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When Should You Upgrade to Joomla 1.6?

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May 02, 2011 Category Joomla Design
There is lots of confusion among Joomla designers about if and when to upgrade to Joomla 1.6. This article from theartofjoomla.com provides some useful thoughts and guidelines on this topic. Tags: Joomla Design, Joomla 1.6
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The Offical Joomla! Book is Available at Amazon

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Mar 05, 2011 Category Latest Joomla News
In October 2010 Joomla!Press, an alliance between Open Source Matters and Pearson Publishing, was announced to the community.
Now, The Joomla! Project is proud to announce that the Official Joomla! Book, the first in the series of publications, was released for sale at Amazon and InformIT on December 23, 2010.  The same day the book was rated #2 on the Hot New Releases in Programming list from Amazon.ca and #40 on the Bestsellers list in programming.
Today Amazon.com released a Kindle version of the Official Joomla! Book available for purchase.
Purchases of Joomla!Press books are a great way to help support Joomla as proceeds from books, including The Official Joomla! Book, go to the Joomla! project.  To learn more about Joomla! Press please click here.
In October 2010 Joomla!Press, an alliance between Open Source Matters and Pearson Publishing, was announced to the community.
Now, The Joomla! Project is proud to announce that the Official Joomla! Book, the first in the series of publications, was released for sale at Amazon and InformIT on December 23, 2010.  The same day the book was rated #2 on the Hot New Releases in Programming list from Amazon.ca and #40 on the Bestsellers list in programming.
Today Amazon.com released a Kindle version of the Official Joomla! Book available for purchase.
Purchases of Joomla!Press books are a great way to help support Joomla as proceeds from books, including The Official Joomla! Book, go to the Joomla! project.  To learn more about Joomla!
Read the full article at http://www.joomla.org/

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Google PageRank Checker - MultiPageRank.com - Check Google page rank of any web pages

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Mar 02, 2011 Category Latest Joomla News

A multi page rank chjecker from google check it out here

Go to the site http://multipagerank.com/

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Joomla showing heavy growth in 2011

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Mar 01, 2011 Category Latest Joomla News

 

Over the last week Joomla (see our joomla review), the enormously popular open source CMS, was downloaded for the 22 millionth time.
22 million. That’s an incredible number to achieve, but that’s not the only impressive number they’ve been able to boast about.
Over the last week Joomla (see our joomla review), the enormously popular open source CMS, was downloaded for the 22 millionth time.
22 million. That’s an incredible number to achieve, but that’s not the only impressive number they’ve been able to boast about.
Read the full article at http://www.cmscritic.com/

 

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Best Extensions

The Joomla Extensions listed below are some that we highly recommend.

  1. Easy Blog ($) The best blogging solution for Joomla [review]
  2. WordPress for Joomla ($) If you don't want to use Easy Blog, try this. [review]
  3. JomSocial ($) Build a social network
  4. JoomlaMailer (free) Brings a MailChimp interface to your site.
  5. ccNewsletter ($) An extremely easy to use newsletter component
More to come soon.

SEO Tools

Some of the best resources for better ranking of your sites.

  1. Keyword Density (free) Tried but true way to get the details for on page keyword densities
  2. SEO in Practice ($) An easy to follow, DIY Guide On Search Engine Optimization
  3. SEO Powersuite ($) SEO We've used this for years. It's the de facto standard software for anyone who promotes websites.
  4. Rank Tracker ($) SEO tool designed to research keywords and track search engine rankings. Is included in SEO Powersuite, this link is for for the stand alone version
  5. SEO Spyglass ($) Have you ever wondered why your competitors are ranked #1 in major search engines, while your own site is stuck on page 24 in Google? Not anymore! SEO SpyGlass will take the mystery out of why your competition are ranking well -- instantly! Copy them and watch your rank increase.
  6. Directory Maximizer ($) Slick, easy to manage way to get hundres of links in Web directories

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Web Hosting

These are among the best Hosts for trouble free Joomla sites.

Hostgator - The biggest and possibly the best for most sites. Great prices, unlimited domains, bandwidth and storage, and supurb tech support.

Lunar Pages - A very good host, very compatible with Joomla. (as you may know, not all are) Great prices, expecially by the year, and unlimited domains, bandwidth and storage