Akeeba Backup is one of, if not THE, absolute must-have components for a Joomla website. Not only is it a vital part of your website security strategy in the event that you need to quickly restore a hacked or otherwise broken website, it’s useful for more utilitarian purposes such as moving a Joomla website from […]
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Essential SEO for Joomla websites – the basics
There was a time when I thought that website SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, was a by-product of quality content on that website. While there is still some truth to that, I’ve come to realize that good SEO doesn’t just happen, it takes some serious thinking and some good old-fashioned hard work. You may not […]
Cache and compression settings for a Joomla website using a RocketTheme template and Gantry Framework
(This is the CliffsNotes version of Andy’s reply in a forum thread on RocketTheme’s website, which you can read in full here.)
Andy explains these settings in much more detail in the forum thread I just mentioned above, and these are our recommendations for these settings based on his explanations.
Fixing the “Invalid Token” error for Joomla contact forms
I recently noticed that sometimes the Joomla core contact form will give an “Invalid Token” error page when a website visitor uses the contact form to send a message to the owner of the website. This screen is unmistakable, and somewhat shocking to the unsuspecting website visitor, as it is completely blank except for the words “Invalid Token” in the upper-left corner of the browser window.
Essential Joomla extensions for any Joomla website
After you’ve built one or more Joomla websites you will start to realize that there are a handful of Joomla extensions that, in your opinion, should have been included with the standard Joomla package. As it is, you’ll need to assemble your personal collection of tools and add them to your website. Everybody has their own list . . . here’s mine:
Creating a custom Joomla 404 error page
Let’s face it: the default Joomla 404 error page, while useful and perhaps necessary, is one of the uglier web pages in existence. The shock value of seeing one of these pages for the first time is memorable, and diminishes only slowly over time.
Preview of Joomla Administrator’s Manual
Back in December Brian Teeman wrote a blog post called Joomla Manual for Users, and in that post he highlighted a new service called Joomanuals. The idea behind Joomanuals is to provide end-user manuals that a website builder could give to the owner(s) of a new Joomla website so that they would know how to use their new website and manage its content.
Setting your Joomla or WordPress website’s copyright date to update itself every year
2010 is now one week old. Have you updated the copyright date in your website(s) yet?
When I was updating the copyright date in our website and our clients’ websites this week it occurred to me that there should be a way for the date to be updated automatically, and there is IF your website is dynamic and uses PHP like Joomla or WordPress does.
Looking back: Discoveries that altered the course of the year for myself and Black Hills Web Works
This post could go in numerous directions but I’m going to try to stay focused on web-related discoveries, since this is, after all, a blog that lives on a website about and for Black Hills Web Works.