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How You Can Streamline Your Business For The Better

One of the most effective ways that a business owner can take their company to the next level is not through growth but through streamlining their current operation. There are sure to be a few alterations that you can make to simplify the operation which can make it more efficient and possibly improve the end product or service. Identifying ways to streamline the business can be challenging when it is you that determines the original working processes, but here are a few ideas which should help you to make positive changes which could have a big impact on your company.

How to Improve Your Skills as a Web Designer

There are several career paths that one could choose in life and one is that of web design. People who follow this path typically have an interest in the digital world as well as information technology. This is a skill that has been in demand over the years, especially with the pervasiveness of the internet. What this also means is that in order to excel as a web designer, you have to be able to develop your skills, so you can compete with the many designers out there. If you want to work on improving your skills as a web designer, then continue reading to find out how you can go about it.

Joomla Two-Factor Authentication

The importance of two-factor authentication simply cannot be overstated. Why? Because the majority of passwords people use are not strong enough to protect their accounts. Fortunately, Joomla has been offering two-factor authentication ever since the 3.2 version became available to consumers. In fact, Joomla is one of the first CMS to actually implement it as a part of their security options.

Tips on Keeping Your Website Secure

The internet is a great tool, however, it is also used by hackers who want to steal information. It could be for many reasons, such as creating false identities, accessing bank details, or finding out financial information about a business. As the internet evolves, hackers are finding more sophisticated ways to access information. Thankfully, there are ways you can help prevent cyber-attacks. This guide gives you some tips on keeping your website secure.

Hot Homes

After successful installation of the Hot Homes template, there are few steps that you should perform in order to completely replicate our demo site. These steps are necessary because it’s not possible to copy Joomla! user accounts via quickstart installation (it’s unsafe). Also, the ReCaptcha plugin must be configured separately for each site.

Joomla 3.9 - 100% GDPR Compliant

Last week, Joomla! core team has released Joomla! 3.9.0. While we are patiently waiting for the first stable release of Joomla! 4.x series, this is the last huge upgrade of Joomla! 3.x series.


The eCommerce industry has been booming for the last two decades. However, recent reports show that the rise in the popularity of eCommerce has seen a sharp increase in the last few years alone. According to a report published by the US Census Bureau, online sales increased by $105 billion in the first quarter of 2017, showing a 15% increase from the same period in 2016.

4 Ways To Be A Better Boss

Being a boss can be something that people fall into almost by accident, and when this happens, they may have had no formal training or experience in leading others. This can mean that they are unsure of what to do, and therefore become harsher and harder on their staff than they should do. Or they can be worried that they will be seen as too strict, and therefore become too lenient. Either way, these are not good traits for a boss to have. Learning to be a better boss doesn’t have to be a difficult thing, however, and this blog should help you understand where you can turn next and how you can be better at what you do.

Upgrading Your Business Systems

When you first set up your business, you would have bought the best equipment and software systems you could afford, based on what you needed at the time. In the world of business and technology, however, developments and changes happen so rapidly that within a few months these systems can become effectively obsolete. Many businesses continue to labor on with older systems because they still function, but in the fast-paced world of business time flies by, and it’s easy to fall behind with upgrading systems that in reality are past their best.

VirtueMart v3.4

Today, the latest version of the VirtueMart e-commerce component has been released. VirtueMart v3.4 is available for free download from the official VirtueMart site. We immediately tested all our templates against VirtueMart v3.4 and here's our report.