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Announcing: Joomla Contest

I'm thrilled to announce the start of an initiative to help a non-profit organization, as well as promote the Joomla Project. But I need your help.

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How to Preview Articles

Previewing articles in Joomla has always been tricky, and it’s even trickier in Joomla 1.6, but we’re here to help.

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murtaza
How can we preview article in browser window just like wordpress?
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 20:46
Richard Pearce
This process is helpful if you just want to use the Joomla core. But there are extensions that can make life easier. See http://ex... Read More
Thursday, 14 June 2012 12:34
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Case Study: CC2K

This week we discuss the history of a long-established Joomla powered website called CC2K. Founded in 2004 and ported to Joomla in 2006, CC2K is a movie and pop-culture website that features reviews and essays.

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Admin Tools Review

Joomla's great, but it can't do it all. For example, even beginner web developers know that the way to access the login page for a Joomla website admin panel is to simply add "/administrator/" to the root URL of the website. That's convenient, but it can also leave a website vulnerable to hackers who might try to brute-force their way into your site. This article reviews an extension that makes it easy to fix common Joomla vulnerabilities.

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Migrating to Joomla 1.6

The release of Joomla 1.6 presented developers with a host of challenges – chief among them, how to migrate a 1.5 site to 1.6?

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Facebook: Is it worth it?

Conventional wisdom holds that social media, including Facebook, is crucial to the promotion of any serious website. But is Facebook promotion worth it? This article helps you decide.
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Create anchor links to article titles

Sometimes when you have a list of articles on one page, such as a category blog layout, you might like to create a link to that page that jumps straight to the start of a particular article. It is easy to create an anchor within an article with Joomla, but making the title an anchor is rather tricky. Here's how to do it.

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Add flair to your headings with Google Web Fonts

Have you ever wanted to use a specific font on your website, only to be thwarted by the limitations of web-friendly fonts and CSS? This tutorial demonstrates how to use Google Web Fonts on your Joomla powered website.
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Richard Pearce
Not easily. Sometimes template providers have an option in the template settings. Otherwise you need to do this in the template CS... Read More
Friday, 24 August 2012 17:11
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Review: Tienda Ecommerce

We have just completed a 15 part series of tutorials on how to build a Joomla powered eCommerce site using an extension called Tienda. Advanced subscribers can login and watch these now. This article is a review of Tienda.

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Dan
This company portrays a very professional look and feel but dont get caught paying for services that do not help... You will have... Read More
Thursday, 01 December 2011 04:44
Sam
Good tutorials on Tienda, but please can we also have Virtuemart? Too many people seems to be on VM now that we have VM 2 Thanks... Read More
Friday, 20 January 2012 09:54
Richard Pearce
Maybe. I've gone off Tienda a bit since writing this post because they have been slow to release a 1.7 version. I am watching the ... Read More
Friday, 20 January 2012 09:57
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Joomla 1.6 Categories

We've received a lot of emails asking about the different method that is used when storing articles in Joomla 1.6. The good news is, it's really easy and very similar to 1.5.

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