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K2 Tags

This week we're back to K2 and discussing item tags and their benefits. If you're used to search engine optimization, then most of the concepts will be familiar, it's just nice to know you have this capability on a local level, within your website, as well.

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Richard Hamilton
Hi there, I am using Joomla 2.5 and K2 but am looking for a good tag cloud module for my site..
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 22:49
Robert Wilson
For some reason the tag cloud extensions haven't been quickly updated for Joomla 2.5, but check this page in the JED: http://exte... Read More
Thursday, 21 June 2012 16:29
Robert Wilson
Yes, it should search through your categories as long as you are using the exact same tag throughout.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 06:17
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How to write killer titles

the-most-overlooked-feature-of-JoomlaThis week is a bit of a combination topic. We are talking a bit about K2 still as we address the topic of titles for your articles, but we're also including some SEO ideas, as well as some basic standards for good writing. We are, after all, trying to drive traffic to our websites with almost everything we do. If you produce your own content for your website, you'll want to go through these points carefully.

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Review: EasyDiscuss

EasyDiscussIs it a forum? Is it a support ticket system? Is it the Joomla equivalent of Yahoo Answers? 

Today we take a look at EasyDiscuss, a flexible extension that can be used for all sorts of applications.

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Hugh Bradley
Greetings Richard: I have both, EasyBlog and EasyDiscuss. The question is, wWhich to use: EasyBlog or EasyDiscuss? Any suggestion... Read More
Monday, 22 August 2011 03:13
Richard Pearce
Depends what you want to do. A blog is usually initiated by the site owner. EasyDiscuss posts are often (but not necessarily) init... Read More
Monday, 22 August 2011 06:22
Kevin Morrison
@Hugh - Really there is no comparison between the two. One is a blog tool and the other is a discussion tool. Also I would not cla... Read More
Monday, 19 December 2011 16:50
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Review: RokBox

20110811_rokboxWe've received some inquiries asking about the best ways to embed videos into Joomla content. This isn't always a straightforward, easy thing to do, especially considering all of the different types of media that people end up working with these days. Most folks settle on using some component or another to embed media. There are a number of good extensions available, and the one we're looking at handles video, audio and images.

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Hamish
Great article, however, I have downloaded a Rocket theme template called Nebulae. Trouble is, I have not been able to locate the c... Read More
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 03:16
Richard Pearce
RokBox is a stand-alone extension. It may or may not come pre-installed with a RocketTheme template. If you can't see it, then I g... Read More
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 08:16
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K2 Fields

This week we'll be discussing the benefits of K2 once again. Specifically, we'll look at the Extra Fields available with K2 and what you can do with them to improve your site and make some of the work you do a bit easier.

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Jeff Mayland
Richard, You wrote, "When you add this Category, you assign the fields by setting one or more Associated Extra Fields Groups from... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2014 15:27
Robert Wilson
Hey Jeff, Yep, this might be just an error here. This was written 2 and a half years ago or so? So, not sure if it was a differ... Read More
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 07:12
Rob Scrivener
Hello Jeff I'm searching for a specific type of functionality for a website I'm considering. To do what I want, it would need t... Read More
Sunday, 08 February 2015 17:31
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CrosssFit Tustin

This week we'll take a look at a newer site built on Joomla, and delve a bit deeper into the business decisions that can drive a small, upcoming business to choose this CMS, or any other CMS for that matter. CrossFit Tustin, a small gym operating in Tustin, CA, USA, opened their doors as a CrossFit affiliate roughly one year ago.

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Creating Categories With K2

This week we’re going to look again at K2, the content component used widely for Joomla category and article creation.

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Craig Hampson
Great work - keep it up! Being new to Joomla!, your blog is truly a lifeline!
Thursday, 22 March 2012 22:25
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Akeeba Backup Pro Review

We’ve spoken a lot lately about backing up your site using Akeeba Backup. By now you should understand why we are obsessed with backups and data protection. The potential outcomes following a disaster couldn’t be more polar opposite, especially when it comes to your backup scenario. For instance, a really good backup solution can leave you absolutely relieved when the worst happens. On the other hand, if you’ve have a site go down or get hacked and you don’t have a good backup, the feeling is dreadful.

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Do You Need a CCK?

An introduction to K2.

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Joomla 1.7 is coming

Joomla 1.7 is almost here which has caused some confusion from Joomla veterans. This article explains the implications for both Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.6 users.

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Although I have been a pro member for some time, I just started watching some of the video's today, and wish I had watched them wh... Read More
Saturday, 10 September 2011 17:16
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