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Joomla Website Builder

July 20, 2012

Joomla is a very powerful web site design software tool. This program is an open source code, so there is no charge for acquiring and using the software. Now that, you must admit, is a tremendous deal. You will surely agree after you take some time and review Joomla.

It is almost unbelievable, if not ludicrous and irrational, that the developers of this software freely give it away. But, that is the impetus behind open source code- to share with the public. Truely a design to help empower those that do not have the financial wherewithal to acquire high end software and compete with large corporations.

Noting that Joomla is openly downloadable for public use or what is commonly referred to as shareware makes its professional design even more incredible. Creating a high quality software program is a major challenge for any corporate team of developers. Because Joomla was developed by a group of web designers and programmers outside of that corporate shadow, the group responsible for Joomla’s development had few limitations on creativity. The melding of minds in the group resulted in a very powerful software program that is used by individuals and companies alike.

Review the Joomla “Core Team” members and their credentials at http://www.joomla.org.

In my opinion, this is the best (no charge) web designing software available. Its popularity has brought other programmers to develop custom modules that can be loaded with Joomla for further enhancement. These enhancements make this already superb web site and design software that much more powerful and flexible.

Addons, or extensions as they are known in the Joomla comunity, are continually being developed and upgraded by programmers outside of the main core group. Typically when a new module is developed it will be made available to others at a reasonable price. Like the main program, the addons are suitable for small to large company web sites.

If you are concerned about support, there is a great many forums that you can read and review for tach issues. Of course, the best forum is the main community support system associated with the web site- forum.joomla.org/. In many cases, you do not have to make a post in the forum because it is likely your question has already been asked and answered.

There are more than a few joomla templates created by third parties. Please do not discount the fact that the templates were created by programmers other than the original joomla developers. You will find the templates extremely beneficial to your Joomla website devlopment needs. These are full website templates ready to load- including graphics.

Well, load it up and give it a spin. You may find that Joomla will replace all of your old website design software programs. For loading the program, you can check with your web hosting company. Many offer a preloaded script or tool that makes loading Joomla a five minute breeze.

Be patient when learning the many different settings and uses of the program. Sometimes the addon modules require a little extra time for installation. However, your overall experience with this mightily equipped program will no doubt be an impressive one.
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Use Joomla JCE to Power Charge User Permissions

July 16, 2012

One of the benefits of a site using a content management system (CMS) like Joomla is the ability of the average user to edit and create pages. Most platforms incorporate a WYSIWYG editor to make formatting text as easy as writing in a word processing program

A popular Joomla WYSIWYG editor is the Joomla Content Editor (JCE) component. Two of the most convenient features of the editor are the ability to upload, edit and rename images directly from the article editing screen and that it allows users to easily link to {existing|current} content on the site from the standard link utility.

One common feature of WYSIWYG editors on database driven web sites is that all but the most basic HTML tags are stripped out of the article. The purpose of this is to keep malicious code from being inserted and corrupting the database. While this is a necessary precaution if multiple people are submitting content, it can be extremely frustrating for webmasters who want to add a little extra something to their site.

If only one trusted person is maintaining a site, this restriction can be overly limiting. Additional plugins can be used in Joomla to work around this issue; however, an easier option is available by utilitizing the selective permissions feature in Joomla Content Editor (JCE.)

JCE Selective Permission

JCE can not only add style to the text of your content, it can also be used to extend the capability of your Joomla users. A standard Joomla installation has two main types of users, front end access and administrative users. Front end users are further defined by: registered users, authors, editors, and publishers. Available administrative user levels are managers, administrators, and super administrators.

JCE extends the functionality of the different types of Joomla users by restricting the use of the editor to specific groups, identifying which editor features can be used by each group and limit HTML tags that each group can use.

How to Configure Joomla Content Editor

In order to take full advantage of the functionality of JCE, there are two areas of the component to be configured. The first is the component’s control panel. There are just a few settings in this area, basically if and when the editor will be displayed and if improperly formatted code should be cleaned up.

Unlike a number of other editors that set allowed HTML tags in the main configuration screen, this setting is set under the “Groups” option in the component menu for JCE. The “Groups” setting panel is where the real power of the editor is activated. A separate set of permissions can be specified for each Joomla user group.

Going back to the original problem where advanced HTML tags are stripped from the article content, higher level users (such as publishers, managers, and administrators) can be allowed to use tags that are restricted to other users. This multilevel group permission feature in Joomla Content Editor will make publishing content to your Joomla site much easier.
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mod_rewrite on PHP Joomla/wordpress?

July 12, 2012
Hi All,

I’m a newbie in PHP mod_rewrite, I’m just wondering anyone know, how to do mod_rewrite like the way joomla (or plugins such as sh404sef) / wordpress does? instead of write a rule for each php file
e.g.
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^page/([^/\.]+)/?$ index.php?page=$1 [L]

, it seems that in .htaccess in Joomla / wordpress there are only short codes

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index.php
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (/|\.php|\.html|\.htm|\.feed|\.pdf|\.raw|/[^.]*)$ [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) index.php
RewriteRule .* – [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization},L]

is this codes do the mod_rewrite for them?

anyone know? or maybe any link that I can see, so I can learn?

Thank you..
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Understanding the Role of Good CMS For Making Websites

July 8, 2012

Exactly what is content management system? For those who are new to this field and want to develop self driven website must know what content management system is? Moreover many companies are still unfamiliar with this system. This is a comprehensive system that allows us to create, modify manage, publish, distribute, and discover your corporate information among the rest of the world through World Wide Web. It will cover the complete lifecycle of all website pages, giving you tools and techniques that allow you to easily create and publish content, and some other tools that help with archiving content, maintaining databases and other important configuration files as well.

Running a website with good Content Management System is first and foremost step for any individual or organization for their success. A closer look at content management to assist you better understanding of the system. There are bundle of tools that come up with the CMS packages will allow you to deal with the site structure and its related content. The way your web pages emerge out provides efficient and easy of navigation for those who are using your site. This CMS system is in fact broken down into making of content, management of content and its publishing part, and finally the presentation of content. Each and every part of the CMS package is play a vital role in developing website and will help to make your site and business more effective and successful.

One more significant issue that you don’t even remember that all the web pages you have in your website and you are not sure what stuff was up earlier. This can leave you in a sturdy position that is hard to get out of, however with a good content management system, you won’t have to take panic.

There are numerous benefits that you can get when you use a good content management system for your online business. Present content of the web page can changed on the move is one benefit that it will make it and furthermore to put up new pages for the website. Navigation part of the website will get better and the site will be more flexible and scalable as well as more user friendly. We will less likely to have information as well as data in a row that is duplicated, security will be better both authentication and authorization part, and we’ll have more opportunity to grow and see other important aspects. Apart from these other valuable benefits consists of lower maintenance cost, consistency and a lot more.

To conclude, CMS can help you to support in meeting out your objectives for your organization, trade can be improved, users will be more satisfied and aware about your product and service offered by you organization, and you’ll be able to more effectively communicate with your perspective clients as well as visitors. If you don’t up till now have a CMS for your upcoming or running website, it’s time that you look into implementing the same yourself, so you can enjoy these important benefits.
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Using my web design with database solution like Joomla, WordPress. or similar?

July 6, 2012
So I am a web designer, I design web sites in Photoshop and then I create HTML code. I am great with static web sites but I am not very good at web programming (PHP) and I would like to learn it but really cannot find much time for it lately. So my question is is there a way for me to create my own design in Photoshop/Dreamweaver and then use my own design with CMS solutions like WordPress, Joomla etc… The point is I want to create database websites and update them trough CMS but have my own design used and not those templates that you can find on web for Joomla for example. So is this possible and which CMS solution do you recommend: Joomla, WordPress or some other? Thanks
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