If you have a Joomla! site with a contact form or any other type of mail functions, it is important to ensure it is configured correctly to use a proper, secured SMTP connection. This video tutorial will walk you through the steps to accomplish this.
Since February 6, our shared hosting platform was under constant attack by malicious users intent on taking down our server. In the past two days, we suffered many hours of downtime as our team battled this issue.
In the world of web development, two Content Management Systems (CMS) are very popular: WordPress and Joomla. Both are so popular that they are common targets of hackers, and both have many known vulnerabilities. It is crucial to keep your WordPress and Joomla site updated with the latest patches as they are released by Joomla and WordPress. This prevents hackers from having easy access to your site.
Unfortunately most Joomla templates have the footer information buried in some php code. But I’m going to show you the most common area you can find it. This is for relatively advanced users. First step, make sure your template doesn’t let you edit the footer via a module position. Second step, BACK UP YOUR SITE. [...]
In order to give your Joomla site a clean URL that makes it user friendly as well as Search Engine Optimized, you need to change the “htaccess.txt” file, and simply rename it to “.htaccess”. What is the htaccess.txt file? It is part of the Joomla core download. You can find it in the root folder [...]
For those of you new to Joomla, one issue you may encounter when trying to enter in pure HTML code in articles or Custom HTML Modules, is that < p > tags may cause issues, especially with script functions. To resolve this simply go into your Plugin Manager, then click on the (Editor – TinyMCE) [...]
Have you ever searched Google for an answer to a question you didn’t know, or steps for something you couldn’t quite understand? More often then not you will find yourself in someone’s forum, where people post all forms of data. Some a little more helpful then others. The point being, Joomla has a free Forum [...]
Technology allows a company to thrive and grow forward, but what happens when it lets us down? Websites are reliable but again they aren’t impervious to unknown issues and errors that could potentially lose all your data. Therefore I recommend those users that use Joomla to install a Backup Plug-in such as Akeeba Backup Core [...]
One of the nicest things about having a Joomla website is the infinite number of plug-ins that are developed and offered. Whether you want something simple like a Google Map showing the location of your business or a Image Scroller most often than not there is a plug-in available.. Sometimes you do have to invest [...]
Did you know that you can make your Joomla site more Search Engine Friendly? Simply click on: Site >> Global Configuration >> SEO Settings Below this section you see “Search Engine Friendly URLs” simply click “yes” as often if defaults to no. What does this do, and what does it mean for you? It changes [...]