We are Joomla designers and as a result we use a lot of different templates, extensions, modules and other add-ons that make Joomla so great. Our Joomla Solutions Blog is a collection of our own posts, and those we've found the most helpful from other Web sites. We trust they'll contribute to your ability to create and manage the most awesome Joomla sites ever.

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RokGallery - A Gallery Extension from Rocket Theme

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Apr 29, 2014 Category Joomla Extensions

There are a number of pretty good gallery extensions for Joomla, but nothing that really stands above the rest. I'm still not sure RokGallery does either, yet, but it's a really good start.

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Tags: Joomla Components, Joomla Design, joomla extensions, Joomla Tips
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Joomla Blogging: Use WordPress in Joomla

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Jun 02, 2013 Category Joomla Extensions

I've tried a number of blogging solutions for Joomla over the years, and I've settled on EasyBlog. (the one used for this site, and I LOVE it much more than WordPress) But, many users prefer WordPress because they are used to it, or because someone they trust told them that's what they should be using.

CorePHP just came out with a solution that incorporates a WordPress blog into your Joomla Web installation. You check it out here, or read on for more info.

Tags: Joomla Components, joomla blogging extension, joomla extensions
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Facebook Like and Share button PlugIn

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Mar 20, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

Facebook Like And Share Joomla Plugin enable Facebook "Like button" and the "Share This button" on your published articles, with feature to include and exclude certain articles and categories to give you more flexiblities. With Facebook Like Button plugin, let a user share your content with friends on FB.

So when the user clicks the Share or Like button on your site, a story appears in the user's friends' News Feed with a link back to your website. You can enable show faces and comment, change fonts with this plugin.

Get the plugin http://extensions.joomla.org

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iJoomla Ad Agency - Joomla! Extensions Directory

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Mar 15, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

Joomla Ad Agency is the ultimate ad management system for Joomla! It was created specifically for Joomla so no bridges or hacks are necessary. It works right out of the box and supports all standard ad types and ANY AD SIZE at all. With iJoomla Ad Agency, you can: 

* Created unlimited advertising zones
* Manage your advertisers, ads, campaigns
* Integrate with JomSocial
* Create packages based on clicks, impressions or time
* View real-time reports

Read more here http://extensions.joomla.org/

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What's new in SobiPro

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Mar 12, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

Built on the success of the Sobi2 Directory Component, SobiPro is the next generation of content construction for Joomla! Built from the ground up, SobiPro has many new features that make it more flexible, more powerful and the perfect choice for many Joomla! powered website projects.

Visit the site here http://sobipro.sigsiu.net/

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This is the place for all your Joomla news and How To's

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Jan 29, 2011 Category Latest Joomla News

This Joomla Blog will be populated with the best in original commentary and reviews, as well as the best curated articles from around the Web.

We are Joomla professionals and we are putting our practical experience to work bringing you the most useful information available anywhere.

thanks for showing up,

Bram Larrick

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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