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How to embed a Wufoo form into a Joomla article

Wufoo logoI am a fan of using Joomla for all your website needs wherever possible. However there are times when it might make sense to use an external solution. In this tutorial you will learn how to create forms using a popular service called Wufoo and embed the form into a Joomla article.

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Kevin Morrison
Richard, as always very useful and timely, thanks for a great article. I have been a long time member of RSForms and over the year... Read More
Friday, 17 February 2012 14:53
Richard Pearce
I don't want to give the impression that I am calling them out as much as using this experience as an illustration as to why it is... Read More
Friday, 17 February 2012 15:16
Mike Martin
Hi Richard Thanks for introducing us to Wufoo, I am looking for a good contact form, I am having problems with core Joomla form. ... Read More
Friday, 17 February 2012 19:52
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Creating spaces around images

Text aligned hard up against an imageDo you like to wrap your images around your text? The standard editor supplied with Joomla provides an alignment feature to do this, but this results in the image crashing in to the surrounding text. This tutorial demonstrates how to solve this through the use of a free extension that every Joomla site should use.

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Margot
Thanks Richard, great tip. Will get this one immediately.
Friday, 10 February 2012 19:40
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How to avoid the Joomla 2.5 upgrade blues

Joomla 2.5 was released last week, but it has already received a security update. Version 2.5.1 is out now, so if you haven't yet made the switch from 1.7, now is the time to do so. We have seen some common issues occur during upgrades, so be sure to read on to ensure your upgrade is smooth and painless.

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Sher Lizz
a security release... already...?? bit sloppy or not?
Friday, 03 February 2012 08:24
Richard Pearce
Sloppy? Perhaps - you'd have to talk to a security expert. I guess I see it as keeping on top of things. The nature of software is... Read More
Friday, 03 February 2012 08:48
Kevin Morrison
With all the trouble I have been having migrating and updating I am having second thoughts on my excitement when the Joomla team a... Read More
Friday, 03 February 2012 08:25
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What's new in Joomla 2.5?

(VIDEO) I have picked through the 26 new features in Joomla 2.5 to bring you the top ten. Spend just 20 minutes watching this video to learn everything you need to know about the latest major Joomla release.

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Margot
Thanks Richard, thats very useful (for a lazy person like me who does not like to read release notes;-)
Friday, 27 January 2012 22:12
Sam
Richard, Many thanks for this blog/tutorial, its very helpful. But I discovered the Smart Search is not shown during my upgrade fr... Read More
Friday, 27 January 2012 22:18
Richard Pearce
The component and plugin should be there. But you might need to create a new module (Extensions - Module Manager - New - Smart Sea... Read More
Saturday, 28 January 2012 06:33
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7 ways to make your Joomla site shine

We’re a couple of weeks into the new year and I’m ready to attack my website To Do list. I realised that a lot of points on my list would apply to your site too, so here are my 7 ways to make your Joomla site shine in 2012. Wish it were still 2009 – the title would have had a much nicer ring.

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Sam
This is a very useful guide. I started my Joomla design with your beginners course before registering for pro. Many thanks... Read More
Friday, 20 January 2012 09:50
Brad Hamilton
You may not contribute DIRECTLY to the Joomla Project, but your Joomla for Beginners course is a great asset to the Joomla "cause"... Read More
Friday, 20 January 2012 12:44
Richard Pearce
Remember me should work. If you know how, delete any cookies in your browser for buildajoomlawebsite.com and http://www.buildajoom... Read More
Friday, 20 January 2012 12:57
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Content

Content:
Anything that appears on a website. For example, text, images, audio and video.

A website without content is like a book without pages. Of course content is not a term unique to Joomla, but it is used a lot, so let's take a look at some usage examples.

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Dominick Inlgese
Hello Richard, I like the glossary idea and I want to make a suggestion. Are you familiar with Moodle? There is a glossary "modu... Read More
Friday, 20 January 2012 09:51
Richard Pearce
I know that Moodle exists and that there is a way for it to play nicely with Joomla, but I have never used it. As much of our aud... Read More
Friday, 20 January 2012 10:18
Brad Hamilton
Bulkmail, email client, email server, mass email tool? I know email client and server are not the right terms. In my Dotcom star... Read More
Friday, 20 January 2012 12:55
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Using Form Fields in Joomla Templates

Joomla template developers can include parameters that allow the site owner to change certain functionality from a simple interface within Administrator. This post explores this feature called Form Fields and gives you an overview of how you can include these with your own Joomla templates. 

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raviraya
how to create form fields in Joomla 2.5 if any other free extension available..? please help me this..
Saturday, 08 September 2012 20:34
Richard Pearce
Not sure what you're asking here. This post is about form fields in a Joomla template.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 14:22
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Website development prototypes

So you've just signed your first web development customer. You've collected a deposit. Now what?

For me, getting new clients has never been the problem. And once you follow the steps in our upcoming How to earn $4000 a month as a part time web developer, it won't be a problem for you either. No – the problem is getting through the work and in this post, you'll learn some tips on how to avoid falling into project hell.

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Alex
Hey Richard, Nice tip. I dont come from a website dev but I have alot of time behind me doing app engineering for large SW project... Read More
Thursday, 01 December 2011 19:21
Margot
Sage advice Richard, and I would like to add some things. Another method people could employ is itterative development. This take... Read More
Thursday, 01 December 2011 20:57
Michael Sharp
Great advice Richard. Let me add one that almost eliminates "scope creep" for me: They sign a 16-24 page (depending on the clien... Read More
Friday, 02 December 2011 06:05
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Joomla Template Module Styling

As we teach in The Basics, modules can have different styles. The style of a module can be updated quickly and easily through the Module Class Suffix field as long as your template provider has included some extra styling options. If you’re the one designing the template, or if you just want to add your own styles to an existing template, here’s how it’s done.

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Alvaro Flores
Thank you for show us that trick, I appreciate it. Health and success!
Thursday, 24 November 2011 09:41
Amory Kandy
Thank you Robert, it was very useful for me.
Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:25
george
Robert, it worked great and a great tutorial. One question though. why did you name your module suffix as .moduletable_custom1? do... Read More
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 16:20
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Web Development Sales Process

There have been countless books written about how to sell and I can't begin to do justice to this topic here. However if you follow these principles, you'll leap ahead of the pack, gain confidence and make more money.

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John Loty
Richard This is good - simple and straight forward. There are some however, like me, that can do a number on themselves by thinki... Read More
Thursday, 17 November 2011 13:20
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