Keeping your Joomla! Website in Top Condition: A Checklist

In order to keep your Joomla! website in top condition, you should keep an eye on a variety of factors ranging from security to browser updates, and from usability to SEO. Some factors require almost daily monitoring, while others are unlikely to change over a couple of weeks or months. Use the checklist below to More

How To Create a Strong Password for Joomla!

Like many other Joomla template developers, I often have to think up new passwords for accounts. While services such as Lastpass allow you to generate a random password and save it linked to a user name, many people still use the good old human memory for their passwords. In most cases, this will create the More

Joomla 1.6 SEO: Recommended Settings

With the release of Joomla 1.6.0, two new SEO options are available in the Global Configuration of the Joomla Administrator. This blog will present a short overview of all the available Joomla 1.6 SEO settings, with recommended values for each of the settings. Search Engine Friendly URLs Description: Select whether or not the URLs are More

Upgrading a Joomla 1.5 Module to Joomla 1.6

With more Joomla 1.6 templates coming out each day, some of the modules you are currently using with Joomla 1.5 might not work with them. Upgrading a module doesn’t have to be a lot of work though. I’ll explain the steps needed to get your module working with Joomla 1.6 in no time! Language Files More

Why CSS Should Be Loaded Before JS

Last week I’ve spent countless hours debugging a problem with a piece of Javascript code. The solution was ridiculously simple, but to my big surprise I couldn’t find any sources on the internet documenting it: load your CSS files before your JS files. Let’s discuss some details. It looks better During the loading of your More

18 Benefits of Professional Joomla Templates

Why would you buy premium Joomla! templates, when there are literally thousands of free Joomla! templates available on the Internet? While free Joomla! templates are great to try the strength of Joomla! or power a hobby website, my guess would be that many corporate Joomla! websites would achieve far greater conversion rates by using commercial More

Help, My Bounce Rate is High!

At some point in time, you’ll take a look at the analytics package linked to your favorite Joomla website and notice a column named ‘Bounce Rate’. While popular metrics include ‘Visits’, ‘Page views’ or even ‘Pages/Visit’, bounce rate is an often overlooked measure. Assuming you’re not into measuring the bounce rate of a bouncing ball, More

Making Your Joomla! 3 Website More Secure

How safe is your Joomla website? You’ll probably answer this question with “pretty safe, I guess”. Even though the ‘pretty safe’ part is actually quite good, it’s the ‘I guess’ part where this ebook can help you. In fact, if you’re not aware of the best practices discussed below, your website probably won’t be as More

Customizing Joomla Templates

So, you’ve purchased, downloaded or built a Joomla template and now you want to customize it? What customizations should you make, which modifications are easy, which are difficult? Every template and template framework out there will have different unique characteristics that might make some of the customizations outlined below either simpler or more difficult. Why More

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