Information about the Joomla Platform from Version 1.5 through 2018.
Joomla is a powerful web platform. You can run content management systems, online stores and just about anything else you can image.
However, Joomla has it’s limitations:
The number of Joomla based sites is a small percentage of the total. If you look at Google Trends for Joomla, Drupal, WordPress and Ruby, you will see that Ruby and WordPress sites are far more popular that Joomla. Keep in mind that Google trends shows what people are using as search terms but it is a good indicator of popularity and usage.
For a generic site such as a site for a small brick and mortar business, WordPress is a much better choice. It is much easier to find a WordPress developer than a Joomla developer.
For a data driven site, Ruby on Rails outstrips Joomla by far.
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I have a site that has been around for a while. The Joomla Redirect tool allows you to redirect calls to certain URLs to other urls. This can be handy when you change your structure or take other action that causes people to try to access incorrect URLs.Continue reading No tags for this post.
I had some entries labeled COM_INSTALLER_TYPE_ in the extension manager of a Joomla 3.4.x site. The site has been around as long as Joomla 1.5. I’m not sure how they ended up on the site but after some checking, it was apparent that they were not needed. The fact that they showed up at the beginning of the extension list was getting annoying.Continue reading
Google Mobile Readiness tool showing “fail” for a joomla site – Redid the Robots.txt file and it showed ‘success’ = Quirky Tool
I was doing a monthly checkup on a client’s Joomla 3.x site. The site had previously showed OK in Google’s Mobile Readiness tool.Continue reading
I have been changing the sitemap generator for my Joomla sites from XMap to OSMap.Continue reading
I needed a favicon tool for my sites and came across the Favicon extension. There is a little bit of a learning curve but it provides a great tool for adding favicons to your site.Continue reading No tags for this post.
The days of building static websites are long gone. Today’s websites need a lot more care and constant attention.Continue reading
Embedding a youtube video in Joomla without using a video extension and disabling related videos at the end.
I needed to include a Youtube video on a client’s site. The client didn’t want the ‘related videos’ to show when the video was complete.Continue reading
Joomla.com is a website builder from the Joomla.org folks. They have partnered with siteground to provide a hosted Joomla solution.Continue reading