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Joomla! 1.7 with 1-Click-Updates is what small builders have been waiting for.
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.
How to use free tools to get professional results
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.
Disappearing modules and other Joomla! module problems that keep you up all night
The 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.
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 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
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.
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.