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JoomShaper Releases SP Stock to Display Stock Data Within Joomla Modules

JoomShaper Releases SP Stock to Display Stock Data Within Joomla Modules

SP Stock uses the Yahoo stock API to display stock data about various companies easily within a Joomla Module position. This is perfect for a news or portal site, and is free to download and use.

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Labor Day Savings from corePHP

Labor Day Savings from corePHP

Developers at corePHP, makers of extensions such as WordPress for Joomla and jomCDN, have offered a 25% off sale to celebrate Labor Day and Back to School. The discount is available for all corePHP Joomla products.

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JomSocial Hosted Solution Now in Beta

JomSocial Hosted Solution Now in Beta

JomSocial's new service is still in Beta mode; however, there is a demo site to familiarize yourself with the offering, and this new option could be perfect for those needing a good social media solution for their Joomla websites but who don't want the hassle of maintaining infrastructure.

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SiteGround Unveils Updated User Area

SiteGround Unveils Updated User Area

SiteGround, a popular web hosting company with over 80,000 Joomla installations, has announced the launch of their six month long project to update and refresh the working area for users. The improvements add a completely new file structure as well as a much improved front-end.

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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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Kevin Morrison
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
Thursday, 30 August 2012 12:16
Richard Pearce
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
Thursday, 30 August 2012 17:01
Pierre Cornelissen
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
Thursday, 30 August 2012 16:49
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Joomlage Impressions - A New MultipurposeTemplate

Joomlage's newest prefab template is a versatile, elegant design that makes great use of white space.  The easy to navigate template allows for quick browsing to a variety of relevant on-site locations without removing an easy to browse front page for news and blog posts.  Like most major Joomla releases in recent months, Impressions is built around Responsive design protocol. All of the white space and easy to click images are rearranged on mobile devices like smart phones and tablets to make for an easier viewing experience automatically.

 

 

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Komento Hotfix Available

Anyone using the Komento Joomla extension should mosey over to StackIdeas official site and download a brand new hotfix to plug a few holes in Komento's code.   Although rare, it seems that a serious bug has been discovered which can cause a site to crash if it is not fixed. Komento users can download the patch here.  StackIdeas also offers the relevant source code for users to FTP onto their site if they're not interested in running a software patch.  From start to finish, the patching process should take less than five minutes, so there's no reason to delay!

 

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ACL (Access Control List)

ACL (Access Control List)
ACL (Access Control List):
Joomla's ACL offers a way of securing content and "controlling access" to certain objects and functions within a website. There are two aspects to the ACL in Joomla, who can view things and who can do things in regards to content and various actions available to users.

Joomla's Access Control List determines things like who can see certain articles and other media published on a website as well as who can add and edit content and media. It also determines who can access the Administrator and what they can see and do while they are logged in.

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Version 3 of Joomlashack's Wright Framework is Responsive and Lightweight

Version 3 of Joomlashack's Wright Framework is Responsive and Lightweight

Joomlashack has released version 3 of their in house Joomla Template Framework named Wright. This latest version has been made responsive in keeping with the mobile first philosophy in web design. Billed as a very lightweight, fast loading framework, Wright is said to be built to remain "future proof."

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Richard Pearce
You'd have to check with JoomlaShack, but I suspect so as they include this with their other templates.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:29
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Sociality Brings Fresh, Modern Look to Jomsocial Websites

Sociality Brings Fresh, Modern Look to Jomsocial Websites

Based on a custom framework, Sociality is a new responsive Joomla Template available on ThemeForest and specifically designed for the social networking extension Jomsocial. ThemeForest elite author, Hogash, has created this theme with enough flexibility and features to use as a main website template as well.

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