One of the coolest new features of Joomla 2.5 is the possibility of the automatic one-click updates. It's not necessary to download and upload the patches by FTP anymore. The update process is completely automatic now. But, not always completely problems free.
In this tutorial, we will guide you how to install a clean copy of WordPress on your FatCow, PowWeb or iPage hosting. This tutorial might be suitable for any other hosting company which control panel is based on vDeck and has SimpleScripts support. After you complete this tutorial, you would get a fresh copy of WordPress, ready to fill it up with some content.
K2 is probably the most popular Joomla component today. It enables Joomla with two very important features that per our opinion should be incorporated in the core Joomla. Beside the many other features, those two most important features are content tagging and commants of articles. The comment form in your article pages is one of the most often used for spamming. There's no better way for a spammer to get a link from your site than to leave a pointless comment on your article.
If you decided to use the free version of WordPress open-source software for blog and website management, you would need to obtain a suitable hosting for your site. There are thousands of hosting providers nowadays, and usually it's possible to install WordPress on any of them. The two most important requirements are PHP scripting language support and MySQL databases support.
I was developing a website and client asked me to add a gallery in a page using standard gallery feature of WordPress. For those who haven't had chance to try this feature, I must say it's very useful and if you want to create a simple gallery in any post or page, simply type [gallery] anywhere and watch the results. I read about gallery shortcode on WordPress codex but this didn't help me to answer the simple question, how do I add images from my computer to the gallery?
Althrough the themes usually counts dozens of files with megabytes of code, it's not to complicated to rename WordPress theme. In this tutorial, we will guide you what you should do to rename any of our themes, if you need to. Renaming the themes is not something that's absolutely necessary because visitors of your site usually don't see the name of the theme that you are usign.
Before you start, please keep in mind that HotStart is a new Joomla installation. Don't try to install it into your existing Joomla. After you accomplish this process, you would get new Joomla with Hot Relief template preinstalled. Basically, HotStart is like ordinary Joomla installation, but SQL file with sample data is modified so it included the demo data that you can see on our Hot Relief demo.
You have probably already heard about the responsive web design or about the responsive web sites and the responsive templates. Many people don't make any difference between the regular and the responsive web design. This is a new approach in web design, not because it uses some new or super modern techniques, but because it's needed today much more than it was needed in the past. On this page, we will explain why the responsive web sites are so popular these days.
VirtueMart 2.0.2 is available for download. This version fixes several bugs from the previous versions, adds support for two more payment processors and, most importantly, allows usage of VirtueMart 2.0 with the latest Joomla 2.5. We have been fast as always, so new versions of our VirtueMart templates are already available for download.
Running a WordPress website is a nice and enjoyable thing, but it could also be a headache if your website got hacked. The most important thing to protect yourself is to have the latest version of WordPress core installed as well as the latest versions of all themes and plugins. If you have themes or plugins that you are not using at all, it's better to deactivate and delete them from the server.
On January 25, 2012., the new version of Joomla has become available for download. It's Joomla 2.5. Many of Joomla users who are not so familiar with the history of Joomla CMS would think it's another major release that's very different from the previous. Also, many users are probably concerned about complexity of the update process.
When installing Joomla, the installer script asked you to select a language. English language was selected by default. But you remember well, you selected your native language. However, when you opened Joomla backend, everything is still in English.
Joomla modules are designed to work in module positions. However, many users requested to have ability to use Joomla modules inside Joomla articles. For this purpose, Joomla comes with functionality to display module in content.
The VirtueMart development team announced new release candidate version of VirtueMart 2.0 (RC3). Althrough it's not the final version yet, we believe it would fix many bugs found in previous versions of VirtueMart 2.0.
Whenever you have too long pages, for better user experience, it's recommended to separate it to the several subpages. This feature exists in Joomla from the early days. It's performed by the Pagebreak plugin that comes with default Joomla installation. However, in the later Joomla versions it's enhanced and has more power. The options are "hidden" in the Plugin Manager and many Joomla users don't even know they exist.
Selection of a web hosting provider for your website is important, especially if you have traffic heavy websites. Or if you hope that your website will grow into a traffic heavy website. All serious web masters have such desire. There's a situation that almost every webmaster experienced once. You got a nice idea about a new website. You develop it, upload in on your hosting space, invest some time and money in marketing. Suddenly, it becomes offline!
Google Web Fonts is a collection of fonts that you can use on your websites for free. There are several standard fonts that we use in web design that we all have installed on our computers. Those fonts are Arial, Verdana, Times New Roman and few more. You probably know that you can select any font in your CSS stylesheets just by entering it's name. But beware, if your visitor doesn't have this font installed on his operating system, his browser will show one of the default fonts. As a result of this, your design may look broken on the visitors browser.
If you are an experienced Joomla user, you probably developed many Joomla sites that have user accounts management. You know what I mean... Registration form, login module, pages visible only for registered members and things like that. We all know that Joomla 1.6 (and later) comes with advanced (and very complex) access control. But, how to achieve this simple task of customizing the registration form?
When you install a WordPress plugin and create a widget, it would be published on all pages of your website. Have you ever wondered how to publish some WordPress widgets on certain pages only? WordPress core does not allow users to select pages where a widget would be published. Instead, it publishes it on all the pages. We have found a nice plugin that gives us this useful feature. Its name is Widget Context.