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Information about the Joomla Platform from Version 1.5 through to the current version.

Quick fix for a Joomla site that google said wasn’t ‘mobile ready’

The deadline is rapidly approaching for Google’s algo change that puts a heavy weight on a site’s mobile readiness.

I have a Joomla 3.4.1 site that, according to Google Mobile Readiness Tool, wasn’t mobile ready.   The tool complained about resources being blocked in Robots.txt. The default robots.txt for Joomla blocks the media folder. The tool said it needed access to the media folder. Continue reading

Xmap for joomla is being replaced with OSMap

If you have a Joomla site running XMap, you should consider replacing it with OSMap.  XMap/OSMap is an extension that creates a sitemap of your site. These sitemaps are used by search  engines such as Google and Bing to list all of the pages of your site.  If you don’t have a site map and have it registered with at least Google and Bing Webmaster Tools, you should do so as soon as possible. Continue reading

Fabrik 3.3 for Joomla is released

 The folks at Fabrik just released an update which should be applied to your sites (One aspect is that the new release fixes an SQL injection vulnerability.  Fabrik is a tool that allows you to create front end forms and reports that interact with datatables so you can do anything from a simple contact form to full blown applications in Joomla.

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