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Allow Customers Domain Search Ability in Your Joomla Website

Allow Customers Domain Search Ability in Your Joomla Website

New this week to the JED is eXtro DomainCheck from Germany based developer eXtro-media. This new extension provides website users with the ability to do TLD (Top Level Domain) searches to check for available domain names, just as they would at an Internet Service Provider's website.

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Login Boss Gives Joomla Sites More Social Flexibility

Login Boss Gives Joomla Sites More Social Flexibility

Joomla extension developer JoomBoss has released a new login extension that will allow website users to login to a Joomla website using either their Twitter or their Google account.

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The Five Best Blogging Tools for Joomla!

The Five Best Blogging Tools for Joomla!

Joomla sometimes comes under fire in regards to its usefulness as a blogging platform. But Joomla actually has some great blogging features "out-of-the-box" and there are great third party extensions that turn it into a full-featured blogging platform. This post discusses the five best ways to create a Joomla blog.

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Christian Sweningsen
Very disappointing, not at all up to your usual standards. Completely superficial, a quick scan of the JED would yield much more. ... Read More
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Richard Pearce
The goal of this one was to give people direction. We got this question A LOT and so we wanted to create a list of options. The mo... Read More
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Great article Richard. With the recent Sitepoint's Joomla/Wordpress comparison, you nailed it on the head that Joomla is quite a s... Read More
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Joomla Monster Releases First Template for HCT Framework

Joomla Monster Releases First Template for HCT Framework

Joomla Monster has released their first Joomla theme built on their in house HCT framework. The template, titled Pharmacy, is an online catalog built with design flexibility in mind.

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Fill Your Screen with Highline from Joomlabamboo

Fill Your Screen with Highline from Joomlabamboo

Highline is the latest responsive Joomla template to be released by Joomlabamboo, and it features "a popular full screen slideshow with the a flexible masonry like layout." With Highline you can fill almost any screen, from a desktop computer to a mobile phone.

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SEF

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SEF:
An acronym which stands for Search Engine Friendly in regards to website URLs. While not a Joomla specific term, it does apply to dynamic websites such as those built on Joomla. URLs from dynamic websites are often not Search Engine Friendly and need to be altered in some way to make them "friendly" to search engines such as Google.

Dynamic websites put together web pages by pulling data from a database, and often the resulting URL, or web page address, is not humanly readable. They may have a string of numbers and characters that have nothing to do with the content on the page. This is why search engines such as Google and Yahoo have trouble with them.

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PHP

PHP
PHP:
PHP is the programming language used to create many of the web's dynamic applications, including the Joomla Content Management System. It is a server-side scripting language, which means that all of the code is interpreted on a webserver which then serves an HTML web page. PHP is Open Source and free to use.

PHP is a recursive acronym which stands for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor." To serve web pages built with PHP, a package of resources is necessary. In addition to the PHP engine that translates code, we also need a database to store data and a webserver to serve the pages. Common solutions are stacks such as LAMP, WAMP and MAMP.

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Emphasize Your Content with the Simplicity of Shaper News - III

Emphasize Your Content with the Simplicity of Shaper News - III

JoomShaper has just released Shaper News - III, a news portal template for Joomla that is focused strongly on a "crystal clear layout." The focus on simplicity and clarity is meant to allow Joomla news site owners to concentrate on reaching out to people and changing minds, instead of trying to find the best colors and layout for their web portal.

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MVC (Model-View-Controller)

MVC:
MVC is an acronym for Model-View-Controller, which is a popular programming architecture also used by Joomla and its extensions that enables software developers to separate "business logic" from display and interaction.

Through the use of the MVC architecture, Joomla's code is very compartmentalized and reusable. Each different aspect of what Joomla does is contained within its own code. For instance, just one of the main benefits of this type of programming is that it is possible to create many different views or layouts without ever needing to change the way data is accessed or acted upon.

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New ThemeForest Template Features Responsiveness and Article Animation

New ThemeForest Template Features Responsiveness and Article Animation

Loroe, from ThemeForest publisher hainug, is a responsive Joomla template built on the Warp framework. Utilizing the News Show Pro GK4 extension, it also features an attractive grid based layout of articles with some interesting hover effects.

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