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Secure Your Joomla Website with These Essential Tips

Joomla is fast becoming one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) with millions of Joomla websites on the web and more getting built every day. Due to this reason, Joomla developers are unable to provide support for very single website on this platform every day. But the increase in popular of Joomla also means that more hackers are now using the site.    In this post we are going to show you through a thorough 9-point security check list you must make to secure your Joomla site from hackers. If you are familiar with WordPress, then you will no doubt notice a number of similarities in the security points between these two popular content management systems. As promised, here is the check list: 1. Choose a good hosting service: Good hosting is vital for Joomla security. While shared hosting may be okay, your website will be left vulnerable when other websites hosted on the same server get attacked. There are many small Joomla hosting companies offering a variety of hosting plans for Joomla website owners. Alternatively, you should go for servers specifically set up to host Joomla websites but with only a few sites hosted on each server. 2. Update...
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Joomla 3.3 Hands on Preview

As it is listed in Joomla development strategy new release of Joomla is just behind the corner. I've spend the weekend testing Joomla 3.3.0 DEV edition and I have to admit that I am very impressed. Hands on Preview Joomla 3.3.0 Before I start with the preview teaser, have to mention that last week Joomla team officially announced changes in Joomla Framework license from GPL to LGPG, this might not matter at all for users, but certainly is a step in the right direction in terms of development. No let's talk about Joomla 3.3.0 core... There are several major improvements, that put Joomla 3.3.0 on the top of innovation ahead top open source competitors: Improved Microdata Formats Thumbnails Reviews Ratings Improved SEO capabilities MooTools replaced by jQuery – this step was expected earlier, without a doubt there are more things that can be done with lighter jQuery than heavier Mootools. Actualy MooTools were used at Admin Back-end only, but still an extra JS library means heavier website. Every area customizable. Literally mean that everything can be edited at front-end and back end. Practically even modules will be editable in the front-end. Cloud API integration –easy integration with Cloud services like Amazon...
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Blogging with Joomla. Themes for EasyBlog

“Blogging with Joomla” is becoming a very hot topic, certainly the best way to write a blog based on Joomla is with StackIdeas blogging component EasyBlog (read EasyBlog review). Our loyal member and readers knows that our webmaster blog is also based on EasyBlog. Many developers have asked me, which theme I am using and what I can recommend to be used for Joomla + EasyBlog. The theme we use is based on Gantry Framework and slightly modified free template. However this template isn't specially build for EasyBlog. In this article, I will provide a brief overview of latest Joomla templates, specially developed for EasyBlog, that work out of the box. Practically those fit perfectly in description of building blog or on-line magazine with Joomla.  I will try to keep this article alive an up to date during the time, adding new themes that support or better to say are specially developed for EasyBlog, EasySocial and EasyDiscuss. Themes Build for EasyBlog JoomlArt Themes One of the most reputable Joomla and Magento template developer. JoomlArt develop high quality premium Joomla templates since 2005 and they come up with 3 highly customizable and flexible themes that are build with T3 Framework with Bootstrap...
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Top 3 Open Source PHP CMS During 2013

Like every year there are tons of new open source CMS are developed. The year 2013 was not much different, but definitely this year there was a major shift regarding web development based on open source CMS. Most new web developments are certainly based on popular open source CMS, compared to previous years, when custom develop content management systems were much more. We saw trends becoming reality – responsive design, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, NoSQL, Cloud applications, etc... I will brake down the top CMS in few categories. The Best CMS For Everything – Joomla https://www.joomla.org/ The crown certainly goes to Joomla. All the security issues, speed, server requirements are in the past. Joomla offer everything latest and it is more flexible than ever. Community is very active, regular updates, LESS, Bootstrap, just name it. I know that few developers are also working on NoSQL support. Joomla is suitable for any kind of web project and without a doubt is the most flexible platform at the moment. Just a few examples of what you can build with Joomla: portals, corporate websites government websites family websites on-line magazines and newspapers small business websites blogs communities social networks etc... I believe that these are...
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JomSocial - Create Your Own Social Network with Joomla

JomSocial is social network component for Joomla, probably the only complete solution that work out of the box (with few minor settings) that can help you to establish your own social network in a matter of hours. First I will start with the basics, Joomla and JomSocial requires good web hosting. So forget about shared hosting solution, you need at least mid-level VPS to run these two monsters, also forget about low-end cheap VPS.  Second you need special template for your Joomla website that is compatible with JomSocial - most are premium, I would personally recommend RocketTheme templates, but you have find high quality templates that are free, for example based on Gantry framework All right, so what do you get for $149? JomSocial package includes the main component, several modules and bunch of plug-ins (applications).  Installation is very easy and if you have some experience with Joomla probably you will not have any problems. I personally would start with installation of suitable template and upload the component through FTP in the root folder and after that use installation from URL (this may save some headaches if upload_max_size value is low). Set-up is a different ball game, setting up; component, modules...
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Joomla Template For Creative Design Options

The visual effects of a website play the trick with the first look it shares with a visitor. They have a good feeling about it and enter through the web pages for a complete tour. The last thing that you expect is to be turned down for your creativity. The visual effects of a website play the trick with the first look it shares with a visitor. They have a good feeling about it and enter through the web pages for a complete tour. The last thing that you expect is to be turned down for your creativity. Thus a careful choice of a look for your web designs is an important part of your work and in this the use of templates is a crucial one. This is the framework that provides you with options of great effects and visual impact for your site. With the installation of Joomla you will have access to several templates that will be available with the software package. However you will be able to access other choices as well from other websites.  There is also a Template Manager with which you can effectively manage the choices and use of various templates. Using Joomla template...
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