations on where to learn HTML/CSS. Mighty Deals currently has a special for three SitePoint Books for $37. Save $50. Ends in 5 days.

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We often announce specisl/discounts/offers here. Sorry if you thought it was misleading. In regards to Captcha ... well ... I hate... Read More
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Free Webinar: How to plan a website

Free Webinar: How to plan a website

You've learnt Joomla - now what?

Join me for a free webinar where I teach you the steps to planning a successful website. This has been designed for those who are about to build or rebuild their website. 

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Interview with BAJW owner Richard Pearce

Interview with BAJW owner Richard Pearce

This week I interview ... myself. Well with some help from Robert, our forum moderator, blog writer and customer service wizard! If you've ever been curious about my background or what Robert sounds like, this audio recording is for you! This is the first in what I hope will be a regular series of recordings from interesting people in the Joomla world. Click the continue reading link to head to the audio player.

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Good interview Robert, it sounds like we indeed have a great deal in common. I lead a very similar beginning in the world of web d... Read More
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Without knowing what you want to achieve, it's a bit hard to comment. If you want to include an affiliate link to another site the... Read More
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Quite interesting to hear how you have progressed through the years - to learn more of Richard Pearce . Some of the words used wa... Read More
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