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After successful submission of the Contact form, by default, Joomla 1.5 displays an information message "Thank you for contacting us" or similar, depending of your language preferences. From my experience, many clients prefer separate "Thank you" page, after the contact form is submitted. On that page, they usually put informational text, like when clients may expect answer or Google Maps code with physical company location.

Joomla menus

Our templates have the fast-loading, jQuery based top menu with nested sublevel items. Sublevel opens with a nice animation effect, per your selection in template parameters. Core Joomla files are not hacked. Module position User3 is reserved for the top menu. Please type "nav" in Menu Tag ID. Menu type should be set to "list".

All Joomla templates developed by HotThemes are integrated with Lightbox script. Lightbox allows you to include simple galleries in your content pages. We will explain here how to use this feature on your site. You can use Lightbox for single images (click on small image opens larger image) or for series of images (slide show).

Page title tag <title> is important for search engine optimization of your website. Search engine crawlers will rank your website higher if your target keywords are in the <title> tag.

How to change <title> tag for a page of your Joomla site? When you edit a menu item, under System tab, you'll find Page Title. This will be <title> of the page, no matter if "Show Page Title" option is enabled or disabled.

GoDaddy is #1 domain registrar and one of the most popular web hosting providers worldwide. Their prices are very competitive and you don't have to sign up long-term contracts. We experimented with this hosting provider for some time. Based on our experiences, we can say that GoDaddy Linux hosting packages are 100% compatible with Joomla. GoDaddy also have a way to install Joomla quickly for your hosting account. We will explain the procedure here in all possible details.

Default Joomla 404 page

Joomla installed on your server will change default browser's 404 page to something what you can see on this picture. It's not perfect, but still better than default browser error page. At least, there's a link that leads to the home page of your web site. Not bad, but could be much better.

Is your Joomla website hacked recently? Is this repeating from time to time? Did your web hosting provider warn you that your account may be suspended if this repeats again? Even if all your answers are "no", it's still recommended to follow these security steps to make your Joomla website secure.