Joomla Security

4 Musts to Reinforce Security of Your Joomla Website

Joomla has been making giant strides in the Internet ambit ever since it made its debut. The last few years have witnessed it come the leading content management system and a blogging platform. There are various reasons that have shouldered it to be the top billed CMS today, and they continue to increase in numbers with each day. But that said, surely would be an overstatement when we say that Internet is awash with coders who are prying on different websites to break in and wreak havoc on them. These hackers inject codes that let them gain an unauthorized access to your blog, upon which they can afflict some major blows to your blog and render it worthless, if that’s what they intend to do. Thereby, adding some layers to the security of your website will give you an assurance that it can withstand the most hostile of attacks. And this is how you can do it: Install a Security Plugin: Installing some security extension that guards your blog against such malicious folks and lets it continue its normal operations is highly recommended. Because once your blog is hacked, there is every possibility that you will be forced to bring … Continue Reading…

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Merits and Demerits of Joomla

Nowadays, the process of developing and designing websites has become much simpler and more intuitive with the advent of content management systems or CMS. Content management systems are ready made frameworks or infrastructures which constitute the basic rudiments of a website and can be further developed, modified and customized to fit the exclusive needs of people who want their own website. It is easy to add features and change behavior, and all this can be achieved without going into major coding efforts. Joomla is one of the most popular content management systems in use today. Used by a variety of businesses, and professionals around the world, Joomla is easy to deploy, customize and modify, has a large number of extensions and modules available, a large and active base of users and developers around the world who are ready to provide support and help, and is also free and open source. All these positive benefits have resulted in Joomla emerging as one of the hottest open source CMS platforms. However, like all coins have two sides, there are positive and not-so-exciting aspects to using Joomla. Some of them are discussed below. Pros of Joomla: Cons of Joomla: John Abraham is a Content … Continue Reading…

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Use Joomla & Joomla Extensions to Build any kind of Website – Part 3

Hi there! Welcome back to ‘How to use Joomla” series. Today you would be reading the final part of the series but it won’t be the end of the subject. Joomla is vast in documentation and versatile in functionality. Hence we would come across soon with new updates or fresh news snippets about Joomla. In the previous article (Part 2) we have seen and understood how Joomla’s Admin panel works, organizes and helps your online operations. In continuation to that, today we will be going through another important aspect of Joomla i.e. ‘Search Engine Optimization and driving the traffic’. Once your Joomla website is online with all its plug-ins, modules and components in place, your work has just increased. Now you need to sustain the initial momentum gained and speed up slowly, steadily towards the goal. Ironically, in our physical world ‘traffic’ can jam your vehicle and forces you to apply brakes but in the virtual world it is all the reverse to this. If you do not have enough traffic i.e. streaming of visitors, your web venture is doomed. Yes, just doomed! So, you need to build ‘heavy traffic’ really all-time-heavy-traffic and to achieve this Himalayan task, you need … Continue Reading…

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Use Joomla & Joomla Extensions to Build any kind of Website – Part 2

In the previous article (Part 1) we have understood Joomla, its essentials and how to install it on a local system of on hosting server. We have also gone through the basics of how to create different websites by installing the plug-ins and customization of the same. In this part, we will discuss further on some of the functionalities of Joomla that which enhance the overall appeal of websites, add little extra flavor to the aesthetics and get you the traffic that you are aspiring for. Many modifications, what we generally call as ‘customization’, of the features can be done by the Administrator through the control panel. To access this panel, you need to access it through a separate URL which looks something like this – www.yourwebsite/administrator. This page seeks your Admin user name and password which you have entered in the Main Configuration section during installation. Enter those details and there you are, just like Steven Spielberg engrossed in making Jurassic Park or Schindler’s List (whichever one you like!). Now, after getting behind the scenes, you need to call the shots “Start”, “Roll”, “Action” and you may won’t like to say “Cut” because action at Joomla never gets over. … Continue Reading…

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Use Joomla & Joomla Extensions to Build any kind of Website – Part 1

Website technologies are ever-changing which would put the beginners and novice in tailspin. By the time a newbie gets to the roots of a particular technology, the world would have gone few steps ahead by leaving the newbie stuttering. Website owners are the most confused than the web developers in choosing the right technology to develop their websites. They do not have any option but to depend on the advice of web developers. But it is desirable for the website owners also to get the basics of web development technologies just to strengthen their decision making capabilities. Having said this let us look at the most popular website development technologies that are contemporary and current. If you are an aspiring website owner that wants to build the most attractive but easy-to-operate online literary website or a commercial one to make few bucks or an information website that talks about obesity and diet plans, you need to opt for the most advanced and state-of-the-art technologies called Content Management Systems (CMS). There are certain CMS tools like Joomla!, WordPress and Drupal which have garnered enough attention from the web developers and owners alike. By knowing that these are three top notch web building technologies, … Continue Reading…

E-Commerce Extensions For Joomla

In recent years, Joomla has become one of the most widely used and most popular content management systems (CMS) in the world. One of the reasons for the platform’s success is its ability to expand its core functionality with plug-ins, modules and extensions. E-commerce extensions are some of the most downloaded extensions because they simplify otherwise complex processes like shopping carts, persistent session management, and even user account creation, making a site much more user friendly. A handful of the most popular extensions that can increase site functionality include: VirtueMart VirtueMart is one of the most popular extensions because it provides a complete shopping cart experience that has a wealth of standard features that can be customized and extended. Businesses that use VirtueMart have a complete administrative interface that allows even the smallest product, pricing, tax and shipping details to be managed. Customers benefit from VirtueMart because a complete account management system is included that gives customers the option to update and change their own data. SimpleCaddy SimpleCaddy provides simple and direct shopping cart management that can be implemented by almost any website. The extension allows products to be created through an administrative interface and can then guide customers through a … Continue Reading…