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the people who view and optionally manage a website. There are several types of Joomla users and various permissions can be assigned to groups of users.
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Hi Richard, Is it necessary to make any changes to the standard Joomla install where all of the content is administered by one pe... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2012 21:56
Robert Wilson
Andrew, If you are the only administrator on these sites, then the default Joomla settings will be fine.
Friday, 30 March 2012 04:35
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Is Joomla about to fall off a cliff?

Two weeks ago I asked the question "What is your favourite Joomla 2.5 feature" and asked you to comment on the upgrade process. Some of the comments suggested that upgrading was a frustrating experience. This got me to thinking that Joomla might be in danger of falling off a cliff. Is this the beginning of the end or the beginning of a new era? 

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Kevin Morrison
I can say without a doubt that I will not be migrating any more sites on Joomla. The migration from 1.0 to 1.5 was a real chore an... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:12
John Miglautsch
I maintain 32 sites. Most of them are for friends or non-profit organizations which do not pay me. Most have had very few change... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:01
I understand the frustration BUT: professional IT companies warn their customers about the maintenance costs of software and inclu... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2012 19:37
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Mobile on the move

Mobile JoomlaTowards the end of 2011, we produced a course called "How to earn $4000 a month as a part-time Joomla developer". The main challenge for most people starting a business is making sales and this is especially difficult with web development. So many businesses already have a website and therefore don't see the need to build it again. However the proliferation of smartphones has changed everything. This post explains how to make money developing mobile-friendly Joomla websites.

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Richard Pearce
There is more info at Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2012 09:54
Bob Standish
I would really like to see more information on building Responsive pages and sites.
Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:54
Daniel Jordà
Hi Richard, I am using the template Cloudbase 2.0 by Cloudaccess which is based on Gantry. It has a tab for Mobile where you can d... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2012 18:30
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The main type of content that appears on a Joomla powered website.
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Robin McCamont
hi, richard! i'm reading a javascript & jquery manual right now, and i've learned how to "call" jquery and then build something c... Read More
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 09:57
Richard Pearce
Adding JavaScript and other certain other tags to a Joomla article is tricky. By default, Joomla strips certain tags to prevent us... Read More
Friday, 30 March 2012 06:47
Robin McCamont
Thanks for the "heads-up" on this point, Richard. I appreciate the guidance. I will probably give it a go on a test site I have,... Read More
Friday, 30 March 2012 08:43
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Are There Really Secrets to Building Website Traffic?

Whether you use specific extensions or plain old good web practices, this week we'd like to hear how you drive the most traffic to your Joomla websites. Feel free to also include what extensions or methods have either not worked well for you or just wasted time and money. You'll read three of the most important aspects of gaining new visitors and keeping current ones engaged.

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Kevin Morrison
I don’t know if it is a secret as much as it has been a hand shake where you have just had to know where to look or who to ask how... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2012 12:26
Robert Wilson
Thanks for that great, detailed response. I think you hit it on the head when you say that your audience is human users and not s... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2012 14:15
Kevin Morrison
I find that to many times the webmaster is looking to impress Google when they should be impressing those that are the reason they... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2012 14:57
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Nominate us for the 2012 J!OSCAR Awards

We'd like to think that we've helped the Joomla community by creating our free Joomla training course called The Basics. This is no "teaser" course. It covers everything you need to know to build your first Joomla website. It's free and you don't even need to register. HUNDREDS of people start this course DAILY, either here on this site or at YouTube. Comments that we receive via email and in our forum suggest that this effort is much appreciated. Read on to learn how you can thank us by nominating us for an upcoming J!OSCAR award.

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Michael Sharp
Nominated you Richard. I'd like to think my single vote will help. You sure deserve to have your courses recognized, as I say they... Read More
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 23:30
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What is your favourite Joomla 2.5 feature?

Joomla 2.5Joomla 2.5 was launched in January and it has already had two minor, but important updates. I need to know what your favourite feature is and why. Or perhaps you haven't started using 2.5 yet. If not, tell me why.

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Richard Pearce
I'll start things off. The most useful feature to me is the upgrade function. This is such an important requirement that it is ama... Read More
Thursday, 15 March 2012 10:39
Ian Hayward
I've scratched my head over this and thought long and hard. Yes, the upgrade function is great and so too extension upgrade warni... Read More
Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:31
Kevin Morrison
What is your favourite Joomla 2.5 feature? I would have to say it is a toss up between the powerful ACL and the nested categories.... Read More
Thursday, 15 March 2012 12:06
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How to use Captcha in Joomla 2.5

reCaptcha(VIDEO) Sick of getting spam registrations on your Joomla website? This video tutorial demonstrates how to use the Captcha feature that was introduced in Joomla 2.5.

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Andy Markley
... thanks Richard. Brilliant, as usual.
Thursday, 08 March 2012 11:32
Christine Isaiah
Quick question...My site is using Joomla 2.5.2 (missed the 2.5.0 and 2.5.1 updates they happened so quickly). I see in Global Conf... Read More
Thursday, 08 March 2012 12:42
Robert Wilson
Christine, I've seen this mentioned in the Joomla forum somewhere. You might try going to the Discover page of the Extensions Ma... Read More
Thursday, 08 March 2012 15:38
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The number one thing I love about Joomla

The number one thing I love about JoomlaLast week I revealed that the number one thing I hate about Joomla is extensions. I have a love/hate relationship with Joomla at times, and so it's only fair that I counter this with a look at the thing I love most about Joomla. Discover what this is and I'll also introduce you to some Joomla goodies you've probably never heard of. 

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Richard Pearce
I'll get the ball rolling. I wish there was a combined project management / support ticket / customer relationship management exte... Read More
Thursday, 01 March 2012 09:46
I love that most of them are very clean. You can install, try and uninstall without breaking everything on most occasions. I've on... Read More
Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:30
I love easyPayPalButtons. I'm not ready for a full-on shopping cart, but there are a few items I want to sell. With easyPayPalBu... Read More
Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:45
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The number one thing I hate about Joomla

There are a huge number of positives that Joomla has in its favor. It's open source. It has a huge community. And once our fabulous and free Joomla training course gives you the knowledge to use it properly, it does become easy to manage. But there is one thing that drives me and thousands of others crazy. Learn what this is and how to take steps to minimize its impact on your Joomla life.

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Thanks Richard I agree completely... that although its a good thing that there are so many extensions it is a fact that having so ... Read More
Saturday, 25 February 2012 11:55
Andy Markley
... thanks Richard. As always, you get right to the point and make it clear. Without your Basics and Beyond courses, I'd have kill... Read More
Saturday, 25 February 2012 12:43
Jim Gregory
Are there keyboard shourt cuts in Administrator to 'Save', 'Save & Close', 'New', etc? If not, that's the number 1 thing I hate. ... Read More
Saturday, 25 February 2012 15:29
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