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Migrating email from cPanel to Google Apps

Posted by Ron van Schaik
Ron van Schaik
Site Builder, Entrepreneur and Internet Enthusiast.
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on Wednesday, 05 October 2011
in Joomla Administration

No Email Left Behind. Migrate your email to Google Apps!

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The email supplied by hosting companies are convenient and easy to configure. This often makes them seem ideal when starting a new site. We simply add additional accounts, and the user simply logs into the provided webmail applications such as Horde, RoundCube or SquirrelMail, or configure Outlook or Thunderbird or some other client. This is a great and simple option, but becomes difficult to manage. After a while these can become cumbersome to manage and you may start to explore different options.

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Joomla! Fast Forward with 1-Click-Updates

Posted by Ron van Schaik
Ron van Schaik
Site Builder, Entrepreneur and Internet Enthusiast.
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on Tuesday, 19 July 2011
in Joomla Administration

Joomla! 1.7 with 1-Click-Updates is what small builders have been waiting for.

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Clients of small CMS site builders such as CGA Web Design often do not have a deep independent strategy for their online presence. They rely on the expertise of their developer to provide them with flexible and effective web sites that meet their business goals. Their strategies do not include large extended budgets for maintenance and support. In order to meet the needs of such clients CGA selected Joomla! 1.5 a few years ago. It presented the most user friendly, flexible and stable platform for our client's CMS needs.

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5 Free tools to tweak your Joomla! template in minutes

Posted by Ron van Schaik
Ron van Schaik
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on Saturday, 07 May 2011
in Joomla Administration

How to use free tools to get professional results

5 free tools for modifying your 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.

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Solving Joomla! Module publishing frustrations

Posted by Ron van Schaik
Ron van Schaik
Site Builder, Entrepreneur and Internet Enthusiast.
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on Monday, 02 May 2011
in Joomla Administration

Disappearing modules and other Joomla! module problems that keep you up all night

Pulling hair out in frustration with Joomla! ModulesThe wonderful thing about Joomla! is that you can find an extension to create just about any web experience you can imagine. This flexibility makes Joomla! incredibly powerful, and in most cases very easy to use. But with flexibility comes a degree of complexity, and sometimes these complexities lead to frustrating little issues. In this post we'll look at some of the common frustrations that Joomla! site builders inevitably come face to face with.

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The most hated Joomla! task made easy and fun!

Posted by Ron van Schaik
Ron van Schaik
Site Builder, Entrepreneur and Internet Enthusiast.
User is currently offline
on Thursday, 28 April 2011
in Joomla Administration

Back Up Joomla! Fast and Easy using Akeeba Backup

There is one rule that gets broken more than any other. Back up before making ANY changes to a site. Yes I mean ANY changes. The reason that this rule is broken is because it is a boring process, and it does not appear to yield any immediate results or rewards. Let me assure Save your entire Joomla! site quick and easy!you the rewards may not be immediate, but they are great when the time comes when you need to recover from even a small issue.

Let me show you what i think may be the easiest and quickest way to get fully recoverable backups. This is a quick introduction that will ensure new builders can back up and recover a site quickly. For more advanced setup, features and support including professional versions see www.akeebabackup.com

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Writing SEO Friendly Joomla! Articles

Posted by Ron van Schaik
Ron van Schaik
Site Builder, Entrepreneur and Internet Enthusiast.
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on Thursday, 21 April 2011
in SEO Strategy

Joomla! Article SEO Best Practices

The first rule of SEO is to write valuable and relevant content, and generally more articles is better than fewer articles when it comes to overall site ranking in search results. There are some things that can be done in Joomla! in order to make the articles more search engine friendly.

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Remember that each article should provide a specific detail that contributes to the overall message of the site. Each article or piece of contents is an individual opportunity to get a listing in a search result. Try to make an article compliment the site's overall message, but not have it compete with other articles or the site's home page for specific keywords. Your SEO goal is to be found, the site's SEO goal is to rank high on a general search, a SEO friendly Joomla! article contributes to this goal by ranking well for a specific detail.

Tags: Blogging, Joomla!, SEO
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CGA Built site featured in StackIdeas' EasyBlog Showcase

Posted by Ron van Schaik
Ron van Schaik
Site Builder, Entrepreneur and Internet Enthusiast.
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on Friday, 15 April 2011
in CGA News

I was flattered when a short while ago Jack from StackIdeas contacted me for permission to showcase one of our client's websites for their blogging component showcase. I immediately contacted Angela at tabi-tabi about their tabi-tabi Hakuba website, and was glad to hear she would love to have the site presented (and immediately recognized the importance of such natural links for SEO). I contacted Jack and Andrew at StackIdeas and discussed shortly how the site would be represented and why.

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