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Why use Joomla for Small Business Website?

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May 29, 2011 Category Joomla Design
mall business owners – regardless of whether you are going to set up a website yourself or outsource to third party web developers, you need to be sure about the CMS (content management system) to use. This article will explain a bit on why Joomla CMS is the one you should consider to build a small business website.
When you or your team build a small business website that is more than just company profile, you need to think about the possible integration with other software or plugins to extend the capability of your site.
For instance, when you develop a small business website that can help you capture and manage leads for your business, you need a CMS that can easily integrate powerful software into your website.
Small business owners – regardless of whether you are going to set up a website yourself or outsource to third party web developers, you need to be sure about the CMS (content management system) to use. This article will explain a bit on why Joomla CMS is the one you should consider to build a small business website.
When you or your team build a small business website that is more than just company profile, you need to think about the possible integration with other software or plugins to extend the capability of your site.
For instance, when you develop a small business website that can help you capture and manage leads for your business, you need a CMS that can easily integrate powerful software into your website.
Read the full article here http://www.noobpreneur.com/

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How to Add Social Media Buttons to Your Joomla Site

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May 29, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

Social media buttons have made spreading the word about your website easier than ever. Users love the “like”, “share” and “tweet” buttons because they can easily recommend Web pages to their friends, family and followers. Website owners love them because they get free exposure and incoming links.

Read the full article here http://www.ijoomla.com/blog/

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Powerful tools to turbo charge your Social networking websites on JomSocial or CB

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May 28, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

Experience freedom with our extensions Licensed under the GNU GPL License Install on any number of sites as you want (Support is restricted to a single domain) Superb Support Get access to Updates with bug fixes & feature additions in your support subscription period

Get the extensions here http://techjoomla.com/

 

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Create a Template with Joomla: Step by Step

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May 28, 2011 Category Joomla Design

A Joomla template is a series of files within the Joomla CMS that control the presentation of content. A Joomla template is not a website; it’s also not considered a complete website design. A template is the basic foundational design for viewing a Joomla website. To produce the effect of a “complete” website, the template works hand-in-hand with content stored in Joomla databases.

Read the full article here http://net.tutsplus.com/

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Introducing jomLike! Our new 'like' extension for Joomla!

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May 28, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

Like many of you, we really 'like' JomSocial's new "like/dislike" feature, but it still falls short of doing the kinds of things we think a robust "like" system should do.

We wanted it to do more, much more.

Despite your community members now being able to "like" community photos, profiles, videos, groups and events in JomSocial 2.2, believe it or not, JomSocial still cannot add "like" activity to your community activity stream (a glaring omission); it does not allow admins to change the default "thumbs up/thumbs down" icon set... and worse yet, you can only use it in your JomSocial community.

Get this extension here http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/

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OSE Anti

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May 28, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

OSE Anti-Hacker Version 3.0.0
* Enhancement -- Completely rewrite the whole component to make it Ajax-powered in the backend
* Enhancement -- Completely rewrite the rules for Layer1 and Layer2 Attacks management which makes easier for administrators to manage the attacks
* New Feature -- Added a feature to whitelist attacks based on the targeted URL to avoid false alerts
* Enhancement -- Security Level can be changed easier in the configuration section
* Enhancement -- Allow disabling the scanning of cookies to avoid false alerts
* New Feature -- Allow adding meta keywords and meta description of your website in order to retain page ranking if the search engine bot is blocked by false alerts
* New Feature -- Added a monitored IP list function to show IPs that triggers rules, which are not blocked
* New Feature -- Allow the scanning of the key of the REQUEST variable
* New Feature -- Uploaded file type scanning to ensure that the files are not faked
* New Feature -- Allow adding an IP Range to blacklist, whitelist or monitored list

The major technical features include:

* Double Firewall system providing Three Layers of protection:

Get this extension here http://extensions.joomla.org/

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Restrict Joomla Article Editing to a Specific Article

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May 27, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions
By default, the Joomla User Group Author has editing access only to articles in which they are the Author. As a result, it is very simple to restrict front end article editing to specific articles by assigning a Joomla Author user to the article.
For example, say you have a user who needs to have editing access to a specific article, but you don’t want that person to be able to edit any other articles.
By default, the Joomla User Group Author has editing access only to articles in which they are the Author. As a result, it is very simple to restrict front end article editing to specific articles by assigning a Joomla Author user to the article.
For example, say you have a user who needs to have editing access to a specific article, but you don’t want that person to be able to edit any other articles.
Read the full article here http://writenowdesign.com

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MailChimp Announces Expanded Integration for Joomla

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May 26, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

tlanta, GA MailChimp today announced the launch of Joomlamailer, a new integration for the popular Joomla! platform. With this new integration, Joomla! users can manage their MailChimp lists, create campaigns and manage reports all from the comfort of their Joomla! dashboard. This is the first extensive integration with a CMS essentially replicating most of the MailChimp web-based features in a 3rd party site.

Read the full article here http://www.prweb.com/releases/

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JPhoto for Joomla! 1.5 | JPhoto

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May 22, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

Now you can easily display your photos in attractive, customizable galleries and in multiple layout possibilities on your Joomla website with JPhoto--Joomla’s premier photo gallery extension.

JPhoto is highly customizable, loads fast, is search engine friendly (supports Joomla! SEF, sh404SEF & AdvancedSEF), and comes packed with powerful features that set it apart from other gallery extensions

Get this extensions here http://www.corephp.com/

 

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5 Free tools to tweak your Joomla! template in minutes - A Site Builder's Blog

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May 22, 2011 Category Joomla Design

For many applications and budgets a well designed professionally designed template from a template club makes a great base for your website. There are always some quick changes that can make the site look like it was custom designed. This template customization can be performed by a small suite of free high quality tools.

Read the full article here http://www.cgawebdesign.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