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HotStart installation is the only way to copy demo data that you see on our demo server when installing our Joomla templates. Furthermore, if you are using this installation method, all extensions (modules and plugins) used in template demo will be installed as well. This installation method is appropriate for new websites only.

google search create new search engine

All content management systems contain some kind of search component. It allows visitors of our website to enter any keyword and get results that's appropriate for this keyword. This sounds straightforward, but it's not. In many occasions, visitor knows what s/he is looking for, but s/he is unsure what keyword to use. This is where search algorithm takes place.

Hosting your company site on a Linux VPS server is a wise decision. As you may be aware, VPS or Virtual Private Servers have recently replaced dedicated servers as the main servers used to support a company website. A VPS, however, can be either Linux based or Windows based. But so far, Linux VPSes have proven to be the more attractive option due to its greater flexibility and reliability. Thus, the shift towards Linux-based VPS is not at all unexpected given the many benefits a Linux VPS offers.

We are happy to announce availability of the new version of Sparky Framework for Joomla 2.5 and 3.x. This version comes with several bug fixes as well as several cool new features.

Ask a question VirtueMart

"Ask a Question button" is feature of VirtueMart e-commerce Joomla component which allows your potential customers to contact you prior purchase of a product from your site. One new option regarding this button has been added in VirtueMart 2.0.14, which is useful, but could cause problems until you release it exists.

Rename database in PhpMyAdmin

Both Joomla and WordPress keep data in MySQL database. That's the reason why you need to create a database on your server prior to installation of Joomla or WordPress. When you are making a new MySQL database, you select its name. What if you, from any reason, decide to change MySQL database name later?

Mandrill SMTP parameters

Your website is not sending emails? You probably experienced this problem already. Popular CMS platforms such as Joomla and WordPress usually rely on PHPMail script that's installed on the server. Is there a better solution? Yes! Please keep reading...

Twitter account settings

Twitter has changed API recently, so you might release that your old widgets are not working anymore. This article explains how to create a simple widget that shows your latest tweets and how to publish it on your Joomla or WordPress site.

psd file of joomla template

This article explains what's PSD file and do you really need it when you work with our templates. This is a frequently asked question, so we will try to explain you what's PSD file using several examples.

Favicon of Joomla site in browser bar

Favicon of your website has the similar function as icon for programs you're using every day on your computer or for applications you're using on your mobile device. This is something that will help your visitors to remember and to recognize your site. Therefore, you can imagine how important the favicon should be for your website, which is, in this case, your brand, your product, your virtual office where you meet your clients.