One of the difficulties members sometimes experience when developing a site for clients is that the client unexpectedly requires major changes to the almost completed site just before the site is due to be released.
In some cases these changes are requested by the client because of misunderstandings regarding content, design, functionality, planning or the complexity of the site. In this article we look at the various aspects that should be discussed by the site developer and the client prior to any work commencing on the website.
This article is not intended to be a fully comprehensive guide, but gives ideas and suggestions from the Joomlabamboo team for the initial planning stage.
One of the most important tools used by the Joomla Bamboo team to troubleshoot websites and build templates is the Chrome browser. Inside the Chrome browser are a series of bundled web authoring and debugging tools, which are grouped under the name Chrome Developer Tools or DevTools for short.
Please view the Chrome Computing Panel tutorial on the Joomla Bamboo documentation site to find out more.
Using Joomla's Link A in a Zentools module means that when the module is clicked, you are directed to a different page from the original content source.
This provides an excellent way of linking to pages that normally can't display content in a Zentools module.
You can view this tutorial on the Zentools extension site.
Zentools for Joomla is a flexible, responsive and multi purpose extension that offers the ability to display content in many different ways from slide shows, carousels, grids, accordions, lists and many more.
In this tutorial a Zentools slide show is created using a directory (folder) of images. The images are then linked to web pages using the Zentools external link function. You can view the tutorial on the Zentools extension site.
One solution is to upload an extension via the tmp folder. This article on our knowledgebase looks at how you can utilise this method to install Joomla extensions using the tmp folder.
The ability to create search engine friendly urls has been available since the release of Joomla! 1.5. Joomla provides two methods for creating search engine friendly urls. The default option is without mod_rewrite which means that the urls still contain the index.php reference in the url. The second option involves removing this reference via the use of Apache mod_rewrite.
To enable url rewriting in Apache, the htacces.txt file needs to be renamed and there are several steps to follow.
This article on our knowledgebase will guide you through the correct procedure for renaming htaccess.txt to .htaccess.
All our newer Joomla templates are available as a Joomla 3+ quickstart package and contain a copy of the JoomlaBamboo template demo site (there are some instances where the quickstart package differes from the demo site)
A Joomla 3+ quickstart package contains the Joomla 3+ content management system files together with the template, extensions and sample demo data.
Anthony has spoken before about why he chose Siteground to host the Joomlabamboo website, but during some recent googling I was even more impressed with the choice when I found that SiteGround hosts in excess of 100,000 Joomla sites and even operate their own in house Joomla security team. I was actually googling for something completely unrelated but stopped to check out this video about Joomla site security.
This video provides an indepth look at the 8 most common hacks of Joomla sites seen on sites hosted by Siteground and also (and importantly) how to prevent your site from becoming compromised.
Joomlabamboo have teamed up with some of our favourite extension providers to offer special promotions/discounts to all current Joomlabamboo members. To take advantage of the following deals just login to your account and go to your subscription details. You will see the coupon codes under the "Exclusive deals for our members" heading. Enjoy!