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Switch Gears and Turbo charge your Administrator

Are you tired of starting a new article or editing an existing one and waiting for all those icons to appear in your HTML editor? Dramatically speed up this process, along with other Administrator tasks, by installing Google Gears and a free extension. This week's tip only has two steps:

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Joomla Mobile Options

A well developed website should work well on all devices. However the mobile platform presents specific challenges such as bandwidth and browser size. One option is to build a dedicated mobile version of your website, but you would then need to update your content on two sites. Here are two alternative solutions for mobile-friendly Joomla sites.
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AJAX in Administrator

If you have a big site, it's the little things that can make a difference. If you manage a site that constantly needs changes to the article sort order or if you need to quickly unpublish an article, you know it can be a pain to click the appropriate icon in Administrator and wait for the page to refresh. You can speed up this process using technology called AJAX.

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Joomla e-commerce options

Virtuemart has long been the preferred e-commerce solution for Joomla sites as it is feature-rich, there are a lot of extensions available and it's free. However, it is often criticised for lack of updates and difficult configuration. So if you want to sell something online, here are some alternatives to consider:
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Michael Hendricks
Is there any e-commerce application that will currently work with Joomla 1.7? It looks like the best bet is to wait on Virtuemart ... Read More
Friday, 16 September 2011 12:58
Richard Pearce
Have a look at http://redcomponent.com/redshop We're also looking forward to the release of http://www.kagocommerce.com/... Read More
Saturday, 17 September 2011 05:50
Ramon Merel
Richard, What is the latest alternative to virtuemart? I checked redshop and the latest version uses Joomla 2.5. Kagocommerce.com... Read More
Monday, 28 July 2014 05:17
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How to submit your Joomla site to the search engines

Launching a website is a bit like opening a store at the end of a one-way street. At first, no one knows about your site, no one finds your site in search listings and frankly no one cares about your site (except you!)

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301 redirect made easy

I have had a bit of a break producing this newsletter but now it is time to ramp things up again with another great Joomla tip. This week you will learn why search engines think you have two websites and how to correct this with a free extension.

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Adding captions to your images

There are a few methods available to add captions to images that appear in your Joomla articles. The easiest solution is to use a free extension called EasyImageCaption.

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To search or not to search?

Visitors to your Joomla powered site can search for content whether you like it or not. This will come as a surprise to most, but it usually isn't important, as long as you understand a couple of key points. Get this wrong and at best you might be embarrassed - at worst - you could lose your job!

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I Like It!

Whether you like Facebook or not, it's hard to ignore its impact on the web. There are over 400 million Facebook users and the current growth rate is phenomenal. On average, each user has 130 friends. And, on average, each user creates 70 pieces of content each month. That's one enormous website and I'm embarrassed that I haven't done more with it. That's about to change soon, so head over to the Build a Joomla Website Fan Page and join in the conversation.

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Spice up your blog

Here are three great extensions to help you spice up your Joomla powered blog:

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