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Joomla 2.5 Sample Data

Joomla 2.5 Sample Data

When installing Joomla 2.5, an option exists to install one of three sets of sample data. This post includes a video walkthough of the difference between each of the sample data options.

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Mike Martin
Richard Thanks for the updated video, if I may give you some feedback, I think that it would be better to zoom in to the various a... Read More
Thursday, 08 November 2012 20:49
Paul
Hi Richard, As usual, Nice Job! Increased resolution certainly helps with my ailing eyesight! Usual slick, professional offering,... Read More
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Hi Richard...I hope today finds you well? I have just purchased a 12 Month Cloudaccess account...and one of my first tasks, and on... Read More
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YouTube Top Hits

YouTube Top Hits

As our total YouTube views approaches the 1 million mark, I thought it was timely to revisit some of our most popular videos. Read on to discover why our YouTube channel has become one of the most popular destinations for learning Joomla.

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Metadata

Metadata
Metadata:
Metadata is generally described as "data about data." On a very simple level, this means that it describes the actual data in some way. There are different types of metadata, but in relation to Joomla, we are talking about metatags such as description and keywords that are accessed by search engines and web browsers in order to learn something about the content on your website.

Metadata has been a very hotly debated issue over the years, and it is now thought of as quite a bit less important in terms of search engine rankings and overall Google performance. Tags such as description are still very useful, but the approach to metadata in web development has changed dramatically.

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Another menu item with the same parent has this alias

Another menu item with the same parent has this alias

This is another of those "Save failed with the following error" messages. It's not always apparent why you get these errors, so hopefully we can help guide you through fixing these.

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Richard Pearce
My guess is to make it difficult to accidentally click it.
Saturday, 21 September 2013 07:55
Faustin
Thanks for the simple yet accurate solution (not usual for Joomla issues). I have been struggling trying to clear the cache, etc..... Read More
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Joomla Needs Your Input

Joomla Needs Your Input

As The Joomla! Project begins to finalize its goals and strategy for the coming year, they are asking for help and input from the Joomla community. The Project has put together a 16 question survey with questions ranging in subject from how you use Joomla to thoughts on paying contractors and employees. The deadline to participate in this survey is October 29.

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jQuery

jQuery
jQuery:
jQuery is a JavaScript library that was initially released in 2006 and is currently used by more than 55% of the 10,000 most visited websites. It is claimed to be the most popular JavaScript library today. The Joomla! Project has decided to include jQuery in the core of Joomla 3.0 and on.

While the MooTools JavaScript library will still be included in the Joomla core as well, jQuery will be heavily used as it integrates directly with the Twitter Bootstrap framework, which the Joomla CMS is based on beginning with version 3.0.

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Why you need to be doing Email Marketing

Why you need to be doing Email Marketing

I go on about Email Marketing a lot, but it's for good reason. Quite simply - it works! In fact I wouldn't have a business without it. Watch a quick video I created explaining why you need to add an email marketing solution to your website today. I even reveal the typical subscribe/unsubscribe numbers for our newsletter.

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Carl Uttley
Hi Richard, I've just implemented email marketing on 3 sites that I manage so this video is perfectly timed. As always it is prese... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2012 08:12
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Solaris Provides Professional and Clean Design for Nearly Any Project

Solaris Provides Professional and Clean Design for Nearly Any Project

RocketTheme developer wssb has created a simple and clean responsive Joomla template that can be used in almost any web setting from blogging to a corporate site.

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Check-out failed with the following error...

Check-out failed with the following error...

One common error that Joomla admins encounter when working on sites with multiple people is the following; Check-out failed with the following error: The user checking out does not match the user who checked out the item.

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MooTools

MooTools
MooTools:
MooTools is an object-oriented JavaScript framework that is still somewhat widely used throughout the internet. It is the JavaScript library that Joomla has used since its inception. The name is taken from an acronym: My Object-Oriented Tools.

Using a JavaScript library such as MooTools allows developers to rapidly create extensions and update code, while reusing trustworthy pieces of code over and over. This saves time and is generally thought to greatly reduce errors and security problems.

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