Information about the Joomla Platform from Version 1.5 through to the current version.
Joomla uses SQL database tables to store content and data for the Joomla site and it’s extensions.
In a typical installation, you will have a database in your web hosting account for your site. The naming conventions of that hosting will vary from host to host. Continue reading
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
I’m getting more requests from site owners to embed youtube videos.
I came across a post on LinkedIn.com that mentioned a serious backdoor in a joomla youtube embedder plugin. Continue reading
Joomla just released version 3.4.1 If you are visiting the administration side of your site on a regular basis and are on 3.x, you should see an update notice.
The release appears to be a maintenance/bug fix release. I’m going to wait a day or two before I start updating my sites. According to Joomla: Continue reading
Google is making a substantial change in their ranking algorithms. The mobile friendliness of your site (Responsiveness) will become a lot more important than it was.
At the very least, you should check your site on mobile devices or Opera’s mobile emulator. Continue reading
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
If you are using Fabrik for form generating and databases in Joomla, there are a couple of tricks required when you move to a new domain or even a new host. The following are some notes on moving to a new host that uses Cpanel. Continue reading
The Joomla 2.5 platform will be reaching it’s End of Life in December 2014. That means that updates will generally not be available after the EOL.
This can create security issues.
If you are running a site on Joomla 2.5, you should start making plans to migrate/update to Joomla 3.22. Continue reading
WARNING – Use this at your own risk
I ran into a situation where a client was going to be on vacation for a week and wanted another person in the office to get the emails the system creates when an order is confirmed.
The were running Virtuemart VM 2.0.26d Continue reading