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Joomla!Day Comes to Melbourne

Joomla!Day Comes to Melbourne

Joomla!Days are great events put on all over the world, giving Joomla enthusiasts, hardcore developers and even folks just kicking the tires a chance to come together, share new ideas and get to know each other. This month, Melbourne will host a Joomla!Day, and there's a lot to be excited about.

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JP Fourie
Really, Really, really wish I could go. ... Read More
Friday, 11 January 2013 10:59
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Directing Visitors to your Most Important Content

Directing Visitors to your Most Important Content

Don’t you hate it when you’re in the middle of something important on your computer and it suddenly stops working? That’s the dilemma I faced a few weeks ago when I had to put this site into maintenance mode while I made some changes to the template. I knew some people would be in the middle of watching some tutorials and I wanted to minimize the frustration they would feel when they found the site had switched off. Discover how I overcame this and how you can use the same approach to grow your website.

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Richard Pearce
Fixed. Sorry about that. I'm normally very good at picking up unusual spellings because of my own weird company name (RickSure). ... Read More
Thursday, 03 January 2013 19:07
Mike Martin
Richard Thanks for the information, what a great addition, cannot thank you enough.
Thursday, 03 January 2013 20:26
Richard Pearce
It IS a plugin. But unlike a module where you specify a template position, it always appears at the top of the page.
Sunday, 20 January 2013 08:03
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Kickstart Your Blog this Weekend

Kickstart Your Blog this Weekend

Your New Year’s Resolutions for 2013:

1. Exercise more

2. Spend more time with family

3. Do more with your website!

I can’t help you with the first two, but it is my job to help you do more with your website. So let’s get a head-start on 2013 with a simple project that you can complete this weekend. In just two hours, you will complete a vital task that is one of the best ways to attract new visitors. Regardless of where your site is at - if it is brand-new, established or even if you haven’t started building yet - this is something everyone can benefit from and your only investment is time.

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Marcus Thomas
Richard, Great idea. As a complete newbie there was an some enthusiastic activity back in November, but I have let it slip all t... Read More
Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:02
Mike Martin
Hi Richard What a great blogging idea, I started a blog but fell at the first hurdle, what should I blog about, this blog helps, t... Read More
Friday, 28 December 2012 20:11
Richard Pearce
I have African Chiclids. This year wasn't so kind to them so numbers have dwindled. There are no short answers to your other ques... Read More
Saturday, 29 December 2012 07:31
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Joomla 2012 in Review

Joomla 2012 in Review

2012 was a big year for the Joomla world and there’s more to come in 2013. Read on to discover my 3 highlights for this year as well as the things to look out for next year. We’re also getting close to the end of our introductory offer for Joomla Pro, so now is the best time to buy to avoid the price rise.

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Eng Ung
Thanks for the update Richard. Just out of curiosity, do you know what the Joomla certification program will look like at this poi... Read More
Saturday, 22 December 2012 14:07
Richard Pearce
It's not even at stage one yet. More info here: http://magazine.joomla.org/issues/issue-dec-2012/item/1001-help-the-joomla-certifi... Read More
Saturday, 22 December 2012 14:24
Robert Wilson
Tim, Thanks for the info. We're actually in the process of posting an article about this development, so stay tuned for that in ... Read More
Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:03
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Get the entire collection of Tamlyn Software Extensions for half-off

Get the entire collection of Tamlyn Software Extensions for half-off

Here's a great "say goodbye to Joomla 1.5" sale that you must check out. Get the entire collection of Tamlyn Software Joomla Extensions for half-off!

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Free Joomla Q & A Webinar

Around this time last year I received one of the best pieces of advice for my business. Read on to discover what this is and how I will help you via this week's free Joomla webinar.

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Giovanni Yarabek
YEA!
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:37
Giovanni Yarabek
YEA!! ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:40
Terry
Hi. I just tried to register and got a page ( https://www1.gotomeeting.com/en_US/island/webinar/registration.tmpl?Action=rgoto ) ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:51
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Watchful.li Review: First Look

Watchful.li Review: First Look

This week we examine a new service that allows you to monitor and update multiple Joomla websites from one easy web portal dashboard.

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Richard Pearce
Interested to know what others think of this service. I love the idea, but the security scares me a bit. There is a discussion abo... Read More
Friday, 07 December 2012 07:43
Eng Ung
Thanks for the review Robert. I've been looking to simplify updates with multiple Joomla sites and I think Watchful.ly hits the sw... Read More
Friday, 07 December 2012 09:52
Trevor Mitchell
Watchful looks pretty good but recently I've been totally blown away by 'Audit My Joomla'. This has just gone online, and does a t... Read More
Friday, 07 December 2012 14:19
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Free Joomla Template Contest from TemplateMonster.com and BuildaJoomlaWebsite

Free Joomla Template Contest from TemplateMonster.com and BuildaJoomlaWebsite

Website developers...you have two chances to win a free template from TemplateMonster.com!

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Lester Sebay
I think template #Item: #38024 would work best for my new site. It has a social aspect look and feel that I would like to incorpor... Read More
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 14:46
Ely Acker
I have a small online English as a Second Language (ESL) site. I'm planning on creating a library for my students. It's going to b... Read More
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 16:02
Richard Pearce
This must have been a temporary problem. It works for me.
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 19:19
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Joomla World Conference 2012

Joomla World Conference 2012

This past Friday through Sunday, November 16 – 18, saw the first ever Joomla World Conference in San Jose, California. The variety of backgrounds from the group that descended on Silicon Valley in the US was absolutely amazing. There was a different language being spoken in every corner of every room, and sessions were mixed with the highest level Joomla Pros and the freshest of Joomla beginners. It was a great crowd.

It was very heartening to know that however deep your Joomla background is, you could benefit and grow from attending this conference. I’m already looking forward to the next event.

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Richard Pearce
I'm glad you went. From the sounds of things there were lots of beginners so perhaps we can convince the powers that be to run a J... Read More
Thursday, 22 November 2012 10:46
Richard Pearce
Well then, finances permitting, we'd certainly be interested in doing this at the next one. Although to do it justice, we'd prefer... Read More
Friday, 23 November 2012 07:01
Richard Pearce
Well then, finances permitting, we'd certainly be interested in doing this at the next one. Although to do it justice, we'd prefer... Read More
Friday, 23 November 2012 07:00
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Joomla Hosting Special - 60% off Thanksgiving Sale

Joomla Hosting Special - 60% off Thanksgiving Sale

For a very limited time, you can get specialist Joomla Hosting at 60% off PLUS free access to our Beyond the Basics tutorials.

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Richard Pearce
You'd have to check with Siteground to be sure, but I believe so.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 13:18
shahed
could you pleas let me know the deadline of this offer ??? is it still existing ?? and also am new at joomla and i have some e... Read More
Thursday, 06 December 2012 04:46
Robert Wilson
Muhamed, You've missed the Thanksgiving deal, but if you follow the link on our recommended hosts page: http://www.buildajoomlawe... Read More
Friday, 07 December 2012 04:02
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