Way back in Joomla 1.5, we were given the ability to override output from the Joomla core. The method involved manually copying folders from the core into the relevant folder inside your template. If you are still doing it that way then you are doing it the hard way. You may not know it but there is a simpler method. In Joomla 3, you can now create overrides and edit your code inside the template manager.

I've just uploaded an update to FocalPoint fixing some bugs and continuing to pave the way towards some new features. But first... what's included in todays update?

Your logo is the cornerstone of your brand. It is your symbol of trust and identity. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of services available where you can get a logo for as little as $99. If that's your thing, then OK. But here's a story first...

Recently, I've been spending some time with Selz.com reviewing it's suitability for an existing client. In thier own words Selz.com is "The simplest way to sell more online and make a living doing what you love." It's definitely designed to be simple. Perhaps too simple.

On December 31st 2014, Joomla 2.5 will reach it's end of life and no longer be officially supported. This means Joomla 2.5 will no longer be actively developed or maintained but your website will continue to function as normal.

Twitter cards are awesome. When they are set up properly on your site Twitter can display a summary of your article, with an image, right there in the users stream when ever your content is shared. But, by default Twitter isn't able to show images from Joomla sites. It's a very easy fix.

10 years of Joomla!

  • Monday, 21 April 2014

It's hard to believe. This month marks 10 years since I uploaded my first Mambo website. Mambo forked into Joomla a year or so later in September of 2005. Here's a quick look back on 10 years in business building Joomla - and a few Mambo - websites.

We've all heard that we need a strong username and password to secure the Joomla Administrator. But, nobody's going to guess your password, right? Well... 

If you hate using Captcha on your forms as much as I do then try the Honeypot technique. It works wonders and is invisible to real people. This is how to set it up using Breezing Forms. And it only takes about 3 minutes.

Have you ever had one of those forehead slapping moments? You know. When you read an article or a tweet that makes you shake your head and say "that is so obvious. I can't believe I never thought of it." Well, I had one of them this morning.

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