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Web Security can be a nightmare. Nobody likes cleaning up after getting hacked – especially me. So to keep that from being necessary, here are my top 3 tips for keeping your Joomla website secure:
Last Friday (May 3, 2013) James was interviewed by the folks at Happy Dog Web Productions. In their interview, they asked him 8 questions of both a personal and professional nature.
Interested in reading the full report? Read it on their website: http://www.happydogwebproductions.com/item/8-questions-with-james-friesen.html.
The power of Joomla is in the vast array of extensions available for it. We have been using Joomla since its ‘birth’ in 2005 and have seen many extensions come and go as Joomla grows up. In the beginning we were like kids in a candy shop installing lots of different extensions to add functionality to the site.
Over the years we have learned (the hard way) that not all extensions are worthy of being installed on our Joomla sites. We now ask the following questions 6 questions before installing them on one of our sites:
Your website may be rich with beautiful graphics, exciting features, and look great on every device from desktop to mobile, but content is the standard by which your site will ultimately be judged. Content is what your visitors seek. Content is what brings them, keeps them, and brings them back again. Effective, well-written content will create an organic buzz -- building your site's reputation with both visitors and search engines. On the other hand, poorly written content will quickly turn off users. Whether you are writing new content or reviewing existing, make sure your site isn't committing any of these offensive content practices.
Welcome back for our final post in the Troubleshooting Joomla 101 series. To recap what we have looked at so far, here are some of the most common elements to look at when squishing a bug:
We have examined each of these elements in some detail over the last three posts, and today we will address the final two: advanced troubleshooting tips, and the most important question to ask when you are at the end of your rope.
I believe that we have a responsibility to those around us. If you have been blessed with a job and even fairly average income in the US, you have resources at your fingertips that the vast majority of people in the world can only dream of. The median household income in Carmel, Indiana (where our office is located) is $80,000+. About half of the world’s population of 6+ billion live on less than $2/day. We need to share. And while I love sharing the power of Joomla with people, I recognize that the life-changing ability of a web software platform is minimal.
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This post is part 2 of a series on troubleshooting Joomla. In part 1, we discussed some common problems that cause bugs in Joomla, and then took a deeper look into caching. Today, we are going to look a little deeper into request routing, which is the mechanism by which Joomla knows what type of content to serve. We will also touch on the subject of extension configuration.
"Hey Levi," Jerry cries out in frustration, "I've got a bug on my site that just won't go away! I'm sending you the steps to reproduce it. Can you find and fix this problem for me?" In this case, Jerry is a fictional client with a very real problem that has suddenly become my problem, too. This type of conversation is pretty standard in my line of work as a full-time Joomla developer, but the type of bug and the specific solution is anything but standard.
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On November 15th I boarded a plane in Indianapolis, IN headed for San Jose, CA and the inaugural Joomla World Conference. I wasn't sure what was in store, but I knew I would be finding out about all the new developments happening in the Joomlasphere. And I wasn't disappointed! Read on to hear about 4 new developments in Joomla that I am excited about...
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